Temporary Haul Roads

Ground Protection Mats: The Future of Temporary Haul Roads

In the world of construction, renewable energy, oil and gas, live events, and many other sectors, the need for temporary haul roads is a common requirement. These roads provide essential access for heavy vehicles, equipment, and personnel to reach remote or challenging sites. However, the traditional method of constructing these roads can be time-consuming, expensive, and environmentally unfriendly. This is where ground protection mats come into play, offering a revolutionary solution for temporary haul road construction.

Key Benefits of Using Ground Protection Mats for Temporary Haul Roads:

  • Quick and Easy Installation: Ground protection mats like our XtremeMat 4x2m mats can be installed quickly and easily, saving valuable time on the project.
  • Cost-Effective: By reducing the need for extensive excavation and backfilling with crushed stone, ground protection mats offer a more cost-effective solution for temporary haul road construction.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Ground protection mats minimise the carbon footprint of your project by reducing the need for stone and the associated lorry journeys for its delivery and removal.
  • Versatile: Our ground protection mats are suitable for a wide range of applications, including temporary site access, heavy-duty trackway, crane access trackway, and more.

Industries That Benefit from Temporary Haul Roads:

  • Construction: For site access, material transportation, and machinery movement.
  • Renewable Energy: For wind farm construction, solar panel installation, and other renewable energy projects.
  • Oil and Gas: For exploration, drilling, and extraction sites.
  • Live Events: For festivals, concerts, and outdoor events requiring temporary access roads.
  • Military: For training sites and forward operating bases.
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs): For community development activities in remote areas.
In the midst of these benefits, it’s important to note that not all ground protection mats are created equal. At GroundGuards, we offer a range of high-quality mats designed to withstand heavy traffic and adverse weather conditions. They can be used on a variety of surfaces and for a multitude of applications, making them a preferred choice for many industry professionals. Whether you’re constructing a temporary haul road, creating a trackway for soft ground, or seeking an alternative to timber bog mats, our ground protection solutions have got you covered.

For more information or to discuss your requirements, please call our team on 0113 267 6000. We’re here to help!