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A road roller (sometimes called a roller-compactor, or just roller) is a compactor type engineering vehicle used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations, similar rollers are used also at landfills or in agriculture.

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Geosynthetics for Roadway Construction

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

A Necessary Support System

A Necessary Support System

Ever since the Romans used palm fronds and other plant fiber matting to reinforce the sub-bases of their famous roads, fabrics have been used to improve road longevity and performance. Modern road construction methods rely on a family of materials called geosynthetics to achieve the same results. But these more sophisticated materials can

Selecting a Soil Compactor

Selecting a Soil Compactor

Choosing the right size compactor is critical to every compaction project, points out Tim Hoffman, rollers product manager for the Atlas Copco road construction equipment division. “Using one that’s too heavy or too light can have a huge impact on productivity and costs,” he adds. “If it doesn’t have enough

Tools for Compaction

Tools for Compaction

Soil compaction is the removal of air voids from soil by applied force in such a way that it conditions or compacts soil beneath or next to the construction, resulting in a denser soil with the ability to hold greater weight, points out Fred Paul, Wacker Neuson sales engineer and application manager.

Air voids are

How to Select a Soil Roller

How to Select a Soil Roller

For a Spanish version of this page, please visit: Cómo Seleccionar un rodillo de Suelos

Contractors use a number of different types of soil and aggregate compactors these days. Common types include: sheepsfoot rollers, which run static and are typically towed; pneumatic-tired rollers, which use rubber tires to provide the familiar kneading action of

Tools for Compaction

Tools for Compaction

Soil compaction is the removal of air voids from soil by applied force in such a way that it conditions or compacts soil beneath or next to the construction, resulting in a denser soil with the ability to hold greater weight, points out Fred Paul, Wacker Neuson sales engineer and application manager.

Air voids are

Hydraulics: Powerful, Popular, Productive

Hydraulics: Powerful, Popular, Productive

The hydraulic machinery used in construction today owes its success to a long heritage of fluid mechanics, the practical application of liquid in motion. An ancient science, hydraulics heralds a lineage tracing back to the Egyptians and Babylonians, who built canals for irrigation. But it was the Greeks who studied

Compacting for the Long Haul

Compacting for the Long Haul

How do you choose what shoes to wear? Everyday shoes work well for going to work or going out on the town on the weekend. Tennis shoes can be used for those same activities. But you really can’t wear everyday shoes when you work out at the gym. You can’t

Keeping Void Rates Low

Keeping Void Rates Low

A high percentage of air voids in hot mix asphalt projects ultimately contributes to flaws in roadways. The ability to consistently keep air voids to a minimum is where Thompson, GA–based C&H Paving excels. Whether repaving existing county roads or building new highways, C&H Paving has found the right combination

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