Retaining wall problems

1710, 2016

Retaining wall movement

October 17th, 2016|Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on Retaining wall movement


These retaining walls have moved considerably and would require a substantial amount of money to remove and replace, due to limited access with machinery. Replacing them would be labour intensive and costly. Walls over 1 metre in height must be engineer designed and appropriately reinforced. Soil tests and Council approval are also required.


108, 2016

Retaining walls

August 1st, 2016|Importance of photos & access, Retaining wall problems, Unit problems|Comments Off on Retaining walls


This is why it is important for your inspector to access common property areas of a unit complex. These are photos of a very high boundary rock retaining wall that has moved significantly and is highly likely to continue to move. The wall is not likely to have been appropriately engineered, reinforced or Council […]

205, 2016

Retaining walls

May 2nd, 2016|Dangerous structures, Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on Retaining walls

These types of retaining walls are not suitable for retaining large volumes of soil. Always check with the manufacturers specifications before building retaining walls using pre-made forms. Bear in mind also that retaining walls over 1 metre in height  must engineer designed, Council approved, supported by footings and appropriately reinforced. Check with your local Council […]

2504, 2016

Retaining wall problem

April 25th, 2016|Retaining wall problems|Comments Off on Retaining wall problem

Recently inspected new property in the northern suburbs.

Retaining walls built without reinforcing and concrete core filling. As you can see in the photos the blocks have been held together with plastic clips and glue!