Foundations | RS Poles
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RS poles are typically direct embedded following the general embedment rule for wood poles of 10% of the pole length plus 2 ft. [0.6m].

Holes can be prepared using an auger, excavator or water jet. Depending on site conditions, backfill options can consist of any of the following:

  • Compacted native soil
  • Expanding pole setting foam
  • Compacted ½” [13mm] minus crushed limestone
  • Compacted ¾” [19mm] minus granular A (road crush)
  • Concrete

For increased foundation durability or to further reduce installation time by pre-digging the holes, RS poles can be set in a sleeve (corrugated plastic, steel or precast concrete) and back filled with any of the above.

RS poles may also be utilized with surface rock mounts, swamp mats, helical screw piles, bored rock holes, blasted rock holes and many other types of installations. Contact RS to find out more information.












  • RS Pole Code Imperial
  • RS Pole Code Metric
  • Pole AGH ft. [m]
  • Weight lb [kg]
  • Tip OD in. [cm]
  • Base OD in. [cm]
  • Base Plate OD in. [cm]
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Note: The RS pole selector is based on CSA Grade 2 construction with a maximum AGH deflection limit of 22% at class load for tangent and self supporting poles with line angles ≤3°. The M5/6 is not shown in the module tree as it is a base only module that stacks under the M4. The AGH shown is based on a standard embedment assumption of 10% of the pole height plus 2 ft. [0.61m] for poles 40 ft. [12.2m] and over and 10% plus 2.5 ft. [0.76m] for poles less than 40 ft. [12.2m]. The RS pole selector is for demonstration purposes only. Contact RS to confirm the correct pole for your application.