The Symmloc needs fewer units, has a better grip on the cover, is lightweight, and is reusable.
Cost Savings and Quick Access
Cost Saving - Because you use fewer units, the weight required is drastically reduced thus reducing labor, transportation and storage requirements.
Performance - (1) Fastener can hold 124 pounds using 10 mil plastic, compared to (1) 40 pound sandbags that can hold 16 pounds. The fasteners can be used to construct wind resistant seams for long term high wind areas, without the need for expensive weldable materials.
Use Film Covers - High load rating of the fasteners allows you to use less expensive plastic films rather than thicker welded covers. Film covers can be put together in wet or cold conditions unlike welded covers. This will also drastically reduce or eliminate your maintenance compared to seam and cover failures using sandbags.
Quicker Access - Because your cover isn't held down by hundreds or thousands of heavy bags, you can get to your material quickly and easily.
The fastener drastically reduces your cost to maintain temporary stockpile covers without using heavy sandbags or gravel bags.
98% of the weight associated with sand or gravel bags has been eliminated, that also eliminates potential job related work injuries, such as back and leg injuries.
The covers can be built on the ground, then drug over the pile with a excavator or other type of equipment using the fastener, once this is done the cover can be secured at the base.
If you want to access your material, you can quickly take apart a seam or edge and move it out of the way without needing to move many heavy bags, then the cover can be easily modified and put back in place when the access to the material has been completed.
Fasteners are easier to install because they only weigh 7.5 ounces each, you also won't need to install as many. If you are installing them in a difficult location, you will only need to lift about 1% of the weight needed for sandbags. Since the weight is so much less compared to sandbags, you will eliminate the equipment needed to move thousands of pounds of sandbags or used tires around your project or from jobsite to jobsite. This will also reduce back breaking labor to install.
Stays in Place During Storms
The locks also greatly improves the performance of keeping the covers in place before and during storms. Traditional methods of keeping temporary covers in place tend to fail when they are needed most, right before or during a rain event due to the winds and the fact that a sand or gravel bags can only hold approximately 16 pounds despite weighing 40 pounds. This can cause expensive damage to a sites BMP compliance and or saturate you material adding more cost and time to a project and erosion concerns. Symmloc only requires you to use a fraction of the weight required by sandbags of gravel bags, and you use less units and they can be used over and over, and transportation is easy, you can also add the benefit of having dry material during wet weather periods.
40 fasteners that weigh only 20 pounds would replace 100 sandbags. To determine the exact amount of fasteners you need please ask your ALCO representative and we can do the calculations for you.
How much weight savings can I expect?
It depends on the size of your stockpile cover. For a very large cover the weight can be quite substantial considering a sandbag is about 40lbs versus a fastener which is only about 7.5ozs. The larger the stockpile the greater your expense in filling sandbags, moving them, and installing them.
How do they attach to the cover?
The fasteners require no special tools and hand tighten quickly. You only need the Base,
Cap, Connector, and a Knife for cutting the cover. See full directions here.
“Since we started using the Symmloc I have used approximately 10% of my original budget in the same period of time, this product will save our Firm hundreds of thousands over the next five years.” Mitchell Kawcak, Senior Construction Manager
ARCADIS Infrastructure, Environment, Buildings
“In addition to saving time maintaining our cover, we are saving money! The Symmloc Fasteners are also durable, so we’ll be able to reuse them on future projects.” Kia Josephson, Project Engineer
O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc.
“Our stockpile has made it through a winter with torrential downpours and wind gust in excess of 40 miles per hour. The only regret is we wish we would have found them sooner, it would have saved us time and money.” Steve Moore, Project Superintendent
“The area covered without Symmloc will need maintenance, while the area where we used Symmloc is holding up well and they are literally side by side. I along with my senior management am very impressed with the Symmloc Fasteners.” Tony Franco, Superintendent
Howard S. Wright Constructors
“The Symmloc Fasteners held the visqueen tight and secure through rain and 30mph winds. We were extremely pleased with the performance of the Symmloc Fastener and would recommend them to
anyone with a similar application.” Charlie Menghetti, President
"Symmloc is a great product and should be tried by anyone who has ever dealt with plastic sheeting in any way.” Scott Paris, Superintendent