In this edition of Experts Corner, we chatted with SMS Equipment Product Manager Garry Phenuff, a veteran road construction expert who supports our Bomag equipment products and technology.
One of the most common gripes of Canadian drivers is a seemingly growing number of potholes and mini-lakes in our roadways. "What's happening is that the roads are deteriorating," says Phenuff, " creating all kinds of lakes and potholes." Particularly aggravating is the frequent recurrence of potholes within a year or two of recent repair work.
"Density is everything for maintaining the integrity of the road," says Phenuff. Experts know that ensuring correct density is achieved by the operator understanding their progress during the compaction process. The stiffness of the mat is crucial to prevent rapid deterioration.