The use of POLE BOOT addresses many environmental issues. The main purpose is the containment of the wood preservatives used to protect the pole.
These preservatives may contain:
- Chromate Arsenate
- Ammoniacal Copper Zinc Arsenate
- Ammoniacal Copper Quat
The envelope composition of the POLE BOOT enables it to stay intact for years, thus preventing the negative effects of many of these harmful chemicals leaching into soil, groundwater and aquifers.
When the POLE BOOT is installed on the bottom of a new pole, the life span of the pole is increased significantly, resulting in fewer pole replacements. Fewer pole replacements means less trees harvested for new poles, monetary savings and less energy used in the replacement procedure.
Wooden utility poles are subject to deterioration caused by exposure to moisture, fungus, soil and pests. The POLE BOOT deters all of these concerns by providing a multiple layered seal of protection at the vulnerable portion of the pole below and at ground level.