Solar Array Installed on Garage Canopy

Norwalk, Connecticut officials recently announced that a solar array has been installed on a canopy on the top deck of a parking garage in the city to generate electricity. The 100-kilowatt system will generate enough electricity to power 13 homes per year. That is equivalent to offsetting 77.01 tons of carbon dioxide emissions or taking […]

How to Prevent Wind from Ripping Corner Grommets out of a Tarp

Many people who use tarps for shelter when camping have experienced strong winds that tore out a grommet in the corner of the tarp. You can prevent wind from damaging your tarp by spreading stress and strain among three grommets in the corner. You can purchase a grommet kit at a hardware store or home […]

Boys Perform Synchronized Swimming Routine with a Tarp at School Talent Show

A group of fifth-grade boys stole the show and have become famous online after performing a skit in which they acted as a group of synchronized swimmers in their elementary school talent show. They “swam” and performed a choreographed routine behind a blue tarp that was set up on a stage at the school. The […]

A Canopy Can Provide Protection from the Sun and Rain This Spring

Although it is cold outside right now, spring will be here before you know it, which means outdoor picnics and trips to the beach. A canopy can protect you and your friends and family from the sun’s rays and spring and summer rain storms, which will allow you to enjoy the warmer weather that will […]

Philadelphia Eagles Crew Used Tarp to Protect Field from Snow

A winter storm that hit much of the country on Thursday, January 2 dropped almost 10 inches of snow on Philadelphia, home of the Lincoln Financial Field. Groundskeepers at the football stadium had the task of removing an estimated 2 to 3 million pounds of snow from the field, stands, parking lot, plazas, and the […]

Sochi Winter Olympics Organizers Store Snow Under Tarps, Just in Case

Organizers planning for the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Sochi, Russia wanted to make sure they would have enough snow for the skiing competitions, so they decided to save some from last year. They covered several large piles of snow with special insulated tarps to preserve the snow through the spring and summer. […]

Tension Fabric Buildings Offer a Multitude of Uses

Tension fabric buildings consist of a rigid frame, which may be made of timber, steel, rigid plastic, or aluminum, and a sturdy fabric outer membrane. The fabric cover is stretched over the frame and tensioned to provide a tight cover that serves as the structural support for the building. Tension fabric buildings offer several benefits […]