WBM (Water Bound Macadam) and WMM (Wet Mix Macadam) are used for Road construction in Base

course layer. WMM is a new technology. difference between WBM and WMM can be summarized as below:

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Stone aggregate used in WBM is larger in size compared to WMM. In case of WBM its size varies between 45 mm to 90 mm depending upon the grade while in case of WMM aggregate size varies between 4.75 mm to 20 mm In case of WBM stone aggregate, screening material and binders are overlaid one after another respectively at the time of construction. But in case of WMM, aggregate and binding materials are premixed in a batching plant or concrete mixing machine and then brought to site for overlaying and rolling. Materials used in WBM are stone aggregate, screening material (Kankar or murrum or smaller stone aggregate for filling up the voids ) and/or binding material (stone dust or Quary dust of PI not less than 6). materials used in WMM are Stone aggregate and binders (Stone dust or Quary dust of PI not less than 6) Quantity of WBM is generally measured in Cubic Meter while quantity of WMM is measured in Square Meter.

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WBM stands for Water Bound Macadam, and the term WBM road was derived in the memory of an engineer by name Macadam who designed and formulated this road section. This road is laid by binding the in-situ layers of boulders, stones, fine aggregates and fillers. The filler is made from the mixture of sand combined with either moorum quary dust, or soil that is avilable in that locality. The filler is mixed with water and is used to fix stone boulders and the layers of coarse stones of varying sizes by compacting with a road roller to form the base of a road. The road can be used in this form itself. As an improvement, you can apply concreting or black topping above the WBM to make it better.

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