What do you do with all of your scrap?
I have a mountain growing.... any advice??
We save the usable slabs and throw the rest away. We make sure to throw the material away as we go so we don't end up with giant pile later on down the road.
We just got a stone cycler from granquartz. Yes it carries a hefty price tag at 30k but we were throwing away close to 3000 lbs of granite per week. We also bought a rock tumbler. We run the scrap through the stone cycler and then take the scraps and throw them through the rock tumbler. In 3 weeks, i have only thrown away about 200 lbs. I actually called the trash service today and told them that i only need a 3 yd dumpster as opposed to an 8 yd dumpster. Just this alone will save me 800 per month. A lot of people don't have 40k to throw at thier waste issue but it made sense for my company.
It also does not hurt that 2 of my high school friends own a couple of sizable landscaping companies. They buy all of the pavers and gravel that is a product of this process. Just my two cents....
I am getting about __ for the pavers a square foot. I am doing the 4x8 pavers so 4.5 pavers per square foot. I am getting about ___ a square foot for diamond shaped b/s. The gravel is something that i don't really have nailed down pricewise as of yet. At this point I am getting about _____per one ton truck load. I am trying to work with one of my friends to get a better pricing method for the gravel. For some reason, he is wanting a discount for helping. I guess that is what friends are for!
Like i said, this was not an easy decision to make this purchase but in 3 weeks I have billed a lot more for this material than throwing it away was getting me. I just hope that I don't run out of scrap!
Sorry for the edit, we can't discuss pricing on the FabNet. It is an Federal Anti-Trust thing. If you live in non-competing areas, I think you can discuss it in private without a problem.
Wow, that's a lot of money for the pavers. I was assuming that we would only get about ___ of that.
___/sf makes that stone press seem like a no-brainer.
This seems to make sense if you have the scrap. Maybe you could collect scrap from nearby companies to turn into products.
Don't forget the "GREEN" marketing perspective. People love GREEN these days.