Compaction equipment is used to provide a firm, solid ground that is needed for foundations and pavements. Soil that hasn’t been compacted enough can lead to future problems, such as cracked walls and pipes and foundation erosion. You can find compaction equipment in a variety of sizes and applications.
The smallest compactors are rammers. These are relatively light and are hand- or machine-operated. This is for areas that are difficult to access. Rammers have small diesel or gasoline engines.
If you need something that will compact a larger area, wheeled rollers are a great option. Wheel rollers work beset on sand, crushed rock, gravel, and asphalt. They’re generally for finishing the top surface layer of the soil. This equipment consists of one roller in front and one in the back.
Vibratory compactors use vibrations to rearrange the particles, so they fill in all of the voids. This increases the density of the soil. There are two types of vibratory compactors: smooth drum and padfoot drum. Smooth drums generate three forces: vibration, impact, and static pressure. Padfoot drums generate manipulative force in addition to the other three. Smooth drum vibratory compactors are effective on soil that ranges from fine sand to large rocks. Padfoot compactors are effective on soils that are more than half cohesive material and have a greater percentage of fine materials.
Compaction equipment is essential for construction sites, so you’re able to achieve the proper soil density. Having the right compaction equipment will make all the difference in the success of the project.