More often than not, construction crews are required to work in ecologically sensitive areas and challenging terrain. Access solutions are then used in such job sites to construct temporary roadways and help heavy machines navigate across uneven landscapes. Access mats are also used for ground protection to help eliminate the possibility of cross-contamination.
If you’re looking for durable access solutions that are robust, lightweight, cost-effective and offer more strength than traditional access solutions, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are the answer! Read on to learn more about CLT mats below!
What Is CLT?
Unlike traditional bolted mats, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are built using a strong and environmentally safe adhesive that bonds layers of wood together at right angles to create a strong and resilient solid wood panel. Each CLT panel is constructed using at least 3 layers of lumber boards laid perpendicular and bonded together using a structural adhesive to form a solid and rectangular wood panel. They are often used for temporary access roads, right of ways, work pads, staging areas and construction projects that require strong, lightweight and cost-effective matting solutions.
Benefits of CLT Mats
CLT mats are designed to outperform traditional bolted mats in various ways. Not only are they built using sustainable forest practices, but they are also engineered to be lighter, stronger, safer, faster, longer lasting and most importantly more cost-effective than traditional bolted mats. GFI Solutions is proud to be Canada’s leading supplier of CLT access mats that can withstand the demands of your worksite.
GFI Solutions’ CLT Mats
Compared to traditional single wood or composite mats, GFI’s CLT access mats are stronger, lighter and more durable. With GFI’s CLT technology, we are able to offer clients CLT mats that are 3-5X stronger than traditional mats and save up to 60% on transportation costs and up to 40% on installation and removal costs.
Our CLT Inventory
GFI’s innovative manufacturing process allows us to offer customers a variety of access solutions in various sizing and for a variety of applications. Our inventory includes the following:
4′ or 8′ wide x 14′, 16′ or 18′ long
- Used to support heavy equipment, heavy-duty ground cover and temporary foundations. Also used as an alternative to traditional crane mats or steel-framed rig mats
TerraLam 700 CLT Access Mats
8′ wide x 14′ or 16′ long
- Used as an alternative to crane mats or steel-framed rig mats as they are designed to handle exceptionally heavy equipment such as rigs and cranes.
Our wide range of access solutions is available to rent or purchase and can be custom-sized to suit your application. We also offer both traditional access solutions along with our CLT matting options.