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Ground conditions in many parts of Africa are a test for even the best wooden poles. In some cases, utilities are seeing pole failures in under 5 years.
As a result, many utilities are looking at alternative materials such as concrete, steel and composites.One major African utility has already started to use concrete poles in place of wood. Problems with weight, the need for costly on-site handling equipment and higher costs led the company to contact Polesaver.
Polesaver gave an onsite presentation and demonstration with power company and trained staff on how to apply sleeves themselves. It became clear that the use of Polesaver offers an effective and cost-effective means of bringing the performance of wooden poles in line with concrete poles but at a much lower cost.
Another serious consideration for the power company is the environmental impact of the products they use. In this respect, wooden pole with sleeves offer a solution with less than one quarter the environmental impact of concrete and steel alternatives.
The power company are currently looking to include Polesaver in their forthcoming standard for utility poles.
Polesaver protection sleeves prevent ground rot in wood utility poles and increase pole life by +20 years from the start, regardless of wood preservative type.
Polesaver ground-line barrier sleeves are a dual-layer, high-performance sleeve that prevents ground rot in wooden utility poles and gives an expected utility pole life of 50 years.
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Richard is the founder and CEO of Polesaver. With over 26 years of experience in developing and testing Polesaver products, Richard is an expert when it comes to wood preservation.
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Polesaver manufactures and supplies guaranteed products that are proven to increase the life of utility poles. With millions of sleeves supplied to date, our patented ground-line barrier sleeves have been proven in volume use since 1994.
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*Polesaver uses long term independent test data on the effectiveness of barrier sleeves and fire protection fabric to reach all the conclusions given on this website (test data available on request). Based on this data, Polesaver believes longer life, maintenance of strength over time, improved safety and reliability, extended inspection periods and reduced maintenance requirements are reasonable claims. This is subject to Polesaver products being correctly applied as per our instructions and used on correctly preservative treated (for long term in-ground use - use class 4 or higher) wooden utility poles that are free of decay at the time of sleeve application. The claims made, real or implied are not warranties. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate and satisfy themselves that the performance of the product meets their specific safety, reliability, extended inspection, repair and any other performance or cost-benefit criteria before using Polesaver sleeves or fire protection fabric.