UNDER OR OVER. WHAT’S BEST?
When connecting power to your home, there are two supply options; property poles and overhead power lines or underground mains. Both have their benefits so to help you understand what might work best for you; we’ll explore both. Underground Mains Supply The first consideration when connecting power is safety. With an underground supply, there’s no [Read More…]
Lightning can and does strike twice
Especially in Queensland. In the final of our ‘fatal four’ series of what can cause problems for the integrity of your property poles, we examine storm damage. Unlike rot, rust and termites storm damage is instantaneous and impossible to prevent. The fact is, storms are part and parcel of summer in Queensland and every year [Read More…]
IF YOU REST, YOU RUST
Given time; all steel property poles will rust. Even if they’ve been galvanised (as all new property poles should be). And it’s not simply the rain that and damp that’s the problem. Acidic soil speeds up the process as does any damage to the pole that chips the zinc away from the steel. When checking [Read More…]
PROPERTY POLES ON THE MENU?
It may surprise you to learn around 5% of property pole failures are due to termite infestation. And when they fail, they can become a fire hazard, with several bushfires a year directly attributed to fallen property poles. With modern treatments not being as effective as in the past due to modern environmental laws, it [Read More…]