Tarps are used in many different industries including construction. The versatility of the poly tarp has proved to be beneficial to construction workers due to the fact that the material is both lightweight and durable. Furthermore, tarpaulins made of polyethylene are relatively inexpensive compared to that of other fabrics such as canvas. The low cost along with the durable nature of the poly tarp has made these covers a valuable tool on the construction site.
Tarps are used for a wide variety of purposes on and around the construction site. Some of these uses include roof protection, erosion control, foundation protection, temporary wall coverings and for use as floor coverings. As construction begins, many phases take place until completion of the entire project. It is important to protect vulnerable areas during and throughout the different construction phases from debris such as nails, plaster and stucco.