Industry-experienced matting division with highly trained and motivated field specialists. A large rental fleet with well positioned yards throughout Western Canada that features accurate electronic mat tracking & grading which provides our customers with transparent accuracy and efficient billing.

Matting is a key component of many projects to ensure minimal ground disturbance, avoid the transfer of noxious or other unwanted plan material, address environmentally sensitive areas, and provide functional work surfaces. Backwoods Energy has been providing mats for projects since 2011. We offer several products to fit your needs.

We are experienced providing fit for purpose pre-access matting assessments and layouts, mobilization/demobilization, installation and removal, transportation, storage, logistics, cleaning/washing and repair.

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Access Mats

Access Mats can be used to build access roads, drilling pads and for other forms of ground protection. Access Mats are used to create a stable platform to support the equipment and transportation required in the construction, forestry, energy, and mining industries. Drilling pads, camps, tank farms, wind farms, power line construction, and helipads are just a few examples. These mats are used to provide safe equipment and truck mobilization over unstable ground on roadways, pipelines and construction sites.

Access Mat Specifications:

3-ply solid fir construction with a reliable and proven bolt pattern and routed edges.


  • 8` x 14`
  • Rental or Sale options available

Rig Mats

Rig mats are constructed of steel and wood, providing a solid platform. Rig mats can be used on heavy duty projects or pipeline crossings.

Rig Mat Specifications:

Constructed with a rigid combination of steel and wood, rig mats are designed to ensure the heaviest of loads.


  • Side beam shackles for easy maneuverability
  • Notched wood to fit inside H beam creates a smooth surface
  • Gusseted joints for strength and durability
  • 3 & 4 beam frame options
  • 20’, 30’, 40’ length options
  • Rental or sale options available
  • Custom builds available upon request

Crane Mats

Crane mats are designed to deliver ground support for extremely heavy loads such as large cranes, and other large specialized equipment.

Access Mat Specifications:

Crane mats are constructed with standard sawn 8”x8”, 10”x10” or 12”x12” timbers.


  • Optional notched or cabled ends
  • Heavy duty countersunk bolts
  • 1” rods, 1 ¼“ rods available for extra reinforcement
  • Rental or sale options available

Other Services

Mat Washing

Backwoods provides mat washing and bleaching to help remove soil contaminants and diseases. Our mobile plant helps clients disinfect mats in the remotest of locations.

Mat Tracking

Losing track of mats or getting billed for mats that were never on site? Our mat tracking system will help you identify how many and what grade of mats are on your site at any given time.

Access Matting Site Services include:

Pre-job Site Assessments

One of our field supervisors visits your site and recommends the exact type and number of mats that will be required for a matting job. These pre-job assessments provide you with an accurate cost estimate.


We have a dedicated logistics team that organizes, co-ordinates, and executes delivery of our matting products and equipment to your site based on your location and our nearest service capability.


Delivery and installation of access matting at your site.


Removal of access matting from your site.

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