Category Archives: Paving

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

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

Asphalt roads are pollution fighters on two fronts

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

There’s much to learn about Winter Haven Regional Airport

THE TAXIWAY WORK the Tucker Paving team completed earlier this year at Winter Haven Regional Airport, combined with the recent news that the airport has received a $2.49 million federal grant, has given many of us here a new appreciation for the airport. It really does play important roles in the local general aviation scene and the local economy as a whole. Based on everything we’ve been told, and with city officials’ desire to find additional funds for several key airport improvements and growth-oriented projects, those roles are expected to expand significantly in the next few years. Continue reading There’s much to learn about Winter Haven Regional Airport

EDC panel looking at how to get new connector road built in northeast Polk

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