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- From: "Paul Feather" <PFeather(--nospam--at)se-solutions.net>
- Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 14:08:36 -0800
I have a condition where we were asked to look at a
retaining wall (a neighbor, don’t know why I let myself get sucked into
these things). The wall is over 12 feet retaining, is no where close to
being built to code, in fact I have seen better construction in
I wrote a report, and the property owner (recent purchase, hence all the legal ramifications) has taken it to the County. The County basically said, hey not our problem, and just don’t want to know about it.
It is on private property, but it is also a code violation that presents a risk.
My question is why would the building department refuse to act or at least send someone to review and red-tag the wall? What happens if we see something like this an area adjacent to a right of way? Shouldn’t the county have to take some action or file a statement at least if a professional engineer is telling them about a problem? Or do they wait until failure and then deal with citing for debris removal?
I would be really interested in hearing how some of the jurisdictions on this list would handle a situation where an Engineer brought an issue to the jurisdictions attention.
Paul Feather PE, SE
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