Compaction: Roller Tips

Roller tips for compaction.

Roller Tips

  • Slow and steady – a slower speed will give more compactive effort.
  • It is a better practice to add rollers than to speed up rollers to catch the paver.
  • Do not do rapid starts and stops.
  • Slow turns and direction changes will not mark the mat.

  • Never park a roller on a hot mat (deep marks will not roll out).
  • Never turn drums while the roller is stopped.
  • Stop the roller at 30 – 45° angle and turn toward the center of the mat when necessary.
  • Park back on a compacted mat or on the shoulder.
  • Never roll off an unconfined edge (a collapsed edge will create a joint failure).


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