The weave of a tarp is like the pixels on a tv screen. “All purpose” being the simplest grade of tarp its weave count is low, with “industrial” and some of the “custom” tarps having the highest weave count. A 10x12 weave means in a square inch on the tarp you will find 10 strands of fibre going vertical and 12 strands of fibre going horizontal.
The weave count determines how each square inch will hold up against weather, mischief and random acts of god. When water or weight builds up on one spot of the tarp it can start to leak through, all purpose, commercial and industrial are all waterproof tarps but when the water builds up and there is no way for it to run off it will work its way through the weave. Because of the high weave count of industrial and some of the custom tarps they are less likely to none to let water through even when it is building up. Keep your tarp stretched and allow the water to run off, this will ensure your tarp retains its waterproof qualities and wont leak on your valuables.
Yes if you are not using bees to pollinate. Our clear tarps are UV protected and will not let ultra violet light rays through. Bees require UV to find the flowers. If you are not using bees than our tarps are a great fit, by blocking the UV with our protected tarps you will reduce fungal infections and pests.
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