Site Inspection


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 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. pole tent) has been determined, choose a desirable location for tent.

  1. 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 20’x30′ POLE tent requires a minimum of 28’x38′)
  2. The minimum are required for a FRAME tent is approximately 1′ around the perimeter when staking and 6′ around the perimeter when using water barrels. (Example: A 20′ x 30′ FRAME tent requires a minimum of 21′ x 31′


By Law it is Reliable Tent Rental’s responsibility to contact OUPS/811 to have utilities marked, since Reliable Tent Rental is performing the work. OUPS/811 requires a 48 hour notice to locate and mark all underground utilities.

  1. Utilities could include, but not limited to water, gas, electric, telephone, cable, sewage, etc…
  2. Private lines will NOT be marked, and will be the Owner’s responsibility.
  3. 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 possible be in the area fo the erected tent top.

  1. This includes tree limbs, branches, basketball rims, power lines, etc.
  2. Tent height information can be received from Reliable Rental Inc.
  3. If you the renter has any questions about utilities, please contact your local Utilities Protection Service.


Surface is also an important issue in determining the proper type of anchor. Listed below are the 3 main types of surface conditions and the stand methods of anchoring.

  1. Grass – Staked
  2. Asphalt – Staked / Concrete Blocks (Asphalt plugs available to patch holes)
  3. Concrete – Concrete Anchors

Asphalt plugs are available to replace holes. Site inspections can be performed by Reliable Rental Inc. employees for an additional charge. Please note: All tents are meant as a temporary shelter and must be evacuated under extreme weather conditions. Tents are NOT guaranteed, 100% waterproofs.