Would you like to set your foot on bumpy grounds? Neither of us would want that. We may not want the road to be filled with rose petals but of course not a bumpy one. The road should not be filled with stones creating good deal of problems for the person to walk on it. In a construction site, there are labourers who had to keep on walking from one side of the site to the other and they will simply not appreciate a thorny road to walk on. This will lead to unwanted accidents if in case the person carrying heavy stuffs with him falls with it and injures him. This is perhaps the last thing a manager in a construction or mining site would ever want to happen. This is the very reason why they would want to smooth the road so that it makes walking pleasurable and avoid any untoward incident from happening.
For the very reason, we have something called “Compaction Equipment” which helps to compact the soil and make it smooth. The compaction equipment varies as per the need of the user. For instance, a person may need compaction equipment for a short space; he may use a specific model to serve his purpose. The same equipment may not go well with the other person who wants the stuff to smooth a bigger space. The quality of the equipment also varies depending on these factors.
Let’s say, a person would want the equipment on a solid soil. In this case, he can very much make use of a “Rammer”. Rammer is a strong piece of machine and is capable of providing 750 blows every minute. It runs on both diesel and gas. The Rammer is easy to operate. It can be even controlled by a construction worker and does not necessarily need a dedicated operator. It’s just that the person operating it should know to control the direction of the stuff. They perform soil compaction by vibration or kneading the soil. Well, the machine also has its limitations and it will not compact granular or asphalt soils.
So what can one do to compact asphalt soils? All he needs to do is make use vibratory plates which provide more than five thousand vibrations per minute. Since it vibrates, it will only move forward and thus it keeps on smoothing the soil with each move. A small water tank is attached to the vibratory plates which help to spray water and thwart the asphalt from getting stuck to the plates. You may not want to use these plates on soil which has good proportion of clay in it as it may not move away with the spray it gets from the water tank. This equipment is powered by a gas or diesel engine and can be manually operated by manoeuvring the handle that eventually has the control over the machine.
These rollers are widely used by major construction houses and has always given desired results to its owner.