Environmental Benefits of CLT Access Mats: A Greener Choice

Environmental Benefits of CLT Access Mats: A Greener Choice

As the push for greater environmental responsibility continues across Canada, industries must invest in sustainable solutions that can help mitigate their environmental impact. Having the right access solutions is vital when it comes to companies working in remote or challenging locations. Fortunately, GFI Solutions’ CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber) access mats have emerged as a green solution that offers significant environmental and economic benefits. Continue reading to learn more about GFI Solutions CLT access mats and how they can benefit your business.

Understanding CLT Access Mats

GFI Solutions’ Site Safe CLT access mats are a type of ground protection mat made from sustainably sourced Long Leaf Southern Yellow Pine. Using an innovative manufacturing process, CLT access mats are incredibly strong, durable and environmentally friendly. At GFI Solutions, we have CLT access mats for sale or rent in three sizes:

  • Site Safe 500 CLT Mats – 4′ or 8′ wide x 14′, 16′ or 18′ long
  • Site Safe 700 CLT Mats – 8′ wide x 14′ or 16′ long
  • Site Safe 900 CLT Mats – 4′ wide x 20′ long and 12″ thick

When you need sustainably manufactured and durable access solutions, GFI Solutions CLT access mats are the sensible choice. Next, we will cover some environmental benefits of using CLT access mats.

1) Preserving Natural Habitats

One of the most significant environmental benefits of GFI Solutions CLT access mats is their ability to preserve natural habitats. Construction and resource extraction activities often occur in sensitive environments like marshes, forests, or remote areas. These ecosystems are vital for biodiversity and are crucial to the planet’s health.

CLT access mats evenly distribute the weight of heavy machinery, reducing ground disturbance and minimizing the impact on these delicate ecosystems. This means that construction and resource extraction activities can occur while preserving these areas’ natural beauty and ecological balance.

2) Sustainable Material Sourcing

The production of CLT access mats is also inherently sustainable due to the source of the raw material — sustainably sourced wood and environmentally safe adhesive. Unlike traditional ground protection mats made from non-renewable materials, oak, or Douglas fir, GFI Solutions CLT mats use wood from sustainably harvested Long Leaf Southern Yellow Pine. Southern Yellow Pine grows much faster than competing types of wood and is much stronger, resulting in access mats that last 3-5X longer than traditional ground protection mats.

3) Quick Restoration of Natural Areas

Once a project is complete, removing GFI Solutions’ CLT access mats is straightforward and minimally disruptive to the environment. Our team can even assist you with delivering, installing, and removing your access mats with our helpful turnkey services! This quick restoration of natural areas helps ecosystems recover more rapidly, allowing plant and animal life to return to their habitats sooner.

4) Lower Environmental Liability

Using CLT access mats can also help reduce environmental liability and potential fines associated with ground disturbance and damage to sensitive ecosystems. By choosing an environmentally responsible access solution, companies can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and responsible resource management.

5) Versatility in Applications

Finally, GFI Solutions’ CLT access mats are versatile and can be used across various applications, including construction, mining, oil and gas, and renewable energy projects. Their adaptability means that companies across industries can benefit from their environmental advantages.

Find the CLT Access Mats You Need Here

GFI Solutions’ CLT access mats offer significant environmental benefits, making them a greener choice for ground protection and access in challenging terrains. As industries across Canada prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility, our CLT access mats provide a practical and environmentally conscious solution for those seeking to reduce their impact on the planet while conducting essential operations in challenging environments.

Contact GFI Solutions today to learn more about our current inventory of CLT access mats for sale.

Access Mats for Sale: Enhance Safety in Oil and Gas Operations

Access Mats for Sale: Enhance Safety in Oil and Gas Operations

Oil and gas worksites in remote areas often encounter terrain problems such as mud, ditches, and streams. With access mats for sale, you can safely overcome these challenges without delaying your project. GFI Solutions experts will take care of delivery and installation on your behalf to ensure your mats are adequately installed without instilling damage before use. If you work in the oil and gas industry, access mats are what you need to keep a safe and effective worksite.

Environmentally Friendly Access Mats For Sale

We understand the environmental regulations that remote work has to adhere to; that is why our access mats for sale at GFI Solutions are created with sustainability in mind. All of our products are crafted with matured Longleaf Southern Yellow Pine and an environmentally friendly adhesive. In addition, they are created to be 3 to 5 times stronger than traditional bolted mats made with Douglas Fir, reducing the need to harvest more trees. Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are held together by an environmentally friendly adhesive. When a project is done, any remaining debris from your access mats after removal is biodegradable.

Overcome Unpredictable Terrain

Protect your crew and equipment from safety hazards that can come alongside remote terrain, such as ditches and streams. Access mats for sale at GFI Solutions can help you avoid such potential dangers. Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are the best access mats for sale for remote worksites. Weather can change unpredictably, so it’s best practice always to have weather-resistant mats, such as any of our Site Safe CLT access mats. These mats are sealed with wax on all edges for durability and weatherproofing. The wax prevents weather damage from rain, snow, mud, and more that would otherwise ruin the mats more quickly. This way, you are gaining more use out of your mats.

Cost-Effective and Durable Access Mats

We manufacture quality mats with Longleaf Southern Yellow Pine Wood that is 33% stronger than Douglas Fir. Stronger wood will give you more use before the access mats for sale begin to show wear and tear, which means you’ll get more out of each mat than traditional bolted mats. These quality access mats for sale are also lighter so that you can save up to 60% in transportation costs. Plus, with the purchase of access mats as opposed to access mat rentals, you are investing in a product that can be used over and over.

Contact GFI Solutions For Safer Operations

GFI Solutions is the leading distributor of access mats in Canada. We are proud to offer both quality products to overcome terrain issues and access mat solutions to help you get the most out of your access mats for sale. For all of your access solution needs, contact GFI Solutions by calling our 24/7 customer service and support line: 1-833-GFI-MATS.

GFI Solutions; Alberta’s Premier Choice for Access Mats

GFI Solutions; Alberta’s Premier Choice for Access Mats

Are you searching for lightweight and cost-effective access mats for your upcoming project in Alberta? Fortunately, GFI Solutions is here to help! As Alberta’s leading manufacturer and distributor of access mats, GFI Solutions proudly offers a range of access mats. Our access mats offer your project safe, cost-effective, and durable temporary roadways and work foundations. Keep reading to learn more about GFI Solutions’ various access mat options!

Site Access Solutions You Can Depend On

With access mats from GFI Solutions, your project can avoid production delays and costly damages associated with low-quality access matting and challenging terrain. Our Albertan landscape, especially in remote areas, poses significant challenges when efficiently and safely navigating your worksite. However, GFI Solutions’ inventory of access mats ensures your project has a reliable and stable temporary roadway or work platform. Regardless of your worksite’s ground conditions, your project site will be safe for your crew and equipment. Moreover, access mats from GFI Solutions protect the landscape you’re working in as they create a protective barrier between the ground and your equipment. So no matter the industry or environment in which your project will be working, GFI Solutions’ access mats are here to provide you with a solid, dependable foundation.

Engineered to Outperform

At GFI Solutions, we carry new and used access matting and the Site Safe Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats. However, when your project needs lightweight and cost-effective access matting, Site Safe CLT access mats are your top choice. Site Safe CLT access mats are made from Long Leaf Southern Yellow Pine and adhered together with an eco-friendly adhesive. As part of the innovative manufacturing process a wax sealer is applied to all for edges of the Site Safe CLT access mat. This prolongs the life cycle of the mat reducing rot and decay.

Since Site Safe CLT access mats do not use bolts, they reduce the risk of buckling under your equipment and environmental cross-contamination. Moreover, they weigh significantly less than traditional bolted mats. This weight reduction means you can fit more Site Safe CLT access mats per load. Combined with their ease of installation, Site Safe CLT access mats are a cost-effective alternative to traditional bolted mats. Overall, Site Safe CLT access mats from GFI Solutions are a cost-effective and lightweight access solution. At GFI Solutions, we proudly carry the Site Safe 300 and 500 CLT access mats. Below are further details on these particular access matting models:

Site Safe® 300 CLT Mats:

  • Part number: TL3S148FI
  • No. of Ply: 3-ply Cross Laminated Timber
  • Dimensions: 8′ width X 14′ or 16′ length X 5″ thick
  • Weight: 1,350 lbs
  • Construction: Solid Core
  • Material: All Layers Manufactured from Long Leaf Southern Yellow Pine
  • Additional Features: Beveled Edges, Available With or Without 10″ Oak Fingers

Site Safe® 500 CLT Mats:

  • Part number: TL5S168PLX
  • No. of Ply: 5-ply Cross Laminated Timber
  • Dimensions: 8′ width X 16′ length X 7″ thick
  • Weight: 2,667 lbs
  • Construction: Solid Core
  • Material: All Layers Manufactured from Long Leaf Southern Yellow Pine
  • Additional Features: Beveled Edges

Partner with GFI Solutions Today!

As Alberta’s premier manufacturer and distributor of access solutions, GFI Solutions is proud to provide outstanding customer service and access products. With 24/7 services and a variety of turn-key support services such as mat washing, delivery, mat inventory management and more, GFI Solutions is your source for everything access solutions! Contact GFI Solutions today to learn more about our expert customer service and inventory of access mats.

Access Mat Sales and More!

Access Mat Sales and More!

Access mats are widely used across industrial projects in Canada to overcome difficult terrain. Remote worksites face many challenges and require access solutions to safely and efficiently transport materials to and from the worksite as needed. GFI Solutions is proud to be Canada’s leading source for access mat sales, rental and many other matting solutions to ensure the safety and efficiency of your project. We have partnered with hundreds of clients across Canada to provide them with site-safe access solutions for projects in the oil & gas, drilling, construction, refinery, renewable energy, power industry and more! Read on to learn more about our access products and solutions!

Access Mat Sales and Rental

At GFI Solutions, we manufacture and supply both traditional bolted mats and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats to clients throughout Western Canada. Each and every product is engineered and tested to ensure that they meet the requirements of the job, no matter the challenges. Our aim is to ensure that every mat performs optimally throughout the scope of your project. Our extensive inventory of access mats for sale or rental includes the following:

  • Rig Mats
  • Crane Mats
  • Worksite Access Mats
  • Temporary Access Bridges
  • Swamp Mats
  • And more!

With our line of CLT mats, you can rent or buy the following mats for your next project:

Site Safe Access 500 CLT Mat

  • Engineered for heavy-duty machinery and trucks
  • Support drilling equipment and platforms
  • Offer excellent ground protection and can be used as a bridge decking
  • Suitable for pipeline projects, work pads for cranes, protecting wetlands and more!
  • 4’ wide x 16’ or 18’ long

Site Safe Access 300 CLT Mat

  • Engineered for temporary access roads
  • Supports drilling equipment and platforms
  • Offers safe and efficient makeshift roads for machines and workers
  • It can be used as bridge decking and general ground protection
  • 8’ wide x 14’ or 16’ long

Solutions and Services:

When it comes to access solutions, GFI goes over and beyond to ensure that your project does not undergo any delay. We provide all our partners with the following solutions to keep their projects on schedule:

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

Our top priority is our partner satisfaction. We work closely with all our clients to offer them fast access to the products they need most and offer 24/7 customer service to ensure that all their access needs are met as soon as possible.

Avoid Project Delays with GFI Solutions

Waiting for access mats to arrive or pending installation can cause costly and time-consuming delays. With GFI Solutions, you can rest assured that our team is always available for your access needs 24/7. You can count on us to provide you with the products and services you need with no hassle and no headaches.

Contact our team to learn more about our access mat sales, rental and other access solutions today!

Need Oilfield Mats? GFI Solutions has Stock Ready to Rent or Buy!

Need Oilfield Mats? GFI Solutions has Stock Ready to Rent or Buy!

Are you about to begin a new oil and gas project? Are you looking for reliable access solutions to ensure your crew and equipment can navigate your work site? If so, GFI Solutions has the oilfield mats you need to ensure your project is safe and accessible. Our offering of access, rig, and crane mats is designed to withstand your project’s numerous challenges, from challenging terrain to heavy equipment and more! GFI Solutions is Canada’s premier source for safe access solutions. Below we’ll cover more details about our oilfield mats, including our CLT mats. Continue reading to learn more!

How are Oilfield Mats Different from Access Mats?

Oilfield mats are a type of access mat or ground protection mat constructed to withstand heavy equipment used during oil rigging. These mats are a barrier between your equipment and crew and the ground below. For this reason, oilfield mats provide your project with numerous environmental, financial, and safety-related benefits. Oilfield mats give your workers and machinery a safe and clean environment to work in, which can lead to some significant financial savings. This is because, with oilfield mats, you reduce the risk of slip and fall injuries and your equipment getting stuck in challenging terrain. Oilfield mats also reduce your environmental impact by being a barrier between your crew and equipment. They help your project limit the number of ground disturbances and soil cross-contamination. Investing in oilfield mats for your next project is critical to keep your crew, equipment, and environment safe. No matter what industry you work in, GFI Solutions has the oilfield matting solutions you need to navigate your worksite safely. Our team is here to help you determine the optimal number of mats for your project and any other questions you may have!

CLT Mats are Your Best Option!

GFI Solutions’ Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats have gained some notoriety for being the preferred choice for numerous projects’ oilfield mats. Created through an innovative process, CLT mats are made from environmentally sustainable wood and eco-friendly adhesive. Using an adhesive rather than bolts, CLT mats weigh significantly less than traditional access mats and have greater flexibility. This flexibility allows CLT mats to bend under the pressure of heavy machinery without becoming damaged. In addition, CLT mats are incredibly durable and last about 3-5 times longer than traditional bolted mats. At GFI Solutions, we offer a variety of TerraLam CLT mats and bridges to rent or purchase. So if you’re ready to invest in high-quality oilfield mats, GFI Solutions has inventory in stock!

Safe Access Solutions at GFI Solutions

At GFI Solutions, our team is proud to offer safe and durable access solutions for various industries. Our CLT mats can meet the high demand for cranes, rigs, and heavy equipment. In addition to our safe access solutions, we offer mat installation, delivery, inventory management, and other turnkey services. GFI Solutions is proud to be Canada’s top choice for safe access solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our offering of oilfield mats.