Are You Considering Composite Construction Mats For Your Project?
With so many matting solutions available for various construction projects, it is sometimes difficult to determine what option is better.
As hardwood and laminated mats have specific advantages for certain projects, so do composite mats. As composite mats are a newer option for the construction industry, this article focuses on an explanation of what, when, why and how to use composite construction mats efficiently and effectively.
What Are Composite Construction Mats?
Composite mats are made from molded HPDE plastic and used to provide portable, temporary access roadways and ground protection for any industry. They work well all year round in various weather conditions. Due to their lighter weight, they are easily transported at a more efficient cost than traditional hardwood mats. They are available in different sizes and weights depending on the specific project.
When To Choose Composite Mats?
As composite mats may be used for any industry, the below list of projects summarizes when to choose composite mats:
- At construction sites via temporary road access for all weather conditions
- As a safe, stable platform for cranes and heavy equipment
- For use as protection at outdoor events including stadiums and fairgrounds
- For heavy hauling
- For use in the military, gas and oil, utility and pipeline industries
- For use during disaster relief
Why Choose Composite Mats?
Composite mats have distinct properties that separates them from traditional hardwood mats. In addition to being lighter in weight and cost – efficient during transportation, composite mats are flexible and mold to uneven ground conditions, easier to install, made from 100% recycled HPDE, not susceptible to rot, insects or absorption of contaminants and they are environmentally safe.
How To Use Composite Mats Effectively?
As there are so many options available regarding composite mats, it is best to speak with a matting consultant to determine the composite mat specific to industry and project needs. This specialist will review the various options with regard to size, weight, and other specifications and offer the appropriate matting solution.
When determining options for a project, consider composite mats as a viable option in providing temporary access roads and a heavy- duty working platform for temporary worksites across multiple industries.