Tensioned Canopy Snow Damage

  • DATE: January 2010
  • CLIENT: HOCHTIEF FM
  • WORK COMPLETED: Repairs

This canopy was under tensioned allowing the recent snowfall to accumulate rather than drain off. The added weight then caused the structure to fail at one of the corner connections.

Hi-Maintenance was contacted to initially make the structure secure, a necessity due to its location in a school playground. Once the structure was stabilised a full repair and re-tension was carried out to ensure that this situation could not occur again.

Tensioned canopy - damaged by heavy snowfall

The damaged canopy