Friday, August 25, 2017

Hurricane tarps after the storm destroys a roof.

After a hurricane people I left with flooding and compromised structures.  It is essential to have the proper materials after the hurricane is done in its path.

Poly tarps have proven to be the most cost-effective way to cover a roof to prevent further water damage to The dwelling.  Below are key points to know when using poly tarps for hurricane damage:


  1. Make sure the tarp is 100% waterproof to prevent any further leakage.
  2. The poly tarp is used until a roofing company can repair of the compromised structure so in most cases only light duty tarps are necessary.
  3. Grommets with rope reinforcement around the perimeter of the tarp are important for securing the cover to the structure.
  4. The most popular sizes of tarp used for roofing contractors are 16' x 20', 20' x 20', 20' x 25' and 20' x 40'.
Not all hurricane tarps are made equally so it's important to ask the thickness, Denier, ripe reinforcement, grommet spacing and UV coating.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Hurricane Tarps Season

Hurricane tarp season is June 1st to November 1st and people that live in the hurricane zone know this all too well. The most common hurricane tarps used our the economy grade blue polyethylene tarps. Roofers and Handyman will tack these tarps on to damage roof's after a hurricane to make sure that further water damage is not incurred. It's typical to see pictures of homes with blue tarps on top of them after a hurricane has stricken area.  These tarps are usually light duty but sufficient enough to keep the home covered for a month or two until refers can repair the home.  

Below are essential standards for hurricane tarps:

  1. Types should be 100% waterproof
  2. Typical size covers range between 14 x 20 to 30 x 30'. 
  3. Grommets should be spaced every 3 feet minimum. 
  4. Poly sand bags are important to make sure the perimeter of the tarp is waited down on the roof. 
 

100 foot poly rope is also important to help tie the tarp cover to the structure.

Having a small stockpile of tarps and various other supplies are important to have before the storm hits in order to be prepared when these items are in high demand.  

Please check with your hurricane awareness center for more details on preparedness.  

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The essentials of Baseball Tarps and Athletic Field Covers

Baseball tarps and athletic field covers are used to cover the infield during times of rain, This enables the field to stay dry so playing time is more accessible. 

There are several major components to consider when purchasing a baseball tarp or athletic field cover:

  1. It is essential to make sure that there are heavy duty seatbelt grade handles every 10 feet around the perimeter of the tarp.
  2. Industrial grade triple stitching is important to make sure pressure pulling will not create tearing.
  3. The tarp cover should be heavy duty but light duty at the same time to enable transferring the tarp across the field easily. Any tarp over 100' x 100 and feet should be at least 6 to 7 ounces every square yard. 
  4. When applying the athletic field cover to the field it is important to make sure several or more people are applying the tarp to prevent pressure from pulling on one side. 
Here in the United States, baseball tarps and athletic field covers can be used all your round but the most popular months are January to May during the rainy seasons.     
 

Above is a picture of a heavy duty see Belgrade handle for a large baseball tarp. Double cross stitching with creases add layers to strengthen the handle.