How bog mats are perfect for wet weather access
Summer storms are on their way with December fast approaching. Preparation is key this rain season to mitigate against soft, unstable grounds causing a loss in productivity. Cranes, trucks and other machinery are at threat of becoming stranded in the mud. With the influx of heavy rains, there is a risk of erosion occurring but steps can be taken to manage unexpected weather.
Dura-Base mats act as an interlocked stable surface that protects the underlying ground against any tyred or tracked vehicles. This battle-tested method is diverse in its application and is suitable for multiple terrains. Wetlands, swamps, and grassy fields are all environments that are negatively affected by rain during construction periods. Dura-Base in its multi-application can be used as a temporary road or a platform, acting as a protective layer for machinery to quickly traverse on. Over a single day, 200 mats can be installed and are an effective environmentally friendly solution.
Applications Dura-Base have been used on
Recent emergency access jobs JWA have participated in include both a rail and tidal flat job. The rail job required a one night install as unexpected rain delayed their project schedule. Acting swiftly, JWA dispatched a truck loaded with mats to the site and arrived ready to be installed during the night. At the tidal flat job, the ground was submerged under water, and the crane needed for the job had no access point to the site. Dura-Base mats were deployed to create a roadway over the water and spanned over a coastal wetland. They are so exceptionally diverse against wet weather and have even been used as a temporary helipad. Whether it’s access to fallen powerlines or waterlogged project sites, Dura-Base mats are proven to provide efficient and effective wet weather emergency access.