Structural Modification & Reinforcement

NET provides Structural Modification and Reinforcement services designed to restore or fortify areas of weathered or damaged telecom structures.  NET also performs a full-climb condition assessment prior to designing or recommending any modification or reinforcement. This level of due-diligence ensures a proper design and implementation.

NET also provides Structural Analysis per: The Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures and Antennas (TIA-222-G) which requires a structural analysis to be performed when a tower experiences one or more of the following changes:

  • Change in appurtenance configuration (includes installation of DTV, FM, or wireless communication antennas)
  • Structural modification
  • Change in serviceability requirements
  • Change in the structure classification to a higher class.

NET provides its clients with a vast array of reinforcement/modification services including:

  • Guy wire replacement and initial tension adjustment
  • Vertical pipe leg grouting & reinforcing
  • Diagonal and horizontal bracing replacement
  • Mid-bay redundant bracing installation
  • Emergency guy anchor replacement for corroded anchor arms
  • Repair of damaged connection gussets
  • Replacement of deficient connection bolts with new high strength bolts
  • Installation and replacement of torque arms to reduce twist and sway deflections
  • Installation of temporary frames to brace damaged tower sections
  • Stiffener weldments for monopole base plates
  • Modifications to foundations at tower base and guy anchors
  • Installation of new sections to extend tower height
  • Fabrication of mounting frames for the installation of Digital Television (DTV) antennas