Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Selecting the Right Compaction Equipment

April 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 98

Compaction equipment are tools used to compress either soil or waste material. They are mostly used by construction companies to prepare construction sites. Buyers can select from a variety of these equipment based on their intended use, either for soil compaction or waste, the soil type, price, among other factors.

Soil Type

The first consideration is to determine the type of soil to be compacted. Each soil type has its own exclusive requirements. Soil types are differentiated by their grain size. There are; cohesive, granular, and organic soils types, based on their particle sizes. Each of the soil types can be perfectly compacted with different equipment. Cohesive soils have the smallest particles of all the three soil types. Since they are tightly bound together by molecular forces, they need special equipment with high impact force. Maximum pressure should be applied to the soil and at the same time, force out all the air. The best choice for the compaction of cohesive soil would be a rammer or a pad-foot vibratory roller.

On the other hand, granular soil has fine to medium gravel and also lacks cohesive strength. Since the soil can crumble easily especially when dry, it may require different tools from cohesive soils. Granular particles are not very tiny and therefore don't require a lot of vibration force. In this case, a forward vibratory plate compactor is ideal.

What all this means is that the type of soil cannot be ignored in determining the compaction equipment to use. In fact, it is advisable that in the event that you don't know the soil type, you should consult an expert before settling on a specific compaction machinery.

Preferred Force.

When selecting the compaction equipment to use on the other material other than the soil, what you should always consider is the strength of the equipment. There are equipments that have greater impact force than others. If you need greater impact, all you need to do is select the equipment that provides the desired impact. For instance, the machinery for constructing roads can never be the same as the one for use in compaction of a pavement in your home. This is so because the road requires that the soil be compacted by a greater force than a pavement.

Cost of the Equipment

The cost is an overriding factor that should determine the choice of the type of tool you purchase. The prices vary depending on the specialized use. Shop around and compare the prices from different sellers and go for the best, it may not be cheap, but has value for your money.

Lee is an experienced and competent writer, especially in business and construction industries. His articles are opinionated, informative and at times controversial. His honest approach is designed to assist the reader make informed decisions on areas very important to our daily lives.

For more information on compaction equipment he recommends Mech-N-Air today for the latest information and deals on various construction equipment!

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

 
0
 
0
 
Rate this Article
 vote(s)
Feedback
Print
Re-Publish

Article Tags:

Select Compaction Equipment

,

Select Compaction

,

Different Compaction Equipment

There is different types of locksmiths available to install, maintain and repair locks and keys. Here in this article, we are going to discuss four major types of professional locksmiths. The most

By: jamescor l Home Improvement > Security l April 03, 2013 lViews: 563

Another point to note is that the leather sofas can come both in contemporary and traditional designs. Indeed, the traditional Chesterfield sofa. Another point to note is that the leather sofas can

By: Simon Liva l Home Improvement > Furniture l December 23, 2012 lViews: 260

A bathroom is not simply a room in the house for you to bathe, get dressed and do the usual necessities. Today, the bathroom is where you unwind and relax from all the anxiety of the day. For this

By: jhon ford l Home Improvement > Bath and Shower l December 23, 2012 lViews: 273

These bathroom designers know and understand your requirements and have the power to convert your imagination into reality. These bathroom designers know and understand your requirements and have the

By: Simon Liva l Home Improvement > Bath and Shower l December 23, 2012 lViews: 1189

Having the baby furniture ready before your baby comes is not only practical but makes the choosing and designing of the baby’s room fun. The reason for this is that you can take a longer time in

By: Leanne Smith l Home Improvement > Furniture l December 14, 2012 lViews: 284

With a team of professionals around, you don’t need to worry about the health of the carpet. A Professional carpet Melbourne Company refrains from using harmful chemicals to accomplish their task.

By: Simon Liva l Home Improvement > Cleaning Tips and Tools l December 12, 2012 lViews: 445

Castors are used on a wide variety of items ranging from household furniture and office furniture to industrial items. They ensure that these items can be moved more easily than if they were to be

By: Edward Swanl Home Improvement > Tools and Equipmentl October 25, 2012 lViews: 153

For successful brazing the quality of the materials used is very important and can have a significant effect on reducing the amount of tip loss and breakage experienced. Careful preparation for the

By: Emily Whitmanl Home Improvement > Tools and Equipmentl June 13, 2012 lViews: 219

Having the proper set of home maintenance tools is very important when keeping your house in tiptop shape. These tools can range from a set of screwdrivers, hammers, basic saws, and ladders.

By: Ariel Nortonl Home Improvement > Tools and Equipmentl June 12, 2012 lViews: 231

The nature of our modern lifestyles and industry has led to the development of the rental concept. Are you aware of all the things available to hire in this day and age?

By: Harvey McEwanl Home Improvement > Tools and Equipmentl June 12, 2012 lViews: 172

Nothing at all stops an air compressor faster than the owner who doesn't read the owner's manual. Read the manual and these tips to make your compressor last longer.

By: Shannon Prendergastl Home Improvement > Tools and Equipmentl June 12, 2012 lViews: 164

Believe it or not, there are plenty of different applications for your hedge trimmers, making them highly useful garden equipment and well worth the investment. If you have an old pair of trimmers

By: Anne Mehlal Home Improvement > Tools and Equipmentl June 11, 2012 lViews: 173

It is not easy to purchase rollers and other heavy construction equipment. These are very complex machines that require specialized training and are also very expensive. Domestic users are safer

By: Lee Schranerl Home Improvement > Tools and Equipmentl June 11, 2012 lViews: 175

Venturing into the construction industry is no easy task. One has to purchase land, building materials and equipment needed like rollers, among others. One of the key necessities in building and

By: Lee Schranerl Home Improvement > Tools and Equipmentl June 11, 2012 lViews: 168

Barefoot bowling is a sport that engages the whole body in a swing that sends a ball rolling across a lawn to a white target called a jack. This sport has its roots traced back to the 13th century in

By: Lee Schranerl Recreation & Sports > Bowlingl June 11, 2012 lViews: 192

When you are above a certain age limit, there are very few sports you can actively engage in without injuring your frail body. Very vigorous sports like football, basket ball and tennis are out of

By: Lee Schranerl Recreation & Sports > Bowlingl June 11, 2012 lViews: 218

One of the most respectable and highly effective online marketing platforms is through the use of forums. Many online marketers turn to forums to attract new customers into their online businesses

By: Lee Schranerl Internet Businesses > Forumsl June 05, 2012 lViews: 227

Fundraising is no longer a reserve of the non-profits. Many corporate entities from time to time find the need to raise money for one reason or the other; like help colleagues raise funds to further

By: Lee Schranerl Recreation & Sports > Bowlingl May 10, 2012 lViews: 196

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus