The construction industry is constantly evolving, thanks to technological advancements. Mechanization of construction processes has been embraced by stakeholders to ensure financial and environmental sustainability of construction projects.
One of the highly mechanized construction processes is compaction. Initially done manually by human labor and crude tools, compaction in modern day construction is done by equipment such as rollers, tamping rammers, and compactors.
Tamping rammers are the most prevalent pieces of compaction equipment in the construction industry. These are handheld machines with power generation mechanisms; engine or electric, which exert compaction force to construction material through a foot made of strong material such as steel or iron.
The power generated by the tamping rammer is converted into vibration of the foot to exert a desired force for compaction. The vibrations ensure a consistent compaction effect is attained over the desired material.
Using a tamping rammer has many benefits for both the contractor and client in a project. With a tamping rammer, the cost of human labor is significantly reduced; less construction cost for the client and more profits for the contractor. It saves time to use a tamping rammer since a larger area can be compacted to standard faster.
Other benefits include elimination of human errors that might affect construction of heavy structures due to insufficient compaction.
This article explains how you can utilize a tamping rammer for maximum compaction efficiency in your construction project.