Heavy machinery use is a common feature on construction sites. Crane traffic, fully loaded vehicles, plant and equipment have to operate seamlessly for uninterrupted work flow.
During unplanned wet weather in the rainy season, the water table can rise to a level where the surface of the soil stays saturated. Combined with clay based matter, this can create an impassable quagmire and costly delays. In the scenario where equipment gets bogged, a tedious and time consuming job to extract the vehicle from the incident site can add unnecessary risk factors to the work crew.
This exercise also leads to unnecessary wastage of the valuable financial resources due to short sighted cost planning. By "saving" on the use of matting products to create temporary stable access, the saying "go cheap, pay twice" comes to mind.
It is frequently the case where major projects initially overlook the importance of providing an contingency for a means to create rapid temporary access and end up utilising matting after to help get the project timeline back on track.
Rental options for proven products such as the DuraBase mat can help provide a cost effective solution for short term requirements. Companies such as JWA Oilfield Supplies who have dominated the composite matting market in Australia have a large rental fleet of heavy duty mats in various depots around the country to support major projects of any size.
Purchase options ultimately are the best solution with a reliable and field proven product of over 16 years of real world projects under its belt, Dura-Base mats are simply the best choice when faced with inferior copies in the market place.