Concrete sleepers offer unparalleled functionality and strength, making them an ideal choice for constructing retaining walls, garden beds, and steps. These sleepers are reinforced with steel N-12, N-16, or N10 bars, making them particularly suitable for taller retaining walls and more demanding engineering applications.
Read about the Benefits of Concrete Sleepers
Concrete sleepers come in various sizes, shapes and finishes, closing the aesthetic gap when compared to timber sleepers. But unlike timber sleepers that need to be pretreated and only last a couple of decades, concrete sleepers for retaining walls can last a lifetime.
Below, we examine different types of concrete sleepers for your retaining wall:
Stackstone Concrete Sleeper
Featuring a rock-like surface, Stackstone concrete sleepers lend a striking, natural appearance to landscapes. Available in charcoal and jasper colors, these sleepers maintain their textured look, adding character to retaining walls and garden beds over time.
Ranging in size from 1800mm to 2400mm, Stackstone concrete sleepers can be customised to fit various landscaping projects, including garden beds, plant raisers, and terraced gardens. Their rocky finish can transform mundane spaces into stunning, artistic landscapes.
Woodgrain Concrete Sleeper
Mimicking the appearance of real timber, Woodgrain concrete sleepers offer a cost-effective and long-lasting alternative. With minimal maintenance requirements and reduced ongoing costs, these sleepers are an excellent investment for homeowners and property developers.
Available in sizes from 1800mm to 2400mm, Woodgrain concrete sleepers can be used to construct low-lying retaining walls and garden beds. Custom sizes in sandstone, charcoal, and jasper are also available. Additionally, these environmentally friendly sleepers have a lower CO2 footprint compared to timber.
Smooth Concrete Sleeper
Suitable for a wide range of residential and commercial landscaping applications, Smooth concrete sleepers are available in various sizes and can be customised to meet specific requirements.
The Marina Smooth, a popular option for concrete sleepers in Australia, comes in charcoal and plain colors. Reinforced with 2 N12 reo bars and high-quality precast concrete with a 40 mpa rating, these sleepers offer exceptional strength and longevity for retaining walls.
Smooth concrete sleepers are ideal for creating elegant vertical gardens, terraced gardens, and other features. Their durability ensures resistance to rot and decay even in harsh weather conditions, maintaining pristine garden conditions for years to come.
The numerous benefits of concrete sleeper retaining walls have led to their increasing popularity among Australians, who now prefer them over timber. A wide variety of concrete sleeper styles are available for constructing retaining walls.
Regardless of style, concrete sleepers are reinforced with steel rebars to resist tensile forces, which can cause cracking. Elongated cavities are cast in the concrete to allow steel rebar placement, and the bond between the concrete and rebar strengthens as the concrete hardens.
Retaining walls can be constructed by slotting precast concrete sleepers into cemented steel rails in the ground. Additionally, brackets can be used to attach a fence to the top of a concrete retaining wall, making them a popular choice for property boundaries with council approval.
For a low-maintenance, durable, and stylish landscaping solution, consider concrete sleepers. To learn about maintaining concrete sleepers, click here. Contact RWS today to speak with one of our specialists about the ideal concrete sleeper for your property. We offer a wide range of affordable, durable concrete sleepers in various sizes, shapes, and colors. Our services are available in Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Sunshine Coast.
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