Visual and Sounding Inspection
The first line of defense in identifying above ground pole issues or maintenance items. Ranging from Alamon’s custom list of over 50 visual inspection items, all the way to NESC/GO95 Overhead Detailed Inspection.
Visual + Sound + Bore Inspection
Adding a bore of the pole greatly increases the chances of identifying a pole with internal decay. This process helps identify internal decay and insect infestation that would not be observed on a visual/sound inspection only. Poles in this category are often treated with an Internal Fumigant Treatment.
Partial Excavation Inspection
When used in conjunction with Visual/Sound/Bore inspections, the Partial Excavation adds another degree of accuracy in pole inspection, while still being cost effective. The Partial Excavation allows the inspector to spot-check for possible shell decay below the groundline without fully excavating the pole.
Full Excavation Inspection
The most complete and comprehensive groundline pole inspection method. By excavating all dirt from around the pole, to a depth of 18”, this method allows the inspector to view the entire underground shell condition. When combined with Visual/Sound and Boring, this method of Pole Inspection gives the highest rate of inspection accuracy. Non-reject poles in this category are treated with External Treatments to further protect and extend the service life of the pole.