WHAT TYPE OF TENT?
Do-It-Yourself Pop-up Canopies are lightweight structures for installation on lawns. The Single Pole Star Shade Canopy is a Commercial Canopy that we install for customers on lawns. With double PVC coated top, waterproof, UV-protected and fire retardant material the Star Canopy is is a great solution for outdoor receptions. Canopies are ideal for shade or light rain, but are not suited for windy or extreme weather conditions. They must be staked into the ground and some are held up by a center pole and ropes.
High Peak, Structure and Frame tents are more like a free standing structure, only having perimeter (side poles) and no center poles. They are often used in areas of limited space or in close proximity to buildings or other structures where you are trying to get most tent in the smallest space and are great for areas where it is impossible to drill in the surface or where a center pole is unacceptable. Manufacturers always suggest the safest method is staking 5’ away from tent but since they are supported by the framing the stakes can be adjusted.
Pole tents have perimeter “side poles” and “center poles” going down the center of the tent. In 30, 40 wide pole tents there is only one row of poles going down the center. In 60 wide pole tents there are two rows of center poles. Pole tents use ratchet straps that extend to stakes that are 6-8 feet out from each side pole. Pole tents are generally used for larger events and locations that have plenty of space. Moab Event Services currently doesn’t offer any pole tents.
Staking is considerably cheaper and safer for our crew.Setup and teardown
of a staked tent takes less time, it requires less delivery vehicles and equip-ment. In the event of a storm a staked tent is ways safer. With ‘great soil conditions’ staked tents are rated to withstand 50-60 mph winds (it’s less for weighted tents).
Using weights as anchors instead of staking will be charged an additional fee. If we have a tent weighted, it’s highly recommended to use a ‘dead weight’ like concrete blocks. If a tent is weighted on grass there might be an extra fee because it takes more labor to transport over grass. Weights on grass can also cause damage and sink sometimes. Transporting and moving weights requires more man-power & equipment: Dollies, Forklifts, Dingos, Trailers, etc.
If a tent has sidewalls and is weighted, extra weights are required
We DON'T stake into concrete
We will only use water barrels for weight for our 20' x 20' tents if there is no serious wind conditions in the weather forecast for your event