Frequently Ask Questions

Q.  What is the difference between cut size (c/s) and finished size (f/s)? 
A.  The tarps is cut at the actual dimension you order.  The finished size is the size that you end up with.  (i.e. 10' x 10' c/s is the same tarp as 9'6" x 9'6" f/s) the finished size is the size after it is hemmed.  If you need a 8' x 10' f/s, the tarp would be cut 8'6" x 10'6" and the cover would be hemmed to the dimension of 8' x 10' f/s.  The industry standard is always measured in cut sizes.  If it is not specified, covers always comes cut size.

Q.  How much material is used in a triple rolled hem (standard hem) three thicknesses of material?
A.  6" - 3" is taken up per side of the cover

Q.  Why do finished size covers cost more?
A.  It uses 6" more material.

Q.  What weights and colors do outdoor Canvas Tarps come in?
A.  Treated Canvas Tarps weights come in 10 oz., 12 oz., and 15 oz. in both water treated and flame retardant treatments.
     Standard Colors are Olive Drab (Flame Retardant only) Olive Drab (Water Resistant) Also available are: Blue, Green, Tan, Brown, or White.
     Special Note on Canvas Tarps: Colors may bleed and covers over 20 lbs. should NOT be hung as curtains.
     * Canvas weights before treating     ** Additional charge for Blue

Q.  What is the definition of a Landfill?
A.   A landfill site (also known as a tip, dump, or rubbish dump; and, historically, as a midden) is a site for the disposal of solid waste materials by
      burial and is the oldest form of waste treatment. Historically, landfills have been the most common methods of organized waste disposal and
      remain so in many places around the world.

Q.  What is the definition of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)?
A.  MSW means garbage, refuse, and similar solid waste material discarded from residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial sources.
     MSW consists of everyday items such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, food scraps, etc. When these materials
     are buried in a landfill they decompose, which results in the production of leachate (garbage juice) and landfill gas. These substances must be
     controlled and monitored to protect public health and safety, and the environment.