Choosing the Best Access Mats in Grande Prairie

Choosing the Best Access Mats in Grande Prairie

Access mats in Grande Prairie are necessary to overcome terrain issues that result from a combination of the surrounding natural habitat and fluctuating weather conditions. Remote projects are known for having access difficulties, so investing in quality access mats you can use from project to project is a smart idea. GFI Solutions offers CLT access mats in Grande Prairie that are stronger, lighter and more durable than traditional bolted mats. Read on to find out why these access mats are your best choice.

Terrain Conditions

The terrain you are working in is one of the first aspects to consider when selecting a fitting access solution for your worksite. We provide access mats in Grande Prairie to help you overcome muddy, snowy, or slippery terrain with hardy Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats. Grande Prairie has a lot of ditches and streams that can hinder remote projects. GFI Solutions can provide your project with temporary access bridges that can be quickly installed for an easy solution.

Load-Bearing Capacity

How heavy are your machines? While traditional bolted mats can work, CLT access mats in Grande Prairie are the best choice for many remote projects. Our Site Safe CLT 300 access mat and Site Safe CLT 500 access mat can handle almost all typical machinery you will need to use on your project without compromising the safety of your employees and machines. CLT access mats will evenly distribute the weight of the load over the surface area, making them more durable than traditional bolted mats that do not use weight distribution. For heavier cranes and machinery you might use, check out our crane mats that are built to withstand the weight of cranes and heavier loads.

Weather Resistance

While traditional bolted mats are prone to damage from the constant weather flux that Grande Prairie has, access mats are cross-laminated and sealed to prevent weather damage. CLT access mats use an adhesive to bond the wood together and a wax seal on all four edges, preventing water, snow, and mud from wearing on the access mat unnecessarily. While bolted mats have gaps that can collect water and mud that may expand and contract during weather changes overnight, CLT access mats let Grande Prairie remote projects operate day to day without disruption due to access mat failure.

Environmental Impact

We understand that each remote project has environmental standards to uphold, which is why we have created our access mats to be biodegradable. The adhesive we use to seal the mats for protection is environmentally friendly, and the absence of metal bars or bolts means that the entire access mat can biodegrade. Rest assured that with GFI Solutions access mats, you are meeting your Provincial and Federal regulatory requirements for the land. Should you need help removing your access mats after your project, please get in touch with GFI Solutions to assist in removing mats and debris.

Choose GFI Solutions for All Your Access Matting Needs!

Trust GFI Solutions to find the perfect solution to your terrain issues. GFI Solutions is proud to be Canada’s favourite access mat distributor. If you have any questions about our access mat solutions, want to learn about our Mat Management Program, or talk to us about any concerns, please visit our website or call us at 1-833-GFI-MATS.

Access Mat Rentals in Canada

Access Mat Rentals in Canada

Are you in need of safe, fast and durable site access solutions for your upcoming remote project? GFI solutions is here to help! We are proud to be Western Canada’s leading supplier of site-safe access products and services, including swamp mats, rig mats, crane mats, access bridges, rental services and more! Our team of experts is available 24/7 to make sure you have all the resources you need for your upcoming remote project. Learn more about our comprehensive access mat services and products below!

Robust and Long-Lasting Access Products

GFI Solutions access mats are different from traditional bolted mats you might find on the market. For instance, GFI Solutions offers Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats that are 30% stronger, five times stiffer, and two-thirds the weight of standard bolted mats. We use an environmentally friendly adhesive to bond the mats together, creating stronger and longer-lasting access mats. The innovative process of manufacturing CLT mats protects them from quick damage and eventual rot and decay as the adhesive provides a moisture barrier and allows for the weight to be equally distributed across the surface area. With GFI Solutions’ CLT access mats, you can rest assured that your machinery and workers are safe and the environment is not compromised.

Reliable and Extensive Access Matting Services

At GFI Solutions, we not only manufacture and supply access matting products, but we also offer our clients comprehensive access matting services to ensure that their project stays within the timeline. Our services include:

Access Mat Washing

At GFI Solutions, we understand the damages that rough terrain can cause on access mats. Whether you’re renting or buying access mats, it’s essential to clean them to avoid premature failures and cross-contamination. Our access mat washing services thoroughly clean your access mats and ensure that they are ready to be used for your next project. We can pick up your dirty mats, wash them at our warehouse and drop them off for your next project or transport our mat washing machine to your remote location and wash the mats on the job site. We aim to ensure that you receive professionally cleaned access mats, no matter the location.

Access Mat Rentals 

With short and one-off projects, it doesn’t make sense to purchase access mats, which is why GFI Solutions is proud to offer our access mat rental services to clients across Western Canada. We have a variety of rental access mat products readily available for your next project. We also offer different grades of mats, depending on your matting needs. Give us a call today to place your order, and our team will be ready to deliver, install, and disassemble your rental mats.

Planning, Consultation and Inventory Management 

Why worry about shipping, installation, labour shortage and inventory management when GFI Solutions can help you plan, deliver and install your access mats? We offer all our clients planning and consultation services to ensure that they have the right products and number of mats for the length of their projects. We have partnered with project managers across many industries, allowing us to have extensive knowledge of your matting needs. Learn more about our access matting services here!

Access Mat Rental and More! 

Our 24/7 rental and sales service is ready to meet all your access matting needs. Contact our team today to learn more about our services and products!

Temporary Worksite Mats, Rig Mats and Bridge Mats!

Temporary Worksite Mats, Rig Mats and Bridge Mats!

With summer just around the corner, much of Canada faces rainfall and irregular weather patterns, making it difficult for trucks and machinery to reach remote job sites. Temporary access solutions like bridges and mats are an essential resource that allows you to overcome the obstacles presented by the changing weather while also protecting the environment from harm during your project.

While purchasing mats was the preferred option of choice, renting access mats has become the go-to solution by project managers in some of the biggest companies in construction, oil & gas, petrochemical, mining, power and renewable energy industries. GFI Solutions is proud to be Canada’s leading supplier of temporary access solutions, including access mats, rig mats and access bridges for rent and sale. Learn more about our temporary access solutions below!

Access Mats

When purchasing access mats to build makeshift roads in and out of a job site, clients tend to underestimate the amount of time and effort that is required to transport, install, remove and clean the mats. Renting temporary access mats will save you time and money since you won’t have to worry about professionally cleaning the mats or finding space to store your mats for the next project. GFI Solutions offers several matting services, including:

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

Rig Mats

Projects with heavy equipment such as dump trucks, loaders, excavators, drilling rigs, or similar heavy machinery require more robust access mats that can withstand extremely heavy loads or applications. Rig mats are primarily used to support heavier machinery and have steel frames to withstand heavy loads safely. Renting temporary rig mats will usually cost significantly less than buying brand new ones and offer you the same reliable quality.

Temporary Access Bridges

In order to safely cross muddy paths, waterways or swamps, project managers are required to install temporary access bridges to maintain the safety of the equipment, the crew and the environment. Temporary bridges are easy to install and remove, and some can even be delivered to the job site on a single truck. Depending on the equipment you have and the weight of the loads, TerraCross bridges can handle up to 100 tons of weight. The specs include:


  • Maximum Weight Limit: 100 tons
  • Spanning Distance: 35′
  • Total Length: 40′
  • Matting: TerraLam® 500 bearing mats and TerraLam® 700 decking


  • Maximum Weight Limit: 65 tons
  • Spanning Distance: 50′
  • Total Length: 56′
  • Matting: TerraLam® 500 bearing mats and TerraLam® 700 decking

Temporary Access Solutions Throughout Western Canada

Looking for temporary access solutions for an upcoming project? Request a quote today!