Symmloc Fastener Cost Compared to Sandbags. Symmloc Fasteners are easier to install and are more effective than sandbags. You will start saving because you won't need to install as many, but with Symmloc less means more. More holding ability with less installed units at a fraction of the weight.
This 57,000 SF cover is using 1,000 sandbags that weigh 40,000 pounds.
This same cover is using 360 Symmloc Fasteners that weigh 180 pounds and because they can be used to build sealed seams, maintenance is drastically reduced or eliminated. They are also easier on the back and safer to install, modify and remove. This Cover was installed by GRANITE CONSTRUCTION, see their testimonial here.
VIDEO OF THE COVER SHOWN ABOVE IN 33 MPH WINDS AND 44 MPH GUST
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Weight equals cost, the more you have to move the more it costs. In the Cost Comparison you will see that to cover a 44,780 SF Cal-Trans Temporary Cover you need 1,282 sandbags weighing 44,780 pounds, compared to 400 Symmloc Fasteners weighing 200 pounds and 196 Stakes weighing 392 pounds. That's 1% of the weight using sandbags and they are easier to transport and can be used over and over again, plus maintenance will be greatly reduced or eliminated all together.
Conclusion: Uses Less weight, cut maintenance by superior performance, reduces labor and fuel cost. They are easier for the installer to use and reduce the chances of getting injured on uneven surfaces. See test results for more information.