Utility Pole Inspection Services

Whether a wood, concrete or steel structure, Maverick Utility Services provide full turn-key inspection, restoration, and reinforcement services through our robust Treat & Test Program.

Our inspection program includes:

  • Pole inspection – visual, sounding, boring
  • Pole Rot Testing
  • Corrosion Potential Assessment
  • Corrosion Mitigation & Rehabilitation
  • Remedial Treatment
  • Pole Reinforcement & Restoration
  • Structural Steel Repair
  • Concrete Foundation Restoration
Utility Pole Inspections

Resistograph Pole Inspections

Wood Pole Inspections are carried out using a state-of-the-art wood pole inspection tool. The resistograph measures the relative drilling resistance on the drill bit while it is inserted into the wood pole at a constant rate.

It allows us to detect the following:

  • Shell rot or decay
  • Heart rot or decay
  • Cracks
  • Voids
  • Deterioration caused by insects

Pole Reinforcement and Restoration

Maverick provides long-term, reliable solutions for extending the service life of poles and restoring them to code-mandated strength.

The benefits of pole reinforcement and restoration are:

  • Upgrade pole bending capacity by an equivalent 1, 2, 3, or more classes
  • Save money – the cost of upgrading is often 1/3 or less than the cost of replacement
  • Avoid the extra effort and delays associated with coordinating change-outs
  • Upgrade an entire line without service interruption

Test and Treat

The deficiency of a pole’s initial preservative treatment occurs over time due to a variety of factors such as aging, weathering, migration or the volatility of the chemical elements. The use of remedial preservative treatments aims to extend the service life of a pole by supplementing the original treatment.

Maverick utilizes the Genics Products in our test and treat program. Genics products are environmentally friendly treatments, that are worker-safe, easy to install and provide protection to wooden assets for decades to come.

Typically, we use:

  • Cobra Rod: copper and boron glass diffusible rod – provides internal protection against moisture and significantly extends the life of wood poles.
  • Cobra Wrap: a highly effective groundline wood pole treatment, providing a long-lasting reservoir of active preservative as well as establishing a durable barrier shielding the wood pole from further fungal and insect attack. Adds up to 10 years of life to wood poles.