Category Archives: Concrete

Asphalt Overlay vs. Asphalt Sealcoating

Asphalt is a paving option that has minimal maintenance, but it is not maintenance free. Similarly, while asphalt pavement generally holds up well against the elements and vehicle traffic, problems can arise from time to time. Two maintenance and/or repair options you have with asphalt pavement is an asphalt overlay or asphalt sealcoating, but they are not the same thing. The use of either depends on the state of your current asphalt pavement.

Overlays vs. Sealcoating

There are a few differences between sealcoating and overlays, and they are related to how each option is used. Sealcoating is a thin coat of liquid that is added over the top of existing asphalt pavement in order to protect it. Sealcoating is not meant to work as a repair or patch for cracked or crumbling asphalt. It renews the attractive dark color of the asphalt pavement and protects the pavement from the sun’s UV rays, water, dirt, and liquids from vehicles. It is recommended to have asphalt sealcoated every three years or so to protect the asphalt pavement. Sealcoating should also be done to asphalt pavement that has recently had any cracks or potholes repaired.

Overlay, on the other hand, is meant to act as a temporary fix to asphalt pavement that is cracked or has potholes. It is a fresh layer of asphalt that is laid over the old, damaged asphalt pavement. It can generally extend the life of damaged asphalt pavement for a year or two, but the underlying damage will eventually resurface. An overlay is basically a lifeline for asphalt pavement to extend the life of the pavement for a year or two until a complete asphalt replacement can be done.

An experienced and reputable asphalt paving company life Tucker Paving can assess whether your asphalt pavement would benefit most from asphalt sealcoating, asphalt overlay, repairs and sealcoating, or a complete replacement of the existing asphalt. Using a knowledgeable company is the best option for ensuring your asphalt lasts for years to come.

Tucker Paving is an asphalt and concrete paving construction company with over 25 years of experience in the asphalt and concrete paving industry! Contact us online, or call us at (863)299-2262 for help with your asphalt paving project.

Making Your Concrete Driveway’s Curbs More Appealing

A concrete driveway can add serious curb appeal to your home, and there are many design options for the driveway itself that up the curb appeal factor beyond just a standard concrete driveway. Concrete is a strong, affordable, and low-maintenance choice for a driveway, and it can boost your home’s value as well. Adding additional embellishments on top of the many advantages of a concrete driveway can really make your home a stunner that is the talk of the neighborhood.

Embellishments for a Concrete Driveway

Your concrete driveway doesn’t have to be plain; there are many options for upgrades and embellishments that will increase the curb appeal of your home. Options include:

  1. Resurfacing. If your concrete driveway is in good shape, an experienced concrete company like Tucker Paving should be able to resurface your concrete driveway to give it a facelift. Additional embellishments can then be added to make your concrete driveway really pop.
  2. Stamped designs. Special stamps can be used in the drying concrete to give the driveway the look of brick, slate, or stone but without the higher price of those materials!
  3. Stains and tints. Your concrete driveway can be stained or tinted to a variety of colors and combinations to accentuate your home and landscaping. There are a variety of colors in many hues and shades to choose from to compliment or contrast with your home and landscaping.
  4. Texture. The wet concrete of your driveway can be given a texture to add interest and a touch of distinction to your property, making your home really stand out. Textures can be as subtle or as bold as you want.

All of these embellishments can be used together to create a concrete driveway that is truly unique and that adds interest to your home and landscaping. Designs can be created using stamps, stains, and texture to all work in tandem. You can complement your home’s colors, design, and overall feel to create a one-of-a-kind concrete driveway that makes your home a showcase!

Tucker Paving has over 25 years of experience in the concrete and asphalt construction paving industry. We offer concrete paving as well as many other concrete construction. Call us at (863)299-2262, or contact us online, for your next parking lot project!



Advantages to Using Concrete Retaining Wall

There are many options when it comes to having a retaining wall installed on your property. Such a feature is built to allow you to back-fill a slope with dirt, creating a level surface in your landscape to serve as flat space for a lawn, a patio, garden, or other landscape feature. A retaining wall holds back a serious amount of dirt and possibly water, so it needs to be strong and long-lasting. A concrete retaining wall is usually an excellent choice for the job as a concrete retaining wall offers numerous advantages.

Concrete Retaining Wall Advantages

Concrete retaining walls have many advantages over stone or brick retaining walls.

Options. There are three different kinds of concrete retaining walls: concrete block, precast concrete, or poured-in-place concrete. Each has its benefits.

Strength. A concrete retaining wall will give you a strong retaining wall that will be able to withstand the weight of the dirt it’s holding up.

Durability. A concrete retaining wall can stand the test of time and the elements as its rot-proof, rustproof, and fireproof. A concrete retaining wall can last for decades or even over a century.

Easier installation. A concrete retaining wall is generally easier and quicker to install than other masonry wall structures.

Aesthetically pleasing. Concrete retaining walls can include curves, corners, staircases, and other embellishments. They can also be faced with stone or other materials, textured, and/or painted in numerous ways to match your home and your landscaping.

Low maintenance. Concrete retaining walls require general cleaning about once a year, and additional maintenance includes inspecting it for any cracks or other signs of deterioration. If repairs are necessary, they usually only require patching with mortar.

Environmentally friendly. Concrete retaining walls contain a large amount of natural materials that are sourced locally and/or are recycled.

Cost-effective. A concrete retaining wall delivers all of these benefits at an attractive price range.

While a concrete retaining wall does have many advantages, it is not a job that the average homeowner should attempt to tackle. Finding a reputable company with extensive concrete experience, like Tucker Paving, is advised.

The experts at Tucker Paving have over 25 years of experience in asphalt and concrete pavement construction. We have extensive experience with concrete retaining walls and other concrete construction. Contact us online, or give us a call at?(863) 299-2262, for your next concrete-related project!

Concrete Resurfacing Saves Your Surface

Prevent costly repairs and replacements by having Tucker Paving perform concrete resurfacing on your existing concrete surface.

After investing the money in having a surface created from concrete by a company such as Tucker Paving, it is wise to maintain this concrete adequately, both for aesthetic reasons as well as structural ones. The primary task of maintenance, beyond the regular process of cleaning, is resurfacing the concrete when necessary. Whether the property is used for commercial endeavors or private residential purposes, concrete resurfacing will add life and value to your structure.

The Basics of Concrete Resurfacing

Concrete resurfacing is a fairly simple procedure, involving the application of a coating or overlay on top of an existing concrete service. This overlay can be a thin, cement-based coating, or a sealant made from a modified polymer. Either type of coating will help preserve the concrete surface by preventing water infiltration and cracking.

Tucker Paving can provide you with a complete list of available overlays. There are a variety of choices available to you in terms of color and texture. This allows you to give your structure and property a fresh, new look at a fraction of the cost of replacing a concrete surface altogether. Add some curb appeal to your building by having Tucker Paving resurface a boring, worn out concrete area!

The main thing to remember here is that concrete resurfacing will not just enhance the appearance of your property, it will extend the life of your investment. If not properly maintained, concrete surfaces can become damaged, cracked, and uneven. Not only is this unsightly, it can severely compromise the structural integrity of the surface and surrounding structures, leading to serious safety issues. Don’t take chances that could wind up costing you more money in the long run, let Tucker Paving take care of your existing concrete.

Tucker Paving Is the Right Choice

When you need concrete resurfaced, repaired, or poured, Tucker Paving is the best choice for the job. Our professional, experienced team will work hard to make sure you are completely satisfied with your project!