What are the Different Uses of Building Tarps
Building tarps are utilised exactly as their name says; during the building process. But how? What are they used for? Well-being multipurpose as well as being able to be designed to suit any particular needs, building tarps can be used in almost any manner of ways.
Some of these uses include but are not limited to:
- Covering machinery while not in use
- Covering materials whilst left outside
- Protecting flooring from any heavy machinery and or furniture
- Used as blinds to keep any dust or weld sparks from endangering other workers
- Wind guards surrounding scaffolding to prevent any workers or machinery from being knocked down or hurt
- Covers over any openings in roofs or in flooring to prevent any rain or people from falling in.
Most builders use a tarp without even realising, it is just part of the norm for them. Hole in the roof? No problem, just throw a tarp over it. Who left that skid full of wood uncovered out by the front door? Just throw a tarp over it. It just happens naturally to a majority of workers that they don’t even need to really think about it.
There are plenty of uses especially during renovations. Remodeling the bathroom and you are currently replacing the window, just cover the opening with a tarp until the new window pane arrives. Removing old tiles and have nowhere to safely leave them? Throw down a tarp down to put the tiles onto out of the way. If you’re are not planning on keeping them, place the tarp beneath your feet by the wall you are working on and smash them to your hearts content.
Had a little too much fun with a sledgehammer and smashed right through a wall? Sling a tarp up to cover and seal the hole. This works the same if you end up removing the whole wall; build a temporary one out of tarps to keep the interior from being exposed to the outside elements.
But what about once you have finished building and now you are onto painting the new rooms? Wouldn’t want to ruin the freshly lain floorboards with paint splatter. Lay a tarp down, cover the exposed flooring and go mad with the colours. Get paint specks everywhere, your floors will be safe and perfect looking once the tarps have been removed.
But we are not done yet, there is still furniture to put out and decorate; but again those precious floorboards. The last thing you want after all your hard work is for them to be ruined by deep gashes or shiny scratches right at the end of your massive project. Better get those tarps out again and cover those floors. Place the heavy furniture down on them and let them keep your floor from scratching while you push and move the furniture around.
Now your house is done and looking fantastic. All that hard work is showing, and nothing is looking worse for wear all because you were strategic in your thinking and utilised a good old tarp or two when the time called for one.