Securing your Tarp is more than protecting what is under the Tarp.

Tarps are used for a whole range of uses, ensuring that your Tarp is secure is critical not only for what you are protecting but also for ensuring the health and wellbeing of people and the longevity of the Tarp. Tarps can be secured in several ways – with Ropes, Pegs, Bolts, Weights or having the Heavy-Duty Tarp (stockpile Cover) dug into the ground and backfilled.

 By ensuring that the Tarp is secured this will ensure that the contents under the tarp is protected, it also ensures that the Tarp itself does not get damaged. An incorrectly installed Tarp will normally result in movement of the Tarp, this movement over a period will cause friction which eventually will lead to a weak spot and the potential of the tarp tearing. Quite clearly this will expose the items being “protected” to being exposed to damage.

 It is imperative to ensure that Tarps are secured correctly for Occupational Health and Safety reasons, poorly secured tarps (or worst-case scenario of the dislodged tarp) will cause substantial damage or injury to fellow workers and or surrounding fixed assets.

What options are available:

Rope / Ratchet Straps:


As can be seen in this photo the Roof Tarp has been tightly secured using Ratchet Straps this has resulted in the tarp being secured tightly to the roof Minimising the opportunity for the tarp ballooning and also friction / rubbing on the roof potentially causing a weak spot.

 Quite clearly rope can also be used to secure the tarp, it is our recommendation that when installing the Tarp that you use all of the eyelets, whilst this may take a little longer to do it is worth the effort.

 It should be noted that the ABC Tarps are supplied without a rope attached, as we are unsure as to the required rope lengths for each tarp purchased. Rope can be purchased from ABC Tarps as an optional extra either by the Meter or in 125 Meter spools.

Springs are a great idea:

Springs are a great idea when installing Covers when the cover is going to be in place for an extended period. Once the rope is attached to the eyelets, we recommend that the spring is connected to the tail end of the rope, the spring is then connected to the mounting point – Hay Bale Twine, Hay Bolt, Pegs or a fixed mounting point.

By using Springs this enables a small amount of giving on the tarp to lift in the circumstance of a strong wind getting under the tarp, the spring tension will cause the tarp to move back into position. The use of Springs will reduce the amount of pressure on the Brass Eyelets and ultimately add to the longevity of the tarp. Check out this video on our website showing the use of Springs when applying our covers onto a Haystack:


Springs are available for purchase from ABC Tarps make sure you ask when placing your order

Pegs and Bolts:

 ABC Tarps also provide a Range of Screw Pegs, High Vis metal pegs and Bolts for ensuring that all of our Covers are correctly installed, please take time to discuss your specific requirements with us and we will happily work through your requirements Below you will see some of our product offering including the High Vis Metal Pegs and also our Hay Bolt – we look forward to hearing from you.


High Strength Screw Peg

Hay Bale Yellow Screw peg

Metal Tarp High Vis Peg

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Metal Tarp High Vis Peg

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For additional information or assistance at any stage with Baseball or any Tarpaulin requirements please contact ABC Tarps on 1300 656 211 or via email – thank you for considering ABC Tarps.