Why Compaction Equipment Is Important to Your Project

19 July 2017

From ride-on rollers to plate compactors, compaction equipment is a vital aspect of the foundation of your construction project. Without a dense, firm base, there is no support for foundations, slabs and concretes. Shifting soil leads to structural problems such as cracked walls, slabs and foundation erosion.

Compaction Requirements

When you plan to hire compaction equipment, the soil composition and properties will determine the force required for your machine. The amount of material to be compacted will determine the size of the machine required. Find the right machine for your project to help ensure satisfactory results.

  • Light soil compacting equipment is used for small areas and where the compacting force needed is minor. Rammers and plate compactors fit into this category.
  • Heavy soil compaction equipment is used for large areas of different types of soils. The equipment is often selected based on the moisture content of the soil. Heavy duty rollers fit into this group.


  • Rammers power two sets of springs to apply high-impact compaction forces which edge forward in a bounce. Their small footprint makes them ideal for narrow areas: often adjacent to structures.
  • Vibratory plates apply low-amplitude, high-frequency vibrations ideally suited for compacting granular soils. There are varying size and weight which is in relation to their compaction force.
  • Rollers serve various purposes. Suitable for roller-compacted concrete projects such as driveways, parking lots and roadways, there are pedestrian and ride-on models.

Talisman Hire

For more information on selecting the right compaction equipment for your job, please contact the Talisman Hire branch closest to you.