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KEEP ELECTRICITY FLOWING
GeoForce offers services to keep electricity flowing to your customers. Pole inspection, maintenance, preservation and restoration can extend the life of a pole generations beyond one that is left unattended. While at a pole, our inspectors note dangers and potential failures in the overhead system, as well as what lies below the ground line. Work is performed in a safe and timely manner to ensure that your assets are in better condition than we found them.
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FULL INSPECTION PROCESS
A full inspection process includes a visual overhead inspection, joint use survey, hammer sounding, boring to determine decay, digging 18 inches down around the pole, scraping or chipping off decayed wood, adding internal pesticides, applying preservative to the outside of the pole and wrapping it, backfilling the hole and tamping it down and finally marking the pole with tags to show what has been done. All of this is recorded into a handheld computer with GPS coordinates and potentially a photograph to return to the client.
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WHERE WE WORK
We work east of the Mississippi River with distribution and transmission electric companies, municipalities, communication companies, and in some cases smaller private companies with poles on their property.

POLE INSPECTION + TREATING

  • Full ground line inspection treatments for wood poles
  • Decay levels are determined
  • Ensure that poles are healthy
The full ground line inspection offers a complete picture of the strength of the pole and allows for a preservative to be applied below ground where decay strikes.

An overhead inspection is performed, the pole is hammer sounded, bored and the dirt is removed from around the pole to a depth of 18 inches. A pesticide may be added to the inside…

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POLE REINFORCING

  • Reinforce pole with steel
When a pole is found to have too much decay or damage to remain in service, it may be a candidate for reinforcing. This process uses steel…

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FIELD ASSET + GPS INVENTORY

  • Trimble GPS technology
  • Accurate mapping
GeoForce uses Trimble GPS technology to gather sub-meter GPS coordinates for accurate mapping of structures and devices. If that level of accuracy is beyond your needs recreational GPS positions and an accurate…

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TRANSMISSION INSPECTION + PATROL

  • Transmission inspection services
  • Full ground line inspection of larger wooden structures
  • Patrols of right-of-ways and overhead facilities
The transmission system is paramount to keep electricity flowing to the customer. While these robust structures are built to last they still need maintenance and patrolling. Accessibility is often…

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EMERGENCY STORM RESPONSE

  • Assess storm damage
  • Experienced in identifying hazards
  • Keeping the public safe & helping to get the power back on
When natural disasters like tornados, hurricanes and ice storms strike, you can call on GeoForce and their experienced mobile workforce to help assess the damage. Our post storm reaction helps utilities…
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