Rebutting is a proven process & technology that replaces the in-ground portion of a timber pole with a steel and concrete stub.
Poles are reinstated by lifting them clear of the ground and removing the degraded butt. (See illustration)
The lower section of the pole is then machined to the same diameter as the new galvanised stub. The caisson is then placed in the original hole and the machined section of the pole is lowered into it.
The pole is then straightened and the hole around the installation is back-filled and compacted.
Rebutting is usually also performed without interruption to customer supply, and the resulting fully Reinstated poles are stronger and more durable than a standard timber pole.
Adapt-A-Pole utilises two types of stubs, Caissons which are the most commonly utilised stub and Sliding Sleeves for specialist applications.