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Lot grading and retaining walls.

By Marc Lize on 2014-09-05

Not engineered retaining wall



In home inspections lot grading can determine the possibility of water ingress through the foundation.


Lot grading and retaining walls

  • Lot grading must slope away from the house foundations, so that water doesn't collect against the structure of the home.
  • Retaining walls 4ft and over (1.2M) requires to be engineered by a license professional.
  • Without a design structure from an engineer, it will present a safety hazard with liability to the owner for claims of damages caused by it's destructive nature.


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