Concrete Sleepers Make For Cheap, Formal Retaining Walls.
Concrete sleeper retaining walls Adelaide retaining wall contractors from Visual Landscape Gardening build are made by inserting 2 metre long concrete sleepers between galvanised ‘C’ channel, or ‘C’ and ‘I’ channel steel beams; if there are two or more side by side, that have been concreted into the ground to a depth of the height of the retaining wall.
Once quite unattractive to look at, concrete sleepers are now used as a feature in Adelaide gardens, with a variety of colours and ‘faces’ to suit your garden’s theme.
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Concrete sleepers come typically 2,000mm long, 200mm high and either 80mm or 100mm thick; depending on the height required for the retaining wall. A Concrete sleeper retaining wall 1 metre high would therefore require 5 concrete sleepers stacked on top of each other.
Behind the retaining wall should be free draining sand or quarry rubble with an agricultural drain at the base to collect and dispose of water to your storm water pipe.
Concrete sleeper retaining walls are popular with people looking to create formal low maintenance gardens, however concrete sleepers are just one of the retaining walls Adelaide homeowners can choose from.
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Concrete sleeper retaining walls are a good base to erect fences onto.
The cheapest plain grey coloured concrete sleepers are often used on the boundary of two blocks with a Good Neighbour Fence on top. Where the concrete sleepers will be visible; especially for front garden areas, concrete sleepers that look more like slate or individual concrete blocks are used.
With over 25 years experience, licensed retaining wall contractors Visual Landscape Gardening will be able to assist you choose the best concrete sleeper for your retaining wall needs, making sure the installation follows engineering specifications and obeys council regulations and if required, as licensed fencing contractors, erect the type of fence you choose at the same time.