A repaired pole is operational for up to 10 additional years, making significant cost and resource savings possible.
It is now possible to repair split or rotten pole heads instead of simply replacing them. Following a complete inspection of the column, the cavity is filled with a recognized epoxy product, which will allow the column to recover its structural capacity. TDS Inspection is able to provide the diagnostic that can allow erecting teams to repair these posts. The estimated time to repair a pole head requires about thirty minutes of work to a team of lineman.
Like pole heads, a woodpecker holes can also be repaired with the same material. TransÉnergie and Hydro-Québec Distributions are already using this method of repair using the advice and products offered by TDS Inspection. It is curious to note that very often woodpecker holes are found on guyed poles, the most expensive ones to replace. The repair of these poles becomes a very economical solution to this problem and increases the structural capacity of the pole significantly. The estimated time to repair a pole requires about thirty minutes of work to a team of fitters.
POLES INSIDE ELECTRICAL POST
Our teams are trained to perform structural diagnostics and repairs to energy station poles, the most common problems are rotten column heads, columnar internal voids, woodpecker holes and the presence of vegetation on the sleepers.