Should You Buy Or Rent Construction Mats

Should You Buy Or Rent Construction Mats

If you work in the construction, pipeline, civil engineering, power transmission or other industries that require safe site access mats, you know that not all jobs and job sites are the same. The type of access mating solution you need will not only depend on the type of project, but it will also depend on the project’s duration, the weather, maintenance and any other factor that can cause delays.

One of the most common factors that could cause delays during a project is supply chain and/or logistics. Oftentimes project managers either can’t find the right access mat for the job or are unable to purchase enough mats for the scope of the project. As a result, projects are delayed and extended beyond their specified timeline.

To avoid costly project delays due to a shortage of access inventory, GFI Solutions is proud to introduce our construction mat rental service. We understand the challenges that many projects face due to a lack of access mats, which is why we offer a variety of matting solutions available for both rental and purchase. Read on to learn more about our access mating solutions for remote worksites, including our rental service.

Rental Service:

Ground protection is essential in all remote locations, especially with heavy industrial projects. One of the most important factors you should consider before sending out an order for access mats is the duration of your project. Many access mating providers charge a daily rate for construction mat rental or set an amount for a predetermined rental period. To avoid any costs that may be charged for additional time, assess your project’s duration before contacting your ground protection provider.

At GFI Solutions, we offer different types of mat grades according to your mat needs. Depending on your project’s needs and the type of certain applications, you can rent or purchase A, B, or C grade mats. Contact our experts to learn more about our mat grading!

Delivery and Installation:

GFI’s Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats can save you up to 60% on delivery and 40% on labour. The unique process of manufacturing CLT mats results in a stronger and lighter product that can be easily transported to your worksite. Compared to traditional bolted construction mats, CLT mats are two-thirds the weight of traditional bolted mats. Not only can we deliver up to 72 mats per load, but we can also fit more mats on shuttle trucks and loaders, which increases your savings on installation and removal.

Save Money and Gain Quality

With GFI Solutions, you will no longer have to worry about sacrificing quality for affordable matting solutions. We work closely with our partners to ensure that they receive the matting solution they need at an affordable price. Looking for an affordable and high-quality construction mat rental? Request a quote today!

Keep Your Job Site Clean with Construction Mat Rentals

Keep Your Job Site Clean with Construction Mat Rentals

Are you looking for temporary access solutions to complete an upcoming project? Renting access matting from GFI Solutions is a great option to test-drive our TerraLam mats and get the safe access solutions you need to complete your project on time without committing to a permanent purchase. CLT access mats keep your crew safe, ensure you’re abiding by environmental sustainability standards and help to keep your job on schedule.

There is a myriad of environmental factors to consider when kickstarting a project. Challenges such as snow, rain, and sleet are just some of the many difficulties you face when working in our wild Canadian climate; GFI Solutions wants you to have the resources you need to overcome any challenges. As Canada’s top supplier of CLT access mats, our team is proud to offer rental options and a range of other services to our customers. Keep reading to find out more about renting from GFI and our line of CLT access mats.

Access Mat Rentals You Can Trust

Purchasing access mats will generally be the better option to make the most return on your investment. However, the upfront costs of buying construction mats may not be viable, depending on your circumstances. That’s where mat rentals from GFI Solutions come in handy. Fast rentals can be a significant benefit if you’re in the middle of a project and need safe site access solutions right now. Renting access mats allows you to safely access your site while at the same time allowing you to test drive a new long-term solution. Renting construction mats can allow you to preserve your project’s budget and get the job done on time.

CLT Mats an Industry Favourite

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are a relative newcomer to the safe site access market, but they’ve quickly become the new industry standard for many job sites and good reason too. CLT mats have a unique design built to outperform traditional bolted mats. They’re 40% lighter than bolted mats and have a 3-5 times longer life cycle. The wood CLT mats are manufactured from is sustainably sourced from Southern Yellow Pine, which is 30% stronger than the standard Douglas fir most bolted mats are made from. This lightweight profile allows CLT mats to be easier to transport and install, which means you’ll save money and time during the setup and takedown of your project.

At GFI Solutions, we carry both TerraLam 300 and TerraLam 500 CLT access mats. But if you’re not ready to switch to CLT mats, we also have traditional bolted mats available. GFI is proud to offer the matting support you need for your project; we offer rentals, sales, delivery, installation and mat washing services.

GFI Solutions is Here to Help!

Renting access mats can be a hassle, but GFI is here to help. We’re proud to be the preferred distributor of site access solutions for various businesses across Canada. GFI is sure to meet your project’s stringent safety requirements with a significant inventory of site safe access mats and bridges and the ability to customize mats. Contact our team of experts today for all of your temporary roadway, construction mat, and general worksite mat needs!