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
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
They are often a good solution for an ailing roadway, but not always.
All roadways, parking lots, and other paved surfaces have a certain lifespan. After that time, they require maintenance in order to look and function properly. Asphalt overlays are one useful option for maintaining paved surfaces like roads and parking lots, and we use them quite often at Tucker Paving, but they are not always the best solution. Explore the ins and outs of asphalt overlays to help you to judge if one is the best option for the maintenance of your paved surfaces or not. Continue reading Asphalt Overlays Useful for Maintaining Paved Surfaces
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