Machine Control Pavement Trimming

Traditional construction pavement trimming is achieved through the use of survey stakes placed at regular intervals. A stringline is then run between the pegged cross-sections and a tape measure used to dip the required pavement depth. This system sometimes works well but is always time consuming and prone to error.

Using machine control technologies for pavement trimming eliminates all these old tools from the construction site. Constant design reference enables not only faster but also more accurate pavement trimming. In order to achieve the tighter tolerances, GPS guidance is often replaced by more accurate positioning tools such as lasers or total stations.