Top 6 Reasons to Restore (not replace) Wood Poles

Value: Restoration with an Osmose truss restore code-mandated strength at a fraction of the cost of replacement, and there is no net improvement to reliability or longevity in replacing versus restoring a pole. 

Funding: Pole restoration is approved by the RUS for additions in your work plan, AND restoration is considered a capital investment.  Most pole owners across the U.S. regularly capitalize pole restoration programs.

Climbability: Contrary to popular belief, poles with trusses CAN be safely climbed by line personnel.

Risk Avoidance: Trusses provide timely resolution of a liability, helping pole owners improve safety, with NO interruption of service for your customers.

Hassle-Free: Unlike a pole change-out, installation of a truss requires NO construction administration, NO make-ready planning, NO coordination with joint users, and there is NO double-wood to remove.

Environmental Preferability: Trussing versus replacing 100 poles a year saves:

  • 640 pounds of chemical active used in the preservation of a utility pole
  • 12,800 pounds of oil used in the preservation process
  • 100 trees. Unharvested, these trees will absorb 4,800 pound of carbon dioxide per year.  That's enough to offset the burning of one ton of bituminous coal each year.  Harvested, these trees could be used to build two 2,000+ square-foot homes.

To learn more about pole restoration options, please visit our Pole Restoration Services page or contact your local Osmose professional.  

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