Carlsbad Railroad Tie Retaining Walls
Retaining walls are important to the aesthetic and structural integrity of any home. A retaining wall is a man-made structure that consists of an outer wall or barrier, often made from concrete, brick, or stone, which holds back earth or other material. Railroad ties are often used as part of this structure because they can support the outer wall. Here at Carlsbad Concrete And Masonry, we offer services such as installing and repairing railroad tie retaining walls, so you don’t have to worry about your property’s stability.
About Carlsbad Concrete And Masonry
Carlsbad Concrete And Masonry is a full-service construction company operating in Carlsbad, California, for many years. We are locally-owned and operated but have the capabilities of a large business. We offer services such as railroad tie retaining walls installation, repair, masonry work, including brick & stone veneer installations, pool deck repair, or replacement to customers throughout Carlsbad County.
Contact us today at (760) 492-6623, so you can utilize our railroad ties retaining wall expertise on your property!
About Railroad Ties Retaining Walls
Railroad ties are pieces of railroad tracks that have been retired after years of service and can now be used as a building material for your home or business. There are several reasons why railroad ties make great choices when it comes to constructing a retaining wall. They’re extremely durable, which means you won’t need to worry about them deteriorating over time like other types of materials may do. Another reason is that railroad tracks were originally constructed using railroad ties, making them very easy to work with even if you don’t have any experience using them for your retaining wall project.
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Pros of Railroad Ties Retaining Walls
There are several pros of railroad ties retaining walls. First, railroad ties are made of one piece, so shifting soil cannot compromise them. Second, railroad tie retaining walls tend to last longer than traditional cinder block or poured concrete because railroad ties are more durable and can withstand the elements much better. Third, railroad ties were once used in railroad tracks, which means that you will never have to worry about splinters while working with them.
Cons of Railroad Ties Retaining Walls
There aren't many cons when it comes to using railroad ties for your retaining wall project, but there is at least one major downside: railroad track pieces must be perfectly flat before installation, otherwise they won't stay put no matter how well-constructed your wall may be. If you suspect that your tracks are not perfectly flat, contact railroad tie retaining wall experts at Carlsbad Concrete And Masonry today.
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Railroad Tie Retaining Walls Installation Process
When railroad ties are used for a retaining wall, the installation process is quite simple. First, railroad track pieces must be flattened on both sides using special equipment that does not cause damage to your railroad tie walls. Once this has been done, an outer wall will need to be built overtop of these pieces, consisting of cinder block or poured concrete depending on preference. Still, most customers choose cinder blocks because they are cheaper and easier to transport than regular poured concrete.
Once we have placed all railroad ties in place along with any mortar required between each piece as well as within the entire structure itself, we're finished! Now it's just a matter of allowing time for construction adhesive mortar to dry before adding additional railroad tracks during future repairs or railroad tie replacement.
Contact Carlsbad Concrete And Masonry Today
If you are interested in railroad tie retaining walls installation for your property, contact Carlsbad Concrete And Masonry today at (760) 492-6623, so we can get started on designing a custom railroad wall to meet all of your needs! We look forward to hearing from you and giving you a free quote for our railroad tie services.