Wood Pole Restoration

Pole restoration is performed when an asset is found to have minor defects identified and treated during the inspection program, but strength has been compromised. If a pole's strength falls below code requirements due to decay or damage, the pole is considered a "reject" and must be restored or replaced. To restore the asset, a contoured steel plate is driven below grade, flush with one side of the pole then banded to the pole using steel bands and banding clamps. This will increase the poles tensile strength, restoring the integrity of the asset.