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Maintenance Tower Inspections

Tower Inspections

The Fred A. Nudd Corporation recommends that a structural inspection be done annually and/or after any severe weather.  Below are lists of what is included in a standard inspection for various types of towers.

Guyed Tower Inspection:

  • Visual inspection from the ground prior to climbing

  • Address any safety concerns or hazards prior to proceeding

  • Visual inspection of guy anchors (no digging)

  • Tension readings from guy wires

  • Measurement of tower plumb with transit or Theadolite

  • Visual inspection of FAA lighting for proper function

  • Verify operation of photo cell switch

  • Check 10% of hardware for tightness

  • Check weep holes if applicable

  • Visual inspection of safety climb if applicable

  • Visual inspection of antennas and transmission lines

  • Visual inspection of overall condition of the tower noting any potential problems

  • Visual inspection of paint condition if applicable

  • Visual inspection of overall site condition

Self Supporting Tower Inspection:

  • Visual inspection of overall condition of the tower from ground prior to climbing

  • Address any safety concerns or hazards prior to proceeding

  • Measurement of base flange heights to verify that tower is plumb and not settling

  • Visual inspection of FAA lighting for proper function

  • Verify operation of photo cell switch

  • Check 10% of hardware for tightness

  • Check weep holes if applicable

  • Visual inspection of safety climb if applicable

  • Visual inspection of overall tower condition noting any potential problems

  • Visual inspection of antennas and transmission lines

  • Visual inspection of paint condition if applicable

  • Visual inspection of overall site condition

Monopole Tower Inspection:

  • Visual inspection of overall condition of the tower from ground prior to climbing

  • Address any safety concerns or hazards prior to proceeding

  • Measurement of base flange heights to verify that tower is plumb and not settling

  • Visual inspection of FAA lighting for proper function

  • Verify operation of photo cell switch

  • Check 10% of hardware for tightness

  • Visual inspection of safety climb if applicable

  • Visual inspection of overall tower condition noting any potential problems

  • Visual inspection of antennas and transmission lines

  • Visual inspection of paint condition if applicable

  • Visual inspection of overall site condition

Additional Inspection Services:

  • Grounding impedance testing

  • Broadcast Antenna Inspections

  • Broadcast Line Pressure Checks

  • Rigid broadcast line disassembly and visual inspection

  • Line Sweeps with system analyzer

  • Antenna Sweeps with system analyzer

 
 
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