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    Earth Compactors

    We have a sizable plot that has just been filled to a depth of up to 1.5 metres.
    I though it would be a good idea to have it compacted to speed up the process before we start to build.
    I dont recall seeing them but do they use the large tractor type compactors in Thailand.

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    Find out who does the roads in your area, they should have a roller

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    I agree with Necron, try to find the local civil contractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koetjeka View Post
    I agree with Necron, try to find the local civil contractor.
    Is it too late? When I worked in Rayong and we built up some ground for construction they put a thin layer on, about a foot, and compacted that with a vibrating roller, then added another foot, etc.

    I am not sure any mechanical tamper will get down to 1.5m? That being said it is or was the rainy season that will probably do most of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Don't know anyone in Ballarat!
    Yes Neal, there are people in Ballarat, but they are not interested, well the truth is, they would like to go to Thailand, but not interested in takeing the machinery there.
    As for was it wet while the work was carried out, I presume so, as it was filled over the last 6 or 8 weeks, so I guess it has had it's fair share of rain dumped on it during that time, agree that would be the best outcome.

    Good thought re local civil road contractors, the machinery I had in mind, was the very large, very heavy muti foot rollers,( not flat ) the ones that also viabrate and shake the hell out of the ground. I will get the brother inlaw to see if it can be done and if it is worth doing at this stage.

    We go to Thailand mid August, then we will know more.

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    You want a nice size single drum vibratory roller and yes there are plenty of contractors in Thailand with them.


    Lifts should be placed no deeper than 1.5 feet and then rolled/vibrated, then another lift, etc. until your elevation is met. It shouldn't take but a few good passes (each lift) with the roller to get compaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    I am not sure any mechanical tamper will get down to 1.5m?
    It won't. I was a groundworker and when back filling we compacted every 100mm in depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    I am not sure any mechanical tamper will get down to 1.5m?
    It won't. I was a groundworker and when back filling we compacted every 100mm in depth.
    So every 100mm (10cm) I have to compact my road? That's good to know as I plan to make myself a new road next year!


    You don't need to know all this but in case you're bored: http://www.itc.nl/~rossiter/docs/fm5...m5-410_ch8.pdf
    Good luck.
    Nice pdf file, I'll certainly read it. Did you study at Twente university yourself by the way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
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    Yes Neal, there are people in Ballarat,
    As you know that was a dig. This is a Thai forum so put your location in Thailand. Sometimes it helps.

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    Yes mate, I did realise it was a dig, I was sure you didnt think Ballarat was in Thailand.
    There is good information in the posts, I appreciate the replys.
    As Neal suggested, the locatiom of our project is Nahkon Sawon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koetjeka
    So every 100mm (10cm) I have to compact my road? That's good to know as I plan to make myself a new road next year!
    Sorry, that should have read 150mm with 3 passes of a compactor each time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozzbie47 View Post
    We have a sizable plot that has just been filled to a depth of up to 1.5 metres.
    I though it would be a good idea to have it compacted to speed up the process before we start to build.
    I dont recall seeing them but do they use the large tractor type compactors in Thailand.
    Sounds an expensive proposition this fill and compact.
    Any reason you would not drive pylons and cap with footings, for above ground poles all tied with re-bar? Floating foundations could also be an option.
    Think some have put in footings before the fill? Maybe it all depends on the original substrate?

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    I think this is what Moz was looking for


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    ^^^ Yes, any of the above mention would do the job.
    crepitas,, true it wont be cheap to get this work done, my idea behind the compacting is to speed up the settleing of the fill. The project will have about 8 homes, a shopping section and if all goes to plan an appartement block.
    I realise when it comes to do the access road, that will need extra work, but even the fences and foot paths, I dont want sinking after a couple of years and spoiling the job as what usually happens in Thailand.
    Re footings and foundations, I will start a new thread to talk about what goes on there.

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