Not all access mats are created equal. Challenging terrain and demanding conditions can lay waste to swamp mats not built to the highest standards with the best materials and construction methods available. Inferior mats can cost your project time and money, as well as jeopardize the safety of your workers, equipment, and the environment.
No matter what industry you’re in, dependable access mats are critical to the success of projects requiring access to remote locations. When your project requires the strongest, most reliable mats available, look no further than Vortex Energy Services’ Douglas fir access mat solutions.
When to Use Fir Access Mats
Fir has been used in construction for centuries due to its strength, hardness, and durability. Unlike other wood species, fir is unique in being both exceedingly durable and lightweight. These characteristics make fir the ideal material for heavy-duty access mat construction.
At Vortex, we construct our fir access mats using premium Douglas fir for maximum strength and durability. The result is a sturdy, lightweight mat that can save you on transportation costs without sacrificing shear strength or loading capacity. When the project calls for uncompromised safety and performance under extreme conditions, Vortex fir mats are the ideal access solution.
Vortex utilizes horizontal and vertical compression and a 192-bolt pattern for our Douglas fir access mats. Our unique construction process results in a stronger, more stable access mat that stands up to the heaviest loads and most unforgiving conditions.
All Vortex access mats feature solid tops and cores, maximizing strength and durability while minimizing the risk of mud and contaminant intrusion. Our superior design saves you money on replacement and cleaning costs while reducing the risk of cross-site contamination and harmful environmental effects, all without compromising performance.
Our fir access mats have undergone rigorous testing to demonstrate their ability to handle the biggest loads and most challenging conditions. In trials, our fir mats were able to withstand loads over 23,000 lbs. before failure, making our mats stronger than many red oak and yellow pine mats currently on the market.
Vortex mats’ superior strength and durability will save you money throughout your next project and beyond. Stronger mats lead to lower replacement costs, as well as increased safety and peace-of-mind, even in the most demanding and remote worksites.
Full-Service Access Solutions
No matter the size or scope of your next project, Vortex offers complete access solutions to meet the needs of your organization. We offer sales, rentals, installation, transportation, cleaning, storage, and disposal solutions across Alberta. With facilities in Peace River, Grande Prairie, Grande Cache, Wainwright, and Oxbow, Vortex is ready to service heavy industry across Western Canada, no matter how remote the location. With Vortex, there is no “middle man,” allowing your organization to get safe, reliable access solutions at a competitive price.
Contact us today to learn more about our fir access matting solutions.