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Im thinking of using rail sleepers for garden .they are impregnated with Bitumen ,will it leach out into soil?.



Hi Bob short answer is yes

21 Jul, 2010



21 Jul, 2010


are you using them for raised beds? Line them with pond liner fabric.
I wouldn't use them for veggies.

22 Jul, 2010


Even then unless they are on hard standing the bitumen will leak into the soil below them

22 Jul, 2010


Thanks folks, i wasnt sure if Bitumen would break down in soil, harmlessly i dont even know what it is actually.

25 Jul, 2010


Bitumen is similar to tar - not something you want in your soil it will not break down and it will pollute the soil.

25 Jul, 2010


Thanks Moon .You were right the spuds were deep, and they are tasty.

28 Jul, 2010

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