Compaction equipment

The selection of compaction equipment for building projects depend upon the nature of the mechanical, job size, distance, method of disposal, and construction time assigned, volume and depth of soil to be compacted, type of soil, loads on compacted surface, etc.

The various types of compaction equipment used in building projects include:


Smooth Wheeled Rollers:

It is an important equipment for compaction. It consist large steel drum in front and one or two wheel on rear end.


Sheepsfoot Rollers:

Also known as a tamping roller. Steel drum of sheepsfoot roller consist of many rectangular shaped boots of equal sizes fixed in hexagonal pattern.


Pneumatic Roller:

Pneumatic roller is also called rubber tyres roller. Pneumatic roller has number of tyres at the front and at the rear end.


Vibratory Roller:

Vibratory roller consist two smooth drums with the vibrator. One is fixed at front and other one on rear side of vibratory roller. Both drums are of the same diameter, length and same weight.



Rammer compactor is used for compacting small area and providing impact load to soil. This equipment is light weight and can be hand or machine operated.


Vibratory Plate Compactor:

Vibratory plate compactor is used for compacting different types of soils in narrow and congested area where it is not possible to use large equipment.



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