There are quite a number of factors that go into building a road, and consequently, a lot of different machines and materials are part of the equation as well.
All roads start out with a road base called a subgrade. This base must be strong and stable in order to support the surface or top base and the weight of all the vehicles that will be driving on it day in and day out.
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
Many stains can be removed from concrete with a little effort and the right tools.
Stained concrete can be unsightly, but how do you clean it? Well, it takes some special ingredients and elbow grease, but most stains can be removed from concrete.
The experts at Tucker Paving have some tips to help you beat the stains. Continue reading How to Clean Stains Off Your Concrete
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?
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
Though a simple concept, we’re willing to bet you don’t know the whole story about speed bumps. Slow down and take in these interesting facts. Continue reading Little-Known Facts About Speed Bumps
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
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