When a renovation company takes on a new project, home or commercial, one of the greatest concerns is protecting the existing lawn, shrubbery and other planted items.
Projects usually involve very heavy equipment like backhoes, skid loaders and more. The tires and or tread can completely ruin a lawn with deep gashes in the ground that can take months or years to level.
Some contractors use dozens of plywood sheets to protect lawns. The plywood can be problematic. It can be destroyed with heavy use and plywood is not made for protecting lawns or use as a ground protection mat. It can be very costly because companies have to continually replace it.
Buying reputable construction mats for ground protection may cost more than plywood at first, but in the long run it will save money and create a more efficient process for lawn and landscaping protection. This will ultimately lead to satisfied and happy customers.
Purchasing Mats For Ground Protection Save Money
Investing in construction mats for ground protection will almost guarantee the lawn and landscaping of your customer will be protected. This is important for every job site. Moving heavy equipment is made easier with the proper mats. They work in unstable soil, dirt, uneven surfaces and rocky surfaces.
Composite mats are extremely durable and strong. They are long lasting and hold up well under varied weather conditions and difficult terrain. They don’t absorb liquid and can stay strong in very wet environments.
Whether made solid or hollow, composite mats are constructed with steel bolts. They are impervious to what plagues even the best wood mats – rot, insects, breaking, erosion and warping.
In addition to saving money because they don’t deteriorate, the mats can reduce wear on your expensive equipment. They also save money by reducing the amount of delays to your project due to ground issues and sinking equipment.
Another way construction mats save money is their versatility. They can be used for almost any job. Composite mats are reusable and they cost less to ship because they are lighter than using plywood.
Creating Temporary Roads With Construction Mats
For many landscaping projects, equipment will have to be driven over long sections of grass and landscaping. Temporary roads are often constructed in order to get the heavy equipment across without destroying all of the grass. Construction mats are excellent for this use.
Some mats are specifically designed as roadway mats coming in many shapes and sizes. They have elements that help with traction and keep equipment from slipping. When these mats are kept in place, they make safe and efficient roadways for heavy machinery on your project.
Crane Mats Can Be Used For Your Project
Some construction mats may be labeled for a specific use like crane mats created to endure the heavy and cumbersome equipment. What you may not know is the crane mat provides a very level solid base that can be used for other heavy equipment like dozers.
This mat is also a great way to protect the pre-existing landscaping and lawns.
Crane Mats are also excellent for bridging streams, ditches, rugged terrain. They can be used to cover pipelines or buried utilities protecting them from damage.
When you use a crane mat, you don’t have to worry about making a different choice of equipment at the last minute. These mats will hold under the largest equipment on the work site.
Construction Mats For Your Business And Equipment
Instead of going through plywood at a rapid pace when trying to protect surfaces and lawns, you may want to consider durable, long lasting mats. There are varied mats available that will fit a wide range of projects for your business.
In the long run they may save you money, lessen project delays and keep your customers happy with protected lawns and landscaping.