Presto Geosystems®, a leading manufacturer of soil stabilisation and stormwater products, has announced a new product offering, GEOTERRA® GTO construction mats. Presto is well-known in the geosynthetics and erosion control industries for its geocells, porous pavement systems and portable construction mats. They have been manufacturing construction mats for more than ten years, primarily for site access and pads in oil drilling regions.

GEOTERRA GTO meets the industry’s needs for a fast deployment construction mat and is ideal for temporary access roads, work platforms, tracking pads and temporary and long-term storage.

Presto Geosystems P.E. director Bill Handlos explained: "GEOTERRA GTO mats, although different from our original GEOTERRA mats in their design, strength and connection, are both made from high-density polyethylene, so they offer a high strength-to-weight ratio."

That lighter weight, when compared with traditional heavier timber or HDPE mats, equates to ease of handling, deployment and installation, as well as safety. The mats can be installed and moved on-site by hand without special or heavy handling equipment. The connection of GEOTERRA GTO mats with large poly bolts makes them fast to mobilise and demobilise and configure to a site’s layout.

"There are so many times, especially on smaller sites, where the hassle and cost to bring in larger mats, or even aggregate, just doesn’t make sense. This product fills that need very well and at far less cost," Handlos added.