Construction mats make access to remote construction sites faster and easier. You need them to protect your equipment and workers in unstable ground conditions. There are a few things to consider when selecting the correct temporary site construction mats for your project. You may choose to go for wood or composite mats. Construction mats are an ecological solution that offers many additional benefits. This includes reduced costs, safer work areas, longer life and minimal environmental impact. It makes them an ideal choice over wooden mats in a wide range of applications.
Composite mats are a sustainable solution with a longer life
In contrast to wooden mats, composite mats help limit deforestation. It also protects one of the world’s most valuable resources. Composite construction mats can be used on countless projects for over 10 years and recycled into new products at the end of their life. Wooden mats only last 3-5 years and are often burned at the end of their life, releasing CO2 into the atmosphere.
Composite mats ensure quick location remedy
Composite mats can support many times the weight of wood and will not splinter under heavy pressure, leaving behind dirt particles that stain sensitive environments. They made mats are from a non-toxic substance that protects vegetation and controls soil compaction, avoiding time-consuming and costly cleaning work.
Composite mats can reduce shipping and project costs
Compared to 3-layer screwed mats, you can transport twice as many composite mats on trucks. This saves you considerable shipping costs. Additionally, composite mats speed up access to construction sites, so you can start work faster. You can handle weather-related delays, and be on time, all of which will help reduce your project costs.
Composite mats create stable working areas
Composite mats feature heavy-duty overlapping flanges that stay securely in place with a vibration-resistant locking system. This can prevent drifting or peeling, and their high-density polyethene production offers tremendous strength. Combined, these features create a safer work area that can prevent equipment from moving unexpectedly due to unstable ground conditions.
Composite mats have a minimal impact on the environment
Composite construction mats eliminate cross-contamination between construction sites and the possible transmission of parasites, chemicals, oils, mold and insects. The mats will not rot or decompose, which allows for long-term installation with minimal environmental impact. At the end of each use, you can simply clean them with soap and water.