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The original poster said the uphill lot is UN-developed. But does that mean
it was cleared for a subdivision, graded, etc, and never built upon? Or is
it truly in its native condition, in which case, I don't think there is any

The codes in Florida in regards to drainage are pretty strict, which is a
good thing in my opinion. But the enforcement, especially in single-family
in-fill lot construction (not mass developments), leaves a lot to be
desired. They are building a house across the street from me right now, and
if they continue as it appears I will have to pay the city a visit for some

In full disclosure, my area of expertise is structural and forensic
engineering, but you do not need that much civil engineering knowledge to
figure out water runs down hill (I know, old joke, but true).

Andrew Kester, PE

On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Joe Venuti <jovenengr(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> It
> It would depend on if the mud & water is coming from the property above 
> or is coming from the hillside along the edge of the property and not 
> caused by the property above.  Along with city ordinances. Hopefully they
> neighbors
> get along or along comes the lawyers.
> Joe Venuti
> -----Original Message-----
> From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at) [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)] On
> Behalf Of J Johnston
> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2014 12:40 PM
> To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)
> Subject: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Civil Drainage Question
> I know this is not a structural question, but it is a civil
> engineering/grading one. An uphill undeveloped lot drains on downhill
> neighbors, but now is eroding and carrying mud as well. Is uphill neighbor 
> resposible for placing erosion measures in place?

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