Ballasting act

August 1, 2013  |  Anchoring, Feature

Tent Rental Division-developed ballasting tool provides an accurate way to calculate ballast weights. By Jake Kulju Poet Maya Angelou is known for the saying, “When you know better, you do better.” Tent installations may be an odd application for a poet’s inspirational words, but t…
An arts-centered wedding reception

June 1, 2013  |  Anchoring, Event Production, Project Briefs

Chattanooga Tent Co. meets logistical challenges for a wedding reception at the Hunter Museum of American Art. An arts-centered venue with stunning natural views is an inspired and inspiring choice for an upscale wedding reception in Chattanooga, Tenn. For the March 2013 event, Chattanooga Tent Co. …
The right weight safely secures a tent

August 1, 2012  |  Anchoring

When staking wasn’t possible, L&A Event Rentals preserved safety by having the proper ballast. When the University Medical Center of Princeton in Plainsboro, N.J., was ready to open its doors to the community, it called on L&A Event Rentals to oversee the tented event. The grand openin…
Case study: bridge installation

April 1, 2012  |  Anchoring, Feature, Project Briefs

Installing tents for the dedication of the University of Virginia’s South Lawn pedestrian bridge was no walk in the park. By Janice Kleinschmidt When the University of Virginia (UVA) asked Skyline Tent Co. of Charlottesville, Va., to install a tent on a new 100-foot-wide pedestrian bridge to a…
The right weight—ballast, that is

April 1, 2012  |  Anchoring, Industry News

TRD’s ballasting tool helps companies calculate proper ballast weights. In January 2011 TRD members voted unanimously to allocate funds to conduct a ballasting study. Clemson University conducted the research, and study findings were presented at Tent Conference 2012 . The study findings provi…
Anchoring in wet soil

June 1, 2009  |  Anchoring

By Michael Tharpe Q: What should I consider when anchoring in wet soil? A: Therein lies the problem: the ground on which the tent sets. Anchoring is accomplished by fastening guys (ropes, webs or cables) to the top of the side pole or bracket and attaching the other end to an anchoring device, such …
The holding power of stakes

April 1, 2009  |  Anchoring, Expert Q&A

By Michael Tharpe Q: What is the holding power of stakes? A: More than a decade ago, industry leaders met to discuss staking, anchoring and the issues in setting industry standards—standards to address questions like: How much staking is adequate for my tent? How do loose soil and high winds a…
Why staking is critical

December 1, 2008  |  Anchoring

By Michael Tharpe Q: Why must tents be anchored? A: Proper anchoring is the most important part of ensuring your tent installation is safe. Frame tents must be anchored to hold them down. Pole tents must be anchored to shape them and hold them up. A tent (whether frame, pole or otherwise) will not r…