Hi guys, im in the process of landscaping our backyard. I plan to construct a redgum sleeper wall 13m in length and 400mm high(2 x 200mm sleepers). I plan to cut some sleepers down to use them as posts and use screw fixings from behind so no bolt heads or nails are visible.
A couple of queries
- Has anyone simply placed the posts in the ground and re packed with soil? The wall is not structural at all and is only holding back maybe 300mm of soil. The reason being that I realise I may have to replace the wall many years down the track and this will be easier done if I do not use concrete. We live on clay so I think they would be suitably fixed.
- What products(if any) can I apply annually to retain the colour of the sleepers? One of the main reasons I chose red gum over treated pine was for the colour and natural characteristics. I dont really like the grey/rustic look that will occur over time. There must be a product that can be applied to retain or replace the lost colour?
- Is there a product I can use to healp seal the sleepers from moisture before I construct the wall? Especially the cut ends going into the ground.
Any help or info would be greatly appreciated!