Compaction construction equipment is used primarily for site preparation. Compact rollers are utilized for compacting surfaces, making sure stable foundation is laid and ready for building or paving. Rollers can be as simple as a single drum with a handle that is operated by one person, or as large as a ride-on road roller. Sheep tooth and smooth roller barrels are options when renting compactors. Among the various roller types are the following:
Asphalt rollers have superior drum widths to increase rolling speed while providing high quality performance for paving projects (highways, parking lots, etc.) Asphalt compactors are easy to operate, contain water spray systems and variable vibration settings. They range from lightweight, easily maneuverable smooth drum rollers to motor powered. Articulated steering makes these easy to maneuver on crowded work sites.
These rollers are used to compact backfill for trenches. Commonly offered in a variety of sizes from 18" to 34", trench rollers can operate in deep, narrow trenches. Trench compactors are offered with remote-controlled technology, reducing hazards for the operator. Applications they are used for include power and water line trenches in yards and at golf courses, parks, and building foundation preparation.
Soil compaction is fundamental to construction projects. Compactors generate the foundation for buildings, roadways, walkways and retaining walls. Utilizing the applicable roller is imperative to the flow of your construction project. Soil compactors use the weight of the vehicle to compress the surface. Concrete, soil, and gravel are among the surfaces that can be leveled out.