Extending Wood Pole Life Through Inspection, Remediation


Preservative treated wood poles are designed to withstand decades of exposure to a variety environmental conditions that can lead to deterioration. When these conditions create a break in the protective envelope of preservative treating, there are a variety of effective remediation applications that can halt any deterioration that may have started.

Research shows that remediation can significantly add to the service life of wood poles. A study by Quanta Technology shows poles with regular inspection and maintenance can last an average of 96 years, compared to 53 years with no maintenance. Research from Osmose Utilities Services indicates remedial treatment can add as much as 28 years to the service life of wood poles.

There are a number of NAWPC-affiliated companies that provide remediation treatments and services to utilities to increase the service life of wood poles. Use the links below to review these companies and their services.

Pole Remediation Products and Services

Alamon Utility Services, Kalispell, MT
The Bayne Company, Spokane, WA
Genics, Inc., Acheson, AB
Natural Wood Solutions, LLC, Mooreville, MS
Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., Peachtree City, GA
Poles, Inc., Manitou Springs, CO