Have you ever wondered whats inside a concrete sleeper? I read that the Canberra Concrete Sleepers are reinforced with steel bars in the middle, but how can you tell if its really inside??? (not that I dont trust them!)

Well, during the work at our place, the landscapers had to cut a couple of sleepers and here is what we found inside:

Steel bars reinforcing the sleeper

There they are, two steel bars right thru the middle of the sleeper. Dense concrete surrounding it leaving little room for water to penetrate the sleeper
(Sealing the sleepers will protect it even more) . Colour is mixed right through the sleeper.

Above you can can see how the sealant was applied(needs another coat) and a cross section of the sleeper. So for all those that were curious to see whats inside a concrete sleeper, there you have it!