Pole material: Pine
Preservative treatment: Water-Based Copper
Average pole life: 20 years (previously CCA)
Pole replacement rate: 30,000 poles per year
Reason for using Polesaver Sleeves: Required an assured 40+ year lifespan when switching to a water-based copper preservative.
Ground-Line decay accounts for over 95% of wooden utility pole failures. Learn more about why it happens below
Traditional wood preservative tends to lose effectiveness over time at the critical ground-line section of the pole.
This loss of effectiveness is due to oxidation and loss of chemical preservative as a result of repeated wetting and drying cycles.