Site Access Mat Sales at GFI Solutions

Site Access Mat Sales at GFI Solutions

Winter is well underway and with the freeze/thaw just around the corner, the importance of having viable site access solutions is key. Access mats are a dependable way to navigate changing terrains and ensure your fleet, as well as your equipment, are protected against the challenged posed by mud, slush, rain, and other spring weather byproducts. GFI Solutions is proud to be one of Canada’s leading suppliers of access mats and offers exclusive access to Sterling Solutions’ line of TerraLam® mats. As the newest evolution that improves on the performance of standard bolted mats, TerraLam® Cross Laminated Timber mats have quickly become one of the top choices on the market trusted by project managers in the construction, oil & gas, renewable energy, petrochemical, mining, power and related industries. Learn the benefits of using access mats, as well as TerraLam®’s innovative solutions, below.

No More Terrain Headaches

One of the biggest challenges facing remote job sites how variable the Canadian landscape can be. Rugged and uneven terrain can make it difficult to transport goods and materials to and from the site, and each season presents new challenges, particularly as they change. Access mats help to circumvent the dangers and difficulties posed by the landscape and ensure you’re able to keep your project on track without fearing the risks posed by mud, sleet, and more. With multiple compositions and weight capabilities, TerraLam®’s line of Cross Laminated Timber matting solutions offers superior performance, standing up to the demand of heavy loads and constant use and giving you the reliable path you need when it matters most.

TerraLam® CLT Mats: The New Solution You Can Trust

If you’ve used traditional bolted mats for decades, you’re not alone. Though bolted access mats were once the industry standard and served as the main way to build temporary roads, recent years have seen the development of newer, better solutions like TerraLam® CLT mats. Unlike their predecessors, TerraLam® CLT mats use environmentally safe adhesives to bond planks together, as opposed to bolts. While bolted mats are only able to transfer the burden of a load at the location of their fasteners, adhered TerraLam® access mats distribute the weight evenly throughout the entire mat, which allows for increased flexibility that prevents cracks and breakages, even under extreme weight loads. In addition, CLT mats are 40% lighter, offer a longer lifecycle (3-5x the length of bolted mats), and heavy-duty models like TerraLam®’s 500 model can easily be used in place of standard rig or crane mats.

Discover TerraLam® Matting Solutions with GFI

GFI Solutions is proud to offer our clients access to the top matting solutions available on the market and is Canada’s exclusive source for TerraLam® CLT mats. Engineered to be 40% lighter than traditional bolted mats, TerraLam® access mats give you the benefits of exceptional durability as well as long-term dependability and performance. The lightweight composition of the mat greatly increases your hauling capacity, allowing for the transport of up to double the normal amount allowed by bolted mats, which saves time and money. If you’re in need of access solutions, it’s time to trust TerraLam®!

Want More Information?

Learn more about TerraLam® Matting solutions by contacting GFI today.

24/7 Site Access Solutions at GFI

24/7 Site Access Solutions at GFI

At GFI Solutions, we know just how vital access to reliable matting solutions and services are. Canada’s oil & gas, drilling, power transmission, renewable energy, mining, and related sectors are hard at work year-round, with long hours and sudden changes making 24/7 service essential. Our team is proud to serve clients all over the country, offering nonstop support for mat sales, rental, delivery, installation and more. As Canada’s exclusive source for TerraLam® CLT access mats, you can trust our team to have your back, no matter when you call. Learn more about the benefits of TerraLam® mats and partnering with GFI below!

TerraLam® Mats: Today’s Leading CLT Solution

When it comes to finding the right access mats for the job, it’s no secret that the best option is the perfect fit of competitive prices matched with superior performance. TerraLam® CLT access mats are made with the highest quality materials and design, giving you peace of mind and an unbeatable ROI. TerraLam® mats are engineered to be stronger and more durable than traditional bolted mats, and serve as a safer alternative that drastically reduces damage, replacement, and transportation costs.

Why Choose CLT Matting?

If you’re used to traditional bolted mats but are contemplating finally making the switch, there are plenty of perks to be found with CLT mats, including a lighter weight profile that allows you to ship up to 25% more per load, a lifecycle that lasts 3-5 times longer than bolted mats, and dependable performance even in tough situations. In addition to superior durability where loads are concerned, the adhesive used to bond planks together also protects the mat from rot and decay, meaning your lifecycle is much longer and maximizing your investment.

Meet GFI Solutions

At GFI Solutions, our number one priority is, and always will be, our customers. We believe in providing exceptional service alongside unbeatable products to give you the support you need when it matters most. From round the clock shipping to rapid installs, mat washing, inventory management services and more, we’re here to cover your site access needs, every step of the way. providing customers with exceptional products when it matters the most.

For more information on our leading access mat products and services throughout Canada, contact GFI today.

TerraCross™Access Bridges: Your Dependable Solution For Easier Crossing

TerraCross™Access Bridges: Your Dependable Solution For Easier Crossing

Does your remote worksite feature uneven terrain that makes crossing and regular transport methods difficult? Canada’s landscape can pose multiple challenges to your project. From uneven terrain to creeks, ditches, and other similar factors, delivering valuable resources to and from the job site can be a headache without the right tools in place. Temporary access bridges like those found in Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraCross™products help haulers and project managers circumvent these difficulties with ease, while also minimizing your overall impact on the surrounding environment. Learn more about the benefits of access bridges, as well as TerraCross™solutions, below.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters: When Access Bridges Make A Difference

It’s no secret that remote worksites can often pose a surplus of logistical problems when it comes to staying on top of your project, especially when you factor in Western Canada’s ever-changing weather patterns and fluctuating temperatures. From muddy paths to creek beds and more, finding a dependable way to facilitate easy transport is vital. Where access mats are best suited to creating makeshift pathways, access bridges are useful when it comes to any application where there is a need to cross a gap in the ground, such as rivers or ditches, with both temporary and permanent options available to meet your needs. Factors that help determine what kind of bridge is best for your specific application include:

  • Intended period of use
  • Load capacity requirements
  • Geographic factors specific to your location

In many cases, portable or temporary bridges are a suitable solution that allows you to facilitate easy crossing with minimal disturbance to the area in the longterm. This is particularly ideal for projects that may only require brief access to a specific portion of the worksite to deposit resources, as well as where cost-effectiveness is a concern since portable bridges can be used in multiple areas. The end result of using temporary access bridges is increased safety, reduced costs where transportation is concerned, and less disruption to your overall workflow.

TerraCross™ Access Bridges

Easy to deploy and lightweight, Sterling Solutions’ TerraCross™ bridge is ideal for crossing water, ditches, circumventing environmental hazards, and more. The bridge is designed to facilitate lifting and construction with a 200-class excavator or similar equipment, and enables faster, safer passage while also preventing contamination on site. Specs include:


  • Weight Limit: 100 tons
  • Maximum Spanning Distance: 35′
  • Total Length: 40′
  • Matting: TerraLam® 500 bearing mats and TerraLam® 700 decking


  • Weight Limit: 65 tons
  • Maximum Spanning Distance: 50′
  • Total Length: 56′
  • Matting: TerraLam® 500 bearing mats and TerraLam® 700 decking

TerraCross bridges can be rapidly assembled for added convenience, allowing your crew to get back to work in no time!

Access Solutions With GFI

GFI Solutions is proud to be a leading provider of dependable worksite access solutions across Canada. Our inventory features the top products from Sterling Solutions, including their range of TerraLam and TerraCross products. Engineered to be lighter, stronger, and more durable than competitors, TerraLam and TerraCross products are depended on by innovators in the oil & gas, petrochemical, construction, forestry, and mining industries. Learn more about our available inventory and services by contacting our team today.