How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Lindie Your Own Question
Lindie, Handywoman
Category: Home Improvement
Satisfied Customers: 5490
Experience:  Remodeling & fixing things from Drywall, Flooring, Electrical, appliances for 20 years
Type Your Home Improvement Question Here...
Lindie is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What is the life expectancy of a telephone pole

Resolved Question:

I need to know how long utilitys expect there poles to last
Submitted: 12 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Lindie replied 12 years ago.

Extending service life, while maintaining reliability is being increasingly emphasized. The average life expectancy for a wood pole varies, depending on location, from 30 to 40 years. This useful life of a pole may be shortened due to several factors. One of the most common problems associated with wood utility poles is decay of the wood. New poles receive a preservative treatment to help prevent decay. As a pole ages, the original treatment becomes ineffective, and the pole begins to decay. Decay most often occurs within a region extending about 460-mm above and 460-mm below the ground line.

If you need anything else please feel free to ask. If you found this helpful don’t forget to click the accept button!

Lindie and other Home Improvement Specialists are ready to help you