AlturnaMATS, a durable, reusable solution for protecting landscapes and creating heavy-duty temporary roadways, can be a lifesaver for jobsites with marshy ground or fragile turf. But since these mats require a higher financial investment than plywood, many businesses and contractors don't realize that they can actually save them money overall. Here are a few ways you can save money when you invest in AlturnaMATS.
1. Eliminating the need to purchase plywood between jobs
Buying plywood can be a drag because not only do you have to buy it over and over again, but you also have to factor in the cost when bidding for a job. Whether you're planning to use it to protect a lawn, provide traction in a swampy or sandy area, or keep your machines from leaving unsightly muddy ruts, it can seem like a necessary expense. But AlturnaMATS can do away with all that. Once you have a supply of these mats, you won't have to buy more between jobs. They're totally reusable (and have a limited warranty for life), which means that even though they cost more than plywood at the outset, they'll quickly start to pay for themselves simply in saved plywood procurement costs.
2. Saving labor and time spent on replacing and disposing of plywood
AlturnaMATS can last for years and years, unlike plywood. In fact, they have a limited lifetime warranty that guarantees they'll perform well without suffering from common problems that plywood has, such as splintering and chipping. Because of this, you don't have to waste manpower and labor hours (which both cost money) in procuring and disposing of these mats in between jobs, as may be the case when using plywood.
3. Saving money spent on cleanup and restoration of landscaping
If you currently use plywood for landscape protection, you've probably noticed that it has a number of weaknesses when used to protect grass. For one thing, it tends to splinter and can easily become waterlogged. And for another, it can actually kill the grass you're trying to protect! When left in place for more than a couple of days, the opaque material will "starve" the grass of light until it yellows and withers. AlturnaMATS are different because they come in both white and clear plastic (as well as black plastic for non-lawn applications). The light that passes through the white or clear plastic can keep the grass alive and thriving throughout the whole project, even on long jobs that last over a week, meaning that you won't have to spend the manpower and money on restoration afterward.
Keeping turf green and healthy, staying intact and usable for years at a time, and providing convenient setup and a lifetime warranty are a few major ways that AlturnaMATS can help you save money. When you calculate just how much money you can save on plywood purchases alone when you switch to AlturnaMATS, then factor in all the other ways it helps you save money, this reusable, Earth-friendly option becomes a clear winner.
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