It is not a bad idea. The things to remember:This needs to be done first!!! Read the article.... very informative
coated with coal tar epoxy. They last a long time.
I think it is pretty much the gold standard
It might depend on the state or the utility.the foam insulation spray sounds like a winner,big money but probably worth it with all thats at stake..the plastic wrap or EPDM liner would be awesome for a top layer wrap.....someone told me the poles went to a 'ZMA' zinc magnesium alginate instead of creosote due to restrictions on creosote application..I know you can't grind railroad ties here in MD,you have to ship them out of state..more $$$$$$$
Coal tar epoxy was the coating suggested for the bunker, not creosote.but isnt creosote a pressure impregnated treatment? where you have a pressure vessel that takes the poles or railroad ties and you load them in one end of a huge tank-like vessel that closes and pressure forces the creosote into the wood? or is it a spray-on treatment like hot asphalt? correct me if Im wrong on that one.