Polesaver Sleeves Prevent Ground-Line Decay In Wooden Utility Poles

Ground-line decay accounts for over 95% of wooden utility pole failure and is one of the highest costs to utility companies.


Apply Polesaver Sleeves
Quickly and easily apply Polesaver Sleeves to exclude all the causes of ground-line decay
Create A Total Barrier
Polesaver Sleeves make conventional ground-line decay impossible, thus ensuring pole strength is maintained over the life of the pole
Reduce Your Costs
Polesaver sleeves significantly reduce inspection, repair and replacement costs, giving you the lowest cost pole option and an expected pole life of 50+ years

What are Polesaver Sleeves?

  • Polesaver sleeves are non-toxic, composite barrier sleeves, they feature a dual-layer construction with an outer thermoplastic sleeve and an inne meltable liner.
  • Upon heating, the liner melts, and the outer sleeve shrinks down tightly onto the pole to create a tough, air and watertight seal to the pole surface. This seal permanently excludes all the factors necessary for wood decay to occur, whilst preventing loss of wood preservative. Polesaver makes conventional ground line decay impossible.

What Are Polesaver Sleeves Made Of?

Polesaver patented sleeves are a dual-layer non-toxic barrier sleeve consisting of an outer thermoplastic sleeve coated with an inner, bituminous thermoplastic sealant. There is a high performance adhesive strip to one edge to allow the sleeve to be wrapped around the pole and adhered to itself before heat application.

Inner Bitumen Sealant

The inner, thermoplastic meltable bituminous sealant a complex blend of bitumen (asphalt) and over 20 other additives engineered to provide a durable and long-lasting seal to the pole surface. Its meltable characteristics mean that when the sleeve is heated, it melts and penetrates the pole surface, bonding the outer thermoplastic layer to the wood, creating the air and watertight seal required to prevent decay.

Outer Thermoplastic Sleeve

The outer, thermoplastic sle consists of a material that has a proven track record in severe ground-contact barrier applications for over 50 years.