This type of tarp is used all over the place, if you were to go for a drive you are sure to see several places or people who are using them, this is due to them not just being lightweight and cost effective but protective also.
Generally, you are likely to find these tarps on Lorries, to protect whatever they are carrying, fishermen use them to protect their boats, campers and those who enjoy the outdoors will use them to protect themselves and their possessions from the elements.
As said before the use of tarp is branching out into the home place also, as they are now being used to protect furniture whilst decorating or having any works done, or protecting items which may be left out in the garden.
The benefits are clear, you can protect your items with a small cost, but the small cost does not mean you are getting a poor quality product, as tarps are made of a strong high quality material.
When looking for tarps the best bet is to search online to see a large variety or selection of them, however if you can't afford to get them delivered then a smaller selection of waterproof tarps can be found almost anywhere, normally large stores or those which supply all kinds of DIY equipment. They are a wise investment.