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TIA/MAINTENANCE REPORTS:

Structural Components carries out TIA/Maintenance inspections (Due Diligence) on all types of tower sites. Structural Components' field engineers are well versed in the various aspects of these inspection type requirements and have completed close to a thousand in our history.

Communication towers are continuously exposed to the elements. This exposure may cause damage to the structure, so both TIA-222F and G Tower Codes require routine inspection. TIA-222G Section 14.0 - "Maintenance and Condition Assessment" states that:

"MAINTENANCE AND CONDITION ASSESSMENTS" SHALL BE PERFORMED AS FOLLOWS:

  1. 3 YEAR INTERVALS FOR GUYED MASTS AND 5 YEAR INTERVALS FRO SELF-SUPPORTING STRUCTURES.
  2. AFTER SEVERE WIND AND/OR ICE STORMS OR OTHER EXTREME CONDITIONS.
  3. SHORTER INSPECTION INTERVALS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR CLASS III STRUCTURES AND STRUCTURES IN COASTAL REGIONS, IN CORROSIVE ENVIRONEMNTS, AND IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FREQUENT VANDALISM. MAINTENANCE AND CONDITION ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES ARE PROVIDED IN "ANNEX J".
TIA/Maintenance inspections performed by Structural Components do not comment on the structural adequacy of the tower structure, only its physical condition that can be reasonably ascertained by visual inspection. If structural strength of steel is desired, we have the ability to obtain steel samples for laboratory testing.

TIA inspections include but are not limited to the following:
  • Site information (access, location, signage, etc.)
  • Inspection of lighting system conditions
  • Inspection of general site conditions
  • Inspection of antenna and line conditions
  • Inspection of structural members and connections
  • Inspection of mast plumb and twist (guyed towers)
  • Inspection of guy wire tensions
  • Inspection of mounting system conditions
  • Visual inspection of foundations to a depth of 1' below grade
  • Extensive photographic documentation
Click on the link to review the TIA-222-G recommendations for the inspection and maintenance of communications towers.

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