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How Much Do Blast Mats Weigh?

If you work at a construction site or anywhere where blasting is going to be taking place, you know that blast mats are crucial. If you have had to get blast mats to a site for work, the mention of this task probably makes you groan with dismay. You know that transporting this safety gear in the past has been a huge hassle, owing to the tremendous typical blast mat weight.

The average blast mat weighs about 35 pounds per square foot. Considering typical blast mat sizes are around 150 to 196 square feet, it’s easy to see what a burden they can be. Furthermore, because they are so tough and rigid, you can’t really roll them up effectively, meaning you can only fit one or two into a container.

But before you resign yourself to a time-consuming, back-breaking chore every time you need to set up blast mats at a construction site, you should be aware that the mats we are talking about here are rubber blast mats constructed from cut-up tires. This rubber is a very rigid and heavy material.

Fortunately, there is a better way.

Lightweight Steel Wire Rope Blast Mats From TM International LLC

At TM International LLC, we offer steel wire rope mats as an alternative to rubber tire blast mats. These mats are much lighter than ordinary rubber blast mats — in fact, at 16.5 pounds per square foot, they weigh less than half as much. Over more than 100 square feet, that can really add up.

Furthermore, our steel wire rope blast mats are much more flexible than rubber tire mats. You can roll them up and fit many of them into a single container, so you don’t have to make multiple trips to get all the blast mats you need to your site on time.

The low weight and flexibility are just the beginning of the advantages you can enjoy when using TM International LLC steel wire rope mats. Mats made with wire rope are also reusable and recyclable. Keep them in place for your entire job and then pack them up and use them for the next one. When they have ended their useful life, recycle them to protect the environment. Rubber tire mats are usually done after one job, after which they end up in a landfill.

Steel wire rope mats are also safer than rubber tire mats. Our wire rope mats are manufactured in compliance with ISO 9001:2000 standards and are fireproof. Rubber tire mats can easily catch fire, and when they do, they emit toxic fumes that are dangerous for your workers and bad for the environment.

Additionally, because our steel wire rope mats are permeable, they can vent gasses, reducing peak pressure so they stay stable and don’t give into the blast while they protect your workers from flying debris. Use these blast mats at any site, from the most remote to the most heavily populated areas.

Order Flexible, Lighter, Steel Wire Rope Blast Mats for Your Blast Site Today

Our steel wire rope blast mats are easy to use, environmentally friendly and a great value. We offer three standard sizes:

  • 10’ x 15’
  • 12’ x 12’
  • 14' x 14’

For your convenience, we can also provide you with custom blast mat sizes ranging from 4’ x 6’ to 14’ x 16’.

TM International LLC has a history of protecting people and property that dates back over 100 years. We have saved tens of thousands of people with our woven wire blast shields and are an established leader in this industry. We have a patent and are the sole manufacturer of Mazzella blast mats, which means the only place to get the blast site protection you really need is right here.

Protect your site the right way with high-quality Mazzella blasting mats from TM International LLC. To learn more or place your order, contact us today.