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The Advantages of Railroad Ties Over Wolmanized!
- Lasts Longer
- Fewer pieces required
- Environmentally Safer
- Rustic look
- No arsenic poison
Retaining Walls - Beauty and Function
Sloping sites can benefit from the construction of retaining walls to provide more level areas for planting and other uses. In addition, terracing with retaining walls can be both an attractive and functional way to prevent erosion and drainage problems while providing structure to the landscape. Retaining walls also help to buffer traffic and industrial sounds. Retaining walls are one of the most popular and useful additions to the landscape.
Retaining Walls - Design and Construction
It's extremely important to understand the possible catastrophic consequences of poor design or construction. The significant physical forces involved in holding back large quantities of soil require very thorough engineering and careful construction. Only a qualified professional like B & M Railroad Tie Wall Company can resolve the unique questions or concerns that are often present with each retaining wall application.
Retaining Walls - The Materials
Railroad ties, stone and concrete block are just some of the building materials used to create retaining walls. Color, shape, and texture provide visual interest. Blending walls into the surrounding landscape creates a natural environment and works well to create an informal effect. Symmetrical structures, geometric shapes, and straight walls combine to create the aesthetics of a formal, manicured landscape design. Tiered walls can be stacked to form a series of terraced steps and are especially common in large, sloped gardens.
Railroad ties are an excellent choice for many retaining wall applications. Railroad ties provide the rustic look appropriate for many homes or weekend getaways. They are a great solution when a strong wall is required. In addition they are perfect for those situations where economic considerations are a factor.
The Advantages of Railroad Ties Over Wolman Pressure Treated Wood
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Barn Foundation Stone
The Advantages of Barn Foundation Stone
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Rockwood Concrete Interlocking Block
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Retaining Walls - Practical Considerations
Retaining walls can dramatically change the physical structure of a landscape and may require excavation work, especially if landscape elements like waterfalls, pond, or terraces are to be incorporated into the design plan. Soil conditions, weather patterns, and slope must all be factored into the design. It is also essential to allow for proper drainage. In addition, building permits may be required by city codes for walls exceeding specified heights. Structural elements such as foundations, reinforcing rods, and other supports need to be planned carefully to ensure that the wall stays in place.
A qualified professional like B & M Railroad Tie Wall Company can provide invaluable assistance by helping you plan your project to meet your requirements for durability, beauty, and functionality.
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