Your Heavy Construction Resource July 2013
Matching the machine and features to job specifications is critical to compacting success.
by Katie Pullen, brand marketing manager, CASE Construction Equipment
There are a number of variables that determine the right roller for each compaction job. The most obvious is whether you’re compacting soil or asphalt. Other factors are the width of the area to be compacted, the final density required, the grade of the area to be compacted, the type of asphalt mix, soil type, as well the type of materials that lay below the lift being compacted. There are also considerations with each machine related to frequency, amplitude and centrifugal force that will have an effect on final density. [Read more…]
by Steve Wagner
As an entrant at this year’s Artistry in Decorative Concrete presentation held at the World of Concrete, in Las Vegas, NV, John Bazella spoke to an audience that viewed him on Concreteconstruction.net. Bazella, proprietor of J. Bazella Concrete Construction, Saltsburg, PA, is a hands-on contractor. He knows what he’s talking about!
During his presentation, he walked viewers through what his team was doing with decorative pervious concrete. “We’re doing some decorative, pervious concrete,” he said. “It’s kind of new on the market.”
“(Without any amendments) It’s very ugly, unattractive,” he said. “A lot of people don’t like it for that simple reason. We’ve been playing around with it for the past three or four years stamping it, staining it, and making it attractive.” [Read more…]