How To Save Money on Rig Mats

Preparing for your site access needs can be quite expensive, which can result in purchasing low-quality access solutions for a lower price. Read on to learn how you can save money on access mats while maintaining the safety of your crew, equipment and the environment.

1. Mat Rentals

One of the most convenient ways to get the biggest value for your dollar is to rent rig mats. Generally, contractors and project managers prefer purchasing rig mats to avoid contamination and to ensure that they have enough mats available for their project, but in return, they will be spending almost double the amount of money to purchase rig mats instead of renting.

At GFI Solutions, we understand the challenges that one might face when renting rig mats, especially when cross-contamination could be a factor. Our rig mat rental service ensures that all our mats are thoroughly cleaned and washed, and ready to be used for any project. Our meticulous mat washing service removes all organic material, grit, chemicals, etc., to eliminate the possibility of cross-contamination and uphold the necessary environmental and safety standards. Our rig mat rental service also ensures that you have inventory at all times, helping you keep your project in scope and preventing any possible delay. When renting rig mats, you spend a fraction of the price while getting the same quality, if not better!

2. CLT Mats

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are the future of rig mats. They are an innovative and cost-effective access matting solution that offers you the site access and ground protection you need while increasing your savings! CLT mats are manufactured using an environmentally friendly adhesive and Southern Yellow Pine fibre instead of bolts and Douglas Fir. The unique engineering behind CLT mats makes them lighter, safer, longer-lasting and faster to install than traditional bolted mats.

With GFI Solutions’ rig mat rental service, you can save up to 50% on freight and up to 40% on labour and equipment with fast installation. The advanced composition of CLT mats results in a lighter and tougher product that can be quickly transported to your worksite. The lightweight mats also allow for transporting more mats per load, as we can fit 72 mats per load, saving you up to 60% in costs.

3. Planning and Consultation

Many factors can quickly delay your project or bring it to a halt if not properly managed. Factors such as load requirements, budget and environmental terrain challenges may result in losing money and time. With GFI Solutions’ planning and consultation service, we will help you protect your workers and your equipment and ensure that your project is in scope.

Our team of experts will work closely with you to plan your upcoming industrial project and provide you with the appropriate consultation. We will discuss with you all aspects of your project, including the terrain, load requirements and budget, to be able to provide you with the optimum number of access mats you will need.

Get Your Mats at GFI Solutions!

Contact GFI Solutions today to save time and money on your next project. Our professional customer service is available 24/7 to provide you with access to any of our products and services. Contact us today to request a quote for your upcoming project.