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Replacement of railroad tie walls typically costs about $15-25/SF of wall. Depending on how the fences are installed, would be extra cost - particularly since to replace the wall means taking about about 3-5 feet of material from behind the wall to get to the deadman timbers or cables that should be there holding the wall back (maybe not on 3 foot or less wall height).
Railroad Tie Retaining Wall Question I am thinkning of building a Railroad Tie Retaining Wall to level off my sloping yard. The largest section of the wall will be aprx: 80' long and 5'-6' high.
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They’re near perfect on all four sides. Grade 1 railroad ties are used for retaining walls, steps from lower to higher levels and between stepping stones. Grade 1 railroad ties are also used for fence posts for farms. You can widen driveway pads for your boats and RV’s. And they keep gravel out of your lawn.
Railroad Ties ♦ Grade 1 Railroad Ties ♦ Grade 2 Railroad Ties ♦ Switch Ties Railroad ties can be used to border your property, hold up retaining walls and more. We offer railroad ties in different grades and length.
The average cost of building a retaining wall is $5,357. Most homeowners find themselves spending between $2,891 and $7,826 . The cost of retaining wall materials ranges from $3 to $40 per square foot .
Costs will vary widely. The Wall - for a cast in place (concrete) retaining wall 1 with a vertical face, installed on no more than a 33 degree slope with a level embankment, at 6' high (including excavation and backfill) the cost will be $12,800.
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replacing rr tie wall price. Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by vaacutabove, Jan 25, 2012.
Railroad ties are the most commonly used wood for a retaining wall, and prices for this type of wall cost between $25 and $30 per square foot of wall. Untreated or soft woods are not recommended for retaining wall construction due to their susceptibility to rot and water damage.
The rock wall had sloughed down over 20yrs tops as the property was developed in the 1960's. Most of the rocks were from 8-22 inches. We installed about a 3ft tall x 30ft long section of the retaining wall made of 8ft-9ft long railroad ties and put rocks and dirt behind them. They lasted for maybe 10-12 years when they were tipping and crumbling.
I found old railroad ties for sale this month at the website of one of the 'big box' national home center chains (not modern 'imitations' either—"old railroad ties"). If you see old railroad ties for sale, report the seller to the EPA; and warn your friends not to buy them.
These used railroad ties are great for retaining walls and more. Authentic used railroad cross ties salvaged from train track beds. Suitable for landscaping where appearance is not critical. Color and appearance varies by store. Rustic appearance for outdoor decorating and landscaping;