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All About Tent Stakes

All About Tent Stakes

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Are you overwhelmed with the variety of tent stakes available on the market? What's the difference between single head tent stake and double head tent stakes? Which tent stakes should I be using? 

Keep reading this blog post if you want to find out everything you need to know about tent stakes for party and event tents. 

First off, the majority of the commercial party tents listed in our site come with the stakes needed to set up that particular tent. We sell our commercial party tents ready to be set up out of the boxes! That way you don't have to worry about which stakes you need for your tent and if you will be able to set up your tent right away when receiving it. 

Now, if you have been operating your party tent rental business for quite some time now you probably have realized how important tent stakes are to getting the job done! At that point, you will most likely want to keep a variety of tent stakes on hand to be confident you can complete each and every job. 

Anchoring your tents is one of the most important parts of the set up process. Anchoring failures can cause a lot of frustrating when operating a tent rental business. 

2 Important Things To Note Before We Get Started: 

  • Hook Stakes are not used for tents: these are mainly used to hold down sidewalls and inflatables. 
  • Stakes need a minimum of 600-800 lb. holding power to withstand any type of wind for even the smallest rental tent; think15x15 or 20x20 Tent. 

Before You Stake
By law you are required to contact your local “call before you dig” number before you plan to dig or drive tent stakes / anchors. After calling, your local utility companies will mark the location of all underground utility lines.
Laws from state to state vary on how far in advance you must call. Be sure that no underground utilities are present before staking. Plan ahead!

Staking Basics

You may need more stakes than what comes with your tent has soil and setup conditions vary from site to site. At time, additional stakes, tie backs or stake bars may be required in order to safely set up and secure your tent. 

A properly driven stake will have 6” or less of the head exposed.
The deeper that the stake is driven, the greater holding strength the
stake will have. Anchoring stakes must be driven deep and vertical.

Stakes driven vertically have a greater holding strength than stakes
driven at an angle. Vertically is defined as straight up down or angled up to 10° away from the tent, canopy, structure, or shelter.

Need To Know About Tent Stakes

When setting up your tent, Place stakes 5’ out from each leg. Attach ratchet straps or ropes to the stakes. 

Double head stakes allow for easy gripping when it comes time to remove the stakes at the end of an installation. Steel tent stakes are used to anchor all styles of tents. They can also be used to anchor inflatables and bounce houses.

Single head stakes should not be used for larger tent installations. 

Longer stakes are necessary when an installation site has less desirable conditions, such as loose soil, water, or when inclement weather is expected.


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