Rated 2.7 out of 5 by 13
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Solid but looks horrible
Pretty solid but definitely not pretty. They start leeching white stuff after a few years and not suitable for structural elements but work fine as edging. But why buy something this heavy and solid? Just for the look, in which case HD ties disappoint. At best, these would be graded #2, which is the lowest worthy of recycle sale.
October 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JemezFred Trash
They picked out 4 for me. They should have said that no decent ones were left. Unfortunately, I didn't look closely before loading on my car. Two broke when I dropped them off the car at home - rotten inside and on the bottom where I did not look. I tried to get a refund without having to reload them and drive them all the way back, but no. The one in the picture was the best of the 4. Notice the bottom where it is only half thick. The other was only useful as edging. Railroad ties are getting to be hard to find, but don't find them here! I wish some other supplier was open the day I needed these.
August 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nickname Railroad Ties
About 1/3 of them are split, or rotten, but 2/3 of them are still good. After all, they're used. But you will need to pick them out yourself, and the young men working at the Depot will be less than worthless, so don't ask for help. Instead, bring a weightlifter, gloves, and a truck, and you will be the proud owner of a little bit of Americana.
April 23, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Landscaper DO NOT USE FOR VEGETABLE BEDS
concrete segmental retaining wall is easy and much safer in the long run. Creosote is the problem here although much has worn away at this point.
May 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ronin Solid
They allowed me to pick my own. All exceeded my expectations and were very solid. It would be a good idea to conduct a visual inspection prior to purchase. I do not see how you could load these inside your truck and not notice it falling apart. They are also quite heavy.
April 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KenC Rail Road Ties From Montgmery AL Store
I recently purchased 20 ties from the Eastern Bypass store. I went to look at them to check the condition and they were banded in 16 tie packs. The loose ones looked pretty bad and have been obviously picked over, but some were fine. I was weary of having them delivered because I did not want unusable ties. In the end I figured I'd have them delivered and save tha hassle and take my chances knowing at least 16 would be fine. When delivered, the 16 banded had 4 more added and banded to the top. Outside appearances were fine. When I got into the project and opened the delivery one of the four additional ties was completely rotted on the underside. I ended up just throwing it out, but I think it was unacceptable to deliver me a tie like this. Fortunately I ordered one more than I needed. Home Depot you need to do better.
October 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lizzy Be sure to go and pick yours out in person.
I had 10 delivered to my house because I am making a planter out of them. The delivery guy was great but when I started to move them to my backyard, I saw what bad shape most of them are in. I really wish I had gone and picked them out myself. I am going to really have to pick and choose how to place them. After spending $17 each and $80 for delivery, I expected ties that weren't falling apart. I understand that they are used, but I would expect a little better. I am really disappointed.
June 6, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by chris Poor quality and selection
The website listed over a hundred in stock at a specific store, but there were very few in a usable condition. I did not expect flawless railroad ties, but the majority were unusable (split down the middle, large rotted holes over half the size of the railroad tie). Fortunately, the staff allowed me to choose some of the better ones, but i sorted through at least 50 to find 10 that were usable at least on one side.
June 4, 2012