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Damaging top soil
If you are in the construction industry, one of the problems you will face is the fact that you will need to use heavy machines to get the job done. As all of us move in the direction of becoming greener and making things more environmentally friendly, the problem of top soil getting damaged during the use of these machines becomes an issue. With that in mind there is a solution that anyone can use to ensure that the top soil of the ground you are working on does not become damaged.

Safety issues
Another issue that these mats address will be the safety issues that arise when heavy machinery starts sliding on loose top soil. If no crane mat is used on the top soil, the ground will be loose and dangerous to work on. This problem will be compounded when rain or other water is added to the soil making the surface you are working on slippery. The number of accidents that happen when people are caught by heavy machinery that has lost control has been on the increase. You will be able to prevent this from happening if you use a crane mat to protect you and your employees.

Solution is a simple mat
The crane mat provides a barrier from the tires of the heavy machinery that are constantly moving around on the surface. This mat is strong enough to handle most machinery if you are unsure if the mat is able to handle your machine. You can always ask the provider if the mat that you are using will be able to withstand the weight you are thinking of adding on the mat. The neat feature of the mat is that they provide a non-slip surface for your machines. This is a big advantage when it comes to accidents that take place due to machines sliding due to lose ground.

Leaving the ground in the same condition
After all the work has been done all that you need to do is to remove the mats to see that the ground is untouched and it looks like it was in the same condition before you started work. This is something that will help speed up the recovery of the environment around your work area to return to normal. Instead of taking months to years for the ground to return to normal, it will only take a fraction of the time if you use crane mats to not only keep you safe, but the ground from getting damaged when you are working.

Garnett Wood Products is the leading provider of crane mats and other specialty wood products.