When traveling through parts of the wilderness in a country like Canada, you will come across an extremely diverse ecosystem. Many of these ecosystems are not made to handle heavy equipment and industry. Some of these areas include muskeg and swamps that function on filtering water and air and offering a haven for many species. These areas are typically made up of ground that has ever-present water and is soft. These areas are not easy to access and offer a considerable challenge for operations support and transportation.
The swamp mat also commonly known as an access mat, is used for a number of functions. One of these functions includes stabilizing the ground in order to move machinery and men where they need to be. The other functions include offering a level and solid surface that will not be susceptible to precipitation and water. One of the most important functions in association with a swamp mat would be that that preserve the natural environment where they are used.
The muskeg and swamps are very sensitive ecosystems and the less they are disturbed the better for every part of nature and humans involved. Swamp mats offer a way for construction projects to spend less time at a job-site and once completed allow the water and land to recover faster in order to support the people as well as the species that depend on these ecosystems.
These road mats are utilized when the needs for a road are only temporary or when it would probably be financially impossible to develop permanent roadways. These road mats are mainly used in areas that are environmentally sensitive. This is where full-scale roadways or developments are not feasible from environmental concerns or regulations. These swamp mats have been designed so that they can be placed in direct contact with a number of surfaces such as open water patches, snow, ice and mud.
There are constantly changing developments when it comes to technology as well as the changes that occur in the different environmental laws. These changes are very important to consider when selecting the right Rig-mat provider. A few of these swamp or rig mats have common issues where they have restrictions involved in their inability to interlock. Other issues also involve that they are unable to offer an even surface when they have been placed onto types of undulating sub-soils. Some rig mats also are unable to offer effective weight transfer from one structure to another. Above that, a few of these designs are not able to offer an easy installation or removal process usually caused by issues related to unlocking the road-platform.
Other issues also involve that road mat makes that can cause injuries to wildlife that cross over these mats caused from the joint gaps that are needed for the interlocking system. The composite mats offer a solution to these issues by offering a lightweight type of interlocking alternative that is safer for the environment as well as easier to remove or install.