Soil is everywhere, all buildings/ facilities require some type of soil management program. At the heart of soil management is the concept of prevention - prevention of contaminants from entering a building. 85% of all soil enters a building on the feet of building occupants. Over the years, many products have been developed and sold to help keep soil at the door and out of the building. The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) has estimated that it costs 600 dollars to find and remove one pound of soil after it has been allowed to enter an average building. This cost is primarily labor.
Stop soil and water at the door. The most effective mats provide a combination of scraping and wiping to stop the maximum amount of contaminants.