If your crew is ramping for a new project, you’re likely in the process of procuring the many assets you need to keep things on schedule and efficient. Access mats (also known as swamp mats) are one of your best bets to overcome the challenges presented by the Canadian landscape and seasonal changes, all while keeping your equipment and your crew safe. With a diverse inventory featuring industry-leading site safe access solutions, GFI Solutions is one of Canada’s leading suppliers of swamp mats and more. We offer 24/7 sales and shipping, delivery, as well as on-site installation and mat washing to make keeping your job site on track easier than ever. Learn more about our solutions below!
Swamp Mats at GFI
It’s no secret that the Canadian landscape and weather can be one of your biggest enemies during construction. Sudden temperature shifts or precipitation can leave your job site full of mud and ice, making it almost impossible to transport heavy equipment and resources safely. Fortunately, CLT Access mats make it easy to conquer treacherous terrain and get the job done on time. Designed to improve on the old school structure and performance of traditional bolted mats, CLT mats are up to 25% lighter, have a life-cycle that’s 3-5 times that of a standard bolted mat, and can help you save up to 40% on labour and 60% on shipping. With superior performance and savings, it’s no wonder that CLT mats have become the go-to choice for industry heavyweights!
Swamp Vs Access Mats
If you’re in the market for access mats but aren’t sure what models best fit your needs, there’s no need to worry. Our inventory spans from standard 300 level mats all the way to heavy-duty 500 level models, access bridges, and more. If you’re a Canadian company that’s wondering what the difference between a “swamp” mat and an “access mat” is, we’ve got you covered there as well. Here’s a little breakdown of the “difference”:
Typically speaking, in most cases, swamp mats and access mats usually refer to the same products and are simply used interchangeably. “Swamp” terminology is simply more relevant in humid climates where they have more marsh and swamps than we do up north, hence the change in the phrase. With that being said, it’s important to remember that if you’re needing heavy-duty solutions for use with equipment like excavators, you will likely need a rig mat instead.
Site Safe Access Mats At GFI
GFI is your home for leading CLT access mats that give you a leg up on the job site and help to stack on track. Unlike traditional bolted mats, CLT mats are constructed by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood and with a special adhesive for unmatched strength and performance. This method of bonding planks together instead of bolting means that the mats are able to flex with each load to distribute weight evenly, resulting in increased strength and longevity. Additional benefits of site safe CLT mats include:
- High impact resistance and durability.
- 3-5 times the lifespan of bolted mats.
- Able to withstand the Canadian climate, all year-round.
- Solid matting top reduces tripping hazards, as well as the tired damage to vehicles.
- Lower shipping costs due to the lightweight nature of the mats (up to 60% more load capacity), and more.
Swamp Mats and More at GFI
GFI Solutions distributes site access products across Canada and is proud to offer a wide range of mats and access bridges for every application. Our team of experts offers our customers access to 24/7 rental and sales service, as well as mat washing, installation, turnkey services, and more. Learn more about our products by contacting our team today!