Tuesday, 20 May 2014

5 summer events that might require ground protection

Aside from a new building project, there are plenty of other reasons why ground protection companies are likely to be very busy this summer up and down the country. Hopefully, the weather will be good and all of the events will be a huge success. Let’s take a quick look at some of those organisers who, if they haven’t already, need to be in contact with companies like Ground Access Hire to ensure their ground or land is sufficiently protected.
  1. Summer Weddings – Not all summer weddings will have an outdoor function, but there is growing popularity for this kind of celebration. Weddings or receptions might take place in a private garden or on a piece of public land and ground protection mats could be used as walkways or underneath marquees to provide a suitable surface.
  2. Music Festivals – It won’t be long before these festivals are in full swing around the country. They vary in size but whoever is on the bill, make sure that ground protection is seen as a priority.
  3. Sports Field Maintenance – The summer is often the off season for many sports and is usually a time to refresh and renew playing surfaces. Ground access mats can help make the procedure much easier and safer.
  4. Car Boot Sales – Not one that you would necessarily associate with ground protection mats, but a boot sale in the mud is generally no fun at all – so well worth considering.
  5. Villages Fetes and Fairs – You may be hoping for the sun to shine but if the rain comes and there are no mats in place, you might as well send everyone home!

You can learn much more about ground protection at Ground Access Hire

Ground Access Mats Pitching in for New Playing Surfaces

It’s the time of year when football clubs and other sports clubs around the country that feature a playing season that primarily takes place in winter months, are taking a well-earned break and perhaps looking to improve or totally renew their playing surfaces for next season. Time is of course of the essence, as ideally you don’t want to be laying new turf during the potentially hot and dry summer months, so with just a few weeks of late spring remaining, work forces are busy preparing their new playing fields.

Depending on both the size and location of the project, access will need to be considered as removing and then laying down a new turf surface can be a big task and involve a lot of heavy machinery. How will the machinery get from one end of the ground to the other, how will the vehicles enter and exit the site itself? Very often, the solution is to use what are often called ground protection mats as temporary roadways that provide access to everything entering and exiting the site.

There are likely to be diggers, tractors, dumper trucks and a variety of other specialist equipment requiring access to the important site and the ground protection mats, which are relatively lightweight are able to take all of their weight whilst protecting the surface underneath from any unnecessary damage, are a crucial part of the process. You may have seen this sort of mat in action before as you have passed various building sites.

They help to not only protect ground underneath but also help to provide traction for those vehicles and workers on the top. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, the mats will also help to prevent those particular areas from becoming a quagmire of mud and water. If everything is planned well in advance, all being well, your sports club or football team can start looking forward to a new season playing on a brand new surface that will hopefully deliver success on the pitch.

Ground Access Hire, are a company that hire and sell ground protection mats for situations like those mentioned above and plenty of others too. Please feel free to visit the main website, to learn much more about how you can protect your ground for any future events or building work.