Whether it’s for a large festival or an outdoor wedding, a proper tent from Big T Tent Rental & Sales is a must-have. But once you’ve ordered a tent from us, you also need to make sure that there’s a designated site, and that said site is prepped and ready the day of delivery. Here’s how you can go about doing that:
When finding the right space, make sure there aren’t any tree branches or power lines that could get in the way. Also, consider the ground surface. Whether it’s a pole or frame style, we recommend staking the tent on gravel or grass surfaces. Asphalt or concrete is used if it’s a frame tent, or if the tent needs to be up for more than week. But don’t worry about any damage, as our crew will patch the surfaces after a tent is removed.
Get a permit (if you need it)
Once you’ve found the right space, you then want to check to see if you need a permit. While not all local municipalities require customers to obtain one, some do, and they may limit the length of time a rental can be in place. Permits also require flame certificates to ensure the tents meet fire retardant standards. If that’s the case, then Big T is happy to provide any customer with this proof upon request.
Prep your space
You’ve got the space, you’ve got the permit, now it’s time to prep the site. Mow the area a couple of days in advance of the tent delivery and trim any weeds once the tent is delivered. For tents that need stakes, make sure you call DigRite or DigSafe at least 48 hours in advance to ensure that any underground utility lines are marked. Finally, once everything is prepped and the day of delivery arrives, make sure someone is there to monitor the delivery and set-up.
Check the weather
Our crew will set up tents rain or shine, but after a good rain the space can become muddy. If that’s the case, the site will require deeper staking, so be sure to notify us as soon as you can of your site’s condition.