It can be. As the price of crushed stone increases, companies are looking for alternative solutions. Crushed concrete as well as crushed asphalt are commonly used as a crushed stone substitute.
Rock quarries have enjoyed record profits in recent months. The price of stone has escalated as a direct result of operating costs and lack of competition. Because crushed concrete prices are tied to crushed stone prices, crushing concrete has never been MORE profitable.
Rock quarries have numerous regulatory costs as well as blasting costs. Companies who crush concrete most likely will not have the guidelines and strict regulations that increase costs to quarries. In addition, most concrete has been removed in loose pieces and does not require blasting. Yes, concrete may have to be prepared with specialized attachments prior to being fed into a mobile crusher. However, the processing costs are traditionally less than processing stone.
Concrete crushing can be very profitable when companies understand their particular circumstances and the investments necessary from start to finish. Running any profitable business requires companies to understand their competition, consider all costs associated with their business and have a grip on who their customers are.
The volume of material, size of the input material and desired output size(s) will all contribute or detract from profits. The investment in machinery to crush concrete will also weigh in on profits. Companies must have a general understanding of volume in order to make the proper machinery investments. In addition, companies must be aware of the size product that is in demand. Prices will vary based on size of material and its demand.
The quality of the crushed concrete can affect its retail price. When selecting the proper crusher companies must focus on a variety of factors including but not limited to productivity, cost of the crusher, fuel consumption as well as the quality of the finished crushed products.
In short, crushing concrete can be profitable when companies consider all of the factors and costs associated in operating a crushing concrete business.