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Compaction: Mix Temperature

Lift thickness effects ability to compact mat density. Use the following tips to help in compaction.

Too Hot

  • Look for bulges in front of drum
  • Mat will move around and not compact
  • Roller may leave deep marks
  • Stay back from paver until mat cools (tender zone)

Too Cold

No mix movement possible. Try:

  • Working closer to paver
  • Increase the force
  • Add rollers


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