We offer several options for safely and attractively installing an All Occasions Event Rental tent. Installation methods vary based on tent style, tent size, and venue surface.
Drilled Anchors (Concrete or Stone)
Drop-in eyebolt anchors can be used on concrete or stone surfaces. These anchors measure 1″ round and 3’’ long. A concrete drill is used to drill a depth about 3 ¼”. The anchor is tapped into the hole and set into the surface. A ¾” eyebolt is screwed into the anchor, which is connected to the ratchet straps. Once the tent is removed, we replace the eyebolt with a hex nut to protect and cover the hole. This anchor can be used repeatedly for future events.
Staking (Asphalt, Grass, Clay, Sandy Loam)
A typical method of securing tents is by staking the tent into the surface. Different style stakes are used for different types of surfaces. All Occasions uses 30″- 42″ long 1″ diameter double-headed steel stakes. This will penetrate asphalt, clay and sandy loam. We use a sledge hammer or stake driver to drive the stakes into the surface. The stakes are removed with a special device called a stake puller. When stakes are set in asphalt, the 1″ diameter holes are filled in with a tar plug that completely repairs the holes and leaves the asphalt as good as new.
When staking or drilling is not an option for securing the tent, we offer a concrete ballast system. These are concrete weights ranging from 500-7200 pounds. We will outfit the tent with the proper and safe weight requirements. Unlike many tent companies, All Occasions ballast system meets or exceeds the manufacturer’s guidelines. All of our concrete ballasts include a white vinyl cover for aesthetics and guest safety.