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wooden utility poles are environmentally friendly

Polesaver bringing wooden utility poles into the 21st Century

Wood utility poles are a common feature in telecoms networks the world over, low in cost, readily available, lightweight, and strong they are a proven and effective means of supporting overhead lines.

To maximise utility pole life preservative treatment is often used to provide uniform protection along the length of the pole against the effects of rot, decay and termite attack.

• Wood Utility poles are a piece of 18th century technology that  fail as a result of ground line rot, decay & termite attack 
• Polesaver sleeve products bring wooden utility pole performance in to the 21st century; they prevent ground rot, termite attack & pole failures 
• Up to $15 million annual saving per million poles installed in reduced pole replacement costs 
• Improves safety  reduces possibility of injury and death as a result of poles falling  

wooden poles decay and fail
The solution?

At the ground line section of the pole the conditions for rot and decay are ideal and this is where preservative treatment fails to prevent utility pole failure. Over time the preservative loses its effectiveness as a result of leaching and oxidation. This loss of effectiveness over time allows soil borne decaying organisms and termites to attack the pole often with serious consequences including poles falling over with the risk of outages, injury, death and electrocution.

This failure results in utility pole replacement. This is a great waste of natural resources as an otherwise serviceable pole is wasted because only a small part of the pole has been attacked and weakened by decaying organisms.

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Spotting failures

Regular inspection and utility pole maintenance including rot treatments are a widely practiced method of attempting to spot and extend the life of rotten poles before they fall over. The commonly used test methods all have one thing in common; they do not show how strong the pole is; they can only be used to indicate if the utility pole has suffered from the effects of wood rot.

For instance most of the core of the pressure treated utility pole can be rotted away with minimal effect on the pole strength. Yet virtually undetectable early rot in the outer layer of the pole can reduce the poles strength by 40% or more. This is a common but often undetected cause of timber poles failing. Visual inspection of a broken pole would not identify this as the cause of failure as the effects of this decay are generally only visible at a microscopic level.

a comparison of a standard pole and a Polesaver protected pole
The alternative

Polesaver barrier sleeves provide a simple but highly effective solution to this problem by giving extra protection against the causes of rot, decay and termite attack at the vulnerable ground line section of the pole. Polesaver sleeves typically double the life of the pole giving you large cost savings. Polesaver sleeves can also be used to extend the life of steel poles. In this case they are a highly effective rust inhibitor preventing ground line rust and corrosion

Polesaver sleeves are low in cost, non-toxic and can be quickly and easily applied to new poles or poles already in service. They keep the causes of decay out and the preservative in. This significantly reduces the need for costly replacements. Polesaver sleeves are tough, durable and compatible with all normal means of utility pole installation.

Don’t just take our word for it

With the backing of over 20 years proven effectiveness in preventing pole failure full independent field testing and complies with American Wood Protection Association standards. Polesaver ground line sleeves provide you with peace of mind protection for your utility poles. Why not ask us to share this with you?

If you want to know more, request a free sample, or simply require further information, please call us on +44 (0)1452 849 322. Alternatively, you can email us on info@polesaver.com

Contact us

Postsaver Europe Ltd,
Unit 11, The Hawthorns,
Hawthorne Lane, Staunton,
Gloucestershire, GL19 3NY, UK
Email: Sales@polesaver.com

By Telephone: +44 (0)1452 849322

We supply Polesaver sleeves worldwide in small or large quantities, as well as having a worldwide chain of distributors.

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