Pressure Treated Timbers #3 Grade
Our 6x6x8’ Pressure Treated (PT) timbers are available in 8’ lengths. We also carry 10” and 12” spikes (nails) that are ideal for joining our PT timbers. Pressure Treated timbers are commonly used for low retaining walls, and sturdy borders for driveways and planting beds.
Railroad Ties #1 or #2 Grade
Railroad Ties are standard commercial timbers, treated with creosote to waterproof the wood, and suitable for any landscaping project. We also carry 10” and 12” spikes (nails) that are ideal for joining our railroad ties. Railroad Ties are commonly used for low retaining walls, tiers and sturdy borders for driveways and planting beds.
Railroad Ties & Landscaping Timbers
Railroad Ties are a cost effective solution for building low retaining walls or building sturdy borders. Railroad Ties are have a nominal size of 8 feet long X 9 inches wide X 7 inches thick, with an average weight of 130 pounds. Ties are treated with creosote which is a petroleum based product used as a preservative against rotting and insect infestation.
Pressure Treated Lumber, landscape timbers, are ideal for deck posts, joists, and frames, as well as for landscaping projects where wood is in contact with soil, or needs to be resistant to moisture, rot, and insects. Pressure Treated (PT) is a term used to describe a process through which wood, usually pine, is chemically treated to provide a protective barrier that extends deeper than a surface only coating. PT lumber is generally available for common wood sizes (i.e., 2x4, 2x6, 4x4, etc.) however we stock only timbers used for landscaping edges – typically 4x6 PT.
A good quality tie for landscape retaining walls, parking curb stops, flower boxes, and general landscaping use. Three good solid sides with moderate imperfection. Some plate wear and end splits are acceptable in this grade. Railroad ties are treated with "creosote", an excellent dark colored oily preservative. It is not advisable to put railroad ties in areas where the "creosote" might rub off on clothing or skin.
Helpful Installation & Maintenance Tips
Prior to installing ties or timbers where they will be stacked, used as structural supports, or used to contain horizontal forces (i.e., retaining walls) it is strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with safe construction techniques, appropriate fasteners and joining methods. Always use proper lifting techniques when working with heavy materials. Use appropriate skin protection (i.e. gloves, etc) to minimize contact with creosote or pressure treated chemicals and avoid harm from splinters.