A sleeper wall is relatively a small wall which is constructed in such a way that it is a wall structure wise but it is sleeper function wise.
Concrete sleeper wall is the type of sleeper retaining wall steel posts that is used in railway lines. These are usually made of steel and concrete. Concrete sleeper wall has a long history; it was first introduced in 1877 by some French gardener. He proposed this idea that concrete sleepers can be used in railway tracks. However, long after coming in to the market these walls did not achieve any major progress. But after the Second World War when heavy rails were installed, then these sleeper walls gained popularity among French, Germans, and English. In the beginning these walls were not very strong both in structure and support but with the passage of time the builders improved the design, quality, strength and support of these walls.
Concrete sleepers are manufactured by multiple companies around the globe. These are transported to different places in small stacks where these are installed manually with the help of some machine. There is commonly two famous methods of making these walls i.e. short line method and long line method. Each method has its own pros and cons and are used accordingly.
The major advantage of concrete sleeper walls over timber sleeper walls if of its durability. These walls retain their structure, texture, shape and can be used over a lifetime. Timber walls that use wood can look good but these walls or even hardwood can never overcome the concrete in terms of stability and integrity. The most considerable point with wood is that these rot after some specific time, these are immensely affected by weather conditions and these are quite frequently attacked by termites. People who are most concerned with the beauty rather than safety are those who are usually attracted by timber sleepers but even this is not a point to worry with concrete walls these days. Now a day these walls can be decorated with a wide variety of colors and design patterns which gives you an easy solution to the problem. Moreover, these walls are very easy to build and are very much suitable for the narrow spaces and boundaries. The timber walls can easily be damaged. They can catch fire instantly whereas this is not the case with concrete retaining wall in Melbourne.
However, concrete walls are not always suitable for every situation; such as in railway tracks timber sleepers are more appropriate because they can absorb the vibrations of heavy trains and remain undamaged whereas concrete can shatter under these situations. Concrete sleepers are very heavy and they need a large space for their support in roadbeds. Both timber and concrete sleeper walls are used immensely in market. Each has its own features that are supportive for some particular environments.