Enclosed Canopies

All Season Coverage

Portable Sheds

Durable and Compact Design.

Portable Garages

10 Oz. poly covers and all steel frames.

Event Tents

Party and vendor tents for all occasions.

Pop Up Canopies

Easy installation and take down.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Athletic Field Tarps are One Guaranteed Win

Protect the field or turf for long-term play with a high-quality athletic field tarp. Uniquely designed to help preserve the special nature of natural grass or artificial turf, field tarps work to protect the play area from accumulating moisture, which can compromise the quality and appearance of the field quickly. Athletic tarps also help to seal out environmental debris and prevent the greenery from eroding, fading and developing mold and mildew. You can order standard athletic field covers as well as custom athletic tarps for your specific needs.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Calls for a DIY Slip n’ Slide

Ditch the pool club membership and stay cool with a DIY slip n’ slide this summer. Rigging up the perfect makeshift slide is as easy as pie if you have the right materials, landscape and attitude. All you need is a plastic tarp, a hose, laundry detergent or dish soap, a hill and an adventurous spirit. We recommend choosing a thick, (6-mill minimum) polyethylene tarp to ensure that the material holds up throughout constant slipping and sliding. If you want to create a jumbo slip ‘n slide, double or triple up to cover more ground.

Monday, June 15, 2015

How to Repair a Ripped Tarp

Save yourself time and money by fixing old tarps instead of replacing them with costly brand-new ones. You can restore ripped tarps quickly and easily with these tarp repair tips.

1. Assess the damage — Be sure to meticulously observe the problem. If you can identify stress-point damage, you’ll want to patch or sew the tear. For ripped grommets, you’ll need a grommet repair kit.

2. Use tape — Poly tarp repair tape is an excellent option for quickly patching up rips and small holes on your polyethylene tarp. This is strong, flexible tape that’s designed to rejoin the material and restore its water-resistance and strength.

3. Sew it up — Canvas tarps can be repaired the old-fashioned way, with a simple patch, needle and thread. There are also great canvas tarp repair kits that include everything you need for quick patching.

4. Go for glue — Tarp adhesives and glues are generally recommended for repairing vinyl tarps because they offer exceptional bond strength and fast, easy application. They also come in a variety of colors to match your tarp.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In a Bind? We Can Help.

Boy Scouts was so long ago, and recalling what knot is appropriate for which situation can be tricky. Luckily, we've provided a step-by-step guide to help you figure out when a bowline works better than a butterfly, and more!

What's your favorite knot (or, which ones do you remember how to tie)? Comment below!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Survival 101: Tarp Uses for Emergency Situations

Every emergency kit — whether stashed in the trunk of the car or stuffed in your hiking pack — should contain a tarp. There are endless reasons why tarps are one of the most reliable and affordable emergency supplies available, so don’t get caught in a dangerous situation without one. Here are a few ways a tarp can help save your life when you’re in a bind.

Shelter from the storm: Tarps are easily one of the simplest and most affordable ways to construct a protective shelter on the fly. Because they’re so compact, they can be carried in your hiking, camping or wilderness survival kit easily without adding too much extra bulk or weight. You can use just about any structure, like a tree or ledge, to support the construction of your makeshift tent. Always choose a tarp with grommets and carry rope in your pack to make the process move quickly.

Protection from the elements: Having adequate protection from the elements can help your body maintain a safe core temperature. Exposure to rain, wind and snow can cause conditions like hypothermia, frostnip/frostbite, loss of vision and other compromising conditions. Always choose a UV-resistant, waterproof tarp — such as a polyethylene tarp — to help reinforce the tarp’s ability to shield you from extreme weather conditions.

Warmth when it’s most vital: In addition to reliable sheltering, tarps can also be used as an emergency blanket. They can help trap in essential heat so that your body maintains a healthy temperature until rescue. In situations where sun exposure is a concern, tarps can effectively filter out broad-spectrum UV rays to keep you shielded from the damaging effects of the sun.

Additional applications: Tarps, especially brightly colored yellow or orange tarps, can also be used as a flagging device to help alert rescuers of your location. Additionally, they provide safe, dry temporary flooring, reliable covering of your food/supply storage and can be even used to create a water basin for collecting rainwater.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Pitch Your Own Tarp Hammock

Who needs a rigid, expensive hammock when you can quickly rig one up with an affordable, versatile tarp? Ideal for any outdoorsy type, tarps can easily be transformed into covers for relaxing loungers in the woods with just a few simple tools and some panache. All you need is it a tarp — we recommend a square or rectangular tarp; and an 8-foot by 10-foot tarp works best) and roughly 9 feet of line or rope. You can also use carabineers (climbing clips) if you’d rather not deal with knots.

To rig a tarp hammock, start by tying securing one end of the line to the tarp and then wrap the line around the tree and back through the line’s loop. Pull tightly and create a secure knot. Next, secure the other end of the line to another tree or post and then secure that end appropriately. You’ll want to make sure the line is taut enough to hold the tarp up while you adjust it. While the line or rope is somewhat loose, adjust and center the tarp and then tighten the line to secure it in place. Finally, sit back and relax in your cozy outdoor oasis.