When it comes to product and material recycling in the United States, nothing holds a candle to asphalt. Asphalt pavements, which make up 94 percent of America’s 2.27 million miles of paved roads, are the nation’s most recycled product, ranking them among the land’s greatest renewable resources and best investments by government and private entities. Continue reading Recycling Asphalt in the United States
The asphalt of our modern roads may seem like a relatively new development, but the history of asphalt actually goes back thousands of years. According to a National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) article, through the years asphalt has been called asphalt pavement, blacktop, tarmac, macadam, plant mix, asphalt concrete, and bituminous concrete. Continue reading Early and Modern Uses of Asphalt
Did you know that asphalt has a lot of ‘street cred’ when it comes to clean air and the environment, such as through helping to cool cities dealing with the urban heat island (UHI) effect? The asphalt industry has committed to effecting positive change when it comes to the environment, and it has been honoring that commitment for nearly 50 years. Explore all the ways the asphalt industry is working to have a positive impact on the environment. Continue reading Asphalt for Clean Air and Cool Cities
Concrete pavements versus asphalt pavements is an important topic in the construction industry. Pavement reflectivity—how much of the sun’s rays are either absorbed or reflected and thus how the material affects the temperature of an urban area—is a key component in that debate. Continue reading Asphalt and the Pavement Reflectivity Debate
IN ITS RAW APPLICATION FORM, asphalt is thick, black, gooey, sticky, and really smelly. In its useable form, though, compacted and cooled for the motoring public, asphalt actually is a 24/7 pollution fighter. Continue reading Asphalt roads are pollution fighters on two fronts
WHENEVER WE HEAR about road building or the potential for road building in Polk County, we sit up and take notice over here in the offices of Tucker Paving, Inc., in Winter Haven. After all, paving — which includes road building — is the primary service that launched our company nearly 24 years ago. Continue reading EDC panel looking at how to get new connector road built in northeast Polk
“ROADS, REPAIRS, sidewalks, curbs, slabs, foundations, walls, driveways, paving and pavers, and more. Team Tucker Paving knows concrete. Call 863-299-2262.”
That’s the message that was delivered to Central Florida — and well beyond — in a recent post to the Tucker Paving Facebook site. Excellent concrete work, something we take pride in here at Tucker Paving, requires considerable of knowledge and skill, and we’re fortunate that our team members have a lot of both. Continue reading The world of concrete is an interesting one
NO ONE THINKS MUCH about America’s roads and highways being assets — unless someone is driving down a particularly bumpy or pothole-filled road and wondering: “Why doesn’t the (name your government body) fix this thing?” A road generally is viewed more as being something of value when it’s new or freshly resurfaced and motoring is smooth and easy. Continue reading America’s road system: A true asset worth up to $3.4 trillion!
AS THIS ARTICLE goes up on the Tucker Paving blog site, it is the 13th day of December 2017, leaving 12 days to go until The Big Day — Christmas Day.
That reminds us of a holiday song — one that we now won’t get out of our head for quite some time. That would be “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” of course. You know… the one that drives home the point — a dozen times — about a very special partridge in a pear tree. Continue reading Tucker Paving’s special take on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’
WORK-ZONE SAFETY at road-related construction sites is a very important matter, and something we at Tucker Paving think about and strive for constantly. It’s dangerous out there! Continue reading It’s an all-out effort to keep it safe at road construction work zones