As transmission and distribution infrastructure worldwide continues to age, utilities must seek creative and cost-effective solutions to problems that naturally accompany aging assets. Several proven products exist to rehabilitate utility structures that no longer meet the code requirements as a result of decay, corrosion, or mechanical damage. Strengthening solutions that add capacity to poles and towers to enhance structural resilience are also available in the marketplace. The use of restoration products provides utilities with significant economic advantages, as well as structural and environmental benefits.Trusses are driven to predefined depths and secured to the pole with high-strength steel banding. All photos courtesy of Osmose Utilities have become increasingly aware of the need to inspect their transmission and distribution poles on a cyclical basis. The goal of a routine and methodical inspection and life-extension program is to monitor and remediate utility structures to maintain or improve the structural health and safety of overhead lines. Identifying problems such as groundline decay, corrosion, and damage is a key component of avoiding dangerous and costly pole ...