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You can make your water towers work to earn extra income for you!  KLM Engineering would like to introduce you to the engineering and inspection services we can provide during antenna installations on your water storage reservoirs. Having an antenna installed on your water storage tank, whether it be cellular phone, wireless internet or X-M radio, can provide the tank owner with extra income.

 

KLM Engineering has extensive experience with antenna installations, performing work on over 100 installation projects.  We are also experienced in dealing with reconditioning water storage tanks with antennas, which present a wide range of issues to the contractor.  KLM works closely with the companies that own the antennas, as well as the contractors that install the antennas.  As a result, these companies understand what we are looking for in our reviews and inspections and work with us to provide a product that is acceptable to the owner.

 

Our antenna services intend to reduce the long-term financial and maintenance burdens on the reservoir and owner by ensuring the telecommunications company performs the installation in a manner that best serves the primary purpose of the reservoir, and also ensures that company bears appropriate financial responsibilities.

 

KLM’s antenna services include:

– Reviewing lease agreements; to ensure that it includes several clauses that serve to protect the city, including working around the antennas and other maintenance costs.

 

– Reviewing engineering and design; to make sure the structural integrity of the antennas complies with OSHA regulations. We also want to minimize any hindrances to future maintenance.

 

– Shop inspection of blasting and coating (if necessary) to ensure the blasting and coating of the antenna support brackets complies with the plans and specifications, so that the coating on the brackets does not fail prior to that on the rest of the tower.

 

– Field inspections to ensure that the welding, blasting and coating operations are in compliance with the specifications.  KLM also ensures that landscaping and site clean up are performed to the satisfaction of the owner.

 

While KLM will bill you for the inspections services, this can be back charged to the antenna owner.  This means you get all the benefits of the antenna service with no financial burden (Federal Communications Act of 1996).

 

If you are interested in discussing KLM’s services during any antenna installations, or tower reconditioning, you can contact Kelly Mulhern or Matt Erickson, the primary antenna personnel, at 651-773-5111.