When Should You Use Access Mats for Your Construction Site?

When Should You Use Access Mats for Your Construction Site?

Access mats protect your crew, equipment, and the environment by temporarily providing a pathway to and from your construction site. However, access mats can give additional benefits to your construction site. At GFI Solutions, we are proud to offer a range of Sterling Solutions TerraLam access solutions. Our high-quality, durable access mats allow your project to continue operating smoothly and safely while still being an affordable access solution. Below we’ll cover the benefits of using access mats on your construction site and when to use access mats. Keep reading to learn more!

While Navigating Challenging Terrain

Construction can take place in a range of challenging and remote environments. Access mats can assist in ensuring that your project site is navigable and accessible no matter the environmental conditions you face. Is your construction project in marshy territory, or is muddy terrain a concern? Fortunately, CLT access mats are up to the challenge! GFI Solutions’ TerraLam CLT access mats are durable in extreme weather conditions. So come rain or shine, these mats will guarantee that your site remains safe and accessible.

To Protect the Environment

From their capability to provide a foundation over rugged terrain to their manufacturing process Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats are made with the environment in mind. Access mats prevent your crew from accidentally cross-contaminating and potentially damaging the environment you’re working in by providing a layer of defence between your equipment, team, and the ground. CLT mats are engineered through a novel process which utilizes an eco-friendly adhesive to bond perpendicular planks of Southern Yellow Pine together. Since CLT mats don’t use bolts and are sustainably sourced, their environmental impact is significantly less than traditional bolted mats. These mats also have a lifespan of 3-5 times longer than traditional bolted mats, so not only are you protecting the environment from cross-contamination, but you’re also using an access mat built to last. At GFI Solutions, our team of access solution experts can help you determine the appropriate number of access mats for your construction project. So you can keep your workers, equipment and the environment safe.

To Protect Your Crew and Machinery

Access mats provide a safe and stable foundation for your crew and heavy equipment. Our line of CLT access mats has a smooth surface without gaps between the wooden planks to reduce the chance of slip and trip hazards. CLT mats also provide a strong base for your project’s heavy equipment. They evenly distribute the weight across the entire mat, reducing the chance of damaging your machinery. GFI Solutions’ CLT access mats can make your construction site safer by preventing costly accidents before they happen.

A Safe Site Access Solution

If your construction crew faces challenging remote worksites or requires a stable foundation over rugged terrain, then CLT access mats from GFI Solutions have you covered. CLT access mats are the industry standard for exceptional safe site access solutions, as they outperform traditional bolted mats. As Canada’s premier supplier of Sterling Solutions TerraLam products, GFI Solutions is proud to offer our customers high-quality access solutions. In addition to our inventory of access solutions, we also offer delivery, installation, mat washing, 24/7 customer service and more! Looking to learn more about how GFI’s access mats make your construction site safe? Contact us today!