Why Used Swamp Mats?

Why Used Swamp Mats?

Swamp mats, also known as access mats, are a convenient way to overcome any delays to a project that result from unfavourable terrain conditions. Swamp mats are an excellent resource for protecting ecologically sensitive areas as well. GFI Solutions is Canada’s leading supplier of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats, with both new and various grades of used swamp mats to work for any situation.

GFI Solutions’ swamp mats are made from Longleaf Southern Yellow Pine that has been sustainably grown and harvested to produce lighter, more durable mats. Each one of these mats is cross-laminated to be stronger than traditional single wood or composite swamp mats. Below, we will dive into why you may want to invest in used swamp mats for sale instead of new ones. Discover how we ensure that our used swamp mats are completely safe.

Are Used Swamp Mats Safe?

Yes, used swamp mats are safe. In fact, used swamp mats are sometimes more beneficial than new ones. There are a variety of ways that GFI Solutions makes sure that all of our used access mats for sale are in top condition and are safe to use.

Mat Washing

Ensuring each mat is completely sanitary for its next use is essential in combating cross-contamination that can harm the surrounding habitat. Cross-contamination is our number one concern when swamp mats are being used to haul fuel, chemicals, and other toxic materials. We wash, bleach and dry mats properly so that their next use is safe for any environment through our Mat Management Program.

Thorough Inspection

Although our CLT swamp mats are more robust than many other swamp mats for sale today, all mats will experience wear and tear over time. After a thorough inspection, we will put up for sale the used swamp mats that are in good condition and triage the ones that are in need of repair. Mats with extensive damage are instantly disposed to ensure your job site is protected.

Installation and Delivery

GFI Solutions offers a professional Mat Delivery and Installation service that can help prevent premature damage from occurring as a result of improper handling. Both our shipping vehicles and our staff can take care of your used swamp mats in a manner that keeps your used swamp mats in great shape for your use. Our CLT swamp mats are up to 33% lighter than traditional bolted access mats and can save you up to 40% on transportation and shipping costs.

Used Swamp Mats For Sale

Used swamp mats for sale offer many benefits for users that a new swamp mat cannot always beat. While a used swamp mat may have damage, this can provide a better grip for shoes and wheels alike when the terrain is wet or slippery. Divots and dents can provide more grip when the weather is unfavourable. The other major benefit of used swamp mats for sale are the price. GFI Solutions has different grades of used swamp mats available to buy, and we can help you find the right swamp mats for your project. Contact us today!

Dependable Access Mats in the Eleventh Hour

Dependable Access Mats in the Eleventh Hour

When working in remote outdoor areas, the ground you are set to work on can be unpredictable and challenging to maneuver. Access mats are a cost-effective solution to this problem. GFI Solutions makes quality, affordable access mats for jobs happening in remote locations, including forestry, oil and gas, and construction industries. No matter the job, our access mats can provide safe and reliable accessibility for your staff and equipment alike. Let’s take a closer look at GFI Solutions access mats.

Access Mats for Remote Jobs

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) makes our boards solid and flush; there is no gapping that can result in tripping hazards or breakage. Traditional bolted mats can break under heavier loads, but our Site Safe 300 access mats can withstand over 1,300 lbs. You can choose between 3-ply, 5-ply, and 7-ply CLT access mats to fit your remote job, and we can transport and install them for you to save you time and money. For cost-effective options that fit into your project budget, or if you are looking for extra grip in wet or swampy environments, used access mats may be right for you.

Buy New or Used Mats

There are benefits to using both new and used access mats; one benefit of new mats is that they, by default, have a longer lifespan, but used mats can give grip in more slippery conditions. GFI Solutions has thousands of access mats in all grades available for you to buy or rent.

Buying mats allows you to have one investment for many uses. To ensure that your access mats last as long as possible, we recommend properly cleaning and storing your mats. If that is out of your scope, GFI’s Mat Management Program can assist you in the care your mats need to help increase their lifespan. When you aren’t sure how often your crew will need access mats, renting is a great alternative. GFI rents out mats of all grades of used mats so that you can meet your budget while getting the right quality access mats.

Last-Minute Delivery and Installation

No matter when you realize you need mats, GFI Solutions can be there to deliver and install access mats for you. We work with many jobs that require immediate attention and a quick turnaround. This is not a problem for us! Our delivery and installation team can easily take care of bringing in quality access mats for you and setting them up.

Professional installation by our team can eliminate extra time lost in the shuffling of mats. Our team installs access mats on the regular and are experts in determining the best course of layout for any given location. Plus, with an experienced delivery team, we can ensure that no damage is caused to your access mats before they arrive.

Get Dependable Access Mats Now

Contact GFI Solutions to get the best quality access mats in Canada. Our mats meet environmental regulations and are completely biodegradable, should any pieces be left behind. Ask us how you can save up to 60% on shipping costs!

Seasonal Projects and Rig Mat Rentals: Flexibility for Temporary Needs

Seasonal Projects and Rig Mat Rentals: Flexibility for Temporary Needs

Not every construction or resource extraction project is a long-term endeavour. Many industries face seasonal or short-term projects that require access to challenging terrains and stable work foundations. In these situations, rig mat rentals from GFI Solutions can provide a flexible and cost-effective solution that meets the specific needs of seasonal or short-term projects. Next, we will explore how GFI Solutions’ rig mat rentals offer the ideal balance of flexibility and functionality for seasonal projects. Continue reading to find out more!

1) Cost-Effective Flexibility

GFI Solutions rig mat rentals offer companies a cost-effective option for obtaining the access and ground protection solutions they need for their seasonal projects. Renting with GFI allows companies to access the rig mats they need without forking over substantial capital investments required for purchasing mats outright. This flexibility is essential for projects with tight budgets or fluctuating access solution needs.

2) Quick Deployment and Removal

At GFI Solutions, our rig mats are designed for quick installation and removal. This enhanced efficiency is invaluable for seasonal projects with limited operation windows, enabling their crews to get to work as soon as possible. With 24/7 support at GFI Solutions, our team can help you install and remove your rented rig mats day or night, all year round. With GFI Solutions rig mat rentals, you can minimize project downtime.

3) Environmental Responsibility

Many seasonal projects occur in environmentally sensitive areas, thus requiring appropriate ground protection measures. Our rig mat rentals offer environmental benefits by reducing ground disturbance and cross-contamination, thereby protecting delicate ecosystems. This aligns with the responsible practices expected by regulators and environmental organizations across numerous industries.

4) Safety and Efficiency

In addition to environmental responsibility, the use of rig mats in seasonal projects also enhances safety and efficiency. By creating stable work foundations for heavy equipment, GFI Solutions’ rig mats reduce the risk of accidents caused by equipment getting stuck or losing balance on uneven terrain. This, in turn, helps keep projects on schedule and minimizes costly delays, repairs, and maintenance.

5) Minimal Maintenance Concerns

Finally, one of the most significant benefits of renting rig mats from GFI Solutions is that our team handles all the necessary mat maintenance and repairs. By renting instead of owning rig mats, the burden of care is removed from the shoulders of project management. This is especially advantageous for seasonal projects where resources and budgets are limited.

Rig Mat Rentals from GFI Solutions

Seasonal projects pose unique challenges, particularly when accessing and working on sites with challenging terrains while also trying to balance protecting the environment and equipment. Fortunately, rig mat rentals with GFI Solutions offer a flexible and cost-effective solution that meets the specific needs of these projects.

As industries continue to prioritize sustainability and efficient resource allocation, rig mat rentals will play an increasingly vital role in meeting the needs of seasonal projects and ensuring that they are conducted responsibly and effectively. Whether your project involves construction, resource extraction, agriculture, or any other seasonal endeavour, rig mat rentals provide the flexibility and functionality required for success.

Contact GFI Solutions today to learn more about our rig mat rental services!

Environmental Benefits of CLT Access Mats: A Greener Choice

Environmental Benefits of CLT Access Mats: A Greener Choice

As the push for greater environmental responsibility continues across Canada, industries must invest in sustainable solutions that can help mitigate their environmental impact. Having the right access solutions is vital when it comes to companies working in remote or challenging locations. Fortunately, GFI Solutions’ CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber) access mats have emerged as a green solution that offers significant environmental and economic benefits. Continue reading to learn more about GFI Solutions CLT access mats and how they can benefit your business.

Understanding CLT Access Mats

GFI Solutions’ Site Safe CLT access mats are a type of ground protection mat made from sustainably sourced Long Leaf Southern Yellow Pine. Using an innovative manufacturing process, CLT access mats are incredibly strong, durable and environmentally friendly. At GFI Solutions, we have CLT access mats for sale or rent in three sizes:

  • Site Safe 500 CLT Mats – 4′ or 8′ wide x 14′, 16′ or 18′ long
  • Site Safe 700 CLT Mats – 8′ wide x 14′ or 16′ long
  • Site Safe 900 CLT Mats – 4′ wide x 20′ long and 12″ thick

When you need sustainably manufactured and durable access solutions, GFI Solutions CLT access mats are the sensible choice. Next, we will cover some environmental benefits of using CLT access mats.

1) Preserving Natural Habitats

One of the most significant environmental benefits of GFI Solutions CLT access mats is their ability to preserve natural habitats. Construction and resource extraction activities often occur in sensitive environments like marshes, forests, or remote areas. These ecosystems are vital for biodiversity and are crucial to the planet’s health.

CLT access mats evenly distribute the weight of heavy machinery, reducing ground disturbance and minimizing the impact on these delicate ecosystems. This means that construction and resource extraction activities can occur while preserving these areas’ natural beauty and ecological balance.

2) Sustainable Material Sourcing

The production of CLT access mats is also inherently sustainable due to the source of the raw material — sustainably sourced wood and environmentally safe adhesive. Unlike traditional ground protection mats made from non-renewable materials, oak, or Douglas fir, GFI Solutions CLT mats use wood from sustainably harvested Long Leaf Southern Yellow Pine. Southern Yellow Pine grows much faster than competing types of wood and is much stronger, resulting in access mats that last 3-5X longer than traditional ground protection mats.

3) Quick Restoration of Natural Areas

Once a project is complete, removing GFI Solutions’ CLT access mats is straightforward and minimally disruptive to the environment. Our team can even assist you with delivering, installing, and removing your access mats with our helpful turnkey services! This quick restoration of natural areas helps ecosystems recover more rapidly, allowing plant and animal life to return to their habitats sooner.

4) Lower Environmental Liability

Using CLT access mats can also help reduce environmental liability and potential fines associated with ground disturbance and damage to sensitive ecosystems. By choosing an environmentally responsible access solution, companies can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and responsible resource management.

5) Versatility in Applications

Finally, GFI Solutions’ CLT access mats are versatile and can be used across various applications, including construction, mining, oil and gas, and renewable energy projects. Their adaptability means that companies across industries can benefit from their environmental advantages.

Find the CLT Access Mats You Need Here

GFI Solutions’ CLT access mats offer significant environmental benefits, making them a greener choice for ground protection and access in challenging terrains. As industries across Canada prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility, our CLT access mats provide a practical and environmentally conscious solution for those seeking to reduce their impact on the planet while conducting essential operations in challenging environments.

Contact GFI Solutions today to learn more about our current inventory of CLT access mats for sale.

Dependable Rig Mats and Other Access Solutions

Dependable Rig Mats and Other Access Solutions

Machinery in the oil and gas industry can be some of the most heavy equipment used onsite. When looking for solutions to overcome terrain challenges that arrive in Canada, such as uneven surfaces, swamps, snow, or ice, you must take into account the weight of the loads you will be working with. GFI Solutions makes steel-enforced rig mats perfect for any heavy equipment usage. Read on about it below.

Quality Rig Mats

If you work in the oil or gas industry, our rig mats will withstand the weight that you will put on them. GFI Solutions rig mats use 3-rail or 4-rail steel frames to reinforce the heavy loads that they can take. Our rig mat designs ensure your heavy machinery and loads will not break your access mats. By choosing rig mats, you will yield a higher return on your investment while still protecting the ground of your remote work site.

Working on unstable ground is dangerous in itself, but working on unfit access mats can prevent just as many hazards. When your worksite requires heavy loads to perform its work, rig mats are the heavy-duty option. The reinforcing of steel in the rig mats drastically reduces the weight load over a single area and, as a result, drastically reduces the chances of your access mats breaking under your heavy load. Too weak of matting can cause hazards to your equipment and employees if it breaks.

CLT Access Mats

Our Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats are a great alternative to rig mats when your crew does not require quite as heavy-duty access solutions. Our CLT mats are completely biodegradable due to the environmentally safe adhesive we use to bond our wood together. At GFI, we do our best to make sure our high-quality access mats are safe for the habitat around the worksite.

Our solutions

GFI offers rig mats both 20ft to 40ft wide, and we train our staff to correctly handle your mats to avoid premature damage. Our employees are equipped to deal with the transportation and installation of rig mats for you to reduce the headaches you will need to deal with.

With 24/7 customer support and prompt mat delivery services, GFI provides more than just dependable rig mats. We want to help you lengthen the lifespan of your access mats to increase the sustainability of our products. This is one of the reasons why we offer mat washing and proper storage services through our Mat Management Program. Once it gets to the end of its usability, many of our access mats are completely biodegradable, making GFI Solutions one of the most sustainable options for access matting.

Solve your Access Solutions with GFI Solutions

Make sure your oil and gas project will not be interrupted or stalled because of the terrain solutions you choose. Talk to GFI Solutions about which matting is appropriate for your job before investing so that we can ensure you get the mats that reduce the risk of accidents or equipment damage. GFI Solutions is Canada’s trusted access mat supplier. Find out why for yourself when you give us a call or send us a message.