Road networks are our primary and most common means of transportation. They exist for thousands of years since the time great Asian and European Empires. They can be even dated back to the times of early native humans.
Ever wonderer how roads are made. The most simple form is a simple clean and moderately flattened path.
Modern road structures are more complex. They are made of several layers starting from subgrade and subbase and going up to the road superstructures.
The lower layers are usually made of a mixture of gravel, sand, clays, and water. While the final finished surface is made with asphalt. The lower layers require a greater degree of compaction while the amount of flattening and smoothness required may be less.
On the other hand, the final asphalt layer is not compacted. Instead, it is only paved and rolled to achieve a flattened and smooth surface. This rolling and paving are done using a road roller compactor.
In this article we will discuss how a roller looks like, how does it work, what is the weight of the common road roller, what are its types, and last we will enlist a few of the top brands manufacturing road rollers.