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.