Thanks to the EPA and the Clean Water Act, Outpak Washouts have become the preferred method of compliance for companies in the Construction field for over 10 years. It’s the most obvious reason to use our washout systems, because everyone ultimately wants to be compliant and avoid costly fines.
However, as our products have grown in popularity, our clients have realized there are many other benefits to using a portable, disposable washout for paint, concrete, stucco, and mortar. While we spend most of our time staying up to date on EPA compliance and educating our customers, we thought an article highlighting other benefits would be appropriate. Here are 4 reasons (other than compliance) to use Outpak Washouts.
1. Portability – Outpak Washouts come banded and folded in a patented origami design that allows for easy storage. Once folded, Outpak Washouts are roughly 2 inches thick and can easily be stored behind the cab or strapped to the bed of the truck taking up minimal space. Many of our clients have a washout handy in every truck in their fleet. Once deployed, a corrugated washout can be placed on a pallet for easy transfer. Our All-Weather Washouts include safe working load rated lifting straps for easy transfer.
2. Ease of Use – Outpak Washouts have a unique design that allows the system to be free-standing and watertight. Having a free-standing washout is a big deal for operators, and one of the main reasons we see customers switch to our products. The washout takes roughly 1 minute to deploy and can be set-up by one person.
3. Cost Effective – Many of our clients who made the switch to Outpak realized quickly that our washouts are the most cost-effective washout solution for a jobsite. When a contractor calculates what it would cost to build a washout (supplies, labor, etc.) they soon realize a portable disposable washout is the better option. Additionally, when they are doing renovation work (tenant Improvements) or building in an established area (downtown), a portable washout is not only the most cost-effective option, it’s the only option.
4. Professional Look – The Outpak Washout system was designed to give a jobsite a professional look that a client will appreciate. Customers have mentioned they prefer our washouts because it shows their client that they are professionals who care about keeping the jobsite clean, as well as compliant. Using a Kiddie pool may be a cheaper option than our product. But let’s be honest, a child’s toy on a jobsite does not give a professional look and could be the difference in winning the business or keeping the client happy!
Hopefully this has shed some light on the various benefits of using Outpak Washouts (other than compliance). If you have not yet had the chance to try out our washout systems, please reach out to any of our 200 distributors nationwide and see for yourself. We’re confident you will see the value in Outpak Washouts!