Although decades of history show that treated wood poles do not present an unacceptable risk to the environment, there are increasing public and regulator concerns about their use. The Osmose Eco-SockTM and the Cu-Lam Barrier are designed to act as physical barriers between poles and the soil. These impermeable, non-biodegradable barrier wraps help prevent preservative migration and can significantly extend pole life.
The Osmose Eco-Sock barrier wrap is constructed of heavy-duty polyethylene while the Cu-Lam barrier wrap is a copper polyethylene laminate. Both wraps separate the pole and its preservatives from the surrounding soil and are designed to prevent the invasion of wood-destroying fungi and termites which typically occurs as the preservative leaches from the wood, leaving it vulnerable to attack.
Ideal Applications for Barrier Wraps