Five Benefits of Recycling Rubber

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Why should we be recycling rubber? We’re surrounded by rubber; whether you’re on the road, in a parking lot, or driving your car, rubber is all around you. 

Rubber is a versatile substance used for a wide range of applications, some of these applications we use regularly or see used on a daily basis.   

Whether you’re using rubber for a sign base or curbing system, it’s bound to find its way to your business, your construction site, and even your parking lot.

RubberForm is known for its use of recycled rubber and plastics. Using recycled materials is an innovative way to be a part of the green initiative, and RubberForm’s way of being part of the solution to the fossil fuel and waste crisis. 

Our products are made from 100% American recycled rubber.  You’ll find that some of our products are made with recycled scrap tire crumb rubber, such as our portable sign bases, a go-to when considering curbside pickup for your business. 

We’re here to talk about the benefits of using recycled rubber and why it is important for the environment, but you might be wondering: what exactly is recycled rubber? What is tire crumb rubber? We’re here to answer those questions for you:

 

Recycled Rubber

Recycled rubber is the rubber that has been reused from scrap materials, such as used tires. RubberForm sources these used tires from High Tread International Inc, a tire-shredding facility that is located in Lockport, NY.  

recycling reclaimed rubber

Crumb Rubber 

When reducing scrap tires or other rubber into uniform granules, you are inherently creating crumb rubber. This process includes removing contaminants such as dust, glass, rock, steel, or fiber.  

Why should I use recycled rubber products?

 

Resolves Landfill Issues:

We’ve said it before – rubber is a substance that is used regularly in many industries. Every day people rely on their rubber tires to get them to and from work. However, we know tires don’t last forever. So what happens to your old tires when you’re ready to buy new ones?

Sometimes, they end up in landfills, though this is not always the case (we’ll get to that part later). Landfills are overwhelmed due to the exuberant amounts of trash they receive, so by recycling and using recycled rubber products, you alleviate the problem by not adding to it. 

 

Innovative Creations:

Most of us who drive have probably driven over speed bumps or speed humps (yes, there is a difference). At RubberForm, these products are made with recycled rubber. Recycled rubber also allows us to make a plethora of other creations, like spill containment berms, curbing systems, trackout control mats, to name a few. 

Our quality rubber products are used by urban planners, construction workers, and also serve residential purposes. Whether it be to design safer parking lots or work areas, there is always a use for our products. 

 

Reduces Pollution:

Remember how we mentioned that tires sometimes end up in landfills? Due to tires being large, bulky, and taking up lots of space, landfills won’t always accept them. If tires aren’t being put in landfills, they have to go somewhere. Unfortunately, they sometimes end up in our oceans or rivers, destroying marine life. They are also illegally discarded in woods or roadsides, or other random places in nature. By dumping tires in various places, you are contributing to pollution. Recycling tires decreases your overall carbon footprint as well as greenhouse gases emissions. 

 

Boosts Your Local Economy:

This one may seem obvious, but it’s worthy of mentioning. Afterall, where would RubberForm be without recycled rubber products? It is our speciality and a material we take pride in using. To add, the rubber recycling industry is a hub for job creation. 

John Dunham and Associates conducted a study on the significance of the rubber recycling industry. The findings state that this industry “generates more than $1.6 billion annually in economic activity. This includes providing nearly 8,000 good paying jobs (direct and indirect) in all 50 states that generate more than $500 million in employee wages and $182 million in federal, state, and local tax revenues.” 

 

Relieves Environmental Pressure:

Fun fact about rubber: it comes from latex-producing plants. The history of natural rubber dates back to 1600 B.C. Today, we seek alternative sources for rubber, which is an extremely beneficial thing for the environment due to the complicated process of growing and harvesting these plants. The high demand for rubber is no competition for the natural but lengthy, laborious process. 

From playing your part with keeping our planet green, to providing thousands of jobs, recycled rubber is the most efficient path to take when you’re in need of rubber products. 

Have a question about any of the products we mentioned? Call us today to learn more about these products, or to learn more about our company.

The Best Speed Bumps Options On The Market

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Why You Need to Learn About RubberForm’s Different Speed Bumps

 

Are you looking for the best speed bumps on the market? Many business owners are. Speeding is a factor in many vehicular accidents; it gives drivers less time to respond and it can increase the severity of an accident. Traffic calming tools have been proven to be an effective way to slow down speeding drivers. 

One such traffic calming device is a speed bump. Speed bumps use vertical deflection to slow down drivers and improve safety traffic conditions for both drivers and pedestrians. 

RubberForm offers three different types of speed bumps. You might be wondering, “why? Isn’t a speed bump just, well, a speed bump?” Well, yes, but also no. Ultimately, our speed bumps have a main function – to encourage drivers to slow down. However, speed bumps can come in various lengths and heights. 

Let’s take a closer look: 

 

RubberForm MLSB Speed Bump:

Rubber Speed Bumps (MLSB)

Instead of using spikes, lag bolts, and adhesives, buy our MLSB 2.5” which is targeted for traffic speeds below 10 mph. If temporary, you can simply put it down and link them together as needed, and rest assured they will stay in place. However, if you’re going for permanent or semi-permanent use, we recommend anchoring them. 

Perhaps you may have better use for our MLSB 3” or MLSB 4” speed bump. These portable and freestanding bumps are ideal for construction sites or wherever you may have aggressive traffic.  They are ideal for temporary traffic stops and slow traffic to 3-5 mph. 

The 4” is ideal for high-weight vehicles. The more units you buy, the better: several units can give you unlimited strength and coverage. 

Please note, our MLSB  4” is not recommended for pedestrian traffic or normal vehicle use. 

Another perk of our portable rubber speed bump is that they feature a dovetail design which allows for unlimited connectivity. Customers have the opportunity to create the exact length they need. 

Height plays a factor into your desired speed limit, and is something we can accommodate for you! 

 

RubberForm RK-10 Speed Bump:

Speed Bumps (RK)

The RK-10 speed bump is easy to deploy, install, and recover. It also allows for buyers to add additional center modules for custom lengths.

Worried about vehicle damage? No need to fret, our highly visible speed bumps will effectively slow down traffic without damaging your vehicle or tires. It’s also just as easy to remove as it is to install. 

Place our RK-10 speed bump on streets or main residential roads to increase pedestrian safety in high traffic areas.  

 

Dirt Road Speed Bumps:

Dirt Road Speed Bumps

Unpaved roads need safety measures, too. We listened to the industry experts and developed a carefully and specially designed earth anchor screw. Combined with our speed bumps, the earth anchor screw allows the speed bumps to be safely secured to dirt roads and gravel roads. 

 

Why Buy RubberForm Speed Bumps?

At RubberForm, we use recycled rubber that is manufactured to withstand extreme temperature and weather conditions. Our rubber also tolerates high traffic volume and constant U.V. light. 

Our durable and long-lasting rubber creates superior speed bumps that are easy to install, making them the best option for you. 

We’d love to chat with you! Call us today and get all of your questions answered. If you’re interested in one of our products, we’ll supply you with all the information you need.

What’s The Difference between Speed Bumps and Speed Humps?

Road installations find themselves in one of those “to-ma-to” and “to-mae-to” situations. Look at speed bumps and speed humps, for example. Everybody uses them interchangeably, nobody knows who’s right, and nobody wants to find out.

However, there’s quite a significant difference between the two. That said, it’s nothing that complicated, speed bumps and speed humps are just different approaches to the same problem; slowing down vehicles.

 

Why Your Facility Needs a Speed Bump

Be it a school, convenience store, parking lot, or a residential neighborhood; all places have transitional spaces where humans and moving vehicles interact.

If you’ve driven around your neighborhood, you have probably seen playgrounds where kids walk across roads. What about restaurants? You’ve witnessed adults exit their vehicles with the delighted kids jumping around as a few cars move nearby.

Because of the number of careless drivers driving drunk or on their phones, lives are usually at risk. Every few years, a minor accident or a near-miss will shake the community for a few weeks. Then everybody will forget until the next one.

 

Where Speed Bumps and Speed Humps Come In

Unlike road signs and traffic lights, speed bumps and speed humps are hard to ignore. Since they are modifications to the actual road, they will bring all cars to slow down.

Moreover, even if a driver is not paying attention, say they’re sleeping, on their phones, or drunk, they jolt the driver back into focus. Speed bumps and humps will give you the option to ensure safety, build trust and possibly go green while at it.

When used in moderation, speed bumps and humps come with a lot of benefits. These pros include:

  • Safety

Speed bumps and speed humps assure your customers that you value their safety and that of their loved ones.

Even if nobody notices or appreciates the little effort, nothing is lost. In fact, you get to sleep better knowing that you did everything possible to keep your customers safe.

If you own a facility that hosts children or teenagers, a speed bump or speed hump is a step in the right direction in terms of safety.

  • Avoid Accidents

Though we may not want to accept it, accidents happen. They are bad for lives, safety, and business. Remember, you don’t want your business to be the scene of a shooting on prime-time news.

Similarly, you don’t want your business to be the scene of an avoidable grisly accident at the prime time news.

 

Speed Zones

Speed bumps and speed humps both slow down vehicles, only at different rates. If you need cars to slow down in a 10-15 mph zone, speed humps will do the job.

Such speeds are necessary around schools, animal crossing, and parks with a consistent flow of traffic.

What if you want cars to slow down to about five mph or even a stop? Well, that’s what they made speed bumps for.

 

Aggressiveness

If you’ve ever driven above a speed bump at 50mph, then you know how aggressive they are. As you’ll see later, the design of the speed bump makes it more aggressive than the speed hump.

In places like hospitals, where ambulances frequently pass through, a speed hump will be a better alternative to a speed bump.

Airports and places with security checks are a different story altogether. A speed bump will do a better job at stopping aggressors who don’t want a security check.

 

Travel Distance

Another big difference between speed bumps and speed humps is the travel distance. This term refers to the width of the raised surface where engineers place the speed bump or hump.

To keep it simple, a speed bump is narrower than a speed hump. Your average speed hump will be 14- 22 feet wide, whereas your average speed bump will be six to four feet wide.

 

Spacing

Due to the difference in aggressiveness, the spacing between speed bumps and speed humps also differs.

Speed bumps are more aggressive and are hence placed at wider intervals. Placing two or three bumps nearby is a disservice to the drivers, and you will soon be receiving complaints.

Since speed humps are mild, you can place two in close proximity. If it’s necessary, you can get away with three speed humps with little or no complaint.

 

Painting

The painting of speed bumps and speed humps is one more difference. As a rule of thumb, engineers paint speed bumps with bright colors like yellow.

Speed humps, on the other hand, get away with lighter colors such as white. The reasoning is that since speed bumps are more aggressive, drivers need to see them from a distance so as to start braking.

For speed humps, drivers can start braking at close range.  However, take note that painting speed humps isn’t mandatory.

 

Complimentary Uses

Since a speed bump has a shorter traveling distance, its uses are limited to just slowing down cars. The same can’t be said about speed humps, however.

By painting a speed hump with white stripes, you can convert it into a pedestrian walk. This strategy serves two purposes; notifying drivers of a speed bump and also allowing pedestrians safe access.

The pedestrian access will go a long way in helping drivers feel less inconvenienced by the speed hump because it gives a motive behind its existence.

 

Installation Time

Given that speed humps have a longer traveling distance than speed bumps, they will take more time to install.

One speed hump can be an equivalent of three or two speed bumps in terms of driving distance, hence the longer installation time.

However, thanks to recent advances in technology, you no longer have to make your speed bumps from asphalt. Your options are endless. You could have rubber speed bumps or even an environmentally friendly option like reclaimed rubber. Both take a much shorter time to install.

 

The Importance Of Speed Bumps/Hump Signs

Whichever option you choose, that bump or hump is only as effective as the sign. Without labeling or informing drivers you turn a well-meaning idea into a potential hazard.

That said, any accident caused due to an unlabeled road modification will be your liability.

It will put your business in the path of potential lawsuits and bring bad press or reputation.

 

Where We Come In

For most businesses, painting a large section of their parking lot is a big no. Many feel that it interferes with the general aesthetics and even branding of their businesses.

This situation only leaves one option; signs.

They don’t take up as much space, are not as aesthetically intrusive, and can be scaled or moved appropriately.

 

Why Rubberform

Well, modern problems require modern solutions and Rubberform is one. We spent the last few decades building capacity to help businesses like yours with their signs. 

Our mission, R&D, on the backdrop of experienced teams, has come with solutions to make your signage issues a thing of the past. As a result, our products are 100% recycled, American made and LEED certified.

 

For more information, contact us today, and we will be more than willing to help.

Trackout Control: What it is and Why You Need It

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Trackout Control: What it is and Why You Need It

Ever tracked mud or dirt into your house?  It’s annoying, right? When vehicles working construction track dirt and mud out of construction sites, the damage is much more than an annoyance. This situation is what is referred to as trackout. Trackout control can help manage this.

Track Out ends up in all sorts of places that it shouldn’t be in and pollutes the environment –especially waterways. Because environmental pollution has far reaching and mostly irreversible consequences, governments have become stricter with ensuring people and businesses keep up with regulations that prevent pollution.

Trackout control devices are one of the ways of dealing with trackout. We’ll discuss what trackout control is and why you need to have it.

 

What is Trackout Control?

Trackout control includes the methods and techniques used to prevent trackout from leaving construction sites and entering paved public roads and down into waterways.

An SCE – stabilized construction entrance- is the most common trackout control methods used at the exits on construction sites. SCEs are commonly referred to as trackpads.

These trackpads are also the EPA standard for trackout control. They usually consist of rocks placed on a fabric that compresses mud and which measures 15ft by 15-20 ft. The rocks are usually angular-shaped and measure about 1.5 inches to 3 inches each.

The problem with this traditional method is that its efficiency depends on how deep the rockbed is. Additionally, maintenance is a little hard – it entails turning the rocks over and over from time to time to prevent compaction and the buildup of dirt on the trackpads top surface.

Modern trackout control devices work better and include the following:

 

1. Trackout Pads

This is a specially constructed entrance meant to get rid of debris from the tires of a vehicle as they exit a construction site.

They are typically designed with alternating rows of pyramids that enter the lugs of a tire, loosening the debris and making it fall onto the base of the mat to prevent it from sticking onto other vehicles that are driven on it.

 

2. Trackout plates

These are reusable devices that have rails, pipes, or grates designed to dislodge debris from a vehicle’s tires, wheels and undercarriage before it’s driven off a construction site.

 

3. Paving

This is where the exit of a construction site is paved for a distance of up to 100 feet back from where a paved public road intersects with the road leading to and off a construction site. The paved section should also be 20 feet wide or wider.

 

4. Wheel Washing System (Washpit)

If you’re working on a project with high trackout, the wheel washing system may work better than other trackout control mechanisms.

Ideally, wheel washing systems consist of an elevated platform where vehicles are cleaned up before leaving the site. This platform usually also has walls and or rails. There are high-velocity side and bottom water sprayers too to help remove mud in hard to reach areas. The walls serve to prevent the water spray from drifting.

The sprayers are controlled by programmable controls and sensors, which trigger appropriate water output for each truck that goes through the system.

 

Why You Should Control Trackout

According to the law meant to minimize sediment trackout, you must limit the use of vehicles to designated exit points and use trackout removal techniques at every exit that leads onto a paved public road so that any debris is eliminated before the vehicle gets onto the paved road.

If you only see trackout cleanup equipment just to comply with government regulations, you are missing out on the benefits of ‘obeying’ the government -such as saving on operational costs and building a positive image around the community.

Having trackout control devices is more cost-effective than having to clean the streets -up to 10 times less expensive. Plus, a washing system saves you more time. It takes about ten seconds to clean a truck with a washing system. Manual washing could take about ten minutes or more.

When it comes to dust control, traditional water trucks are not as free as many construction overseers would like to think. You’ll use much more water than you need to and will need a driver to drive the water truck.

Dust palliative pads are the better alternative. Dust palliatives are built to stabilize the soil and prevent the formation of dust. Additionally, unlike using water to curb the spread of dust, dust palliatives like polymers and modified resins will work even on a windy day. Some of them can keep the site dust-free for up to a year.

However, some dust palliatives are not suitable for sites that experience daily disturbance. Check out with a professional to see which dust palliatives work for your site.

If you’re using a haul truck, cover it with tarps to prevent the wind from blowing off dust while in transit.

In some cases, trackout is a result of improperly loaded trucks. To avoid fines from local governments, clean up the debris immediately, particularly if the trail runs for 50 feet or more into a public paved road. 

 If it’s less than that, get it cleaned up by the end of the day by collecting it, using a street sweeper, or other clean-up methods. In most states, washing off the trackout using a hose or water is prohibited because the process aids the spillage of the debris into adjacent waterways. Use grizzlies to remove excess dirt from your truck before hauling it away.

 

Controlling Human Trackout

Construction site workers also contribute to trackout. You can reduce it by constructing stabilized gravel walkways and routes that are free of mud. A boot brush at the exit can help to scrape off the mud from employee work boots. You can also provide a storm drain grate.

Workers can also use particular entrances and exits to minimize the buildup of trackout on their boots. Use perimeter fencing to naturally direct them toward these routes.  Stabilize routes that lead to the parking area, porta pots, washout facility and the parking.

 For more information about trackout control, feel free to contact us today, and we’ll be more than willing to assist.

How to Set Up Your Business for Curbside Pickup

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Businesses all over the world were dealt a heavy blow to their sales in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, creating one hell of a challenging year for companies large and small. Businesses hit the hardest were those within the hospitality, food service, and retail industries that struggled to keep up with an ever-changing list of compliancy rules and regulations. As these businesses searched for methods to stay afloat, one avenue of operation could not be ignored—online ordering and curbside pickup.

Although the pandemic has brought Curbside Pickup into the mainstream, it is anything but a new concept. According to The Balance, online retailing is one of the fastest growing segments expected to reach $1.3 trillion over the next decade. If you are in the restaurant, retail, or grocery business you simply cannot overlook the value of Curbside Pickup. Those starting brick and mortar store pickup operations for the first time may wonder how to properly set their businesses up for Curbside services—and that is why RubberForm is here to help.

 

How to Set Up Your Business for Curbside Pickup

An efficient Curbside Pickup operation utilizes online ordering and strategically placed portable sign base systems to mark designated pickup areas around your property or in your parking lot. These curbside sign bases include a base, signpost, and respective signage. Below we will go over the steps that need to be taken to effectively set your business up for Curbside Pickup

 

1. Choose an Ordering System

Depending on the area where you live, there are a plethora of online ordering applications made for your consumers to use on mobile devices. For restaurant or grocery businesses, especially franchisees, you may choose to

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register your store in one of these pickup and delivery apps:

For Restaurants

For Grocery Stores

For retail stores, online ordering will typically be done directly through your e-commerce website. In this case it is imperative to ensure your website ordering process is mobile friendly and easy to use.

 

2. Create an Organized Pickup Procedure

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To ensure a smooth curbside pickup process, you will need a plan in place for staff and customers alike. Curbside service is a brand-new service feature for some businesses so employees will have to be trained on the new ordering and curbside pickup procedures. Put together a dedicated team for curbside pickup that will be responsible for managing orders, customer arrivals, and product delivery. The curbside team should constantly be in communication with each other from start to finish. The process will go something like this:

  • Order is placed online
  • Sales and customer service teams are notified and begins order process
  • Order is packed and ready for customer pickup
  • Customer arrives at Curbside Pickup area
  • Customer checks in with customer service sales team via a phone call or online app
  • Service team gathers package order and delivers to customer vehicle at parking spot with curbside sign base.

 

 

 

3. Establish a Dedicated Curbside Pickup Area

Creating a designated pickup area for pickup orders will be one of the most important decisions you will make for a productive curbside operation. Your location and property size will be the deciding factor on where to best guide customer traffic to the curbside pickup area. If you are fortunate enough to have a parking lot connected to your business, then you are at an advantage. Parking lots allow businesses to section off specific parking areas for curbside orders giving your pickup customers a clear area to go to while they wait for their orders to be brought out to their vehicle.

If your business happens to be located in a metropolitan area you may have a slightly more difficult time creating a designated pickup area. To help local businesses operate easier within new regulations, city officials across the country have recently started allowing businesses to extend operations onto sidewalks and even portions of the street in some areas. Owners are now able to do things like allow temporary parking in front of their building and put-up signage on sidewalks.

The most effective way to mark these pickup areas are with portable sign base systems, not a permanently mounted, in-ground bollard signpost. Sign bases that are portable are more flexible and can be used to display any type of general or curbside information you may need to convey to arriving customers.

 

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4. Promote Your Services with Curbside Pickup Sign Bases

Once you are set up with your ordering system, service procedure, and pickup area you are ready for the final step—advertise and promote. Portable sign bases make an excellent choice for not only promoting your curbside services but also creating an effective environment to coordinate curbside pickup with safety, control and a great customer experience.

RubberForm’s Curbside Sign Bases provide easy visibility that allows your customers to see exactly where they need to go upon arrival at your location. We provide everything you need for curbside pickup services, starting with the sign base all the way up to the signage, and everything in between for a great customer experience. Custom recycled aluminum signs are designed with your specifications to display all the necessary details of your curbside procedure. With our ready-to-go logistics and shipping services, we are positioned to fulfill any requirements your company needs for your curbside operations.

 

curbside services sign base

 

Why Choose RubberForm?

We are the home of the Original Sign Base since 2005, so we know everything there is to know about Curbside Pickup programs. Years of experience, research, design, and development has yielded the most durable, sustainable, and attractive sign base product on the market.

RubberForm is proud to have provided our curbside products to some of the most well-respected names in the restaurant, retail, and grocery store businesses. We are the Gold Standard in Curbside Pickup and we “guarantee” you will not experience a better performing product than the ones made by RubberForm.

 

Learn more about our Curbside Pickup & To Go Sign Base Systems here.

Why Trackout Control Mats Are The Best Option For You

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You may be wondering how RubberForm Trackout Control Mats can really benefit your business. After all, they are just a simple trackout control solution, aren’t they? As it turns out, they are quite a bit more! Keep reading to learn more about how RubberForm Trackout Control Mats are the best option for your business. And, if you are ready to order some for your construction site, reach out to us today.

Save Money

Underneath it all, the goal for any successful business is to provide a valuable service to their client base so that they can make the money to continue to provide that valuable service. If there is a way to save money in the process and still provide the same high-quality service, what business owner wouldn’t want that? With RubberForm Trackout Control Mats, that’s exactly what you’ll get — money-saving performance. Our trackout control solutions are amongst the most affordable and the most effective on the market. When you choose us over more expensive, less effective trackout solutions, you’ll get high-performance trackout control at a fraction of the cost.

Adhere to Trackout Control Laws

Depending on the areas you operate in, the laws surrounding trackout control may differ. But no matter what the trackout laws in your area, RubberForm Trackout Control Mats can help you stay compliant and obey the full extent of these laws. There are numerous trackout regulations in place to keep local water supplies clean and particulate matter out of the air. Trackout Control Mats is far-and-above one of the most effective ways to prevent these types of pollutions due to trackout.

Become a Green Company

Because all our products at RubberForm are made from 100% recycled materials, you can feel good about supporting an environmentally conscious company. Not only that but when you use our recycled products, they contribute to your Green Building score for USGBC LEED certification, sustainable sites — site development criteria to help you create an eco-friendly business environment of your own.

Simple and Reusable

One of the biggest reasons we are the best option for your business is the fact that our products are incredibly simple and reusable. Many of the most common trackout control solutions are one-site use solutions. Once you are done with RubberForm Trackout Control Mats at one worksite, you can load them up and use them again and again. And the installation couldn’t be easier. It’s as easy as placing the mat wherever you need a stabilized construction entrance/exit, and that’s it. All the vehicles exiting through that access point will have the trackout removed from their construction vehicles before they hit the public roads thanks to the vibration and gentle rocking from driving over the mats.

Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm

If you are interested in trying a custom Trackout Control Mat solution for yourself, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to work with you to find a solution that best fits your needs. Give us a call today!

Trackout Control: Why Installing Our Mats is Easier

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When you are looking for the easiest, most comprehensive trackout control solution, there is no better option than RubberForm Trackout Control Mats. Our trackout control solutions are delightfully simple to install and use, making your life and the life of everyone on the construction site a little easier. In today’s blog at RubberForm, we discuss other common trackout control methods and their installations in comparison to our trackout mats. Keep reading to learn more or contact us today to start your customized trackout solutions.

 

Gravel Pits

Gravel pits are a collection of crushed rock and gravel that must be set to a specific height, width, and depth. A typical layout is 20 feet wide by a minimum of 50 feet long — most are 100 feet long with a 30-foot width with number 2 coarse aggregate and are at least 6 inches deep. The layout is what makes gravel pits so difficult to install and maintain as a trackout control solution. It takes a great deal of time and effort to get the specifications just right. And even after you’ve managed to get all the measurements correct, maintaining the proper specifications and keeping up with upkeep can be a huge (and expensive) pain.

 

Wash Pits

Wash pits use a highly effective pressurized water system to clean off any trackout from construction vehicles before they exit the site. However, as you can imagine, this is a very complicated, time-consuming, and costly process. Wash pits require their own drainage ditch and water treatment system along with the already complex set-up. Not to mention the fact that they also require someone to perform daily inspections to ensure the ongoing proper function and adherence to protocol.

 

Paving

The paving method of trackout control is where a temporary road is paved from the worksite to the public roadway. The idea is that all the loose trackout on the construction vehicles will fall off on the temporary paved road before the vehicle makes it to the public road. This method isn’t super common these days — and for good reason. Among being wasteful and ineffective, you must pave an entire road that won’t be a part of the final structure. This installation process isn’t overly complicated, but it is very unnecessary. Additionally, to maintain the paved road, it must be thoroughly cleaned and swept daily by the workers on-site, taking away valuable time and resources from other areas.

 

RubberForm’s Trackout Control Mats

By now, you’re probably thinking, “Man, I wish there was an easy-to-install solution that’s affordable and easy to maintain.” You’re in luck! That’s exactly what RubberForm Trackout Control Mats offer. They can almost be thought of like a reverse doormat for your construction site. Simply place them where your construction vehicles will be exiting, and as they drive over the mat, the trackout will be shaken and rocked loose from the vehicle. Easy as that. RubberForm Trackout Control Mats can be placed in a manner of minutes. No drainage ditch, daily sweeping, or maintaining elusive specifications. Just simple, effective trackout control.

Trackout Control Mats: Why Choose Us?

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If you work in the construction industry, then you understand that you have a few options when it comes to trackout control. Traditionally, companies will use wash pits, gravel pits, or other costly and ineffective methods for trackout control because that’s what they’ve always done. But wouldn’t you rather use the trackout control solution that makes the most sense rather than use a method because “that’s what we’ve always done”? In today’s blog by RubberForm, we talk about why it makes sense to choose Trackout Control Mats over other industry trackout methods. Keep reading to learn more or feel free to contact us today.

 

They Actually Work

The most important and compelling reason to choose RubberForm Trackout Control Mats for your trackout control method is that they just work. You lay the mat down where you need a stabilized construction entrance or exit, your construction vehicles of various sizes drive over them, and very little to no trackout leaves the site. Other methods cost significantly more and don’t remove nearly as much debris from your construction vehicles.

 

Environmentally Friendly

Another great reason to choose RubberForm Trackout Control Mats is that all our mats are created using 100% American recycled composite materials. We choose recycled rubber and other materials because they are not only incredibly durable, but we can get further use out of them and prevent more waste sitting in a landfill. When you choose us as your preferred trackout control method, you are choosing to make the more environmentally responsible decision.

 

Cost-Effective

The beauty of our product is that it is simple, yet effective. A bonus to the simplicity of our product is that it comes at a much more affordable price point than other trackout control methods on the market. Even further beyond the upfront cost being lower than other track control solutions is the fact that RubberForm Trackout Control Mats are reusable. That means your trackout mats can move with you as you move job sites, and you don’t have to invest in a new solution each time you complete a project.

 

Durable

Our mats are built right and built to last. We are so confident in the durability of our product that if one of your interchangeable blocks does manage to break or get damaged, we’ll send a replacement block at no cost to you. Our mats are built to handle nearly every construction vehicle just short of track dozers. When you choose RubberForm Trackout Control Mats, you are choosing the unbreakable, long-lasting solution.

 

Customizable

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to trackout control. That’s why we offer multiple stock sizes for our mats and work with you to meet the needs of your specific worksite with the ability to create custom sizes. Whether you are a large operation that requires significant trackout control, or a small construction business working on a local project, we have the trackout control solutions you need to be successful.

 

Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm

If you are interested in learning more and working with our team to find the perfect solution for you, then give our team a call today.

Stabilized Construction Entrance: 4 Methods

Stabilized Construction Exits

Different Types of Stabilized Construction Entrances

As a construction site, you have a few different options available to you when it comes to creating stabilized construction entrances and exits. You may have been using the same stabilized construction entrance for years, but in today’s blog, we are going to go over a few different common methods for trackout control. Who knows, you may end up switching to a trackout control method that better suits your construction site’s needs!

 

Spoilers: RubberForm Trackout Control Mats are almost always the best solution for your construction site. Contact us today to learn more.

 

Gravel Pads

Gravel pads are amongst the most common stabilized construction entrance methods. They are essentially a large pit of crushed rock and gravel that lives right in front of the exits for your construction site. The idea is that the gravel and crushed rock lodges itself between your tire grooves to pry out any trackout. Gravel pads work great — at first. However, over time, they tend to lose their effectiveness. Additionally, they can be expensive to maintain and are one-site solutions. This means that you can’t take your gravel pad with you to the next job once the current one’s done.

 

Wash Pits

Wash pits are arguably one of the single-most effective trackout solutions available to construction sites. Wash pits use pressurized water to blast off any trackout from your construction vehicle — and it works very well. The drawback to this type of stabilized construction entrance though is how costly they are. Wash pits are a significant investment both upfront and overtime. Not to mention that they are also one-site stabilized construction entrance solutions.

 

Paving

Perhaps the least effective trackout method of them all is paving. Paving stabilized construction entrances are where a paved road leads from the construction site to the public roads. The idea is that all the loose trackout will fall off in this distance. But more often than not, that isn’t the case. Worse yet, paving is an expensive solution that is only good for that one site and requires a fair amount of labor resources to not only install, but also to keep clean.

 

Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm

Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm is the premier stabilized construction entrance solution on the market. They are composed of a study grid of 100% recycled materials (mostly rubber) that gently rocks and vibrates the trackout off your construction vehicle. You simply lay them down in front of your entrances/exits and as the vehicles drive over them, nearly all the trackout is removed. Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm are durable, effective, and affordable solutions that can be used over and over again. Additionally, for larger long-term operations, many construction sites are choosing to pair Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm with stabilized construction entrance methods like wash pits for the ultimate trackout control performance. Our mats are a reusable, cost-effective solution that really works. Reach out to us at RubberForm today to learn more and to order your customized stabilized construction entrance/exit solution.

Trackout Control: Why Job Sites Need It

trackout control mat

If you’ve never heard of or experienced construction trackout before, you may be wondering what exactly trackout is and why construction sites need to worry about it. In today’s blog at RubberForm, we go over what trackout is and why it’s important for construction sites to properly control it. Keep reading to learn more or contact us today for your affordable and effective trackout control solutions.


What’s Trackout?

Simply put, trackout is mud, dirt, debris, and other materials that you may find on a construction site. These materials (trackout) get lodged in the tires of construction vehicles and can sometimes stick loosely to the sides of these vehicles. The problem is that without any intervention measures, this trackout can make its way off construction sites onto public roadways, into the air, and into local water systems.


It’s the Law in Most Cases

Perhaps the most important reason job sites need trackout control is because, in almost every state, there are regulations and laws specifically mandating that job sites must control their trackout. While the specifics of the laws and regulations may vary from state to state, the general idea is that the job site is responsible for preventing trackout from making its way onto public roadways, water systems, and the air we breathe.


It’s the Right Thing to Do

Another compelling reason for the use of trackout control methods like RubberForm Trackout Control Mats is the moral fact of the matter. If job sites don’t control their trackout, dirt, rocks, chemicals, nails, and other materials found on the construction site make their way onto roadways. Innocent people using these roadways can run this trackout over and unintentionally fling this debris into other cars or pedestrians. Even if the laws in your area didn’t require you to provide trackout control solutions for your job site, it is still the right thing to do.


It Reduces Your Environmental Impact

Even if no projectiles are created from your job sites trackout, the dirt alone is introduced to the air creating what is referred to as Particulate Matter (PM). Particulate matter is a type of air pollution that is monitored and regulated by local governments. But air pollution isn’t the only type of pollution that can be created through trackout on public roadways. If the trackout isn’t controlled properly, it can also make its way into local water systems. Trackout gets swept away with the rest of the draining water when it rains, ultimately working its way into the local water supply. Proper trackout control methods like RubberForm Trackout Control Mats help to minimize your environmental impact and operate in a more environmentally responsible manner.


Trackout Control Mats by RubberForm

We hope that today’s blog has helped to show you the importance that trackout control solutions play in modern job sites. If you are interested in an effective, long-lasting trackout solution, reach out to us at RubberForm today.