Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays from Builders Site Protection!

stone christmas tree on a residential jobsite

The Surface Protection Experts at Builders Site Protection would like to wish all of our customers and blog readers a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Builders Site Protection will be closed on Monday, December 24th 2012 and will reopen January 2nd, 2013. If you need to order any surface protection products during that time, place an order on our website Your products will ship the day we return.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Builders Site Protection Attends JLC Live Show in Portland, OR

This Thursday Builders Site Protection CEO Pat Mullen attended the JLC Live Show in Portland, Oregon. The JLC Live show is a residential construction conference where builders can learn new and exciting industry trends. The JLC Live show combines hands-on education in conjunction with manufactuer exhibits to create a unique experience for builders looking to learn new skills and find out about new products. Pat attended the event to make sure she is stays up-to-date on construction industry trends so she can better serve Builders Site Protection's customers. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Small Businesses Not Safe from RRP Non-Compliance Fines

Since its implementation back in 2010, businesses large and small have been fined for failing to abide by the lead safety requirements set forth by the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. The RRP Rule requires contractors remodeling an area greater than six square feet in a home built before 1978 to test for the presence of lead in the paint. If lead is detected, remodelers must notify the homeowner, contain hazardous dust as much as possible, and meticulously clean the remodeled area in order to comply with the RRP Rule. Every containment action must be documented and kept on file for a minimum of three years.

The implementation of the RRP Rule stirred up quite a bit of controversy within the remodeling community. Most remodelers were confused about what exact steps they needed to take to comply with the Rule. Some complained that the Rule caused an unfair extra expense for their businesses. Many contractors were not aware of the RRP Rule at all. This unfortunate lack of communication has not prevented the EPA from prosecuting violators of the RRP Rule. Violations are steep; as much as $37,500 per violation, per day.

According to a new article on, small businesses are in no way protected from incurring steep fines for violating the RRP Rule. The companies that have been fined thus far are a mixture of large and small companies, primarily located on the East Coast. Interestingly, one of the fined companies trains and certifies contractors in lead-safe renovation.

If you own a remodeling business and are curious about whether you are fully complying with the RRP Rule, there are several resources that may be able to help you. Start by checking out the EPA's RRP Rule Guide to figure out how the Rule applies to your business. Here is a PDF version for small businesses. For your lead containment and dust control needs, check out Builders Site Protection's Lead Ready lead containment kit andthe  Dust Control section of the website.

Builders Site Protection also has "Renovation Checklists" available to help you through every step of your project. Give Heather a call at 866-788-6886 or email for more information.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Today is 'America Recycles Day'

America Recyles Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Its a day to promote recycling awareness, commitment, and action in communities across the country. Those in the construction industry can participate by checking out the following website for information on which construction materials can be recycled. and click on "construction materials"

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Article! Pat's Remodeling Adventures

Pat Mullen, President of Builders Site Protection, has just published an article describing the process of remodeling her 1920's craftsman-style home in Bend, OR. From the foundation to the bathroom, it seemed like everything that could possibly need renovation work, did! Pat has experienced ups and downs throughout the remodel and has learned a great deal about what it takes to renovate an old historic home on a budget. Check out her article to hear more about the trials and tribulations of her home remodeling project.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Builders Site Protection Selected as Surface Protection Supplier for Birmingham, AL Airport Expansion Project

Builders Site Protection is proud to announce that we have been selected as the premiere surface protection supplier for the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport expansion and modernization project in Birmingham, AL. Builders Site Protection has supplied the project's general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie, with Coverguard diamond-plated, fire-resistant floor protection. We have protected 40,000 square feet so far and will help Brasfield & Gorrie protect another 70,000 square feet in the second stage of the project. Builders Site Protection is thrilled to be the project's go-to surface protection supplier and looks forward to a lasting partnership with Brasfield & Gorrie.

Check out the press release to learn more:

Monday, October 15, 2012

Camp Pendleton BEQ 8 Project Completed

The newly-completed Camp Pendleton BEQ Package 8 project -- a facility built and intended as Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) alongside the addition of a Community Center for the residents' entertainment. Builders Site Protection supplied the BEQ Package 8 project with surface protection, helping the project achieve LEED-gold certification along the way. Builders Site Protection provided Coverguard industrial-strength protection to prevent expensive damage to shower pans throughout the project. Builders Site Protection is pleased that we were selected as the surface protection supplier for this project and look forward to helping contractors working at Camp Pendleton with future projects.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Builders Site Protection Joins "The All American Home"

Builders Site Protection is happy to announce that we have joined "The All American Home" in a pledge to provide builders with American-made products! "The All American Home" is a website that encourages builders and contractors to buy locally-made products rather than cheaper goods made in China or other foreign countries. Investing in high-quality products produced in the USA stimulates the economy and will help get us out of the recession.

"The All American Home" asks the construction industry to commit to reallocating 5% of spending towards products made in the USA. Builders Site Protection is proud to say that we far surpass that and are always looking for ways to further support American businesses. All products made and manufactured by Builders Site Protection, including Toilet Sheath™, Door Guard™, Tack Guard™, Cabinet Foam™, and Swift Wrap™ are made in the USA and a great deal of the products we supply are American-made as well.  Check out "The All American Home" website to learn more or take the pledge!

The All American Home

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Product! ZipRail Dual Seal from ZipWall

Builders Site Protection is now carrying a new ZipWall product! The ZipRail™ Dual Seal is a great new product that lets you create a dust-tight seal along the entire floor and ceiling without tape. Used with your existing ZipWall® barrier system, the new ZipRail™ accessory usesZipWall's patented twist-locking spring loaded pole and two 4' Foam Rail crossbars mounted top and bottom to push the plastic sheeting tight to the ceiling and the floor.

The ZipRail Dual Seal is the fast and easy way to get the best performance from your ZipWall® barrier system.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Builders Site Protection Selected as Premier Surface Protection Supplier for CHMC Project

Builders Site Protection has been selected as the premier surface protection supplier for the California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC) expansion project in Los Angeles, CA. Builders Site Protection has suppied the general contractor in charge of the project with sticky mats, heavy duty plastic sheeting, and other products designed to control and contain dust.

With our wide variety of fire-resistant surface protection and dust control products, Builders Site Protection is a great resource for OSHA-approved renovation supplies. We are proud to have been selected as the CHMC surface protection supplier and look forward to helping the general contractor with any dust control issues that may arise.

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Article Series from Builders Site Protection! Tutorials for Fixing Surface Protection Problems

Builders Site Protection is beginning a new article series to help contractors deal with surface protection issues that may arise from adhesive protection products. The article series is entitled, "Surface Protection Issues," and will feature tips for removing adhesives from films, liquid adhesives, and other common protection products. Stay tuned for more tips and tutorials!

Surface Protection Issues: How to Remove Adhesive Residue from Carpet

Monday, August 20, 2012

Satellite Office Opening Soon in Pacific Northwest

Builders Site Protection is expanding to the Pacific Northwest! Pat has been working hard for the past several months to set up a sattelite office in Bend, Oregon to better serve our Portland and Seattle based customers.

 Pat will head up the new Builders Site Protection office in Bend and Heather will still be available at the main warehouse in the San Diego office. For more information and updates about the satellite office contact Pat at 866-788-6886.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Products! Scrim and Vapor Barriers Now Available from Builders Site Protection

Builders Site Protection is proud to introduce a new product line! Scrim and vapor barriers are specialty surface protection items that are commonly used for outdoor and agricultural applications. Dura Scrim™ is a multipurpose film that is used for construction enclosures, asbestos abatement, fumigation covers, temporary walls, job site coverings, and much more. It is tear resistant and is available as both regular and fire-resistant.

Vapor barriers are designed to retard moisture migration through concrete slabs on grade. These retarders can greatly reduce condensation, mold, and degradation by controlling vapor migration. Vapor Barriers are used as radon retarders, foundation wall vapor retarders, or under-slab vapor retarders.

For more detailed information about Dura Scrim™, Vapor Barriers, or other specialty surface protection items call 866-788-6886 or check out Builders Site Protection's website at

Friday, July 27, 2012

New 2012-2013 Surface Protection Catalog!

Builders Site Protection has just published our brand-new 2012-2013 surface protection catalog! The catalog includes several exciting new products as well as our customer's favorites. In addition to our high quality surface protection, dust control, and lead containment products, Builders SiteProtection now offers several new specialty items. Dura Scrim™ provides barriers for fumigation, insulation, and asbestos abatement. WindoCoat™ is a spray-on protection product that prevents damage to both windows AND frames and can be left on for up to 365 days! Tub Plastic™ is a heavy-duty, 8mil thick self-adhesive plastic that can be used on porcelain, acrylic, and fiberglass tubs that can remain on tubs for up to 120 days.

These are only a few of the new products included in the 2012-2013 Surface Protection Catalog. To obtain a catalog visit our website at and click on the tab that says, "Download our Catalog." To request a hard copy sent in the mail call us at 866-788-6886 or visit the website and click on the tab that says, "Request a Catalog."

We look forward to helping you with all your surface protection, lead containment, and dust control needs!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Construction Tapes: Which is best for your project?

Builders Site Protection has a new article! Surface Protection Expert Heather describes which common construction tapes are best for different applications on a job site. Unlike tapes found at the local Dollar Store or Wal Mart, Builders Site Protection offers high-quality, professional-grade tapes that hold up to job site demands. Check out the website for more info and read the article to learn more about construction tapes!

Construction Tapes: Which is Best for your Project?

Friday, July 6, 2012

US Construction Industry at Highest Level Since 2009

The construction industry continues to improve as the economy slowly regains steam after the Great Recession. According to a new study, construction spending was up to $830 billion - the highest level since December of 2009. That is a 7% improvement over last year and a 0.9% increase in spending since April 2012. Non-residential projects are still slightly stronger than residential, but the gap is closing as home building starts to pick up speed again. Here in San Diego, Builders Site Protection is pleased to note that residential construction is beginning to show signs of life as projects that have been on hold for years start back up. How is construction faring in your area? Have you noticed any improvement in your local construction economy? Let us know!

Construction Spending Highest Since 2009

Monday, June 25, 2012

New Window and Frame Protection Product from Builders Site Protection!

Builders Site Protection is proud to announce that we have been selected as the premiere West Coast supplier for WindOcoat - a spray-on protection product that protects windows AND frames. It peels away cleanly upon removal and can be left on windows or frames for up to 365 days. For more info about WindOcoat check out our Press Release below:

Builders Site Protection Selected as West Coast Supplier for WindOcoat Window and Frame Protection

Monday, June 4, 2012

New Article from Builders Site Protection!

In a recently published article, Builders Site Protection's Pat Mullen describes the different floor protection options currently available to builders and contractors and analyzes which types of protection work best for different projects. Pat answers common questions that builders have about floor protection and determines which type is best based on several qualifiers. How long will the protection need to last? What kind of traffic will there be? Is the flooring glued down? Builders Site Protection provides an easy-to-follow guide to purchasing the right kind of floor protection for unique projects. For more information about floor protection or other surface protection, visit the website at

Surface Protection Options for Protecting Wood, Tile, VCT, and Stone Flooring

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Door Protection for new Marriott in Goleta, CA

Builders Site Protection is supplying Door Guard™ temporary door protection for the new Marriott hotel being built in Goleta, CA. The two-story, 68,645 square-foot hotel is located only a mile from the University of California, Santa Barbara and will feature a pool, spa, bar/lounge, bistro, and conference rooms. The Door Guards™ will be used to prevent damage to expensive doors during the remainder of the construction project. Builders Site Protection looks forward to helping the General Contractor for the Marriott project with much more surface protection as the need arises.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Builders Site Protection Bikes to Work!

This past Friday May 18th was San Diego Bike to Work Day, and Builders Site Protection is proud to announce that we had a 100% participation rate! The entire office staff got together to promote bicycling as a healthy and an environmentally-friendly alternative to driving. The office staff biked a total of 22 miles for the commute and stopped at several of the sponsored pit stops to pick up snacks, free gear, and T-shirts. The gals at Builders Site Protection are proud to support bicycle commuting and stand in solidarity with those in San Diego county who want safer, more extensive bike paths.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Article! How Handrail Protection Saves Builders Money

Check out Heather's new article! Surface Protection Expert Heather explains why using protection for handrails is a great idea for both residential and commercial builders:

  Handrail Protection: How Protecting Handrails Saves Builders Time and Money

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Builders Site Protection Selected as Premiere Surface Protection Supplier for Illumina Project

Good news for Builders Site Protection! We have been selected as the premiere surface protection supplier for the new Illumina project in La Jolla. We have already supplied the General Contractor with jamb protection and will help protect many other valuable fixtures as the project progresses. Builders Site Protection is thrilled at this new business partnership and looks forward to providing the General Contractor with whatever surface protection is required.

Monday, April 30, 2012

New Video: How to Protect Carpeted Stairs

Builders Site Protection has released another Youtube video! Pat demonstrates how to properly install carpet film for stairs. Builders Site Protection's CF-32200 carpet film for stairs is regular-would, making it easier to install than standard reverse-would carpet protection films. Make sure to follow manufacturer's warranty when dealing with adhesive protection products.

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Cabinet Protection Video - Installing Protecta-Foam

Check out Heather's new video! Learn how to install Builders Site Protection's Protecta-Foam cabinet protection. It only takes a minute! As with all adhesive products, make sure to follow the manufacturers suggestions. Call 866-788-6886 or visit if you have any questions!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

ZipDoor™ Dust Control Barrier Now Available Through BSP

ZipDoor™ creates a tightly sealed doorway dust barrier for only $29.95!

The new ZipDoor™ kit is a great way to create a dust barrier when all you need to seal is the doorway. One person can install it in under a minute! You'll save hours on jobs with lots of doors like commercial office space, hotels, hospitals, and more. It's also great for residential jobs like kitchen and bath remodeling, or where renovation will disturb lead paint. The ZipDoor™ makes it easy to meet the EPA's RRP dust control requirements.

* Easy installation
* Fits standard doors up to 3 feet wide and 7 feet tall
* Made from 4mil plastic sheeting
* Includes two pre-installed heavy duty zippers
* Includes new ZipWall® double-sided tape
* East to reposition
* Pays for itself with time savings

Check out the Builders Site Protection website to learn more about the ZipDoor™ or any of our other surface protection products.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

BSP Chosen as Surface Protection Supplier for Scripps Oncology Center

Builders Site Protection has been chosen by DPR Construction to supply surface protection products for the Scripps Radiation Therapy Center in La Jolla, CA. Builders Site Protection is supplying Door Guards, Zipwall, Jamb Savers, and other surface protection products. The Scripps Radiation Center will feature one of the most advanced technologies of its kind in the world for treating cancer. We are thrilled to work with DPR on another project and look forward to helping them with all of their surface protection needs as the project progresses.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Builders Site Protection Supplying Surface Protection for Kaiser Hospital Project

Builders Site Protection is proud to announce that we have been selected as the premier surface protection supplier for the Kaiser Hospital Project in San Marcos, CA. Kaiser is building a brand new medical office building that will house 34 providers and an operating room surgery center. Builders Site Protection looks forward to providing the project's general contractor with any surface protection needs that may arise on the job site.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Surface Protection Expert Heather Checks Out Construction and Renovation Projects in Europe

You think your construction project is taking a long time? The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain has been under construction for over 120 years! Surface Protection Expert Heather just returned from a European vacation and noticed that construction and renovation projects there often take decades or even longer to complete. Renovation projects for structures of historical significance such as Il Duomo in Florence, Italy, and Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City are constantly being renovated, cleaned, and reinforced. In such projects as these, builders are careful to use surface protection and dust control measures. Surface protection prevents damage to fragile, antiquated buildings and dust control protects interior artwork from being covered in grime. Dust control also prevents the droves of tourists from inhaling potentially toxic dust!

What do you think are some of the biggest differences between construction projects in the USA and in Europe? Feel free to comment!

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Small Rolls of Fire-Resistant Plastic Sheeting Now Available

Builders Site Protection is happy to announce that we are now offering smaller more conveniently sized rolls of Fire Resistant Plastic Sheeting. The new rolls are 10 feet wide x 100 feet long and is certified as flame-resistant by the California State Fire Marshall registration #F-32500. Fire Resistant Plastic Sheeting is perfect for hospital renovation projects, healthcare facilities, and other projects that require the use of flame-resistant protection. Use with a ZipWall Four Pack Plus kit to create a dust barrier which prevents dust and debris from being spread beyond the sealed area.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


After over a month and a half of hard work Builders Site Protection has launched the brand new website! Located at (the same web address as before), the website features an easier navigation system, more accurate shipping estimates, and the option to create an account so you don't have to enter your information again and again. For a limited time, we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders! As always, Builders Site Protection ships out orders on the same business day or first thing the following day.

In addition to free shipping, we are offering some fantastic website specials that heavily discount some of our most popular items! Products like Toilet Sheath™ toilet protection, Top Guard™ heavy duty floor protection, and 24" x 200 ft. Carpet Film are all on sale now! In addition to these products, our hugely popular Door Guard™ is on special. The Door Guard™ was the first door protection device on the market and remains an eco-friendly favorite with builders across the country.

Call Pat or Heather at (866) 788-6886 if you have any trouble with the new website - we are still working out a few kinks!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Construction Industry Adds 21,000 Jobs in January

More good news for contractors! As the economy slowly comes back from the recession, construction activities across the country are picking up. January saw decreased unemployment numbers and an added 21,000 jobs for construction workers. This brings the industry's total employment to its highest level in two years. Over the past twelve months, construction industry employment has increased by 21%. Builders Site Protection is thrilled that employment and construction projects are on the rise. We look forward to helping builders and contractors meet their upcoming surface protection needs.

Unemployment Rate Drops to 8.3%, Payrolls Jump

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Supporting Small Business: Why It's a Smart Move for Contractors to Buy Local Vs Large Box Stores

Surface Protection Expert Heather Ley just had an article published about why it is better for contractors to support small local businesses rather than large box stores when purchasing construction supplies. Although prices can be a bit higher than places like Home Depot or Lowes, nothing beats the customer service of a small, family owned business like Builders Site Protection!

Check out the article at the link below:
Supporting Small Business: Why It's a Smart Move for Contractors to Buy Local Vs Large Box Stores

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cloth vs. Poly Latex Shoe Covers: Which is Best for Your Project?

Builders Site Protection offers two different types of shoe covers; polypropylene (cloth) and poly latex (plastic). Both are made from high-quality, tear-resistant material and prevent the spread of dust on construction sites. As a builder, you want to choose the best product for your job site. So which shoe cover is best for you?

Poly Latex (Plastic): These heavy duty shoe covers are 9 mils thick and reusable. The diamond-pattern non-skid bottom provides superior slip protection to the polypropylene shoe covers. The poly latex booties are water proof so they may be used on wet surfaces. They are more durable than the cloth booties and are tear-resistant.

Polypropylene (Cloth): Cloth shoe covers
are disposable and best for short-term use. They are great for customer service calls and show customers that you care about keeping their home or office dirt-free. Cloth booties are not waterproof, so use them on dry floors. Although they have a slight skid-resistant backing they are not as slip resistant as poly latex shoe covers. Polypropylene shoe covers do not scratch delicate surfaces and are great for soft hardwood floors such as pine.

If you have any further questions about Builders Site Protection's shoe covers, give Pat or Heather a call at 866-788-6886 or email us at