Replacing Railroad Ties with Brick Retaining Wall
This backyard retaining wall project included an existing railroad timber wall that was failing and needed to be replaced. Not only did we build the new wall, but we also tore down the existing retaining wall made from railroad ties.
Removal of Existing Retaining Wall Material
We began the project with the tear-down of the existing timber wall and the proper disposal of that material. (Most homeowners don’t realize, this type of old railroad tie needs to be disposed of at a proper site approved by the DNR.) Once the wall was removed, we could access the overgrown and outdated plantings behind the wall on the hillside above. This excavation opened up the correct amount of space to properly build the new segmental block retaining wall.
Proper Retaining Wall Site Preparation and Installation for Longevity
Walls of this size need several layers of a geo-grid mesh as well as proper amounts of a clean stone backfill. If proper procedure is followed when installing a wall like this, it will provide the strength and drainage for a wall to sustain itself for many years to come. The amount of work to required to build these walls correctly will be the difference between premature failure and longevity.
At Extreme Green Lawn & Landscape, we encourage customers to obtain 2-3 bids when pricing their landscaping hardscape projects. We take pride in utilizing proper construction techniques and quality materials for all our landscaping projects. If you are interested in learning how we can help with a retaining wall project on your property, contact us today.
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