Operating a landfill requires adherence to some pretty stringent environmental regulations. From how runoff is managed to accessibility and the proper handling of hazardous materials, there is a lot to think about as a landfill operator. But what can you do to ensure full compliance? While you might not think it, concrete cable mats are a versatile and useful proposition for any landfill or worksite.
Let’s note a few ways cable concrete mats can improve daily operations, enhance landfill protection and reduce the amount of things you have to worry about each day.
Provides a solid base
One of the primary tools in any landfill is the classic bulldozer. It’s heavy, it’s loud and it is meant to grip the surface of any terrain you drive and park it on. For plain dirt, the tread of a heavy tractor can mean unavoidably uneven surfaces, big holes and the creation of a surface that other vehicles may have trouble driving over—especially if there is a layer of garbage on it as well.
You should consider the benefits of solid cable concrete mats for a secure surface. It provides a nearly indestructible base for all machinery and makes sure your crews can pass through in any vehicle.
Reinforcing natural or man-made barriers
Whether it’s a man-made berm or a natural hillside, cable concrete mats are the perfect way to protect these features from the strain of daily landfill business. With heavy trucks and tractors traveling back and forth, erosion can quickly take its toll on even the most well built barrier. The flexible build of cable concrete mats allows them to be draped over uneven surfaces for unprecedented erosion protection.
Debris and drainage control
One of the many things you have to worry about when running a landfill is controlling debris that can blow away in strong winds or wash away in heavy rains. While cable concrete mats are not designed to catch the debris, they can provide a drainable base that allows water to dissipate rather than pool and flow away—like it might with plain dirt. This means less runoff that could result in fines or citations.
Unlike some solid, poured concrete debris bays, cable concrete mats have no single drainage point to clog. The open design allows for excess moisture to simply soak into the ground without the need for costly and unnecessary lost time assigning employees to drain problem areas and patch up damage. Cable concrete mats are just as durable and their flexibility means they can be maneuvered as needed, should the design of your site change in the future. All it takes is a sturdy crane, someone who knows what they are doing and a good idea of where to reposition it.
Sometimes, the simplest option is right there in front of you. At IECS, we are a leader in our industry and offer cost effective cable concrete mats that are custom made to suit your project needs. Call us today to learn more about our products and their application at landfill sites.