Best Crane Mat Installation In Canada

Best Crane Mat Installation In Canada

Crane and rig mats are in high demand, especially in the oil field, pipeline or power industry. Worksites in such industries use heavy-duty equipment, which requires access mats that are safe, reliable and cost-effective. Standard bolted mats were the number one choice for heavy machinery for many years. Some even believe that traditional timber mats are the safest and strongest choice; however, Cross Laminated Timber access mats are proven to be a more robust, safer and budget-friendly alternative to traditional timber mats.

GFI Solutions is your exclusive source for site access products and services for TerraLam® CLT access mats. We are proud to be Canada’s leading provider of access mats, crane/rig mats and Terracross™ Bridges. Learn more about TerraLam® crane mats below!

What Makes CLT Crane Mats Different?

Bolted timber mats are the standard choice of any worksite; however, CLT access mats are better. Cross Laminated Timber access mats are made using adhesive to bond wood together rather than bolts. This process eliminates gaps between the planks and offers you a safer worksite environment. Bolts create splinters, fall off and sometimes damage the equipment used. Having a smoother top for your access mats eliminates all the problems above and prevents worksite tripping hazards caused by the gapping between the wooden planks.

Bolted timber mats are known to be heavier than CLT access mats, giving the impression that blocks of wood can handle more weight than Cross Laminated Timber. However, the heavier the plank does not necessarily mean the better the performance. CLT access mats are made using Southern Yellow Pine fibre which is 30% harder than Douglas fibre used in traditional bolted mats. Furthermore, the adhesion used in CLT access mats allows for weights to be distributed evenly through every square foot of the mat, rather than focusing the load on a few wooden planks causing quicker damage and breakage.

Finally, every TerraLam® CLT mat is engineered and tested in all weather conditions to ensure the durability of the access mats. Whether your project is in the cold, harsh winters or during the sweltering season of summer, our CLT mats performance will remain consistent throughout.

GFI Solutions for Every Project

At GFI Solutions, we engineer, deliver and install access mat products throughout Canada. We aim to ensure smooth and safe production in any worksite, which is why we also offer the following solutions:

  • Turnkey services
  • Inventory management
  • Manufacturing
  • 24/7 Service for Sales and Rentals
  • Mat washing
  • Planning & consultation, and more.

Partner With Us Today

We offer various products and solutions for all projects and worksites. For more information on leading crane access mat installation for your project, contact our team of experts today.