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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

America’s road system: A true asset worth up to $3.4 trillion!

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!

Have pavement problems? Put Tucker Paving on top of that

PAVEMENT — either in the form of roads, drives, or parking lots — affects all of us in one way or another each day, so the question above is one Tucker Paving, Inc., is asking folks in a new marketing campaign. Continue reading Have pavement problems? Put Tucker Paving on top of that

Asphalt millings great for country roads and so much more

Whether it’s old asphalt, old concrete, or even moved and unneeded dirt, we at Tucker Paving don’t like for any of it to go to waste. That why, in the case of asphalt and concrete, we chop it up into very small pieces, use as much as we can for our own jobs, and put the rest up for sale. In the case of dirt — clean fill dirt — we occasionally offer that for sale, too.

Asphalt millings are great for country roads, long private drives from paved roads to houses or barns, driveways on unrestricted properties, and even parking lots in some situations.

If you’re thinking about using traditional gravel for a project, you might want to consider using asphalt millings instead. Essentially recycled asphalt pavement (RAP), asphalt millings are relatively low in cost, long lasting, eco-friendly, almost maintenance free, and adaptable in all kinds of weather. However — and this is a big “however” — be careful with your selection of aggregate for areas that require good drainage. As time goes by, RAP will tend to compact in the soil and become, like pavement, fairly impermeable.

If you have questions about typical or potential uses for recycled concrete or asphalt, or if you want to inquire about purchasing recycled aggregate or clean fill dirt, e-mail Barret Tucker at barret@tuckerpaving.com.