Steps to build a driveway: Check for underground utilities Survey your land and know your boundaries Mark your project area and stake out boundaries Excavate topsoil and level out project area Lay wooden forms around the project area, anchored with stakes Add in sand to firm up the soil, and gravel to ensure base thickness Compact gravel and soil Lay steel reinforcing mesh or bars Pour concrete Smooth out and level the concrete Set and cure concrete (don’t rush it!) Park your car! Items You Will Need to Build a Driveway Wheelbarrow Tape Measure Shovel Hand Spade Compactor Site String Line Stakes Spirit Level Straight Edge Tool Hand Float Cement Trowel Edger Hose Groover BroomRead more here
Single, double, smooth or padfoot? If you’re deciding to hire a compaction roller for your next job we have the guide for you.Read more here
Steps to dig a trench: Know the lay of the land (Call Dial Before You Dig) Create a plan Organise machines and any missing equipment Begin trenching Remove dips and humps Clean up site Install cabling, pipes or drainageRead more here
Rollers are like the 'mower' of the civil construction industry. They are not a seriously sophisticated machine, but you can't do the job without them. Right now, with all the roadworks and aviation projects underway around Newcastle, demand for roller hire is at the highest it has been in over ten years.
The surface of the drum on the roller is what matters. Padfoot rollers are suitable for light-to-medium compaction activities. Smooth drum rollers, by comparison, are for heavier compaction and are often used as a finishing machine. Multi-tyred rollers are better for creating a denser base in aggregates as a road is under construction.
The world of compaction is changing and there are plenty of innovations in the roller space, even if they are relatively simple machines by nature. Vibrating rollers, and other iterations such as aviation rollers with fine tolerance, are becoming more and more popular, particularly in the Newcastle area as billions are invested in infrastructure, residential and commercial projects.
Compactors, also available for hire in Newcastle, are a different kind of machine, and whilst they do a similar job, they are fundamentally different in their application on site. If you aren't sure what kind of machine you need, we suggest you give our plant experts a call, and we'll give you some advice then find the machine you need for free. Call 1300 691 912 or email email@example.com
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