IPOLE’s Woodpecker Hole Repair Kit provides a total solution to both fixing the structural damage woodpeckers may have created on a utility pole as well as preventing future damage at that location. This amazing foam (expanding polymer concrete) not only expands to twice its size, but it has other properties engineered into it that cause the foam to penetrate through any decay to bond into the undecayed wood. Once cured it will flex and move without separating from the wood. This is most critical during stress causing events like high winds. Most hole fillers will adhere to the decay, but the problem is the decay itself is not adhered to the good wood. These fillers do very little to repair the structural weakness and the untreated decay continues. With IPOLE-WPK, the decay is actually sterilized. To top it off, it has an odor that repels woodpeckers.
This odor (which is imperceptible to humans) will remain potent for an extended period of time. To ensure it will last as long as the useful life of the pole, the foam is impregnated with micro encapsulated “bursts” of this noxious odor that will only release when a bird pecks into the repaired area. This starts the long lasting deterrent process over every time it is pecked.
The IPOLE-WPK comes in a two-part plastic pouch. The way this product is packaged, there is no shelf life to worry about – it will remain potent indefinitely. When the two parts are combined it creates an unexpanded quart-sized amount of ready-to-insert foam. When the separated ingredients are joined (without having to open the pouch) the installer kneads the bag to achieve a good blend of the two-part mix. A corner of the pouch is cut and the epoxy is squeezed into the void. Within a very short time, a complete and long lasting repair is achieved.