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. Continue reading Catch Potholes Early to Limit Damage

Asphalt, Blacktop, and Concrete: What’s the Difference?

There is an array of paving materials available for a variety of residential and commercial
applications, but the most commonly used are asphalt, blacktop, and concrete. Each option has its advantages and drawbacks, and paving experts like those at Tucker Paving recognize which applications require which form of paving in order to offer a cost-effective, long-lived, functional, and sustainable paving product. With over 20 years in the asphalt and concrete paving industry, we take pride in offering a quality product to our clients. Continue reading Asphalt, Blacktop, and Concrete: What’s the Difference?

Moisture Is Key to Concrete Curing in Hot Weather

Curing concrete in hot weather, like we have in the Sunshine State, takes a seasoned professional.

Florida sees its share of hot weather and then some, and this can be an issue at times in curing concrete. While the layperson may think that once concrete is poured all it has to do is dry, the opposite is true when trying to cure concrete in hot weather. At Tucker Paving, installing asphalt and concrete paving, curbs, sidewalks, slabs, and tie-beams is a large part of what we do. Here’s how the experts handle the ins and outs of curing concrete in hot weather. Continue reading Moisture Is Key to Concrete Curing in Hot Weather

Recycled Asphalt Excellent for Private Roadway Projects

If you are putting in a private roadway, you may want to consider using reclaimed asphalt pavement, or RAP. It can be used as a granular base or subbase material in most pavement types, including roadways. Properly processed RAP has demonstrated satisfactory performance as a granular road base for over 20 years. Many states make use of it as aggregate in base course, unbound aggregate in subbase, or stabilized base course. At Tucker Paving, we work with reclaimed asphalt, and we’d be happy to work with you. Continue reading Recycled Asphalt Excellent for Private Roadway Projects

Drainage Is Key to Upkeep of Road on Farm or Ranch

Use these tips and best practices to keep your rural road in good shape.

Most roads are maintained by city or county entities, but the maintenance of many farm or ranch roads is the responsibility of one or more individuals living or owning land around the road. Typically made of dirt or gravel, these rural roads can turn impassable quickly without regular attention and maintenance. Continue reading Drainage Is Key to Upkeep of Road on Farm or Ranch

Safety Is the Top Priority at Tucker Paving

Safety for our team members is our first priority on every jobsite at Tucker Paving. There are hazards within a jobsite and outside a work zone that must be mitigated to ensure the end of the workday sees all team members heading home to families and loved ones. We follow protocols and rules set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) to ensure our team members’ safety.  Continue reading Safety Is the Top Priority at Tucker Paving

Pavement Engineering Is About Planning Ahead, Preserving What Exists

Pavement engineers use their knowledge of pavement materials, soils and water usage, and more to determine the best options for maintaining and renovating existing pavements.

Ever wondered about the process of deciding the ways and means of building roads, sidewalks and more? It starts with pavement engineering.

Benjamin Franklin is credited with the saying, “If you fail to plan, then you are planning to fail.” Pavement engineering is a lot about planning and keeping existing pavement structures from failing.

As a part of civil engineering, there are two sides of pavement engineering: planning and maintenance. Explore the ins and outs of the pavement engineering we do at Tucker Paving to have a better understanding of everything that goes into the process of preplanning construction and maintaining pavement. Continue reading Pavement Engineering Is About Planning Ahead, Preserving What Exists