"This tarpaulin is huge (and they make bigger ones). Kept me and my work dry when we had that torrential rain in August, It's very strong and hard wearing, though it can tear if you snag it on something pointy for a long time. It's well made so that if you do get a hole, it's localized to it and does not rip right across. Gaffer tape sticks to it very well for repairs.
Although it's not clear, it does allow light through, so working outside during the day time is no problem at all. I did not have any problems with the eyelets on mine."
"A great tarpaulin. I had the smaller size, which got commandeered as a cover for my childrens sandpit. That has been out in all weathers and is till going strong, well outlasting the original cover. This larger version is just as durable. I used it to wrap a load on my roof in immense rain and wind, and strapped correctly it performed admirably. I've also used it as an additional groundsheet for camping and it's tough enough to cope. At less than £10 you can't go wrong with this!"