Date published: 16 Nov 2023
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Can temporary roadways be used on all ground surfaces?

Lots of different surfaces can benefit from ground protection and temporary roadways. They can serve many purposes, from protecting the ground from impact from vehicles and pedestrians. Temporary roadway also offers protection for people, machinery, and vehicles.

What is a temporary roadway? 

A temporary roadway can be used for outdoor events, for pedestrian and vehicular access or in areas like construction sites to protect the ground and provide stability on soft ground. They can also be used as crane or plant machinery pads where soft or uneven ground below may impact usage or safety. Our temporary roadway panels lock and bolt flush together to create stable temporary road surfaces so no trip or slip hazards occur for pedestrians, vehicles and plant machinery.  

What surfaces can temporary roadways protect?

What surfaces can temporary roadway protect?

How can temporary roadway protect these surfaces?


Ground protection mats can help prevent heavy rainfall from washing away the soil on building sites. They distribute the weight of any equipment, or foot traffic on the ground, meaning that they can help prevent soil compaction and therefore erosion.  


Grass mats protect each blade of grass and prevent erosion from water. They often have holes in them to allow the grass to continue to grow through. These mats allow you to keep the look of grass, whilst also reinforcing the ground, to prevent boggy and pitted surfaces, on grassy car parks for example.  

What is a temporary roadway?


Temporary roadway mats are easy enough to place over gravel, to provide better traction than just loose gravel would. This is perfect for temporary access for heavy vehicles for maintenance purposes, providing more of a solid ground for heavy plants or machinery.  


Almost any area in a site can benefit from bog mats. They’re used as temporary roadways, paths, and platforms, keeping vehicle and machinery wheels from getting stuck in the ground below. Like most other forms of ground protection, they work by distributing weight over larger areas creating less impact on the ground below. They’re used to protect below-ground cables and pipes. The mats take the pressure off concentrated points and spread it more evenly. 


Roadway mats also work on loose surfaces, such as sand. They can be used to create temporary access roads across beaches. This is useful for people with disabilities to have access to the beach and the sea independently. Parents can also benefit from track mats on the beach as it allows them to push their prams down onto the sand.

You can use temporary roadways on various ground surfaces for different purposes. They can help you whatever your project, whether you’re arranging festival flooring maintenance works, vehicular access, and more.

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