Thursday, December 25, 2008

Soil Compaction for better construction project

What is soil Compaction?
Soil compaction is when soil particles are pressed together making the air voids minimum as possible.

reasons why we need to compact soil ;
  • Increases load-bearing capacity
  • Prevents soil settlement and frost damage
  • Provides stability
  • Reduces water seepage, swelling and contraction
  • Reduces settling of soil
Machines used for compaction;
  • Smooth wheel Rollers
  • Sheepsfoot Rollers
  • Rubber- tiered Rollers
  • Vibratory Rollers
  • Stumpers
  • Walk-Behind Roller
Smooth wheel Rollers
Smooth wheel Rollers suitable for proof rolling sub grades and for finishing.

Sheepsfoot Rollers
This roller is most effective to compact Clayey soils.

Smooth wheel Rollers
This type have the most advantage because it can compact both soil and clayey soils

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