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TENT WATER BAGGING

UPDATED: 02/23/21

The recommendations, requirements, terms or conditions given in this document apply to any use of AEG equipment, rentals or services and are part of POLICY-SOP. These requirements are in addition to and not exclusive of other terms, conditions and policies in the AGREEMENT. AEG is the "PROVIDER"; the equipment renter or services user is the "USER". The definition of words herein is as given in POLICY-DEFINITIONS.

WATER RETENTION (known as PONDING or  WATER BAGGING) on the top of a tent is a dangerous situation. This can occur if a local downpour is heavy enough so that water does not shed fast enough and the top is weighed down beneath the water shedding slope line. This can start slowly but then overtime continue to stretch the top so it holds more an more water. Eventually the top will hold enough water to cause the entire structure to fail!

 

Water bagging can occur anytime and no installation is immune. Ponding typically occurs near the outside edge of the tent. The USER is solely responsible for shedding bagged water during their rental and keeping the installation safe and secure. To remove water, prop up the bagged area(s) using the head of a garage broom  (lifting by the broom stick).  DO NOT USE a pole,

---WHAT WAITING TOO LONG LOOKS LIKE!---

pipe, board or stick - the pointed or narrow end will damage the tent top. A pump can also be used to remove water on larger tents. In serious cases a small hole must be punched in the top with an ice pick but remember the USER is responsible for all damage and repair costs so it is best not to let ponding begin!

Take action to clear the water and submit a DEFNOTICE immediately if you are having water ponding issues. Do not wait!

Tent use is subject to the Safe Equipment Use Policy and Tent Quality Standards.

For an adobe.pdf copy of this document, download:

http://www.amerevent.com/TENTS/USER/PONDING.pdf.