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!

Solving Challenging Worksite Access Problems with Swamp Mats

Solving Challenging Worksite Access Problems with Swamp Mats

In construction and resource industries, worksite access can be a significant challenge. Many projects take place in remote or environmentally sensitive areas where traditional access routes are limited, if not entirely absent. It’s in these challenging terrains that swamp mats from GFI Solutions prove to be invaluable assets, offering solutions to access problems that might otherwise bring projects to a standstill. Next, we will discuss how GFI Solutions’ swamp mats conquer common worksite access problems. Keep reading to find out more.

Understanding the Challenge

Worksites located in remote or heavily forested areas face a variety of challenges. Without the proper access solutions, vehicles and equipment can quickly become bogged down, causing delays, resource wastage, and environmental damage. This is where swamp mats from GFI Solutions come into play, providing much-needed stability and protection for equipment, personnel, and the environment.

The Versatility of Swamp Mats

Swamp mats, access mats or ground protection mats are robust, portable platforms designed to create a stable surface on unstable or muddy terrains. At GFI Solutions, we offer CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) swamp mats, traditional bolted access mats, and used swamp mats to suit every project’s access needs and budget. Here’s how our inventory of swamp mats can solve some of the most common worksite access problems:

1) Preservation of Sensitive Environments

In ecologically delicate areas like wetlands or forests, preserving the natural habitat is a top priority. GFI Solutions’ swamp mats distribute the weight of heavy machinery, preventing damage to fragile ecosystems. This ensures that construction or resource extraction activities can coexist with nature without causing harm.

2) Preventing Soil Erosion

Swamp mats act as a barrier between heavy equipment and the ground. By reducing ground pressure and minimizing soil disturbance, they help prevent soil erosion and protect bodies of water from sediment contamination. This, in turn, contributes to maintaining water quality.

3) Access to Remote Areas

GFI Solutions’ swamp mats are portable and can be easily installed and removed, making them ideal for accessing remote or hard-to-reach locations. They provide a stable pathway for equipment traversing challenging terrain, enabling efficient project execution. With GFI Solutions’ mat delivery and installation services, our team can ensure your swamp mats are correctly installed and ready to go. That way, you can focus on other aspects of the setup and execution of your project.

4) Minimizing Equipment Damage

The harsh conditions of challenging work sites can take a toll on heavy equipment. Swamp mats provide a level surface that reduces wear and tear on machinery, extending their lifespan and saving on maintenance costs.

5) Cost-Efficiency

While swamp mats are an initial investment, they pay off in the long run by reducing project delays and equipment repair costs. The cost-efficiency of GFI Solutions’ access mats is especially evident in remote areas where alternative access solutions may be prohibitively expensive.

Find Swamp Mats at GFI Solutions

Solving challenging work site access problems is essential for the success of construction and resource projects in demanding environments. GFI Solutions‘ swamp mats provide a sustainable and practical solution that facilitates access and prioritizes environmental conservation and cost-effectiveness. They are a testament to how innovation in ground protection technology can bridge the gap between human progress and environmental stewardship, ensuring we can build a better future while respecting the natural world.

Contact GFI Solutions today to learn more about our inventory of swamp mats.

How to Maintain Access Mats in Edmonton 2023

How to Maintain Access Mats in Edmonton 2023

Buying access mats in Edmonton is not the end of the journey. How are you caring for your access mats? Taking care of your access mats will lengthen their lifespan, ultimately saving you money and your environmental impact. The following will teach you about three simple ways that GFI Solutions uses to ensure your access mats in Edmonton last as long as possible. Read on to learn more.

Choose The Best Access Mats

The best way to assure you are getting the most out of your access mats in Edmonton is to invest in the best quality access mats. Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are far superior to traditional bolted mats in that there is no gapping, it is environmentally friendly, plus more. The cross-lamination of the access mats prevents mud, snow, ice and other potentially harmful elements from wearing on the wood and weakening it before its time. No gaps mean it is much harder for water to soak and freeze, which splinters the wood. CLT mats have a more robust integrity, also complimented by their wax sealing on each side that stops weather and environmental damage.

Access mats in Edmonton must meet the Provincial and Federal environmental regulations, which GFI Solutions ensures with all access mats. The adhesive, wax, and wood are all eco-friendly and biodegradable.

Wash and Bleach Between Sites

After choosing quality access mats, caring for your mats will get you the most use for your investment. GFI Solutions offers bleaching and washing services that will disinfect them between jobs to prevent cross-contamination and keep them from prematurely breaking down. By caring for your mats during and after use, you’ll make sure that your Edmonton access mats last longer.

Take advantage of our Mat Management Program to take control of your access mats’ durability. GFI Solutions wants to help you keep your mats in the best shape they can be for as long as possible.

Proper Transportation and Installation

Before transporting your access mats, it’s essential to plan the logistics. How many access mats you are transporting, over what distance and through what terrain will all ultimately affect the transportation. Proper storage and transport, along with proper cleaning, will aid you in holding onto your access mats in Edmonton. Your top goal in the delivery or movement of access mats should not be how fast you can move them but how to avoid damaging them in transport. Safe lifting techniques, properly securing mats on the trucks, and regular inspections of said securing methods will all help extend your access mat’s life.

GFI Solutions is ready to take care of your access mats, handle all transportation and installation for you, and do it with expertise.

GFI Solutions Has The Best Access Mats in Edmonton

Access Mats in Canada are essential to many industries, including gas, forestry, and construction. GFI Solutions provides the best quality access mats and the best methods to keep your access mats in their prime for as long as possible. That is why we are Canada’s leading distributor. Contact us today to talk more about caring for your access mats.

Who is Managing Your Access Mats After Installation?

Who is Managing Your Access Mats After Installation?

At GFI Solutions, we are access mat professionals. We care for our customers from start to finish, offering a complete, after-installation access mat management program. To lengthen the durability of your access mats, we advise all of our customers to take advantage of this mat management program if you have yet to seriously consider how to care for your access mats after installation. Read on to find out more about this mat management program.

GFI Solutions Mat Management Program

In our mat management program, we take care of your access mats from installation to removal, whatever that looks like in each case. Our GFI Solutions team is waiting to transport your access mats to save you money and time. GFI Solutions offers a comprehensive mat management program featuring the following:

Professional Delivery and Installation

The goal of any access mat is to avoid ground disturbance or environmental cross-contamination. In addition to these qualities, our access mats will save you 60% in transportation costs through our ability to almost double the number of mats on each truck. We will also provide quality access mats that are 3-5x stronger than traditional mats.

Once delivered, our expert installers will proceed with your access mat installation on-site. Our GFI Solutions experts know how to handle your access mats during installation to avoid damage or gapping. Our customers each receive custom mat management programs to suit their needs if requested: if you do not have GFI Solutions access mats, don’t worry! We still offer this program to you. Contact us for a consultation.

We Handle Washing and Bleaching

Washing your access mats is how you prevent premature failure. Dirt, mud and grime will build up on your access mats after installation. But a good clean will keep your mats working from project to project without cross-contamination of environments or falling apart. By using our GFI Solutions mat maintenance program, you are lengthening the life cycle of your access mats and gaining a higher return on investment.

At GFI Solutions, we wash and bleach your access mats for you. We offer access mat installation, washing, delivery, and more. Let us deal with the transportation of your access mats to and from our washing machines—or let us bring our washing machines to you!

Access Mat Removal And Clean-Up

Once your project is complete or your access mats are no longer usable, GFI Solutions can assist with their removal. While a viable option is to allow the environmentally-safe access mat to biodegrade in place, we offer removal services that will remove your installed access mats and clean up any residual debris that may affect the environment. To access this service, please call GFI Solutions and discuss what mat management features best suit your needs.

From Consult to Tear-Down, GFI is Here!

GFI Solutions offers a range of access solutions for your project, including used and new access mats. Additionally, all grades of access matting are available with us. Each used mat undergoes testing to ensure quality before being taken on-site. Looking for a lightweight and cost-effective solution? Contact us today by phone at 1-833-GFI-MATS or use our contact form to talk to us about your access mat needs.

Expert Access Mat Installation and More From GFI Solutions

Expert Access Mat Installation and More From GFI Solutions

Are you looking for access mat installation support? If so, your search ends here with GFI Solutions! As Western Canada’s leading manufacturer and distributor of access mats and more, GFI Solutions is here to help you with all your access mat installation needs. Our team of access solutions experts understand the importance of having your access mats appropriately installed and efficiently, so your project doesn’t suffer from costly delays or unexpected damages. Below we’ll tell you more about GFI Solutions’ access mat installation services and our other turn-key support solutions. Continue reading to learn why you should partner with GFI Solutions for all your access solutions needs!

Plan Ahead, Plan Better

Access mats are critical pieces of access equipment that protect the environment and your crew when working in remote or rugged environments. GFI Solutions is proud to offer access mat installation services to best support the performance of your access matting. Proper installation of your access mats is critical for optimal performance, safety, and durability. If your access mats are not installed correctly, your mats are at risk of unexpected damage, costly replacements, and overall project delays.

At GFI Solutions, our team of experts is here to help you with all your access mat installation needs. Our team can even help you with your mat inventory management. That way, you never have to worry about whether or not your access mats will be delivered and installed on time. GFI Solutions is available 24/7 to ensure your project stays on time and within budget. So to best benefit your project’s bottom line and to avoid untimely project delays, partner with GFI Solutions for all of your access mat installation needs. With numerous access mats available, GFI Solutions is your source for access solutions, access mat installation, and more!

Support Services at GFI Solutions

At GFI Solutions, we proudly offer several other support solutions besides our access mat installation services. We strive to provide our customers with outstanding customer service. With our support solutions, you can rest assured that our access solutions expertise and customer service will help keep your project on scope and schedule. Some of the support solutions GFI Solutions offers are as follows:

  • Turn-Key Services
  • Inventory Management
  • Mat Manufacturing
  • Delivery & Installation
  • Mat Washing
  • Planning & Consultation

At GFI Solutions, our team proudly provides these support solutions to customers across Western Canada and nationwide. We strive to provide innovative access solutions and exceptional customer service, regardless of the scope or scale of your project. So when you need outstanding access mat installation, inventory management, or something else, GFI Solutions is here to help!

Ready to Get Started?

GFI Solutions is pleased to offer various access solutions, including new and used access mats, crane mats, access bridges, and more! Regardless of the scope of your project, industry, or worksite location, GFI Solutions is here to help you with all your access mat installation needs. Our turn-key solutions are tailored to your specific requirements. Whether you need lightweight and cost-effective Site Safe Cross Laminated Timber mat rentals, or mat washing services, GFI Solutions is your top choice for everything access solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our access mat installation services and other support services!