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We can help protect your industrial commodities including sugar beets, salt, and coal ash, with our string reinforced tarps. Our industrial tarps are available in various sizes, thicknesses, and styles and are manufactured to fit the exact specifications of your pile.Learn more about our tarps, view project galleries, and browse our frequently asked questions below.

Industrial Tarp Covers by Soles Enterprises

Tarp Features

Our go-to cover for most industrial applications is an 8 mil string reinforced polyethylene. String reinforced tarps will better withstand the elements than a woven coated tarp (see the FAQ section below for a video strength demonstration). We stock other sizes and styles and will work with you to design the perfect cover to protect your commodity. We have you covered.

  • Custom manufactured to fit any pile size
  • String Reinforced 6, 8, 10 mil thicknesses available
  • 100% waterproof
  • Durable construction that’s hard to stretch or tear
  • UV treated to maintain durability
  • Flexible in freezing temperatures
  • Easily stitched for quick installation

Industrial Tarp Products

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What's the benefit of String Reinforced tarps vs Woven Coated tarps?

    In the video below, we've sewn a piece of 12 mil woven coated to a piece of 8 mil string reinforced. The composite piece is attached to a 2" square tubing on each side so we can pull it apart simultaneously. Telehandlers are attached to the tubing and will pull to failure. This demonstrates what we witness in the field with the "zippering" effect that most are familiar with.

  • What is the best tarp for my industrial commodity pile?

    In general, the industry seems to be using more and more string reinforced polyethylene. Woven coated polyethylene has a spec sheet that has typically higher values but is prone to "zippering" if subjected to stress.

    There are many thicknesses available for both products. Generally the 8 mil string is the standard. Some use thinner and some use thicker. The standard for woven coated seems to be 12 or 14 mil. This weighs approximately the same per square foot as the 8 mil string. Again, some use thinner and some use thicker.

  • Should I put straps over my tarp?

    It depends on the objective. Generally the straps are added to add a little safety if the power goes out. In this case, it may buy some time if the electricity is not off too long or the wind isn’t too strong. Many times the straps fluttering on top of the tarp wears holes in the tarp and would make the tarp more susceptible to ripping. For this reason, some are having the
    straps built into the tarp. In general we feel a generator and transfer switch would be a better investment.

    If it is impossible to run fans on your pile, ballast of some kind is required. When ballast is used on large piles, straps are used to hold the weight on the slope of the pile.