How Do I Inspect My Light Poles?

Many lighting maintenance contractors offer services to test the poles using a number of methods.

Visual inspection is most common and often very accurate.  Lift the base cover up and look for signs of rust.  

Rusted light poles often have a flaky rusty look to them and need to be repaired.

A punch test, where the light pole is tapped with a hammer and punch on the most badly rusted part of the metal to test for fatigue and rust.

If the metal bends, dents or flakes the light pole is in need of repair.

And finally, an ultrasonic wall thickness tester can be used to measure the thickness of the poles. Not all contractors have the equipment to Ultrasonic Test Poles.

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