Find the Access Mats You Need for Your Canadian Worksite

Find the Access Mats You Need for Your Canadian Worksite

Is your next big project facing the challenges of our Canadian wilderness? Do you need help ensuring your worksite is safe and accessible for your workers and machinery? Our Canadian environments present project managers with several unique obstacles that can be difficult to overcome without suitable accessibility solutions. Access mats can make navigating muddy and swampy terrain straightforward. As Western Canada’s premier supplier of site access products, GFI Solutions is your source for safe site access needs. Below we’ll discuss the application of access mats and how CLT mats, in particular, are beneficial for your project. Continue reading to learn more!

Applications for Access Mats

Access mats support workers and equipment that require a structural roadway to provide stable passage over rugged terrain, pipelines, or protected environments. They’re often used in environmentally sensitive or remote areas like wetlands and swamps to offer a sound foundation. For these reasons, access mats are used across Canadian environments to reduce the risk of environmental cross-contamination, equipment getting stuck, and worker injury.

Access matting has been used in various industrial and commercial applications. This may include temporary or single-use applications such as construction or oil and gas projects where the mats are only required for a short period. However, you can reuse access mats over several projects over multiple seasons in many other industries where challenging terrain or environmental concerns are a factor. At GFI Solutions, our team can assist you in determining the number of access mats your project may require. In addition, we can also provide you with TerraCross access bridges and a range of beneficial services like delivery and installation.

The Perks of CLT Mats

TerraLam Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats offer plenty of benefits. From an extended lifespan to its unique eco-friendly adhesive, and more! CLT mats are an excellent option for all types of project sites. These access mats have a 3-5 times longer lifespan than traditional bolted mats and are manufactured sustainably. In particular, CLT mats can save you significant money as they’re lighter and more affordable than traditional bolted access mats. CLT mats save you money on:

  • Transportation costs
  • Maintenance costs
  • Replacement costs
  • Labour costs, and more!

With significant savings in these four areas, CLT mats allow you to reprioritize your project’s funds to other essential areas. At GFI Solutions, our TerraLam CLT access mats can improve your project’s accessibility and safety. As mentioned above, utilizing access mats can save time and money. Our team at GFI can assist you in making your project safe and accessible for your crew and equipment.

Your Trusted Source for Access Solutions

GFI Solutions is proud to offer comprehensive safe site access solutions across Canada. From mat rentals and sales to turnkey services, mat washing and more, GFI is your trusted supplier of TerraLam access solutions. In addition to a significant inventory of high-quality, sustainably sourced access mats, we also offer 24/7 support. That means our team of experts will always be accessible to you to assist you with all of your access questions. So if you’re looking for access solutions you know you can trust, contact us at GFI Solutions today!

Why it’s Time to Choose Laminated Mats

Why it’s Time to Choose Laminated Mats

In need of new access matting solutions, but tired of blowing your budget on mats that only last a few jobs and cost an arm and a leg to ship? TerraLam® CLT mats are here to help! As the newest innovation in the site access industry, TerraLam® Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats have quickly made a name for themselves thanks to their heavy-duty performance and unbeatable lifecycle. With a lighter profile that saves on shipping and durability you can count on, it’s no wonder TerraLam® CLT mats have become the go-to choice of many heavy industry leaders. Learn more about the benefits of TerraLam® access mats below!

What Is Cross Laminated Timber?

The key to understanding TerraLam® CLT mats can be found right in the name; unlike bolted mats, cross-laminated timber products are created by bonding southern yellow pine planks together rather than bolting them. This unique method of construction allows for increased flexibility, which in turn enables the mat to evenly disperse the weight of loads throughout the entire surface, rather than attempting to handle the stress exclusive at blot points. The ability to flex under pressure greatly reduces the chance of sudden breaks or failures and means that, despite weighing up to 40% less than traditional mats, CLT mats can tackle the same heavy-duty jobs that crane and rig mats are able to handle. TerraLam® CLT access mats offer a 500 level model that is steel reinforced to handle heavy machinery, as well as a more standard 300 level for more generic applications.

More to Explore

Alongside the benefits of increased strength and a lighter profile that lets you ship up to 60% more than bolted mats per load (hello savings!), CLT mats offer a wide range of benefits. Key reasons to choose TerraLam® CLT mats include:

  • Superior lifespan(3-5 times longer than bolted mats)
  • TerraLam® products are crafted from fast-growing southern yellow pine wood, which is more environmentally sustainable than the demand for mixed hardwood mats
  • High impact resistance
  • Fast to install and remove
  • Glue lamination and wax sealer on all 4 edges makes it easier to repel moisture and rot all year round
  • Suitable for use in extreme conditions including the heat and cold, and more.

TerraLam® CLT Mats at GFI Solutions

Ready to make the switch to laminated access mats? GFI has you covered. As Western Canada’s leading source for access mat solutions, GFI is proud to be a distributor of Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraLam® products, including their 300 and 500 model access mats, access bridges, and more. Designed with the utmost quality in mind, TerraLam® is at the top of the CLT market. Learn more about these incredible solutions by contacting our team today.

Site Access Mat Sales at GFI Solutions

Site Access Mat Sales at GFI Solutions

Winter is well underway and with the freeze/thaw just around the corner, the importance of having viable site access solutions is key. Access mats are a dependable way to navigate changing terrains and ensure your fleet, as well as your equipment, are protected against the challenged posed by mud, slush, rain, and other spring weather byproducts. GFI Solutions is proud to be one of Canada’s leading suppliers of access mats and offers exclusive access to Sterling Solutions’ line of TerraLam® mats. As the newest evolution that improves on the performance of standard bolted mats, TerraLam® Cross Laminated Timber mats have quickly become one of the top choices on the market trusted by project managers in the construction, oil & gas, renewable energy, petrochemical, mining, power and related industries. Learn the benefits of using access mats, as well as TerraLam®’s innovative solutions, below.

No More Terrain Headaches

One of the biggest challenges facing remote job sites how variable the Canadian landscape can be. Rugged and uneven terrain can make it difficult to transport goods and materials to and from the site, and each season presents new challenges, particularly as they change. Access mats help to circumvent the dangers and difficulties posed by the landscape and ensure you’re able to keep your project on track without fearing the risks posed by mud, sleet, and more. With multiple compositions and weight capabilities, TerraLam®’s line of Cross Laminated Timber matting solutions offers superior performance, standing up to the demand of heavy loads and constant use and giving you the reliable path you need when it matters most.

TerraLam® CLT Mats: The New Solution You Can Trust

If you’ve used traditional bolted mats for decades, you’re not alone. Though bolted access mats were once the industry standard and served as the main way to build temporary roads, recent years have seen the development of newer, better solutions like TerraLam® CLT mats. Unlike their predecessors, TerraLam® CLT mats use environmentally safe adhesives to bond planks together, as opposed to bolts. While bolted mats are only able to transfer the burden of a load at the location of their fasteners, adhered TerraLam® access mats distribute the weight evenly throughout the entire mat, which allows for increased flexibility that prevents cracks and breakages, even under extreme weight loads. In addition, CLT mats are 40% lighter, offer a longer lifecycle (3-5x the length of bolted mats), and heavy-duty models like TerraLam®’s 500 model can easily be used in place of standard rig or crane mats.

Discover TerraLam® Matting Solutions with GFI

GFI Solutions is proud to offer our clients access to the top matting solutions available on the market and is Canada’s exclusive source for TerraLam® CLT mats. Engineered to be 40% lighter than traditional bolted mats, TerraLam® access mats give you the benefits of exceptional durability as well as long-term dependability and performance. The lightweight composition of the mat greatly increases your hauling capacity, allowing for the transport of up to double the normal amount allowed by bolted mats, which saves time and money. If you’re in need of access solutions, it’s time to trust TerraLam®!

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