5 Environmental Benefits of Used Crane Mats

5 Environmental Benefits of Used Crane Mats

Across various industries, environmental sustainability and eco-friendly operations have quickly become a top priority. Companies throughout Canada are actively seeking ways to reduce their ecological footprint while maintaining efficient and cost-effective operations. One often-overlooked solution that contributes significantly to these goals is the use of used crane mats from GFI Solutions. These mats, which have already served their primary purpose, offer a range of environmental benefits that align with responsible business practices while still being a cost-effective access solution. Next, we’ll explore the environmental advantages of opting for used crane mats from GFI Solutions. Continue reading to find out more!

1) Resource Conservation

Resource conservation is one of the leading environmental benefits of purchasing used crane mats from GFI Solutions. Our crane mats are manufactured from durable hardwood timber and feature steel through-bolts. By reusing them, companies can reduce the demand for new timber and other materials required in manufacturing new crane mats. This contributes to the preservation of forests and minimizes the ecological impact of harvesting new resources.

2) Extended Product Lifecycle

GFI Solutions’ used crane mats still have plenty of life left in them. Our crane mats are designed to withstand heavy loads and harsh conditions, and their durability means they can continue to serve their intended purpose for numerous projects. By extending the product lifecycle of crane mats through reuse, companies reduce the frequency at which new mats must be manufactured and, ultimately, disposed of as waste.

3) Reduced Waste Generation

Speaking of waste, choosing used crane mats over new ones significantly reduces waste generation. By opting to use used crane mats from GFI Solutions, companies are helping to reduce the number of mats that will wind up in landfills prematurely. Moreover, once a used crane mat is no longer fit for service, they can continue to serve a purpose for farmers and other applications where burying the mat can provide stability benefits. This reduced waste generation can positively impact local communities and the environment.

4) Minimal Ground Disturbance

Additionally, used crane mats, just like our new crane mats, provide a stable foundation for heavy equipment to work on top of. This not only ensures heavy cranes can safely work throughout the duration of the project but also protects the environment. Less ground and environmental disturbance means a smaller ecological impact and a quicker return to normalcy for natural ecosystems.

5) Sustainable Practices

Finally, using used crane mats from GFI Solutions demonstrates a commitment to more environmentally friendly practices. This commitment can resonate positively with stakeholders, customers, and regulatory bodies. It showcases a responsible approach to business operations and aligns with the growing demand for environmentally conscious practices across numerous industries.

Your Source for Used Crane Mats and More

Used crane mats offer a range of environmental benefits that make them a practical, affordable, and responsible choice for companies across various industries. As companies prioritize environmental responsibility, using used crane mats and other access solutions provides a clear path to minimizing the ecological impact of heavy equipment operations while maintaining efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Choosing used mats from GFI Solutions isn’t just a wise business decision; it’s part of corporate responsibility to the environment.

Contact GFI Solutions today to learn more about our used crane mat inventory and other access solutions.

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!