Five University of Findlay-owned houses were recently razed to provide additional campus greenspace. The addresses are 403, 401, 341, and 337 Howard St., along with 331 College St.
According to Physical Plant Director Orion Jones, the homes had been used for student housing, but their maintenance costs no longer justified their continued upkeep.
The University is considering various long-term options for the spaces, but for now, they will remain construction free.
McComb, Ohio-based ALL Excavating & Demolition, the company contracted to demolish the structures, said it will be recycling as many of the materials as possible. Metal will be separated and recycled.
“Additionally, hard fill materials such as brick, block, concrete, and asphalt are separated and taken to one our stockpile sites, where we use our industry-leading McCloskey crusher and screener units to crush these materials into products known as ‘recycled aggregate,’” said Project Administrator Beth Cogley. “The recycled brick is frequently used by farmers as base for farm driveways and even for barns. The recycled asphalt is great for topping stone driveways,” she said.
Crushed and screened concrete block and slab have multiple uses, particularly for construction projects.