The Importance of Access Mat Rentals in Construction Projects

The Importance of Access Mat Rentals in Construction Projects

At GFI Solutions, we’ve been in the business long enough to know that access mat rentals are necessary for terrain access problems. As someone in the oilpatch, construction, forestry or other remote-work industry, you probably know that the terrain you will be working with could be more work-friendly and ideal. Whether it’s too wet, too deep, too unstable or something else, your machines need to be able to do their job. Read on to learn why access mat rentals are the perfect solution.

Benefit Your Project with Access Mat Rentals

Our team of professionals is available to transport and install your access mat rentals for you. Letting GFI Solutions teams handle this means ensuring you will get your quality mats on time and in good condition. Then, when you complete your remote project, these experts can come back and help remove the access mat rentals and any remaining debris. Using access mat rentals for your project with GFI Solutions can reduce your environmental impact and the amount you pay into access solutions. Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats for rent are an extremely efficient method for overcoming terrain issues in remote worksites.

Environmentally-Friendly Access Solutions

Our access mat rentals are made from sustainable Longleaf Southern Yellow Pine that has matured for over 20 years before being cut. Additionally, this wood is more robust than Douglas Fir: these CLT access mats for rent can be up to 5 times stronger than traditional bolted mats. They can handle more weight through their ability to disperse the weight over the mat’s surface area evenly, which is unique to Cross-Laminated Timber mats. More robust access mat rentals will remove some of the stress of working on a project on challenging terrain.

Additionally, the adhesive and wax seal we use on all four sides to reduce water damage are environmentally friendly, so any accidentally left-behind pieces will not harm nature. All of the CLT access mats are completely biodegradable.

Have Less Impact on the Soil

If you are looking for access solutions that will help you to reduce the amount of erosion, take advantage of our access mat rentals! Reduce your environmental impact during your project, and stay within regulations. Access mat rentals will prevent excessive damage to the surrounding habitat, unlike how traditional bolted mats or mats with metal elements can potentially damage the worksite if not used and disposed of properly.

GFI Solutions Can Help Solve Your Access Problems!

Get quality access mat rentals at GFI Solutions today! We are proud to offer premium products to create accessibility in your remote project. GFI Solutions works with many industries, including oilpatch, construction, and forestry. If you have any questions about our access mat rentals, please contact us or use our 24-hour phone line: 1-833-434-6287.

GFI Solutions is Alberta’s Access Mat Rental Experts

GFI Solutions is Alberta’s Access Mat Rental Experts

Are you looking for an affordable access mat solution for your project? If so, then CLT access mat rentals from GFI Solutions are an excellent option for you! TerraLam CLT mats are quickly becoming an industry favourite for access matting. They provide numerous benefits compared to traditional bolted mats. At GFI Solutions, we have the knowledge and experience to assist you with all of your access needs. From TerraLam CLT mats to access bridges and exceptional service, you can trust our team to help you keep your project accessible and operating safely. Below, we’ll discuss some benefits of renting access mats from GFI Solutions and a more in-depth look at TerraLam CLT mats. Continue reading to find out more!

Rent with GFI Solutions

Renting the safety access products your project requires should be a straightforward process. That’s why at GFI Solutions, our rental options are hassle-free. GFI offers same-day shipping, on-site installations, expedited delivery options, and more to our rental customers. In addition to the previously mentioned benefits, rentals also reduce your upfront costs. They are an affordable option if you’re testing TerraLam’s CLT mats for the first time. Suppose you’re unsure whether renting or buying is the right solution for you. In that case, our team of experts can assist you in determining your best option. GFI Solutions is here to help you with access mat rentals across Canada.

Engineered for Success

Compared to traditional bolted mats, CLT access mats are more durable, lightweight, and easier to install. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are made from Southern Yellow Pine and glued together with environmentally friendly adhesive. By utilizing adhesive instead of bolts, the weight of CLT mats is significantly less than traditional bolted mats. That means you can fit more CLT mats per load, so transporting these access mats is more affordable. Also, since these mats are manufactured using high-quality materials, their lifespan is 3-5 times longer than traditional bolted mats. Overall, CLT mats come with a range of benefits that ultimately make them the more affordable option. Below are some specs on the TerraLam 300 and 500 CLT mats:

TerraLam® 300 CLT Mats:

  • 3-ply cross-laminated timber
  • Bevelled edges
  • Weight: – 1,350 lbs.

TerraLam® 500 CLT Specifications:

  • 5-ply cross-laminated timber
  • Bevelled edges
  • Weight: – 2,667 lbs.

Your Source for Access Solutions

Your worksite comes with its own unique challenges, which means you may need rig mats, access mats, or both! GFI’s CLT mats are up to the challenge if you’re looking for affordable access matting for demanding environments. At GFI Solutions, we are proud to offer mat rentals. If you’re looking for access mats but don’t want to worry about long-term storage and transportation, renting is an excellent option. We even provide our customers with 24/7 support. So if you’re having issues, you can get a hold of us at any time, and one of our experienced team members can assist you. Our team of experts at GFI can assist you in determining the appropriate amount of mats for your project and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about access mat rentals at GFI Solutions!

CLT Mats an Environmentally Sustainable Option

CLT Mats an Environmentally Sustainable Option

Are you in the market for new access matting solutions, but you’re tired of plowing through your budget on costly mats that barely last through your project? TerraLam Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are here to take the pressure off your shoulders and budget. As the latest innovation in site access, TerraLam CLT mats have quickly made themselves an industry favourite due to their heavy-duty performance and lengthy lifespan. TerraLam mats provide more than affordability and endurance; they’re also leading the way in environmental consciousness. At GFI Solutions, we are proud to provide our clients with a range of sustainable access solutions for their pocketbooks and the environment. Learn more about some of the environmental benefits of TerraLam access mats below!

Mats Provide Environmental Protection

TerraLam Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are manufactured in such a way that makes them significantly more environmentally friendly than traditional bolted mats. Some of the benefits of CLT mats are as follows:

  • CLT mats are made from sustainably sourced Southern Yellow Pine.
  • Hugh impact resistance and durability make CLT mats have a 3-5 times longer lifespan than bolted mats.
  • The adhesive that’s used to bond the mats together is eco-friendly.
  • They’re fast and simple to install or remove.
  • Due to the lightweight nature of CLT mats, shipping costs are significantly reduced
  • Weather-resistant, and more.

Alongside being manufactured environmentally sustainable, CLT mats can also help prevent organic and chemical cross-contamination. Oils, fluids, and other chemicals that are a part of your operation can have permanent and damaging effects on the land around your project site. Access mats act as a barrier between your equipment and the ground below, significantly reducing the risk of cross-contamination. As long as your mats are thoroughly cleaned regularly and before moving to a new site, they’ll protect your crew, equipment, and the ecosystem.

CLT mats are significantly easier and more affordable to clean as they don’t use bolts that can carry significant amounts of buildup. At GFI, we are proud to offer a range of site access services, including mat washing. We have four mat washers that operate simultaneously to ensure over 2,000 mats a day are fully bleached and sanitized before moving on to their next job.

Recycling CLT Mats

With the extended lifespan of TerraLam CLT access mats, you won’t have to worry about recycling your broken-down mats for some time. However, even the most robust mat will need to be replaced or safely disposed of over time. Luckily CLT mats are more accessible and more environmentally friendly to dispose of than traditional bolted mats. Since CLT mats don’t have any bolts once they’re removed from service, they can be recycled in various ways. Some popular options include livestock bedding, mulching, or becoming a biofuel component.

Site Access Solutions at GFI

GFI Solutions is Western Canada’s leading provider of access mats, and we are proud to be a distributor of Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraLam products. TerraLam access products are designed with quality in mind, so contact our team today if you’re interested in renting or purchasing reliable swamp mats or access bridges.