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Old 08-23-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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I am laying landscape ties around my "parking lot" Should I put some gravel under for water drainage?

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Old 08-23-2014, 12:34 PM   #2
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I am laying landscape ties around my "parking lot" Should I put some gravel under for water drainage?
Probably going to need slightly more information than that. Your location would also be helpful if you haven't already offered it.

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Old 08-23-2014, 01:44 PM   #3
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Read the tag right on the ties, Not below grade rated.
You would be far better off with at least 4 X 4 or 6's. There below grade direct ground contact rated.
By coincidence I just got home from helping someone remove dozens of termite eaten landscape timbers.
Ever notice you can only buy 8' long ties.
That's because there the left over cores from logs used to make plywood.
The center of the log is the softest part of the log.
With 4 X 4's and 6's you can buy up to 16' long.
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Probably going to need slightly more information than that. Your location would also be helpful if you haven't already offered it.
We live in Central BC. The ground it is going on is sandy. I am figuring that I will dig a 2" trench, fill with drain rock and put the ties onto that. That way there will at least be a bit of drainage under the ties.
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Just going to rot out.
Please reread my post.
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Let's clear up some terms!
Are you using "landscape ties" or "landscape timbers"?

Landscape "ties" are railroad tie stock used in landscaping, they are about six inches buy nine inches and come about nine feet long. They are usually treated with creosote and weigh about ninety pounds each.

Landscape "timbers" are typically in the range of 3-1/2" with two rounded faces and come 8' long and may weigh 10 pounds each. They are usually treated with a petroleum product or CCA (green) treated.

So...which is it?
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Let's clear up some terms!
Are you using "landscape ties" or "landscape timbers"?

Landscape "ties" are railroad tie stock used in landscaping, they are about six inches buy nine inches and come about nine feet long. They are usually treated with creosote and weigh about ninety pounds each.

Landscape "timbers" are typically in the range of 3-1/2" with two rounded faces and come 8' long and may weigh 10 pounds each. They are usually treated with a petroleum product or CCA (green) treated.

So...which is it?
They would be landscape timbers.
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They would be landscape timbers.
Okay, back to Post #3.

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