Telecom | Antenna Inspection
Have your water tower earn money for your community!
Having an antenna installed on your water tower, whether its cellular phone, or wireless internet, can provide the owner extra income. When this is the case, KLM can help you! We can do:
- Technical lease reviews
- Drawing reviews of the proposed installation
- Shop inspection
- Field inspection
- Construction management
KLM Engineering has extensive experience with antenna installations, performing work on over hundreds of towers across the country. We also specialize in reconditioning and/or design build projects with antennas; The intent to reduce long term financial and maintenance burdens on the water tower by ensuring the installation best serves the primary purpose of the owner. Most, if not all, costs associated with telecommunications/ antennas are passed through expenses covered by escrows provided by the carriers.
Ideally, it is in the best interest of owner to have an agreement reviewed prior to the signing of a lease to provide the highest level of benefits. KLM performs reviews of proposed lease agreements to ensure the presence of clauses that protect the property and the rights of the owner, particularly those contracts that involve future tower maintenance, equipment locations, work around antennas, and delineating responsibility for costs associated with future maintenance of the water tank.
KLM will perform a thorough review of the construction drawings and structural analysis provided by the antenna owner. Review of the structural analysis includes verifying all proposed and existing components have been included. Drawing reviews include verifying OSHA compliance, welding and coating considerations, and ensuring the proposed equipment will not interfere with day to day operations of the tower.
KLM performs shop inspections to ensure the surface preparation and coating of the antennas, mounting pipes, and ancillary equipment follow the plans and specifications. Shop inspections help protect against premature failure of the coating systems. KLM also inspects the welding of the sub-assemblies to ensure a proper weld.
KLM performs field inspections to verify the installation has been completed and the components installed follow the plans and good construction practices. KLM inspection also ensures the site cleanup and landscaping are performed to the owner’s satisfaction.
There are a lot of decisions that must be made throughout the antenna construction and installation process. KLM can help owners through the decision-making process, and provide honest assessments of wireless company plans, keep track of progress, and make sure contractors have the necessary experience. We can advise you on the best means for proceeding with a technical issue, including ensuring current and future costs are minimized as much as possible.
Contact KLM, A Water Tower Telecom Inspection Service
At KLM Engineering, Inc., we help you with all aspects of your water tower, including antenna installation and construction management. We want to ensure the integrity of your water tower isn’t compromised in any way. To learn more, contact us at 651-773-5111 today.