Oak sleepers for retaining wall and patio to sit on
Also shown in “problem solving"…. Hi all, I hope someone can give me some advice? we’ve moved into a house where the garden is about 320mm higher than next doors garden. we want to create a patio area, but need to create the retaining wall first to lay the patio over the top. We were going to use sleepers, but at the moment trying to get old railway sleepers that are creosote are like gold dust… if we use new hardwood sleepers, should we use a barrier and gravel to keep the moisture away from the sleeper when we back fill, and will they last 30 years or more? Or do we wait to get old sleepers ?