Prevention Is Better Than Cure; Avoid These Problems With GFI’s Access Mats

Prevention Is Better Than Cure; Avoid These Problems With GFI’s Access Mats

Projects in the drilling, oil and gas and refinery industries require more caution to protect the environment and reduce the damage caused by the equipment and the process. Site access solutions make safe transportation of fluids possible on your worksite as it ensures little to no damage to the landscape.

GFI Solutions is proud to introduce safe-site access mats that protect both your equipment and the landscape during your project. Read on to learn more about the benefits our mats have to offer you.

Prevent Contamination

Transporting fluids on a worksite can cause significant damage to the landscape. Heavy construction equipment as well can sometimes damage the environment due to its weight. Tire tracks, rust and chemicals from the worksite are left behind as you drive the equipment, contaminating the soft ground. The heavy equipment carrying heavier loads alters the landscape’s natural appearance as unstable soil can sink into the ground. Installing access mats at your worksite will help support the weight of your equipment, creating a wooden shield between the chemicals used and the ground protecting the environment from possible damage.

Prevent Delays

Uneven terrain can cause your equipment to sink when the soil is pitted, wet or muddy. Access mats prevent you from having to go through the long process of digging or pulling out your heavy equipment. You can rest assured that your equipment and crew have a safe road/bridge to cross over without risking lengthy delays with access mats.

Prevent Damage

Access mats not only prevent damage to the landscape it also prevents damage to your equipment. The tires on heavy equipment require solid, smooth grounds that can withstand the heavyweight in order to avoid fast wear and tear or tripping hazards. Access mats provide your equipment and crew with the rigid foundation needed to support the weight and protect the tires from any possible damage.

Why GFI Solutions?

GFI Solutions is Canada’s exclusive source for Sterling Solutions’ range of TerraLam products. Our CLT products include:

We also provide a variety of sizes of bolted access mats for rent and sale. As a manufacturer, our team of experts can provide you with customized matting solutions for your upcoming project. GFI Solutions is your all-in-one matting expertise as we provide several services such as inventory management, delivery & installation, mat washing and more!

Contact our team today to learn more about the perfect matting solution for your needs and request a quote for your upcoming project.

Renting Temporary Portable Bridges

Renting Temporary Portable Bridges

GFI Solutions has been the leading manufacturer and supplier of access matting solutions for industries throughout Western Canada for the past five years. We have introduced safer and more affordable matting options to offer clients the safety they need during a project. Industries such as construction, renewable energy and oil and gas have found GFI Solutions to be their main source of reliable and efficient matting options that include access mats, worksite mats and temporary bridges. Learn more about our matting solutions for access bridges below!

Rent Bridges For A Hassle-Free Project

Throughout Canada’s landscape, project managers are faced with multiple challenges such as creeks, ditches and uneven grounds that can hinder the safety and length of the project. Worksites that feature rough terrain or waterways require the installation of bridges to make bridge crossing and regular transportation within worksites safe and easy – but can you install an accessible bridge at an affordable cost?


GFI Solutions has made it possible for individuals to install a secure portable bridge compliant with all regulations and safety measures at a price within their budget by offering clients the opportunity to rent temporary bridges. By renting movable bridges, clients are able to receive the safety and ease of access they require without exceeding their matting budget.

TerraCross Bridges

The TerraCross bridge facilitates easy transportation through Canada’s fluctuating weather patterns, allowing clients to continue their production regardless of muddy paths, creek beds and waterways. Manufactured from Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) access mats and structured with a strong steel frame, the TerraCross bridges provide clients with the bridging solution they need while maintaining the safety of their workers, machinery and the environment.

Why TerraCross Portable Bridge?

Sterling Solutions’ TerraCross bridge is designed to facilitate a smooth workflow at the worksite and ensure the safety of workers, equipment and the environment. CLT mats in TerraCross bridges are manufactured using Southern Yellow Pine wood, which is 40% lighter and 30% stronger than traditional bolted mats and can be delivered to your worksite in a single truck – your workflow will no longer be paused due to logistics issues or delay of delivery.

CLT mats are also safer to use in portable bridges than traditional bolted mats as the wooden planks are glued together using an eco-friendly adhesive. The adhesion eliminates the risk of tripping and tire puncture hazards as it provides a smooth surface, ensuring that your crew and machinery can safely cross the bridge without halting the workflow.

TerraCross For All Purposes

No matter the weight or the environment, Sterling Solutions’ TerraCross bridge is ideal for all your matting needs. The available bridges are:


  • 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

With easy transportation and rapid assembly, TerraCross bridges will ensure the safety of your worksite and the efficiency of your workflow.

Looking To Rent a Temporary Bridge?

Contact our team today to learn more about our dependable TerraCross bridging system!