CLT Access Mats: Your Environmentally Conscious Solution

When it comes to managing the progress of your projects, there’s no shortage of elements that can cause unfortunate delays and headaches. For remote worksites in particular, difficult terrain can serve as a major hurdle for crews to overcome, especially when factoring in the responsibility to uphold sustainability measures. Western Canada’s landscape is notoriously unforgiving, and with unpredictable weather all year round, failure to procure the right assets can leave your team stranded, as well as pose a risk to your equipment and the area itself.

Built to overcome even the harshest of terrains, CLT access mats are a vital tool for any worksite, giving your hauling crew a reliable path forward while also ensuring you abide by environmental stewardship standards. Below, we’ll explore a few of the ways access mats can help keep your job site environmentally friendly, while also alleviating many of the common issues faced by operators.

A Path You Can Count On

As we mentioned above, one of the most significant challenges faced by projector managers in remote regions is facilitating the safe and dependable transport of materials to and from the site. Uneven terrain, as well as well as weather aggravated conditions such as mud, ice, slush, and other inconvenience can cause major delays when it comes to hauling without the proper solution in place. Access mats create a more stable path for trucks and machinery to navigate, reducing slowdowns, as well as the wear and tear on your equipment without the need to create a permanent road.

Preserve The Ground Beneath and Surrounding Your Site

As access mats act in place of more permanent measures like creating a roadway, they also help to shield the surrounding area from aggressive disturbances throughout the course of your project. Access bridges can be used in addition to mats to help cross ditches, creek beds, and other hazards that may pose difficulty to your crew, all without the need to significantly alter the landscape itself.

Avoid Cross-Contamination

Cross-contamination is a significant concern for any major job site, the risks for which, can be greatly reduced with the appropriate use of matting. As an additional barrier between any chemicals for foreign contaminants and the ground, access mats act as a valuable line of defence that can help keep the local eco-system thriving.

Did you know? GFI Solutions offers thorough mat washing services to help further reduce any safety hazards posed by cross-contamination.

Minimize Recovery Time

Finally, having a plan in place not only expedites your project while it is in action but helps the area itself return to normal much faster upon your completion and removal. Since access mats serve as a temporary measure, they can easily be removed and transported to the next job after being washed down all with reduced damage to the environment itself.

TerraLam® CLT Access Mats: Your Environmentally Sustainable Solution

As Western Canada’s leading source for access mat solutions, GFI is proud to feature Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraLam® CLT Access Mats. TerraLam® mats are crafted with the environment in mind and provide exceptional results under the toughest of conditions. Made from the highest quality Yellow Southern Pine wood fibres, which can be grown much faster than Douglas fir trees, TerraLam® CLT mats are bonded together with an environmentally friendly adhesive and distribute weight through the entire mat for superior strength, no matter the application.

With 24/7 sales and rental support, along with a wide variety of other services, GFI Solutions is here to help your team find the best access matting products available. Contact us today to learn more about our environmentally sustainable products from Sterling Solutions.