Staking Load Comparison
Both of these forces can, and do, have potentially deadly effects within the commercial tent industry. Soil/ground consistency determines the number of stakes required to achieve minimum holding power. Hard, dense ground consistency, such as asphalt, or heavy clay produces significantly more load resistance per stake than does loose, sandy soils.
Concrete and other non-stakable surfaces pose even more challenges for commercial tenting installations. Some companies will opt to use 55 gallon water drums to attempt to achieve load resistance. AAble Rents does not condone this practice because water drums are insufficient at reliably maintaining load resistance due to their low coeffecient of friction. This means that although water barrels are heavy, they slide rather easily on hard surfaces such as concrete.
By relying upon the strength and integrity of the Röder® Event Series beam, AAble Rents has greatly reduced the risks of catastrophic tent failures due to wind and weather-related events. Please review our apples-to-apples comparison below of the most common tent beams in the industry. When it comes to the strength and integrity of engineered structures, size does matter.