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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our Tuffcrete Concrete Sleepers are manufactured in Australia and we proudly support locally owned business. This page contains answers to questions that we are commonly asked.
How long will the Concrete Sleeper last?
Tuffcrete Concrete Sleepers can last a lifetime. They are fireproof, will not split, warp, flake or rot and are white ant/termite resistant. They are virtually maintenance free and are most likely will never need to be replaced.
How difficult is installation?
Tuffcrete Concrete Sleepers are relatively straight forward to install. They require no bolts or other fasteners.
Can I install a retaining wall myself?
Yes you can do it yourself, there are a number of commercially produced guides that can assist with instructions on how to do this.
We do recommend that you engage the services of an engineer and check with your local council for any landscaping/retaining wall requirements and approvals.
We manufacture in accordance with engineering specifications for the product, however cannot give you any warranty on the suitability of the product for your particular job.
Do you install the product?
Yes we can install the product . At Tuffcrete Concrete Sleepers our business is manufacturing high quality product. This attention to detail also transfers to the installation and we are proud to now offer this service.
Do you provide guides on how to install the product?
No, we do not provide guides or installation manuals for our product. This is because each use is different. We highly recommend that you engage your own engineer.
It is also highly recommended that you contact your local council to check for any regulations that may apply to your project.
What colours can I get?
Our standard products are produced in 'Charcoal Black'.
For larger orders we can tailor make to the colour of choice. This is subject to a minimum order quantity, oxide availability and we will need at least eight weeks notice to allow for the necessary curing. For further information on special ordering please contact us on (0414) 973 878.
What about painting?
Tuffcrete Concrete Sleepers are manufactured with the oxide colouring included as part of the concrete batching process. This means that the colour is right through the concrete - not just painted on the surface.
This guarantees a stronger and longer lasting finish that won't fade in the sun.
We have many clients who leave the sleeper in this colour however you can bring out the colour further by choosing to paint the sleeper with a concrete sealant that will lock in that 'wet look'.
What sizes do your products come in?
Our products are divided into two categories - the horizontal beam, or wailer and the vertical beam, or post. Both are constructed to strict engineering specifications. The posts are made of thicker concrete and contain extra steel mesh reinforcement. The size and weights of our products are:
(Length x Face Height x Thickness)
|W1050 - Sleeper||1050mm x 200mm x 60mm||27kg|
|W2100 - Sleeper||2100mm x 200mm x 60mm||55kg|
|P600 - Post||600mm x 200mm x 80mm||20kg|
|P800 - Post||800mm x 200mm x 80mm||28kg|
|P1200 - Post||1200mm x 200mm x 80mm||40kg|
|P1600 - Post||1600mm x 200mm x 80mm||55kg|
|P2100 - Post||2100mm x 200mm x 100mm||100kg|
Please note that the weights included are approximate.