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Rapid Impact Compactors

Rapid Impact Compactors (RIC) was founded in 2001, specializing in providing rapid impact compaction, a variant of dynamic compaction. We were the first in North America to import this machinery from England.

Rapid Impact Compaction (RIC) is an innovative ground improvement method that uses controlled dynamic compaction.

Dynamic soil compaction methods have historically involved the use of tall cranes and free-falling weights, imposing inherent limitations on the types of sites that can be treated. The Rapid Impact Compactor is a significant enhancement to the dynamic compaction industry. Its carrier is a track-mounted excavator, allowing improved mobility and site accessibility.

The Rapid Impact Compactor was originally developed in the early 1990’s by B.S.P. in conjunction with the British Military as a means of quickly repairing damaged aircraft runways. Dynamic energy is imparted by dropping a 7.5 ton weight from a controlled height, onto a patented foot. Energy is transferred to the ground safely and efficiently, since the RIC machine’s foot remains in contact with the ground. Compaction parameters are automatically controlled and monitored from the RIC’s cab with an on-board data acquisition system.

Rapid Impact Compactors uses this technology for soil compaction at a wide variety of sites and applications, many of which are detailed in the solutions portion of this site.

Our most important values are:



The price we offer is the price you pay. There are never extra charges. We prioritize our client experience by providing our services with the highest level of expertise to meet their needs. We pride ourselves for our impeccable reputation for always completing our projects on time and on budget.




We are committed to the highest ethical standards. We like to keep our pricing, our processes and our work transparent. Our clients are the heart of our business and our main priority.



Ensuring our employees have a safe working environment is a top priority as one of our most valuable resources is our highly skilled workers. We strive to complete your project in the safest and most efficient manner possible, and to the quality standards demanded from our clients.