Tie Back Design for Retaining Walls

Nov 11th
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Tie Back – Railroad sleepers are pressure-treated, durable woods, wood that have a variety of applications in the home garden. While making excellent garden and wall boundaries, some older railroad ties were treated with char tar or other potentially hazardous chemicals for health, the reason why loops of unknown origin should not be used in surroundings of edible plants. If you are simply looking for a retaining wall, away from the orchards or the fruit trees however, there are several ways to use them.

Railroad sleepers make an excellent garden wall material in the gardens that will not contain edible plants. You can stack railroad ties one on top of the other, with each layer attached to the previous layer using long zinc or stainless steel tips. Stagger railway sleepers so that the joints of each layer do not align with the layer below, for greater stability.

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If you have an existing retaining wall, built of cement or wood blocks, you can build a new wall on the outskirts of the old, the use of railway sleepers. This relieves the extra effort of having to prop up the old wall and remove and dispose of old materials. Simply build the retaining wall just outside the stone or wooden age of the wall, securing the first layer to the ground with stakes, and securing each successive layer to the bottom to it with spikes.

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