Swamps And Wetlands
No construction project could be considered easy but building where you can’t even count on the ground beneath you presents another level of difficulty altogether. Working in swampy or wetland areas means you’re never entirely sure if the earth will support your activity. Moving heavy equipment through these soft, muddy soils may be extremely difficult, if not impossible. Mud can become caked in tires and treads, leading to messy job sites and damage to machinery. Perhaps worst of all, the extreme weight of trucks, bulldozers and other heavy equipment can cause lasting damage to the fragile ecosystems of these areas.
Fortunately, swamp access mats made of durable hardwood timbers can solve a variety of the problems builders encounter when working in wetland environments. Flexible, cost-effective and relatively easy to use, swamp mats made by YAK MAT can provide stability, safety and security in a number of ways.
What Can Timber Mats Do in Swampy Conditions?
When used to create temporary roadways and staging platforms, wetland construction mats create solid footing for crews and heavy vehicles. This provides a number of significant benefits. For example, laying access mats over wet soil makes it easier for trucks and other heavy equipment to reach areas of the site where paved roads don’t go. They also enable workers and vehicles to move throughout the project zone without picking up dirt that could become lodged in wheels or tracks. This prevents debris from being carried off site where it could potentially violate local statutes. Keeping machines cleaner also helps ensure that they’ll experience fewer mechanical problems and require less maintenance.
When working in environmentally sensitive areas, access mats provide another crucial benefit. They protect delicate vegetation and wildlife habitats because they disperse pressure exerted on the ground by heavy machinery and prevent it from disturbing fragile structures. In this way, mats help companies comply with environmental regulations. Their modular construction also makes it relatively easy to deploy them to work zones.
Why Choose YAK MAT?
Our inventory of more than 1 million units means we have more swamp mats for sale than virtually anyone. Because we’re the only provider of these products with manufacturing facilities across North America, we can dispatch them to your site quickly and cost-effectively, no matter where you are. Our mats are built using the highest-quality materials available and with tried-and-true methods learned over more than 40 years of experience.
It can be a challenge to build when the ground under your feet is less than solid, but it’s not impossible. With our solutions at your disposal, you’ll have a strong foundation for the success of your project. For more information or to request a quote, get in touch with us today.