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Retaining walls are relatively rigid walls used for supporting soil laterally so that it can be retained at different levels on the two sides.
Retaining walls are structures designed to restrain soil to a slope that it would not naturally keep to (typically a steep, near-vertical or vertical slope). They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in areas of terrain possessing undesirable slopes or in areas where the landscape needs to be shaped severely and engineered for more specific purposes like hillside farming or roadway overpasses. A retaining wall that retains soil on the backside and water on the frontside is called a seawall or a bulkhead.

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    WA Neighbour's Retaining wall footings encroachment and Dividing fence encroachment

    Hi Everyone I am in Perth, WA. I am new in the forum and hope you guys can help me in this unfortunate situation. Thank you in advance. The issues are the neighbour's Retaining wall footings encroachment and the Dividing fence encroachment. Summary of facts 1/ In 2013, the neighbour damaged...
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    VIC Retaining wall dispute

    I am the downhill neighbour, and uphill is an apartment block (their flat, concreted carpark backs on to my property). Obviously this would normally mean that I am responsible for the retaining wall. BUT, any excavation that took place actually occurred 120+ years ago when my street (the whole...
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    QLD New Estate Retaining Wall Responsibility

    We are looking to purchase a block of land and build a house on it. The seller of the land has said that they will not build a retaining wall that is required due to the way the land is being cut and filled for our new lot (this construction is currently underway). Relatives of mine in the...
  4. K

    VIC Retaining Wall

    Hi we have retaining wall and fence over it on the boundary. We are on the higher side and want to fix because retaining wall falling down. My question is who is responsible for retaining wall fixing cost ?? we or neighbour. Thanks
  5. W

    VIC Fencing with Retaining Wall required for a new build

    Hi There are 5 new buildings either built or building on the street we are building. Ours is a fourth house. The first house, ours and the fifth one are all built by three different builders and are on the same height above the surface. The second and the third house (built by the same builder)...
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    strata retaining wall

    Hello, We are a group homettes(SA), not long ago an 'ordinary vote' went ahead regarding the funding of all the retaining walls(rebuild). I did not attend the meeting, as the agm listed two different funding options, which suited me either way. However at the actual meeting they came up with a...
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    QLD Retaining wall

    My property is on the lower side of a timber retaining wall , approximately 1200 high with a 1800 high dividing fence on top of retaining wall and fixed to retaining wall. The owner of the property behind me on the higher side added colorbond sheets lying side by side and supported by star...
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    QLD Right to Block Retaining Wall?

    The back border of my property has a large block retaining wall with height ranging from 1.5 metres to over 3 metres in height. The wall is vertical. 1) Does there need to be a safety fence on top of the wall? 2) Do we have a right to some sort of privacy fence on top of the wall as their...
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    WA landowners liability for actions of previous owner

    Is the current landowner responsible for damage to the adjoining owners' retaining wall recently discovered , caused by the the builder many years ago when the property was owned by the previous owner?
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    QLD Retaining Wall with 2 neighbours needs to be replaced

    HI, I'm completely new to this so bare with me. A few weeks ago my neighbours had a leaning fence replaced along our shared fenceline. The builder noted that there was an old retaining wall hidden behind the one we see in our yard and that we should get it looked at. We have, by 3 seperate...