The Environmental Benefits of Using Crane Mats

The Environmental Benefits of Using Crane Mats

As industries continue to prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility, companies must invest in tools, equipment, and technology to reduce their projects’ ecological impact. One often overlooked aspect that projects can use, which significantly impacts the environment, is crane mats from GFI Solutions. These seemingly simple pieces of access equipment play a crucial role in reducing the environmental footprint of projects. Next, we will explore the environmental benefits of using crane mats from GFI Solutions. Keep reading to find out more.

1) Preservation of Natural Habitats

One of the most direct ways GFI Solutions’ crane mats benefit the environment is that they help preserve natural habitats. Worksites, especially those located in remote sensitive areas, can disrupt ecosystems and endanger local flora and fauna. Our crane mats provide a stable and protective foundation, minimizing underlying soil and vegetation damage. This not only helps preserve the area’s natural beauty but also maintains the ecological balance.

2) Preventing Soil Erosion

Worksites are susceptible to soil erosion, which can lead to sediment runoff into nearby bodies of water. Sediment-laden water can be harmful to aquatic life and aquatic ecosystems. GFI Solutions’ crane mats serve as a barrier that prevents soil erosion by distributing the weight of heavy equipment and machinery, reducing soil compaction, and minimizing the risk of erosion. This proactive measure safeguards water quality and aquatic habitats.

3) Reduced Ground Disturbance

Heavy machinery will leave deep ruts and tracks in the ground without crane mats, which could persist long after construction is completed. These disturbances not only damage the landscape but also hinder natural regrowth. GFI Solutions‘ new and used crane mats minimize ground disturbances by evenly distributing the weight of cranes and other equipment. This, in turn, facilitates the recovery of the construction site and promotes natural regeneration.

4) Improved Project Efficiency

An underrated but crucial aspect of environmental responsibility is project efficiency. Projects can operate more efficiently and smoothly using GFI Solutions’ crane mats. Moreover, the risk of crane equipment getting stuck or damaged is significantly reduced. This means shorter project durations and reduced emissions from heavy equipment. Less time on-site translates to less environmental impact and a reduced carbon footprint overall.

5) Community Relations

Finally, the use of crane mats can have a positive impact on community relations and your project. Notably, oil and gas projects that prioritize environmental responsibility are more likely to gain support from local communities. This support can lead to smoother regulatory approvals, fewer disputes, and greater acceptance of oil and gas activities in the surrounding area.

Get Started with GFI Solutions

Crane mats are much more than a simple construction accessory. They are a tool for reducing the environmental impact of projects in remote or sensitive areas. By choosing to use GFI Solutions’ crane mats, companies can demonstrate their commitment to environmental responsibility and positively contribute to a greener future. With used and new crane mats available to purchase or rent from GFI Solutions, our team ensures you have the access solutions to complete your project on time and within budget.

Contact GFI Solutions today to learn more about our crane mats.

Crane Mat Installations: How GFI Solutions Sets Your Site Up for Success

Crane Mat Installations: How GFI Solutions Sets Your Site Up for Success

Crane mats are critical in providing stability and support for heavy equipment. However, suppose these mats are not installed correctly. In that case, the risk of an accident or damage to your equipment dramatically increases, regardless of the quality of your crane mats. Fortunately, GFI Solutions can ensure that your crane mats are correctly installed with our mat installation solutions. Next, we will review how GFI Solutions’ crane mat installation services set your project site up for success, safety, and stability. Continue reading to learn more.

First, a Site Assessment

Before starting any crane mat installation, GFI Solutions will conduct a comprehensive site assessment. Our team will evaluate the ground conditions, including the soil type, terrain stability, and potential obstructions, to identify any soft or unstable areas requiring additional reinforcement or other solutions. By understanding your site’s specific challenges, GFI Solutions can present you with various new and used crane mat solutions to ensure maximum stability and safety.

Choosing the Right Crane Mats

Selecting the appropriate matting solutions for your project is essential. So consider your project’s needs, such as required weight capacity, crane mat size, and quantity of mats. At GFI Solutions, our team can help you determine the best crane mat options and the number of mats your project needs. That way, you can rest assured that your crane mats can handle the load requirements of your equipment and other site conditions. At GFI Solutions, we offer a wide range of high-quality new and used crane mats designed to meet various project needs, providing the reliability, stability and durability you need for success.

Planning the Layout and Configuration

Once GFI Solutions has determined your worksite’s conditions and the number and sizes of crane mats your project will need, our team will begin planning the layout and configuration of your crane mats. That way, GFI Solutions can implement the crane mat installation process efficiently and effectively. Our team will map out the required coverage area(s) and determine the optimal placement of your crane mats to provide the necessary support and stability for your equipment.

During this process, GFI Solutions’ access solution experts will consider factors such as ground slope, load distribution, and access points for equipment and personnel. A well-planned crane mat layout will minimize movement of the mats, improve work efficiency, and enhance your worksite’s overall safety.

Ensuring Proper Mat Alignment and Connection

During the installation of your crane mats, the GFI Solutions team will pay close attention to the mat’s alignment and connection. Our team will ensure that your crane mats are aligned and connected correctly to form a continuous, level surface that will not shift or separate during equipment operations. Effective mat alignment and connection are crucial for maintaining stability and reducing the risk of accidents or equipment damage.

Crane Mat Installations and More at GFI Solutions

When you need crane mats for your worksite, trust GFI Solutions to have the necessary inventory. Our team is available 24/7 to assist you with your crane mat installation needs or questions. In addition to our inventory of crane mats and installation services, GFI Solutions also provides several turnkey services to meet your specific project requirements. With our expertise and reliable products, GFI Solutions is your trusted partner for efficient and safe crane mat installations and more. Contact us today to learn more!

GFI Solutions is Edmonton’s Choice for Crane Mats!

GFI Solutions is Edmonton’s Choice for Crane Mats!

Are you preparing to kick off a new project in a remote location? Do you need access solutions that can meet the challenges of extreme weather and heavy machinery? Crane mats from GFI Solutions are here to tackle whatever challenge your project may throw their way. As Edmonton’s industry leader in safe site access products, GFI Solutions is proud to offer Sterling Solutions’ Site Safe Cross Laminated Timber crane mats. Constructed through innovative methods, GFI Solutions’ crane mats are designed to withstand the pressure of remote environments, heavy equipment, and severe weather. With more to offer than just access mats, GFI Solutions is your one-stop shop for all your access needs. Continue reading to learn more about our crane mats!

CLT Crane Mats: Outstanding Performance

A significant challenge many project managers face when working in remote locations is sourcing crane mats that can withstand extreme conditions. Fortunately, GFI Solutions is here to help with your site access requirements! Our Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) crane mats are designed to handle the most demanding conditions, including heavy equipment and machinery. CLT crane mats can withstand the demands of extreme applications without compromise. CLT crane mats are more robust than traditional bolted mats and can stand up to almost any challenge your project may throw their way. Over the past several years, GFI Solutions’ CLT crane mats have steadily grown in popularity, and for a good reason! These incredibly durable yet lightweight crane mats can make your project more efficient and accessible without breaking your project’s budget. When you need dependable crane mats in Edmonton, GFI Solutions is here to assist!

About CLT Mats

GFI Solutions’ Site Safe CLT crane mats outperform traditional bolted mats. CLT crane mats are constructed from sustainably sourced Southern Yellow Pine and an eco-friendly adhesive. The environmentally friendly adhesive allows the crane mats to flex under heavy machinery and equipment pressure and better distribute that weight evenly across the entire mat. The result? An incredibly durable, lightweight, and long-lasting crane mat that can manage almost any challenge. Some additional benefits of CLT crane mats are as follows:

  • Impact-resistant and durable
  • Increased lifespan (about 3-5 times longer than traditional bolted mats)
  • Wax-sealed and glue lamination on all four edges of the crane mat make it significantly less vulnerable to rot, moisture, and cross contamination
  • Climate resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Lower shipping costs due to the reduced weight (about 60% more mats per load)
  • And more!

At GFI Solutions, our team is pleased to offer our clients safe and reliable crane matting solutions. In addition to our vast inventory of access solutions, we also provide a variety of turnkey services like mat washing, inventory management, installation and much more! Whatever your safe site access needs are, GFI Solutions is here to support you!

Crane Mats and More at GFI Solutions!

GFI Solutions is proud to be Edmonton’s top choice for crane mats and other access solutions. Our team provides our customers with 24/7 sales and rental support in addition to our vast turnkey services. With decades of experience, GFI Solutions is your access solutions expert! Are you interested in learning more about our CLT crane mats? Contact GFI Solutions today to find out more!

GFI Solutions, Your Source for Crane Mat Rentals

GFI Solutions, Your Source for Crane Mat Rentals

Are you looking for crane mat solutions that give you the flexibility to rent or own? GFI Solutions is here to help! We have a range of safe site access solutions available, including crane mats. So if you’re looking for crane mats that are available to rent, GFI Solutions has you covered. Our Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) crane mats are incredibly high-quality, durable and long-lasting compared to traditional bolted mats. Below we’ll discuss more of the benefits of renting CLT crane mats from GFI Solutions. Keep reading to find out more!

Designed for Success

The CLT crane mats from GFI Solutions are designed for durability, longevity, and outstanding performance. They’re engineered to outperform traditional bolted mats by being lighter and faster to install without losing their overall durability. CLT access mats are made with Southern Yellow Pine planks adhered together with eco-friendly glue. Since CLT mats don’t use bolts, their weight is significantly reduced (approximately ⅔ the weight of traditional bolted mats). That reduces your overall freight costs as you can fit more CLT access mats per load. GFI Solutions’ CLT crane mats are available to rent or own. They are designed to significantly improve traditional bolted mats so your project can save time and money with your access solutions. So if you’ve been searching for a reliable, durable, affordable crane mat solution, GFI Solutions has you covered!

Support and Stability Where You Need It

When you need crane mats, you need an access mat that can withstand heavy machinery and equipment. GFI Solutions’ CLT crane mats can handle heavy loads. The adhesive used to hold the planks together allows the mats to flex under pressure and evenly distribute weight throughout the mat. This flexibility ensures that the crane mat remains durable even under extreme loads. At GFI Solutions, we offer the Site Safe 500 series CLT crane mats. These mats are 5-ply and available in a range of sizes. However, if you require a more robust set of crane mats, GFI can custom-build crane mats to suit your exact specifications. So regardless of what terrain or equipment your crane mat will have to handle, GFI Solutions has the safe site access solutions you need to get the job done.

Crane Mat Solutions at GFI Solutions

With options to rent or own, GFI Solutions proudly offers the access solutions you need to complete your project safely. We have a variety of access mat solutions, including bridges and more! In addition to our safe site access solutions, GFI Solutions offers mat washing, installation and inventory management services. The team at GFI Solutions looks forward to partnering with you for your crane mat rentals. If you’re ready to learn more about renting crane mats from GFI Solutions, contact us today!

Trust the Experts for Crane Mats, Mat Washing, Installation and More!

Trust the Experts for Crane Mats, Mat Washing, Installation and More!

Crane mats are commonly used across numerous oil & gas, power, and refinery projects. Worksites in these industries and others often rely on heavy-duty equipment to get the job done. That heavy equipment needs safe site access mats designed to withstand extreme weights and the many challenges of working remotely or in challenging environments.

Most project managers consider bolted mats the best choice for heavy machinery and equipment. However, the experts at GFI Solutions know that we have better access solutions than traditional bolted mats. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Mats are an innovative access solution that is more affordable, higher quality, and longer-lasting than conventional bolted mats. Below we’ll cover the CLT difference and some of GFI Solutions’ turnkey services. Continue reading to learn more!

The CLT Difference

For most worksites, bolted timber mats are the traditional choice; however, they’re not your only option! Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats perform far and above traditional bolted mats. CLT mats are manufactured from eco-friendly materials like Southern Yellow Pine and environmentally friendly adhesive instead of bolts. This allows the CLT mats to be gapless, lightweight, and more durable than traditional bolted mats. Bolts in crane mats can create splinters, pressure points and may cross-contaminate your working environment. CLT crane mats have a smooth top to reduce tripping, potential damage to your equipment, and environmental cross-contamination. In addition, GFI Solutions’ CLT mats are stronger and more durable than traditional bolted mats, so they can better withstand heavy loads and equipment. GFI Solutions’ Site Safe CLT mats are the best option for any remote project or worksite. They can withstand harsh weather conditions, challenging terrain, and heavy equipment. This maximizes your return on investment as they have a longer lifespan, are more durable and are lighter in weight. When you need reliable crane mats, or other services related to access matting, GFI Solutions is here to help!

Turnkey Services at GFI Solutions

At GFI Solutions, we are pleased to offer our customers more than just outstanding products! We also provide various turnkey services to ensure your project goes smoothly. Below are a few additional services we also offer:

  • Inventory Management
  • Mat Installation, Delivery, and Removal
  • Custom Access Mat Manufacturing
  • Access Mat Rentals
  • 24/7 Services for Sales and Rentals
  • Mat Washing
  • Planning and Consultation
  • And more!

Our team is proud to provide these services to our customers so they can get their projects operational quickly. So if you’re looking for crane mat installation, mat washing, rentals, or something else, GFI Solutions is sure to have the solution for you!

Get Started Today!

GFI Solutions has a range of crane mats, access mats, bridges, and more for all projects and worksites. Regardless of what industry you’re working in, GFI Solutions is here to provide the necessary support and services you need to get the job done on time and within budget. Ready to learn more about CLT mats and installation at GFI Solutions? Contact us today for more information on our safe site access solutions inventory.