Landscape Ties

The Tie Between You and Creative Landscaping

A&K has been reclaiming and selling railroad ties since 1959. With a constant stock of over two million railroad ties nationwide, we’re the leading supplier of landscape and relay railroad ties in the country.
The reasons to choose A&K are clear; not only do we supply the highest quality of used railroad ties, we’re professionals who can deliver the landscaping railroad ties you need...on time and at the right price.
Be Creative: Discover all the ways railroad ties lend a raw, natural beauty to any landscaping project. Railroad ties can be used as functional elements or for decorative accents. Construct beautiful fences, corrals, chutes, steps, retaining walls, flower boxes, borders and walkways with railroad ties. Use railroad ties for construction applications instead of brick, cinderblock or synthetic materials. railroad ties can also be used in combination with other materials to create a variety of attractive textures and designs. Because A&K has conveniently located storage facilities throughout the country, we can deliver your order quickly and efficiently. Railroad ties are shipped on receipt of your order via rail and truck lines.

Purchase Railroad Ties.
Tie Classification
Relay Railroad Ties: Heavy creosote retention (black) with four solid
sides. Dry rot and plate cutting not permissible. Twisted railroad ties is not permissible. End splitting - not more than half way - not more than 1/4” in width - one way only and never penetrating the rail bearing area. Hairline splits can be two or three way. Checks shall be 1/4” or less wide, not exceeding fifty percent (50%) of overall railroad tie length and not affecting ability to hold spike when in rail-bearing area. No ballast wear.
Relay Landscape Railroad Ties: (#2 relay) Meets all the specifications for a #1 relay railroad tie. Light creosote retention (bleached gray).
#1 Landscape Railroad Ties: A railroad tie with at least three solid sides. Two or three way end splitting is okay, but no more than 1/2” in width. Minor dry rot is permissible. Plate cut - 1” or less in depth but not rotted out.
#2 Landscape Railroad Ties: A railroad tie with at least two solid sides. Surface rot, 1” end splitting, rot at plate area permissible. -->

Relay Ties: Heavy creosote retention (black) with four solid sides. Dry rot and plate cutting not permissible. Twisted ties not permissible. End splitting - not more than half way - not more than ¼” in width - one way only and never penetrating the rail bearing area. Hairline splits can be two or three way. Checks shall be ¼” or less wide, not exceeding fifty percent (50%) of overall tie length and not affecting ability to hold spike when in rail-bearing area. No ballast wear. 


Relay Landscape Ties: (#2 relay) Meets all the specifications for a #1 relay tie. Light creosote retention (bleached gray). 


#1 Landscape Ties: A tie with at least three solid sides. Two or three way end splitting is okay, but no more than ½” in width. Minor dry rot is permissible. Plate cut - 1” or less in depth but not rotted out.

#2 Landscape Ties: A tie with at least two solid sides. Surface rot, 1” end splitting, rot at plate area permissible.


#3 Landscape Ties: A tie with at least one solid side. Splits to 18” deep and 1” wide. Heavy dry rot but generally retains the basic shape of a tie.


#4 Landscape Ties: A tie with no good side. Extreme dry rot.
Splits to 48” deep and 2” wide.

 

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