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Flexane® Fast-Cure Rubber Repair Putty
These utility power poles would receive extreme damage from nesting woodpeckers. The woodpecker would peck a nest as deep as five feet from the entrance hole. This damage would leave only a wooden shell offering little resistance to wind, ice, and snow. The damaged pole could no longer support the weight of the cables and required replacement. Power pole replacement cost was estimated to be 4K
An injection port was first drilled into the power pole above the repair area. Wooden dowels were place into the void. Placing wooden dowels reduced the volume of Flexane 80 Liquid Fast Cure required to fill the void. Flexane 80 Liquid Fast Cure was injected through the injection port. Flexane 80 Liquid flowed evenly throughout the void rebuilding the missing wood. Devcon's repair cost was 300.00.