Laying temporary building foundations using bog mats
Bog mats are often used to create a solid working surface on remote construction sites or where the ground is particularly prone to becoming muddy or churned up by rugged tyres and heavy footfall.
But they can actually also serve as temporary building foundations, especially for buildings that will be removed when work on the site is completed.
The same portability and versatility that makes bog mats so good for working platforms, temporary access roads and crane lifting platforms is what also makes them an excellent choice to place a cabin or even a portable bathroom on.
Some of the benefits of doing this include:
- Ability to quickly define an area for temporary buildings to be placed on top of.
- Create a clean and clear floor space on wet or muddy sites.
- Create a flat, level floor on sites with uneven ground.
- Protect the ground surface below so less remedial work is required.
- Connect with temporary access roads for joined-up access across the site.
Simply join together the number of bog mats you need and you can create different sizes of temporary building platform – allowing you to create large staging areas for multiple cabins, or individual building stands connected by temporary roadways or pathways.
Why use timber mats as temporary building supports?
All of the usual benefits of timber mats are also beneficial when using them as temporary building supports.
Timber mats have low inherent value, so they’re relatively low cost compared with other ways to build temporary building foundations.
They sit on top of the ground surface and spread the pressure over a larger area, allowing even fairly large buildings to be constructed without piling or excavation work required.
Bog mats create a consistent surface by joining closely together, but retain flexibility so the ground below does not need to be dead level before they are laid.
And they are easy to re-position, so if you need your buildings to move to different areas of the site at different stages throughout the project, this can be achieved with a minimum of fuss – just use a forklift to pick up and relocate the timber mats to wherever they are needed.
If you require bog mats for temporary building support or just regular use contact us today. We sell or hire bog mats depending on whats right for the situation. We’d be happy to advise you.