“I do not find it easy to define the beauty of vinyl tarps, but I know it when I see it.” – Unknown
What is vinyl tarp? Vinyl Tarps as they are popularly known as offer a waterproofing solution for homes, industrial settings and even outdoor kitchens where there is a likelihood of accumulation of water on flat surfaces. Some vinyl tarps can be used with ease and convenience over tents, equipment etc. Vinyl Tarps require very little care or maintenance. They generally come in diamond or square shapes that provide a tight enclosure from the elements. PVC vinyl tarps are commonly available in white color material with blue colored borders which make them stand out. For decades vinyl tarps have been used in the construction industry to protect materials and equipment against bad weather conditions like rain, dust, etc. One can easily install vinyl tarpaulin by using grommets or ropes. Vinyl tarpaulin is also known as vinyl tarp, vinyl sheeting or PVC tarpaulin.
Most widely used vinyl tarp sizes are 15′ x 24′ (4.57 m x 7.32 m), 12′ x 16′ (3.66 m x 4.88 m) and 10’x12′ (3m x 3m).
The Uses of vinyl Tarpaulins: There are several uses of vinyl tar such as:
- a) Protection against Dust:
Vinyl tarp offered in a variety of sizes and thicknesses is used to shelter construction areas from wind-blown dust or dirt.
- b) Protection against Elements:
Vinyl tarps protect a wide range of materials from water, sunlight, snow and other elements.
- c) Exposure Control:
Vinyl tarps are useful for keeping products under controlled conditions.
- d) Transportation Blankets:
Vinyl sheeting is used as protective material while moving machines and equipment from one point to another such as machinery protection blankets. It can also be use to build temporary sheds, garages etc.
- e) Ground Cover:
Vinyl sheets can be placed on the ground or floor surface to absorb sound and reduce vibration during construction work, events and other occasions.
- f) Table Covers:
Vinyl can be used to cover tables in order to protect the table’s surface from spills and stains, etc.. vinyl tarps are also used to provide shade or protection for plants, lawns, gardens and flowers.
- g) Pool Covers:
Some vinyl tarps act as lightweight pool covers which helps in protecting children and pets against accidental drowning by covering the swimming pool when it is not in use.
- h) Snow Removal:
Such vinyl tarpaulins often come with grommets every 18 inches (45 cm), which allows them to be easily secured using rope or bungee cords. The vinyl material provides a perfect slip free surface for plows to remove snow.
- i) Shelter Cover:
A vinyl tarp is used as shelter or temporary home for homeless people. These vinyl tarps are easy to transport, cheap, easier to set up and very effective in blocking rainwater. They can be moved from one place to another according to needs of the homeless person.
- j) Ground Cover during Construction:
Vinyl sheeting can also be used under construction equipment that could tear grass or soil during a terrain job. Instead vinyl works well because it prevents damage done by heavy equipment when traversing the same area again and again. One can use vinyl sheeting to build temporary sheds around building areas which serves as protection against trees falling over houses etc. Vinyl sheets are also used to cover excavations during construction works.
- k) Apron:
Vinyl tarp is used as an apron which prevents dust and dirt transfer from vehicle wheels to the painted surfaces of automobiles or other vehicles. You can also use vinyl tarps as an apron for your home entryway that ensures cleanliness around the house. Vinyl tarpaulins are great choice for commercial work trucks, tradesman vans, boat trailers etc..
- l) Heating Duct Covers:
During winter months vinyl tarps provide protection against freezing cold by covering heating vents so that warm air stay inside the building premises. Vinyl Tarps are also used to protect landscape objects such as trees, lawns flowers during winters so that they do not get damaged by heavy snowfall. The vinyl material allows the sunlight to permeate through it thereby protecting sensitive plants from prolonged exposure to cold.
- m) Water Barrier:
Vinyl sheeting is used as a water barrier in construction projects involving lying of roads, driveways, patios etc.Vinyl sheets are also used for covering trenches during construction works. vinyl can be also be used as a ground cover for both interior and exterior work surfaces like wooden decks, stone paths etc.. Vinyl tarps provide protection against earthworms or termites damaging surface beneath them. Vinyl tarpaulins are great choice for commercial work trucks, tradesman vans, boat trailers etc..
- n) Dust Barrier for Tools & Equipment: At construction sites, vinyl tarps are used to cover tools and equipment to keep them free from dirt, dust etc. vinyl tarpaulins are great choice for commercial work trucks, tradesman vans, boat trailers etc.
Vinyl tarpaulins provide vinyl sheeting is used as an apron which prevents dust and dirt transfer from vehicle wheels to the painted surfaces of automobiles or other vehicles. You can also use vinyl tarps as an apron for your home entryway that ensures cleanliness around the house.