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Commercial uses for tarps

Commercial Uses for Tarps

Tarps can be used in a variety of commercial settings. They can be very useful in construction, hauling loads, and storing equipment. Here are just a few of the ways tarpaulins are used.


In construction, one of the jobs tarpaulins are used for is protecting concrete mix. If bagged concrete mix is being used on a job site, pallets of mix may be hauled in at the start of the job. There they will stay until they have all been used. In the meantime, it could rain, soaking and ruining the cement if it is not protected. It is best to put waterproof yellow tarps, green tarps, blue tarps, or orange tarps over the top to keep out rain.

Lumber is also sometimes brought to a jobsite before there is a closed in place in which to store it. If left in the hot sun, it can warp. Reflective white tarps or silver tarps are good choices to prevent this. Rain can also damage the wood, so in that case yellow or orange tarps work fine.

When working on roofs, there is often a time when the roof needs a tarp to keep the weather from getting into the attic while it is exposed. Until the roofing job is complete, reflective silver tarps are often used. If the covering is required for a shorter length of time the economy tarp may be suitable for the job. As the these tarps are less expensive there tends to be a wider choice of sizes to accomodate the users needs.

Hauling Loads

Whether it is gravel from a quarry or seed corn from a farm, sturdy green tarps are always handy to cover the load. Tarpaulins can be tied down over the tops of the trucks to keep the small pieces from falling and damaging people’s windshields. Canvas tarps are effective when water resistance is adequate. When a load needs to be kept waterproofed, poly tarps are best.

A smaller business might haul tools and equipment in the back of a pickup truck. In this case, the owner can use white tarps, green tarps, blue tarps, yellow tarps, silver tarps, orange tarps, or, if no other color matches the truck, clear tarps. This will keep the load clean and dry while keeping the truck looking professional.

Storing Equipment

A business might have any amount of equipment they need to store on their lot. Many different types of construction businesses use skid loaders, for instance. These pieces of equipment will stay out in the weather, but using heavy duty tarps will prolong their life. Landscaping companies use riding lawnmowers for the job. Companies that take care of their own company lots also use mowers. When winter comes, they may not have anywhere to store them but outside under tarpaulins.

If you are a business owner, you might like to look around your company and think about where you might benefit from using tarps. You can have a great effect on whether and when you have to replace construction materials or tools.

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