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Safety a Priority for Tucker Paving

Explore the lengths we go to at Tucker Paving to ensure safety on the job.

Safety is no accident. It’s a concept we take seriously at Tucker Paving, Inc. Safety has always been a focus at Tucker Paving since our inception in 1994, but we really upped the ante in 2008 with a safety program that incorporates the entire Tucker Paving team.

We use an array of safety trainings, certifications, and more, and our safety program focuses on the employee at the center of the program. Explore Tucker Paving’s emphasis on safety, and see why it’s beneficial for our employees, our company, and our customers.

Tucker Paving’s Safety Program
It all started in 2008 when the construction industry was experiencing a downturn. Owner Larry “Chip” Tucker realized potential customers were very interested in a construction company’s safety record when considering bids. Safety was always a priority, but Tucker’s realization presented an opportunity for both Tucker Paving and its employees.

Terrell Tucker joined the team as safety director and helped create a company-wide safety program that would benefit everyone from the employee to the client.

Tenets of our safety program include:

  • A Zero-Incident Safety Goal. Having a daily goal of zero injury instances makes safety a priority for everyone, from long-term employees to temporary workers.
  • Following OSHA-Based Safety Standards and Beyond. Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as hard hats, safety glasses, steel-toe boots, and more are always a requirement, as are other safety measures that keep team members as safe as possible.
  • Weekly Safety Meetings. These meetings—in both English and Spanish—ensure that everyone is on the same page and keeps the emphasis on the forefront.
  • Mandatory Safety Classes. Every employee with Tucker Paving undergoes safety training, and we utilize things like pre-task safety worksheets to continue the emphasis.
  • A Return-to-Work Program. If an employee does get injured, Tucker Paving offers the benefit of a guaranteed paycheck while the employee gets better and a job when they are cleared to return to work. This includes offering light-duty options to help aid the healing process.

Tucker Paving, safety is no accident, and we’ll continue to do what’s right for our employees and clients. Contact us online or call 863-299-2262 for assistance with your next construction project.

Catch Potholes Early to Limit Damage

Repairing a pothole before it gets bad can protect not only motorists, but also pedestrians.

Potholes are one of the main problems Tucker Paving sees that lead to asphalt repair jobs. Potholes can form in roadways, parking lots, driveways, and more. They can wreak havoc on your vehicle, and they can also present a liability for business owners. Learn what causes potholes, the damage they can cause, and why fixing potholes early is so important.

Formation of Potholes in Asphalt
Potholes form when a section of asphalt paving has broken away or deteriorated, leaving a hole in the asphalt pavement. These holes generally start out as cracks. Water gets in the cracks and causes more damage, both on the surface and subsurface.
Each vehicle that drives over the degraded area causes the asphalt to deteriorate further and break away. Eventually, a hole will form that will continue to get bigger with every rainstorm and each vehicle that passes over it. Without prompt and proper attention, little potholes turn into big potholes that create a serious hazard to vehicles and pedestrians.

The Costs of Pothole Damage
Potholes can pose a real threat to both motorists and pedestrians alike. For those walking near potholes, the uneven walking surface invites falls and other injuries. For motorists, potholes can damage a vehicle’s tires, wheels, suspension, shocks, and more. According to a study done by AAA in 2016, the average repair cost for pothole damage to a vehicle is $300. Potholes also pose a hazard when drivers swerve outside their lanes to avoid potholes.

For business owners, potholes can be a liability issue if they cause personal or property damage. For the safety and well-being of everyone, fixing potholes in the early stages—or even when they are just cracks in the asphalt—is critical. Just like “a stitch in time saves nine,” fixing potholes in the early stages saves time, labor, and money.
At Tucker Paving, we’ve tackled asphalt paving projects big and small. Contact us today online or call 863-299-2262 for asphalt paving services from patching potholes and cracks to paving entire parking lots and roadways.