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From leveling your yard, to a necessity for a pool installation, to adding character and being an accent to a paver patio, or supporting your foundation, retaining walls can be an essential part of landscaping and yard requirements. We will be happy to help design any wall to fulfill any front or backyard ideas that you have and need.
We specialize in retaining walls for every type of need. We use Belgard, Tremron, and Anchor Retaining wall systems depending on the look and type of wall needed.
Please call us to discuss your retaining wall needs. Our picture gallery shows many examples of walls that we have done in the past.
We often get the question:
Do you build railroad tie retaining walls?
No, we do not. Railroad ties are illegal for use in a residential setting per the EPA; because Creosote is considered both a carcinogen and a pesticide. Yes, there are people that will sell them to you all day long, and tell you they are safe; we will not.
More facts according to the EPA website:
Creosote is derived from the distillation of tar from wood or coal. Pesticide products containing creosote as the active ingredient are used to protect wood against termites, fungi, mites and other pests that can degrade or threaten the integrity of wood products. It is used in outdoor settings such as in railroad ties and utility poles.
Certified pesticide applicators in wood-preserving facilities use specialized high pressure equipment to apply creosote to wood.
Creosote is not approved to treat wood for residential use, including landscaping timbers, garden borders, or wood that may come into contact with food (e.g., cutting boards, countertops) or drinking water.
Homeowners should not encounter creosote-treated wood in the residential environment. If they do, it can be disposed of by ordinary trash collection (i.e., as municipal solid waste). Check with your local waste management agency. (Note from us: the local waste management collections will not pick up railroad ties, but must be disposed of properly and taken to a specially lined landfill used for chemical filled products).
Creosote-treated wood cannot be reused in other products such as mulch.
Do not burn creosote-treated wood because serious health problems can occur from breathing smoke or vapors.
If you have a landscape or retaining wall built of old railroad ties, there will be a special handling and disposal fee associated with the removal.