Alberta’s Top Choice for Site Safe Access Mats

Alberta’s Top Choice for Site Safe Access Mats

Spring has arrived, and with winter on its way out, the Canadian terrain faces the unique challenges associated with a vicious freeze-thaw cycle that can leave your foundation riddled with mud, ditches, sinkholes, and all sorts of uneven areas that make transport a nightmare. For project managers eager to stay on track (and on budget) site-safe access mats offer much-needed relief and allow your fleet to proceed as usual with minimal disruptions or mishaps. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats have become the new industry standard for site access success, offering superior performance and a much longer life cycle than their bolted mat predecessors.

With a stronger foundation and lightweight profile that allows you to ship up to 50% more per load, CLT mats have countless benefits to offer for your job site. GFI Solutions is proud to be one of Canada’s most trusted suppliers of site-safe access solutions, including CLT mats and access bridges. You’ll find the top products on the market in our inventory, and with 24/7, 365 support readily available nationwide including Alberta and western Canada, you can always count on us to have you covered. Learn more about the benefits of CLT mats below.

What Is Cross Laminated Timber?

If you’re tired of the headaches caused by the inconsistency of bolted mats, CLT offers welcome relief as well as incredible ROI. Unlike bolted mats, which support weight by relying on the strength provided by their bolt points, Cross Laminated Timber mats are created by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood together with a special adhesive. The end result of this process is a mat that is much more flexible and able to evenly distribute the weight of heavy loads across the entire surface area of the mat. This weight distribution makes CLT mats far less likely to crack or break under pressure and allows them to stand up to the toughest jobs time after time.

Additional Benefits

The perks of choosing CLT mats don’t stop at a fantastic strength-to-weight ratio. Among the many reasons that industry leaders choose CLT solutions are:

  • High impact resistance.
  • A lifespan that lasts 3-5 times longer than bolted mats.
  • The adhesive used for bonding also seals the entire mat against external factors that can lead to moisture damage and rot.
  • Able to withstand the Canadian climate, including the coldest winters and hottest summers.
  • Solid matting top reduces tripping hazards, as well as tire damage to vehicles
  • Reduced shipping costs due to the lightweight nature of the mats ( 50% more CLT mats can be shipped per load), and more.

Site Safe CLT Mats at GFI Solutions

As Alberta’s top choice for site-safe access mats, GFI is proud to have you covered, no matter the application. From heavy-duty applications like rig and crane work to designing custom roadways you can depend on, we’re here to help you built the transportation solutions you need today, tomorrow, and in the many days to come.  Learn more by contacting our team today.