Retaining wall defect, in Ferny Hills, a Northern suburb of Brisbane,

Retaining wall defect. Identified by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.

Defect to retaining wall

Important information:

  • Significant movement of a boundary retaining wall.
  • This major defect was not mentioned in the Body Corporate Records.
  • Tenants and owners were not aware of the problem.
  • Impossible access for machinery
  • Removal and replacement of the retaining wall, relying upon manual labour.
  • Height and length of the wall, divide the cost by six unit owners and you still end up with a very costly problem to rectify.

Another client saved from costly replacement of retaining walls, by Peter Weddell!

Retaining walls over 1 metre in height must be:

  • Engineer designed
  • Council approved
  • Reinforced.
  • Have drains fitted.
  • Waterproofed and tanked, if used within a habitable area.

Some information that may be of use:

Qld Government on Building approval for retaining walls

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