Bleachers seem to be an increasing staple in today’s headlines. From high school sports facilities to professional ones, bleachers are presenting an ever-growing risk to those who attend big events, and that has meant a change in policy for many organizations. Thanks to the real dangers associated with these flexible seating choices, regular inspections and quick replacement of damaged parts have become an absolute must.

What Does An Inspection Involve?

If you haven’t yet had your bleachers inspected, there’s no better time. Bleacher inspections can help prevent real problems before they happen, and they’re easier than you think to schedule. You can have your bleacher installation company come out and inspect them or another licensed inspector. While there, your bleacher inspector will be looking at a number of different aspects. He or she will look at the general structural condition of the bleachers, searching to decide whether adequate bearing is provided, the components and systems are working like they should, and there’s no sign of corrosion or rot on any part of the structure. He or she will also make certain that no components of the system are broken, damaged, deteriorated, or missing. In addition to this general inspection, though, guardrails are typically examined, as are the openings on the side of the bleachers. Your inspector will make certain only trained staff members operate the bleachers and that inspection documentation is kept on file.

How Often Should Bleacher Inspections Occur? We recommend reviewing ICC 300 Chapter 5, Section 501.2 on bleacher inspection. It says,

“All existing tiered seating shall be inspected and evaluated at least once a year by a qualified person for compliance with the provisions of this chapter. All folding and telescopic seating shall be inspected to evaluate compliance with the manufacture’s installation and operational instructions, including an inspection during the opening and closing of such seating.”

The Next Steps

If anything is found to be amiss during an official inspection or just one by your own internal staff, you’ll need to order replacement parts to help take care of the problem. We can help. Whether you need a rowlock, a rail socket, better wall ties, or something as simple as a nut or bolt, we have the parts you need in stock right away. What’s more, though, is that we’ll even help to get them installed so that you’re ready for your next big event.

Bleacher safety has to be one of your biggest priorities for the upcoming season, and we can help make sure you’re ready. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive bleacher safety options.

A huge problem in today’s seating market is a lack of respect for the customer. For too long, we have all seen advertising promising the “lowest liquidation prices” of the year. However, these companies often do not stand behind their products. This leads to no accountability for furniture or seating quality. Likewise, these companies continue to woo naïve customers into buying their products, but they are gone when the consumer needs support. 
customer service, Carroll Seating
Luckily, Carroll Seating is different from most seating companies. We stand behind our furniture one-hundred percent. As a matter of fact, we service our own seating, offer parts for our furniture, and even do repairs on our own furniture! This way, if your seating ever breaks or is subjected to excess force, you will know you have a technician specially trained in repairing your furniture! 

If your purchase anything from Carroll Seating and there is an issue, you can either call or email a factory certified technician with any issues you may have. The number is even toll-free in order to ensure that you do not pay for the basic support every consumer deserves. 

If your problem cannot be resolved with an email exchange or even a series of phone calls, Carroll Seating is one of the few companies that provides its own complete repair service with factory certified technicians. 

Rather than being forced to simply purchase new furniture due to either the inexistence of technicians for your furniture or the sheer expense of the technician’s fees, Carroll Seating provides very reasonably priced fixes that can greatly improve the longevity of our furniture in your institution.

While we can provide the minor and major repair services for your furniture as discussed above, we also can provide service for any state or county mandated inspections for entities such as bleachers in sports stadiums. 

After purchasing from any of our illustrious lines, you will be able to email us for inspection questions, requests, and help. Additionally, if you feel that you are competent in seating repairs, we also sell individual parts for furniture.

Our philosophy is that since you paid for quality, you deserve quality for the long-lasting life of your seating. That is why we take every last opportunity to ensure that you get the best quality care, parts, support, and service from our well trained staff.

Tim Haggerty

“When I am not working, I like to enjoy time with my family living an active life style that includes, live music, sporting events, golfing, fishing, and skiing.” 

Evan Carroll
Sales & Special Projects

Evan Carroll

Evan Patrick Carroll, following an internship from 2003- 2005, joined as full-time sales in 2008.

Tom Madura

Outside of the office, I love spending time with my wife, 3 kids and our dog!  My hobbies include playing golf and practicing guitar which I keep working at. 

Meredith Pollard (Carroll)
General Manager

When I am not at the office, I enjoy my life in Roscoe Village, downtown, with my husband Mike, son Cameron and our dog Addy!

Patrick J. Carroll

PJ Carroll

Patrick Carroll, Jr. assumed the positions as President, in 1998.