How do you treat a wood sleeper?
Similarly, how long do wooden sleepers last?
As a rule, hardwood oak sleepers tend to last the longest naturally with an expected lifespan of around 100 years. An untreated softwood will last for between three and five years if it sits on the ground, whilst treated softwoods can last between 20 and 30 years if they are maintained correctly.
Subsequently, question is, which railway sleeper is best? Used railway sleepers are the top choice for gardeners and designers who would like to add some character to their project. Since hardwoods are more durable, you'll find that the majority of used sleepers that are in good condition will be made from oak.
Accordingly, how long will pressure treated sleepers last?
What can I use instead of sleepers?
A Railway Sleeper Alternative So anything a railway sleeper can do, WoodBlocX can do better! The hard-wearing nature of WoodblocX means they are perfect for retaining walls, raised flower and vegetable beds, garden benches to relax on, fish ponds, garden and lawn edging, composting area or even children's sandpit.