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Inspection

  • Traditional Pole Testing & Treatment
  • Resistograph Inspection
  • Underground Inspection
  • Infrared Inspection
  • Exacter (RFI) Inspection
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Transmission Infrastructure

  • Steel Tower Inspection
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Pole Restoration

  • Pole Trussing
  • Pole Reclassification
  • Fiber Wrap
Joint Use Services

Inspections

With a variety of inspection solutions, DRG can help utilities monitor and maintain their infrastructure across the right-of-way, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they’re working with an industry leader.

Infrared Inspection

Overheated electrical equipment is often one of the first signs of an impending outage. We use advanced thermal imaging infrared cameras (FLIR T-640) to provide reliable inspections of utility infrastructure, then our certified thermography professionals perform a holistic scan of various equipment across your system.

Exacter Inspection

Using Exacter's patented radiofrequency technology, our teams pinpoint locations and circuits with problematic conditions that warrant repair. After we’ve identified these conditions, our ultrasonic technology works together with Exacter's technology to find the specific equipment at the source of the issue.

Resistance Drill Inspection

Wood utility poles are a critical part of the utility infrastructure in the U.S., and monitoring their strength and resilience is crucial to preventing incidents and outages. Our teams can perform resistance drill tests on poles to determine their health and assess the risk to your network.

Underground Inspection

Davey has the capabilities and expertise to inspect and repair all types of underground equipment from padmount transformers to underground switchgears. We also have the capabilities to do minor repairs, perform internal inspections, and update underground GIS systems.

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Transmission Infrastructure

The combined effects of age, weather, land use, and other factors take a toll on steel transmission structures and their components - and transmission outages can be incredibly costly for utility providers. Davey Resource Group, Inc. has the experience, technology, and solutions to help you identify damaged or weakened components before they cause an impact on your infrastructure.

Steel Tower Inspection

Our teams will walk the right of way to assess and identify any potential issues with your existing towers and wood infrastructure, and report any maintenance needs. We then test new sites or existing locations, to ensure the safety and reliability of your equipment. We can also evaluate the potential connectivity of a site - i.e. integrating substations and solar farms - so you can find the best locations for new construction.

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Pole Restoration

Existing wood poles are an integral part of today’s utility infrastructure, and maintaining this equipment is critical to utility customers everywhere. Inspecting, monitoring, and maintaining these poles requires boots on the ground, combined with accurate, real-time data. Our field teams can provide you the information you need to quickly make decisions about the health and resilience of your network.

Traditional Pole Test & Treatment

When poles need to be assessed, Davey Resource Group teams perform a series of tests to determine any weaknesses, pest damage, or weather-related issues, then take the appropriate action to address the problem. After we fully analyze the pole, we can determine what type of treatment is needed (external, internal, or both) to help maintain grid resiliency.

Pole Restoration

DRG analyzes each pole and determines the pole strength to determine the correct pole restoration technique and can provide a single truss, double truss or extended truss that will reclassify the heightened class of the pole, if the pole is currently overloaded. Based on state regulations, DRG has the expertise to offer fiber wrap restoration as needed.

Featured Client Success Stories

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