TENT WATER BAGGING
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
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!
action to clear the water and submit a DEFNOTICE immediately if you are having water
ponding issues. Do not wait!
ICE AND SNOW ARE
ALSO FORMS OF WATER THAT CAUSE EXCESS WEIGHT TO ACCUMULATE!