Why Used Swamp Mats?

Why Used Swamp Mats?

Swamp mats, also known as access mats, are a convenient way to overcome any delays to a project that result from unfavourable terrain conditions. Swamp mats are an excellent resource for protecting ecologically sensitive areas as well. GFI Solutions is Canada’s leading supplier of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats, with both new and various grades of used swamp mats to work for any situation.

GFI Solutions’ swamp mats are made from Longleaf Southern Yellow Pine that has been sustainably grown and harvested to produce lighter, more durable mats. Each one of these mats is cross-laminated to be stronger than traditional single wood or composite swamp mats. Below, we will dive into why you may want to invest in used swamp mats for sale instead of new ones. Discover how we ensure that our used swamp mats are completely safe.

Are Used Swamp Mats Safe?

Yes, used swamp mats are safe. In fact, used swamp mats are sometimes more beneficial than new ones. There are a variety of ways that GFI Solutions makes sure that all of our used access mats for sale are in top condition and are safe to use.

Mat Washing

Ensuring each mat is completely sanitary for its next use is essential in combating cross-contamination that can harm the surrounding habitat. Cross-contamination is our number one concern when swamp mats are being used to haul fuel, chemicals, and other toxic materials. We wash, bleach and dry mats properly so that their next use is safe for any environment through our Mat Management Program.

Thorough Inspection

Although our CLT swamp mats are more robust than many other swamp mats for sale today, all mats will experience wear and tear over time. After a thorough inspection, we will put up for sale the used swamp mats that are in good condition and triage the ones that are in need of repair. Mats with extensive damage are instantly disposed to ensure your job site is protected.

Installation and Delivery

GFI Solutions offers a professional Mat Delivery and Installation service that can help prevent premature damage from occurring as a result of improper handling. Both our shipping vehicles and our staff can take care of your used swamp mats in a manner that keeps your used swamp mats in great shape for your use. Our CLT swamp mats are up to 33% lighter than traditional bolted access mats and can save you up to 40% on transportation and shipping costs.

Used Swamp Mats For Sale

Used swamp mats for sale offer many benefits for users that a new swamp mat cannot always beat. While a used swamp mat may have damage, this can provide a better grip for shoes and wheels alike when the terrain is wet or slippery. Divots and dents can provide more grip when the weather is unfavourable. The other major benefit of used swamp mats for sale are the price. GFI Solutions has different grades of used swamp mats available to buy, and we can help you find the right swamp mats for your project. Contact us today!

Swamp Mats: To Buy or Rent in 2023

Swamp Mats: To Buy or Rent in 2023

Swamp mats, also called access mats, are the perfect solution to your access needs when working on softer ground. Our durable mats will withstand your heavy machinery, foot traffic, and more as you do your work. We help you to protect the environment around the worksite by using trees that are grown to maturity before harvest. High-quality GFI Solutions access mats help you to cut down on habitat disruption and can also prevent your machinery from damage. Keep reading to understand the difference between buying and renting swamp mats and which might be better for you.

Benefits of Buying Swamp Mats

To buy or rent? Swamp mats are a great investment if you perform outdoor work constantly. Renting your swamp mats again and again can stack up costs quickly, not to mention the added delivery and installation charges. For the oil, forestry, and construction industries, it is often better to buy your swamp mats to reduce costs and increase your return on investment. If you buy swamp mats and use our mat management program, you will find your mats lasting longer and, therefore, reducing your cost even further.

Benefits of Renting Swamp Mats

If your industry does not often need to use access mats, renting your mats when needed is a spectacular option to save money. For one-off or short-term use of swamp mats, talk to GFI Solutions about renting swamp mats. Renting for short projects or one-time needs will save you on costs while buying mats can cost you unnecessarily. GFI Solutions offers a quick turnaround for delivery and installation services to save you time and get you started on your work sooner.

Choose GFI Solutions

GFI Solutions uses eco-friendly materials on all of our CLT access mats, helping to save the environment one job site at a time. GFI Solutions’ CLT mats are completely biodegradable, including the adhesive. Any accidentally left behind pieces from the mats will combust over time. Our customers are able to choose between 3-ply, 5-ply and 7-ply mats to fit any need. CLT mats beat out traditional bolted mats by fully dispersing the weight of the load to all four corners. Swamp mats will last you longer, as traditional bolted mats do not disperse the weight evenly over the mat and then will break faster. Our high-quality laminated swamp mats are available to buy or rent, and we are more than willing to deliver and install them for you!

High-Quality Swamp Mats for Any Job

For all of your worksite’s swamp mat needs, GFI Solutions can help. Industries all across Canada trust GFI for quality matting solutions that are 3 to 5 times stronger than traditional bolted access mats and cost up to 60% less in transportation. GFI helps you make your mats last longer with our mat management program, which will include proper storing, washing, and handling of your swamp mats. In need of the best swamp mats for your job? Contact GFI Solutions today!

Swamp Mats as a Strategic Investment: Saving Time, Money, and Resources

Swamp Mats as a Strategic Investment: Saving Time, Money, and Resources

When it comes to your construction or oil & gas project, time is money. Every minute you spend on delays, setbacks, or inefficient processes can significantly impact your project’s timelines, budgets, and bottom line. Many project managers are turning to innovative access solutions at GFI Solutions, such as our swamp mats, to streamline their operations and maximize their return on investment. Below, we will explore how GFI Solutions’ swamp mats can be a strategic investment, saving you valuable time, money, and resources. Keep reading to find out more.

Enhanced Efficiency and Productivity

One of the main benefits of using swamp mats is the enhanced efficiency they bring to construction, oil & gas, and many other projects. GFI Solutions’ durable CLT mats are designed to provide a stable surface over challenging terrains such as marshes and mud. By creating a solid foundation, swamp mats enable machinery and equipment to operate smoothly, minimizing the risk of machinery getting stuck or sinking.

With GFI Solutions’ swamp mats in place, your crew can confidently work, knowing they can move freely across rugged landscapes. This eliminates the need for time-consuming workarounds, such as building temporary access roads. The result? Increased productivity, faster project completion times, and reduced labour costs.

Cost Savings

Construction and oil & gas projects are notorious for their high costs, and any opportunity to save a few dollars is a welcome advantage. At GFI Solutions, our swamp mats offer significant cost savings in several ways.

Firstly, renting our swamp mats instead of purchasing them outright can be a more cost-effective option, especially if your project is limited in duration or faces sporadic terrain challenges. Renting from GFI Solutions also allows companies to access the mats they need on demand without the burden of storage, maintenance and transportation costs associated with ownership.

Additionally, swamp mats can minimize the need for expensive materials and resources. Traditional ground stabilization methods often require substantial amounts of aggregate materials, geotextiles, and other costly components. On the other hand, swamp mats from GFI Solutions offer a reusable and durable solution that eliminates the need for excessive material expenses.

Furthermore, the reduced risk of your equipment getting stuck or damaged can lower maintenance and repair costs. By providing a stable surface, GFI Solutions’ swamp mats help preserve the integrity of your machinery, reducing downtime and maintenance expenses.

Environmental Considerations

Today, sustainable practices are gaining increasing importance. Fortunately, GFI Solutions’ swamp mats align with environmental goals by minimizing their impact on delicate ecosystems. Our mats are designed to distribute the weight of heavy equipment evenly, preventing damage to sensitive vegetation and reducing soil erosion.

Moreover, GFI Solutions’ CLT swamp mats’ durable, reusable and lightweight nature reduces the demand for new materials and the resulting carbon footprint associated with manufacturing and transportation. By choosing our CLT swamp mats as a strategic investment, your project can demonstrate its commitment to environmentally responsible practices.

Find the Swamp Mats You Need at GFI Solutions

When purchasing swamp mats, making strategic investments is crucial for the success of your project. Embracing the benefits of GFI Solutions’ swamp mats can provide your project with a distinct advantage, not only in terms of project execution but also in terms of long-term financial viability and environmental stewardship. With various other sustainable access solutions available, GFI Solutions is your source for swamp mats and more! Contact us today to learn more about renting or purchasing GFI Solutions’ CLT swamp mats.

Find the Swamp Mats You Need at GFI

Find the Swamp Mats You Need at GFI

If your crew is ramping for a new project, you’re likely in the process of procuring the many assets you need to keep things on schedule and efficient. Access mats (also known as swamp mats) are one of your best bets to overcome the challenges presented by the Canadian landscape and seasonal changes, all while keeping your equipment and your crew safe. With a diverse inventory featuring industry-leading site safe access solutions, GFI Solutions is one of Canada’s leading suppliers of swamp mats and more. We offer 24/7 sales and shipping, delivery, as well as on-site installation and mat washing to make keeping your job site on track easier than ever. Learn more about our solutions below!

Swamp Mats at GFI

It’s no secret that the Canadian landscape and weather can be one of your biggest enemies during construction. Sudden temperature shifts or precipitation can leave your job site full of mud and ice, making it almost impossible to transport heavy equipment and resources safely. Fortunately, CLT Access mats make it easy to conquer treacherous terrain and get the job done on time. Designed to improve on the old school structure and performance of traditional bolted mats, CLT mats are up to 25% lighter, have a life-cycle that’s 3-5 times that of a standard bolted mat, and can help you save up to 40% on labour and 60% on shipping. With superior performance and savings, it’s no wonder that CLT mats have become the go-to choice for industry heavyweights!

Swamp Vs Access Mats

If you’re in the market for access mats but aren’t sure what models best fit your needs, there’s no need to worry. Our inventory spans from standard 300 level mats all the way to heavy-duty 500 level models, access bridges, and more. If you’re a Canadian company that’s wondering what the difference between a “swamp” mat and an “access mat” is, we’ve got you covered there as well. Here’s a little breakdown of the “difference”:

Typically speaking, in most cases, swamp mats and access mats usually refer to the same products and are simply used interchangeably. “Swamp” terminology is simply more relevant in humid climates where they have more marsh and swamps than we do up north, hence the change in the phrase. With that being said, it’s important to remember that if you’re needing heavy-duty solutions for use with equipment like excavators, you will likely need a rig mat instead.

Site Safe Access Mats At GFI

GFI is your home for leading CLT access mats that give you a leg up on the job site and help to stack on track. Unlike traditional bolted mats, CLT mats are constructed by bonding alternating perpendicular layers of wood and with a special adhesive for unmatched strength and performance. This method of bonding planks together instead of bolting means that the mats are able to flex with each load to distribute weight evenly, resulting in increased strength and longevity. Additional benefits of site safe CLT mats include:

  • High impact resistance and durability.
  • 3-5 times the lifespan of bolted mats.
  • Able to withstand the Canadian climate, all year-round.
  • Solid matting top reduces tripping hazards, as well as the tired damage to vehicles.
  • Lower shipping costs due to the lightweight nature of the mats (up to 60% more load capacity), and more.

Swamp Mats and More at GFI

GFI Solutions distributes site access products across Canada and is proud to offer a wide range of mats and access bridges for every application. Our team of experts offers our customers access to 24/7 rental and sales service, as well as mat washing, installation, turnkey services, and more. Learn more about our products by contacting our team today!

Swamp Mats and more at GFI

Swamp Mats and more at GFI

Access matting plays an integral role in keeping today’s job sites safe, accessible, and upholding environmental standards. Site safe access mats make it easy to overcome the challenges presented by uneven terrain, the Canadian climate, and other related topographical issues. GFI Solutions is proud to offer reliable access matting solutions that allow you to create temporary roadways, lay down stable foundations for heavy equipment. Our inventory features leading site safe access mats backed by a dependable warranty and unbeatable customer service. With CLT mats readily accessible, as well as delivery and installation services at your services, GFI has you covered. Learn more about CLT mats and partnering with GFI below!

Finding the Right Fit

One of the most important parts of making the most of your access mats is ensuring you have the right fit, as well as the right model for your specific needs. While you’re likely familiar with the term “access mats”, you may not be aware that this is often used as a “catch-all” for three different kinds of products. These products include:

Access Matting

Site safe access mats are the most common and dependent on resources when it comes to access solutions, and refers to any standard mat used on a job site. Access mats are incredibly versatile and can be used for a wide variety of applications, including building temporary roadways, eliminating environmental hazards like cross-contamination, and more. Another term used in this category is “swamp mats”. It’s important to note that this is only a regional distinction in areas where swampland is prevalent and does not indicate a different kind of matting unless clearly specified. If you are unsure of what you need when ordering, please feel free to speak to one of our representatives for more information.

Rig/Crane Mats

Where access mats are best suited for your everyday applications, rig and crane mats are best saved for heavy-duty jobs that require intense strength and durability. As the name(s) indicate, rig and crane mats are often used as platform mats for rig and cranes, as well as any other heavy machinery that may be used on your job site. Heavy-duty mats can usually be identified by their steel frame, which provides extra durability and prevents breakages, even under extreme circumstances.

The main reason you’ll want to know the difference between access and rig/crane mats is that the latter will cost you more upfront and the former may not be able to handle the weight of extreme loads. Make sure you clarify what kind of safe site access mats you need with your GFI representative to ensure the best fit.

Meet The New Industry Leader

It’s time to say goodbye to heavy, inefficient, bolted mats. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) mats are designed to offer superior performance, as well as:

  • High impact resistance and durability.
  • 3-5 times the lifespan of bolted mats.
  • Solid matting tops that reduce tripping hazards, as well as tire damage to vehicles.
  • Lower shipping costs

GFI Solutions is proud to be your source for CLT safe site access solutions, including a vast inventory of access mats, rig mats, access bridges, and more. Our team knows what it takes to stay safe and on target, and is here to assist every step of the way.

GFI Solutions Is Here To Help

GFI’s team of experts is available for 24/7 support including sales and rentals all throughout Canada. Contact us now to learn more!