The purpose of a site inspection is to ensure the renter and the rental company the tent ordered will fit the renters’ needs (and space) prior to arrival at the site. To ensure the safety of the tent erection crews and the tent renter, before a tent can be erected the following conditions must be determined (either by the rental company or the renter):
After the proper tent size and style (frame tent vs. a pole tent) has been determined, choose a desirable location for tent.
a. The minimum area required for a pole tent is 8’ in length and width more than the actual tent size. This allows 4’ around all sides for stakes. (Example: A Celina 20’ x 30’ POLE tent requires a minimum of 28’ x 38’)
b. The minimum area required for a FRAME tent is approximately 1’ around the perimeter when staking and 6’ around the perimeter when using water barrels. (Example: A Celina 20’ x 30’ FRAME tent requires a minimum of 21’ x 31’)
It is the renter’s responsibility to locate all possible underground utilities that could be in or around specified area
a. Utilities could include, but not limited to water, gas, electric, telephone, sewage, etc.
b. If any utilities lay underground of the specified area, THEY MUST BE MARKED.
c. If you have any doubts or questions about any underground utilities, contact the local (or state) Utilities Protection Service. Most utility protection services require a minimum of 48 hours notice to locate and mark all underground utilities.
Visually check the specified area for any and all overhead obstructions that could possibly be in the area of the erected tent top.
a. This includes tree limbs, branches, basketball rims, power lines, etc.
b. Tent height information can be received from Party Tents.
Surface is also an important issue in determining the proper type of anchor. Listed below are the 2 main types of surface conditions and the standard methods of anchoring,
a. Grass Staked
b. Asphalt Staked
(Asphalt plugs and concrete patches are available to replace holes).
Site Inspections can be preformed by a Party Tents employees for an additional charge.