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For seven decades, pressure-treatment with waterborne chromated copper arsenate (CCA) has protected poles against termites and decay. The treatment leaves wood clean-to-the-touch, so CCA poles are a good choice where contact with skin or clothing is likely. They are neighbor-friendly.

Because CCA fixes to the wood, there is virtually no preservative movement out of the pole or within it. This means that there is not a need for groundline remedial treatment of aging poles. Nor is it necessary to rotate poles when they are stored for long periods.

Furthermore, Wolmanized® CCA poles from Ace Pole are treated with oxide formulation that results in low conductivity and low corrosivity. The low conductivity protects against the effects of current leakage and increases the safety of line workers; low corrosivity means no corrosion problems with galvanized bolts, screws, and steps.

Supporting transmission and distribution lines around the globe, Wolmanized® CCA treated wood utility poles have been exposed to almost every soil and environmental condition imaginable with the same results: long service life, reliability and dependability.


-50-year warranty for Wolmanized® wood poles and crossarms

-Low conductivity

-Low corrosivity of hardware

-Testing has shown that CCA treatment does not significantly affect bending strength

-Because of CCA fixation, there is limited migration of preservative.Thus, remedial groundline treatment is not necessary for aging poles.

-CCA-treated wood utility poles are non-staining to work crews and others who might come in contact with them.

-Environmentally preferable. A life cycle assessment comparing CCA poles to concrete, galvanized steel, and fiber-reinforced composite utility  poles confirms their environmental advantages.