Quality road building is an art known to a remote few. And like every other art, one needs to know the science behind the art to find lasting success with it. As a result, constructing a high quality road often takes a considerable amount of time, efforts and hard-labor. In addition, one needs high-quality resources and skilled personnel at their disposal to be able to leave a lasting mark in this considerably specialized domain of expertise. This is the point wherein one desires to have advanced and futuristic technological means at their disposal to assist in the numerous complex aspects involved in road construction.
However, far more important than mere technological assistance, is an essential knowledge of basic road building processes — as this knowledge can truly make all the difference between a well-planned and executed road construction project; and a shoddily done version of the same. Which is why now would be as good a time as any to discuss the best known processes and methodologies for achieving quality road construction — as revealed to us by the experts at Manav Infra — the best known manufacturers of Road Construction Equipment in Mumbai! Read on ahead to know more!
The First Phase
This phase involves applying and setting a solid, stable and reliable base course layer foundation. All rust deposits and potholes are eliminated during the course of conducting this phase. In addition, all surface-level discrepancies observed throughout the course of conducting this process are covered up using standard-quality premix chipping materials. The completion of this process usually takes a week at best. Only upon the completion of this procedure can the surface course be laid.
The Second Phase
This phase requires one to continuously apply a tuck-coat upon the previously applied layer. During the course of this phase, a consistently applied AC layer is positioned above the bituminous base in question. This assists the laborers in evenly placing the bitumen tuck-coat upon the previously established layer.
The Third Phase
The development and appropriate placement of the premix materials takes centrestage during this phase of the road construction process. Custom hot-mix plants are put to work during the execution of this process. Highly advanced measures are put in place for controlling the quality and effectiveness of the tasks conducted therein. During the initial set-up of this process, bitumen is heated to an adequately high temperature. Upon achieving this, the hot-mix thus created is gathered using automated transporters. This hot-mix is rapidly moved thereafter to the road construction site wherein it is further applied upon the road surface with due help from heavy-duty mechanical pavers.
The Fourth Phase
The fourth phase consists of rolling and compacting processes conducted roughly at speeds of 5 kilometers an hour. Passes are readjusted herein as per the prescribed layer thickness measurements.
The Fifth Phase
This phase involves road quality verification processes wherein the resultant pavement-mix quality is gauged and assessed against the desired surface quality.
The Sixth Phase
This is the last and final phase of testing and verification conducted towards analyzing road quality. During this phase, the AC surface is thoroughly checked for all possible edge-quality distortions and undulations. If any of these are found — they are removed and smoothened out immediately.
We sincerely hope that this quick peek into the many intricacies of road construction duly assists you in the building and maintenance of outstanding quality roads. And for this, we are highly grateful to the specialized road builders at Manav Infra — one of the most celebrated and distinguished suppliers of Prestressed Rock Anchors in Mumbai! We thank you all for reading!