Sleeper Walls Installation

Long Island Landscaping Team

A sleeper wall is a short wall which is used to support and backup to the structural construction. These walls are usually made of wooden or concrete planks. Timber is common for smaller sleeper walls. The main goal of installing a sleeper wall is to bind earth and soil that differs from the elevation underneath it. They are widely constructed in landscape gardens to provide an insulation and support to water fall structures, while also keeping the water flow in line in case of pond or water containers are present in the garden. In general, these walls are shorter in heights and are typically a maximum of 4 feet of length.

Many homeowners use a sleeper wall to enhance the beauty of the garden. At Long Island Elite Landscaping, we provide expert installation of sleeper walls. An expert touch is needed, because any flaw or mistake in the building of a sleeper wall can cause structural failure of the wall. Failure in the construction of the sleeper walls can cause the water to drain and that drainage can eventually cause major damages to the entire structure and flow to the foundation of the home and weaken it.

So if you are looking for professional installation of a sleeper wall, turn to Long Island Elite Landscaping. We have years of experience building retaining walls and sleeper walls for home and business owners across Long Island. Get an estimate today.

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When you reach out, we can also provide you with a no-obligation consultation to go over the project with you. We will help you decide what sort of materials are best for your yard and go over the various pricing options for these installations. as well as discuss any other landscaping services you may require, such as waterfall landscaping and pond landscaping.

Types of Sleeper Retaining Walls

The construction of a retaining wall using a sleeper is a common element found in many yards across Long Island. Having an expert touch is crucial. The walled site needs to be precisely measured and marked. After digging a trench and lowering the sleeper at a vertical angle, it is necessary to leave a space of at least 2 cm in order to allow water to pass through. Then we set the trench in place after filling it with dry concrete.

There are two common types of sleeper retaining walls, which are timber and concrete.

Timber Sleeping Walls

Timber sleepers were traditionally used in the construction of railway lines. These sleepers do not last as long as concrete sleepers, since they are more vulnerable to moisture and decay. In order to construct a timber sleeper retaining wall, a variety of timbers can be utilized, which includes regular timber, treated timber, and recycled timber. To help match the aesthetic of the yard, the timber can be painted.

Concrete Sleeping Walls

A concrete sleeping wall is perfect for building retaining walls. They are smooth in both texture and design and you are not restricted to using standard grey concrete. The use of a concrete sleeping wall will enhance the beauty of your yard and increase the property value.

FAQs for Sleeper Retaining Walls

What kind of sleepers should I use for a retaining wall?

Garden landscaping projects often use timber sleepers. For retaining walls and other outdoor uses, these timber sleepers offer an organic appearance that sits nicely with steps, decking, and any garden furniture.

How high may a sleeper retaining wall be?

To account for local ground conditions and loadings, sleeper walls greater than 120mm in height need to be designed by a professional for safety purposes.

How much depth should a retaining wall made of sleepers have?

To allow for proper drainage, the sleeper should be 300 mm deep. After the concrete has had time to set, we place the first sleeper and then check the alignment. In order to make sure the sleeper is level, we may need to use packing materials. As professionals, we will make sure the installation of the sleeper retaining walls are done up to standards.

Should I choose timber or concrete for my sleeper walls?

When it comes to using timber or concrete for your sleeper walls, it comes down to cost and durability. Both of these options can look beautiful in your yard and each have their own pros and cons. If you are willing to pay more upfront for a sleeper wall that will last longer and require less upkeep, then choosing concrete as your material is likely the way to go. If you are working on a tighter budget and need a retaining wall that takes up less space, then opting for timber is the wise decision. Either way, our landscaping team will help you make an informed decision about installing sleeper retaining walls.