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SiteSaver has been specifically engineered to be infinitely expandable. Standard SiteSaver floor sections are 6.25′ x 8′. These floor sections can be joined to build a pad to the dimensions of any site.
The SiteSaver is made of HDPE (high density polyethylene), which is very durable and extremely resistant to chemicals and corrosion. Accelerated laboratory tests project a minimum lifespan of up to 50 years. UV stabilizers are also included to inhibit the physical and chemical process of UV-induced degradation. The inherent physical properties of HDPE used to manufacture SiteSaver will also allow it to perform well in both hot and cold environments.
Should damage to SiteSaver occur in the field, patch kits are available for flat portions along the perimeter of individual floor sections (i.e. the non-ribbed portion). Substantially damaged floor sections can be replaced with minimal disturbance to surrounding floor sections. To remove a damaged floor section, simply cut along the inside edge of the welded seam joining the damaged floor section to neighboring floor sections; remove the damaged floor section and replace it with a new one; re-weld the replacement floor section to the neighboring floor sections. Damaged panels can be returned to a SiteSaver Distributor for re-cycling.
Yes, SiteSaver can be re-used multiple times. In fact, disassembling the SiteSaver is even simpler than assembly. To do so, cut the SiteSaver on either side of the welded seam joining floor sections together to break the pad into manageable pieces. The resulting smaller pieces are rolled up, placed on a flatbed trailer and brought to the next site where a new weld is installed and the SiteSaver reassembled.Note: It is up to the contractor to determine how many floor sections remain assembled together to be rolled based on their equipment capabilities. SiteSaver recommends a maximum of 5 floor sections wide by up to 200′ of floor sections long for ease of loading and transportation.
The individual SiteSaver pieces are laid out and aligned along their perimeter edges, then welded with an electrofusion welding rod attached to a transition strip covering the seam between the floor sections. When properly performed, the weld creates a seal that is extremely strong and waterproof. Typically, SiteSaver panels will break or split in the non-welded plastic sections before the weld fails. Penda has conducted field testing to ensure the best design to provide a waterproof solution.The ribs are engineered to maximize the overall strength, flexibility, and stability of the product. The corrugated design also helps convey runoff to specific location on the pad site. Additionally, the corrugations allow the SiteSaver to stack well for shipping purposes.
The engineered corrugations help direct runoff to a specific side of the SiteSaver. From there, runoff can be collected and conveyed to holding basins via ditches and/or pipes.
SiteSaver provides containment, but it is not recommended to drive directly on the panels. We recommend using gravel or rip rap (4″ deep) as a driving or working surface placed on top of SiteSaver. SiteSaver also works well with many types of rig-mats which provide a nice driving and work surface, but do not provide containment. Both gravel/rip rap and many types of rig-mats have been tested and approved to use with SiteSaver, including extremely heavy, steel mats.

There are several reasons for the gravel:

  1. The primary purpose of the gravel or rig-mats is to provide a safe work surface. The gravel (and/or rig-mats reduce) the possibility of slip/trip falls and provides a safer surface for evacuation in case of an emergency. Without these surfaces, wet conditions can make the HDPE material very slippery adding to a possible slip hazard.
  2. The gravel (and/or rig-mats) also protect and prevent damage to the SiteSaver pad. While the HDPE material is very robust certain site activities could cause damage, or in extremely severe cases, even penetration damage to the pad. For example, during fracking the extreme pressures exerted on the pump discharge manifold causes a great deal of vibration and movement of the manifold pipes. The gravel or rig-mats will protect the pad from this activity and many other site activities.
  3. Placing gravel on the pad will provide a drivable work surface. Vehicles can enter, drive across the pad, and exit the pad without compromising the protection provided by the pad.

If there is a spill on the gravel, surface layers can either be broken up by hand tools or by a Skid-Steer loader. If the spill has soaked through the entire depth of gravel, any gravel not able to be collected by hand tools or a S kid-Steer, should be removed with a vacuum truck with enough suction to remove rock from the channels between the ribs.

Gravel contaminated by a spill must be taken to a facility capable of remediating the contaminants on the gravel. Only clean gravel may be used as a replacement material.

If there is a spill on the rig-mats, spread an approved coagulating/absorptive agent in the area of the spill (above and below the rig-mat) to contain the spill. Then clear the contaminated material using hand tools, skid-steer and/or a vacuum truck. All contaminated material must be taken to a facility capable of proper disposal.

Provided that all gravel where spills have occurred is properly removed, the remaining gravel may be collected and reinstalled at a second site (Note; this policy has been approved by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, but should be confirmed in other states).
Yes, SiteSaver offers engineering support for both site design and field installation. Please call ((866) 576-2783, dial extension 2 for assistance.
Please call your local SiteSaver Representative or Distributor to locate a contractor who is already certified in your area.