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Missing retaining wall, land suspected moving, how much does it cost ?

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Kangaroo, 10th Dec, 2015.

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  1. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I have a house in qld. Just realized that it does not have retaining wall on the left hand side of the house if viewed from front.

    It is about 20 meters long, high at the beginning and low to the end. Can anyone give me a guesstimate how much I need to fork out to have one installed if a cheaper solution is preferred ?

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  2. EN710

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    Do you know if you need one at all?

    From memory, cost $300-600 persqm depends on the solution you choose, I.e. pine sleeper, vs reinforced concrete etc
     
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    Kangaroo Well-Known Member

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    Thansk EN710, I am absolutely clueless if I need one or not . How do I find out ?
     
  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    From those photos I cannot see why you need a retaining wall?
     
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  5. Kangaroo

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    So you mean I do not need to have it ? the dirt won't be moving down ? causing issue withe upper stream houses or downstream houses ? I thought the slopey dirt was where the garden bed used be .
     
  6. See Change

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    I'd agree with Wyllie

    I would be looking at trying to stabilise with planting , or maybe just a short segment at the base of the steeper segment .

    We had a steeper section than that at the back of our PPOR and was able to do that

    Doesn't look as though it needs a major retaining wall / engineered etc .

    Cliff
     
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  7. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    +1 not needed. Find something else to spend your money on.
     
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  8. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Don't stress
    But you can help stabilise with plants and also geo fabs and other hessian type materials that are a fabric covering which cover the dirt and keep things in place while plants grow and roots establish.
    Go to a nursery and ask them. Just small shrub type things, nothing to big
     
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    Looks ok to me, as per others, just plant some more suitable shrubs/trees, or do nothing as prior owner
     
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  11. Wall Street

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    Looks fine. If the fence starts to become unstable, then you may need to consider a retaining wall.
     
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