More tools to come
As new technologies continue to be introduced for both soil and asphalt applications, contractors will have even more tools in their compaction equipment arsenal.
"As manufacturers, we're trying to come up with better ways so contractors can do a better job ? the base will be firmer, the road will last longer and won't need to be repaired as often and the asphalt is more dense," says Monical. "Overall, the goal is to have a better road for the dollars invested.
"We don't quite have density on the run," he acknowledges. "But we can give operators indicators that the material can still be compacted more, or that it's about as compacted as it will get. It's an evolving technology, and there are a lot of people working on the next step in the evolution."