Railroad Tie Retaining Wall Pomona California
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Railroad Tie Retaining Walls
Railroad tie retaining walls are a great way to create a natural looking retaining wall that can still provide stability. Railroad ties make for excellent building material when it comes to these types of constructions, and they come in various shapes, sizes, lengths, colors and conditions. Railroad ties are resistant to water damage and weathering.
Are railroad ties good for retaining walls?
Railway ties are a great material when it comes to building retaining walls. Railway ties come in various shapes, sizes, lengths and colors. Railway ties are resistant to water damage and weathering so you can be sure your investment is protected for years to come.
What makes railroad tie retaining walls different? There’s no one specific type of railway tie that we use on our projects but rather many which have been pre-selected based upon the customer’s needs or specifications; these usually include size, length, color and condition as well as other factors such as cost. Sometimes customers will want their new wall constructed with old rails from an abandoned train track or they might choose this option because they prefer the look of old lumber over newer materials available today.
How long do railroad tie retaining walls last?
Railroad ties can last from for decades when professionally installed and cared for. Railway tie retaining walls may require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best but this is the case with any type of wall or fence built from wood, metal, stone or other materials. With proper care your railroad ties can last as long as 20 years! They don’t last as long as concrete walls.
Railroad tie retaining walls are sometimes called railway ties because they were originally used in the construction of train tracks and then they became a popular choice for garden wall projects. Railway tie retaining walls should be built with an open-coil system which will allow water to drain freely from behind them without damaging the wood or concrete that may have been added onto it over time. This is critical if you live in a wet climate like we do! Railway tie retaining walls also need enough clearance at their top edge so that rainwater can run off easily, otherwise your landscaping could become severely damaged when water pools on its surface after heavy rains.
How do you anchor a railroad tie for a retaining wall?
The first step is to dig the necessary space for the wall to be constructed. The width of your retaining wall should be based on how much dirt you need and what type of soil conditions you are working with. Railway ties can then be inserted into this empty space so that they rest against each other side by side. Railway tie retaining walls will typically range from two railroad ties deep, which is about three feet, up to four or five railway ties deep depending on the project’s needs
In order to anchor a railroad tie for a retaining wall in place, it must first have support beams installed at both ends. These pieces of wood typically span over 24 inches wide and 12 inches tall and should go all the way across your planned area where your new retaining wall will stand.