TIPS FOR PROPERLY SETTING UP TIMBER MATS AT THE PROJECT SITE
Timber mats are an extremely durable and efficient option for carrying out construction projects in wetlands and on rugged terrains. They can be placed on the ground, protecting the surrounding environment from damage that could otherwise be caused by heavy construction equipment. Additionally, they help protect equipment from tipping over and getting stuck in the mud. But how do you get your mats into place? Below are some tips:
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Tip 1: If placing mats on a wetland area, run mats across wet area until they reach solid ground: Missed spots can lead to environmental degradation.
Tip 2: Make sure mats are placed in the right direction: Mats work with more efficiency when the ends of each timber wood piece run parallel to the intended travel direction.
Tip 3: Use machinery to lay down mats: When installing mats, especially for larger projects such as temporary access roads, vehicles such as track excavators and skid steers can be helpful.
Tip 4: Use lifting bolts to lift & install: Timber mats feature two lifting bolts on each end, making lifting and moving them into place with machinery extremely easy.
No matter the project, there are a number of important steps you can take to ensure that you’re using timber mats to their full potential. For more tips on how you can use timber mats, contact the pros at Viking Mat Company today.