Construction sites usually have vehicles all over them. Some are necessary for the project and others belong to the construction workers. The presence of vehicles at a construction site can cause harm in multiple ways. Portable roadway mats help minimize the damage vehicles can cause at construction sites.
Driving through a construction site can be difficult. There are people and pieces of equipment to avoid. The dirt at the site may also be uneven, making for a bumpy ride. A portable road lays out a clear path for vehicles to take and creates a space specifically for driving. Workers will know where not to walk or place equipment because they’ll see the road mats. The mats also create an even surface to drive on. A smoother drive is a safer drive.
Vehicles constantly driving through a construction site can have a huge effect on the soil. Vehicles constantly taking the same path will wear the soil down and create grooves in it. Road mats help keep the soil in place. Once the construction is done and the mats are pulled up, there will be no evidence vehicles ever drove on the site.
Vehicles can cause a lot of harm to plants. They can be ripped apart or uprooted by the movement of tires. Killing a plant that could be left as it was is an awful thing to do. If a plant isn’t where the actual construction will be taking place, you should take care to keep it safe. Even killing a few plants could potentially further disrupt an ecosystem that the construction is already disrupting. Leaving the environment as unchanged as possible should be one of a construction team’s goals. Mats will flatten the plants but the roots will be intact underneath the ground and when the mats are removed, they’ll be alive. They’ll just be a little smooshed and will need some time to bounce back.
Safety is imperative at construction sites. There are so many ways for workers to get hurt. Vehicle accidents can be a major hazard if there’s no flat roadway. A portable road can greatly reduce the chances of a vehicle accident occurring on a construction site. They can also help protect the environment and minimize the footprint the construction site leaves on the area. Even when you’re changing an area by building a new structure, you should strive to keep the natural state of the land as intact as possible.