Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Product --- Utility Box Covers

In an effort to create another new product, we actually looked back and rebooted one of our products that was popular eight years ago. Our *new* Utility Box Cover is a quick, affordable, and effective way to keep large utility boxes free from damage.

Utility Box Covers Quickly Keep Boxes Protected
On jobsites, it's not uncommon for transformer and utility boxes to be used to hold things, get paint spilled on them, and get hugely dirty from the muddy and dusty construction environment. With Utility Box Covers, you can quickly attach pre-fitted plastic sheeting with an elastic band. Sold in cases of 12, the covers include the elastic bands needed for a quick install.

This simple and quick step ensures that utility boxes still look brand new at the end of a project. Superintendents have asked us multiple times about covering Utility boxes, because at the end of a project the new homes look fantastic but a beat up and ugly utility box is left visibly standing.

To learn more about Utility Box Covers or any other product we offer, visit our website or email us at

Friday, October 7, 2016

Focusing on Wintertime Jobsite Safety

Winter will soon bring wet weather, snow and ice. And as building continues, the focus on jobsite safety in these conditions becomes more imperative than before. Properly protected jobsites go above and beyond the minimum OSHA mandated requirements for safety.

Beginning with the basics, it is law that all elevated surfaces, stairs, and other potential falling hazards keep workers protected with a handrail system. Typically, jobsites fashion handrails with wood, however, this can be problematic on concrete and it tends to look unprofessional. One of our newer products seeks to address these issues. Safety Boot is a temporary guardrail system that meets all federal and state safety standards. Safety Boot allows builders to quickly mount a temporary wooden guardrail to a plastic boot that anchors to the floor. This accelerates installation time, strengthens the guardrail, and looks far better than a typical wood on wood handrail.

Safety Boot offers a safe and professional looking jobsite guardrail
Another integral part of jobsite safety is properly securing ladders and other standing devices. On wet and icy floors ladders may become unstable and pose substantial risk to the user. An easy and multipurpose fix for this potential issue is to use absorbent floor protection. Using a product such as Surface Liner Vapor, you will have a safe, dry floor surface that is securely held in place. This will protect a floor from damage and keep a ladder from slipping.

Surface Liner Vapor provides the best slip-resistance of any floor covering
Other forms of jobsite protection include items that are worn on site. Water resistant shoe covers with a high-grip footing allow workers to safely walk on wet surfaces that would otherwise be slippery. Depending on how wet, muddy, and dirty a jobsite is, there are different options of shoe covers. Tyvek, plastic, and cloth provide differing levels of protection, with Tyvek and plastic providing the most water resistance and cloth offering up the best footing.

Provided a jobsite maintains stringent safety standards and provides additional materials to ensure safety, enduring the wet winter weather ahead should be a straightforward process. Keep your floors covered, your handrails on, and your workers well equipped.

To learn more about any fo the products mentioned here, or any other surface protection or jobsite safety information, email us at or visit our website

Friday, September 30, 2016

Leard About Door Guard Plus In Our New Press Release

Door Guard Plus is our newest product, and is one that we're very excited to carry. It's all new, and it's the only product on market that is designed specifially for wide doors that are commonly found on commercial projects. We have published a new press release detailing Door Guard Plus, and it is the best place to find extensive written information about it.

You can find the DoorGuard Plus press release here, or on our website under the "Press Release" tab found here. For more information about Door Guard Plus, or any other product that we offer, visit our website

Monday, September 12, 2016

More Good News for U.S. Construction

A new table was recently published by Stateline graphically displaying the positive impacts of the red-hot building boom on the economies of all states. In 43 states, building is in part responsible for contributing more towards economic growth than it was six years ago. California, Iowa, and Texas have all seen massive positive increases in the last eight years. Construction is undeniably juicing up economies nationwide.

While most states still lag behind the peak pre-recession rates of 2006, the overall trends are very encouraging. With interest rates remaining low and a public mindset more accepting of building as a means to solve housing crises, we're hopeful that the positive numbers continue to grow.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Prepare For Fall Weather With Shoe Covers & Floor Protection

With summer coming to a close, the usual grey skies and wet weather are soon to follow. And while the pace building projects may continue as normal, keeping them clean does not. Mud, water, silt, and other debris can be tracked into any project during periods of inclement weather (which if you reside in the Northwest like we do, wet weather lasts about six continuous months).

To keep this muddy jobsite clean, they'll be using a lot of surface protection
Prevention is always a better option than finding a solution afterwards, and fortunately many affordable preventative measures exist. For residential projects, Shoe Covers combined with Water Resistant Floor Protection are common measures that keep a jobsite clean. Covering workboots with Shoe Covers is an imperative measure taken throughout the industry to minimize jobsite mud and dirt transfer. We frequently provide thousands of shoe covers to homebuilders; illustrating the value and importance of keeping floors clean during construction.

When coupled with Shoe Covers, Waterproof Floor Protection adds another layer of protection to a jobsite. Floor protection will prevent slips and falls due to slippery mud and dirt, as well as protect the floors while keeping the jobsite clean. Proactively keeping a project clean allows earlier completion, too. Less cleaning means less work and less time needed to finish a job.

In addition to providing large builders with surface protection materials, we often provide mud control products to homeowners doing their own remodel projects. Homeowners appreciate the minimal cleaning time necessary when using floor protection, having a clean home during a remodel project, and they appreciate no damage being done to their floors.

Wet weather will soon come, and tracking mud into your projects will follow. Limiting the amount of mud tracked into your project is key to keeping cleanup manageable, and to keep a safe and clean jobsite.

For further information about any surface products mentioned here, or any other surface protection needs you may have, please contact us at, or visit our website

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Commercial Door Protection; Our Newest Product

Piggybacking off the success of our popular DoorGuard, we have created a new larger version of DoorGuard. This is designed to provide protection for wide commercial doors. Wide doors are commonly found in hospitals, universities, and numerous other commercial buildings. This will be the first product on market designed specifically to protect wide commercial doors; none of our competitors offer a comparable product.

4' Wide doors like these are commonplace in hospitals
In fact, we have already sold our first two orders of Commercial DoorGuard. One to a hospital project in Texas and  the other to a hospital project in North Carolina; so we're confident that the new DoorGuard will be a great product to carry. Multiple superintendents and door installers have asked us to carry protection for wider commercial doors, and we now do.

We will shortly be receiving our first shipment of the new Commercial DoorGuard, at which point we'll have pictures, specs, and links to our website featuring our new product during its full-scale media rollout. Though Commercial DoorGuard is not yet on our website, you can always visit to learn more about the surface protection solutions we offer.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Economy Coverguard Hard Surface Protection; Take A Look At Our New Press Release

We have recently detailed our newest product, Orange CoverGuard, and we have now produced a press release regarding this new product.

Orange CoverGuard protecting Terrazzo flooring
In short, Orange CoverGuard retains its re-usability and toughness but eschews its fire-resistant capabilities in favor of being 30% cheaper. This makes it a perfect application for residential and light-commercial construction projects. Like standard CoverGuard, the 3' x 393' rolls of Orange CoverGuard is offered in three thicknesses, 10 mil, 25 mil, and 40 mil. While large-scale hospital, defense, and other similar projects are legally required to use fire-resistant protection, most projects are not; making them perfect for use of new Orange CoverGuard.

Though we've only carried this new product for two weeks, we've already provided it to large and small scale projects. The superintendent for a large J.E. Dunn project in Austin received 52 rolls of Orange CoverGuard and his reviews have been glowing. He's provided us with images of the product being used on his jobsite to protect freshly installed terrazzo flooring.

Orange CoverGuard in use at a J.E. Dunn project in Austin
Immediately apparent is the contrast in color that the bright Orange CoverGuard provides. Illuminating protected surfaces highlights them, subtly reinforcing the need for people to be mindful of preventing damage.

As always, to learn more about Orange CoverGuard, or any other products we offer, visit our website or email us at

If you would like to request samples of Orange CoverGuard, please let us know by emailing or calling us at (541) 633-7793