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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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    VIC Retaining wall

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    QLD Retaining wall a(my side of the fence) and neighbour's driveway (his side of the fence)

    My house and a 750mm retaining wall were built before the neighbour’s house was. The neighbour is on the high side. The retaining wall is in my property, some 800mm from the fence. It is basically an elevated flower bed. The neighbour’s driveway is immediately adjacent to the fence, on his...
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    WA Boundary retaining wall needed?

    Could anyone help with this? Our blocks slope from front to rear i.e. they are higher at the front. My neighbour levelled his block up to the front boundary where he build a 700mm limestone block wall running across the block terminating at my boundary. This issue is that the soil level on his...
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    NSW Who is responsible for repairing retaining wall

    Our property has a retaining wall on the boundary with the neighbours - block of units whos land is on the lower side as our land is on the higher side. The retaining wall is kneeling on their side and they want it repaired. The dividing fence is approx 15cm back on our side from the actual...
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    QLD Retaining wall and fence on boundary

    We have a situation where a fence has been mounted to a retaining wall, which is situated right along the narrow side boundary to our neighbour above us. Just a little below the retaining wall which supports the fence, we have our own retaining wall, which runs parallel to the one above. Ours...
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    WA Another fence and retaining wall question

    Sorry new here so be kind lol. We built our home in the 90s and had our pool put in. years later the adjoining neighbours excavated their backyard to make it level. They dug down about 1.5 mtrs which we only became aware of when the new owners moved in and we were in their backyard and saw the...
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    QLD Retaining Wall query

    Hi All I have read previous posts regarding retaining walls but I still have a few questions. My scenario is that there is a retaining wall dividing my property and my neighbours property. I am yet to get a surveyor out to determine where it is on the boundary. I am on the lower side of the...
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    VIC Retaining Wall Responsibility

    We bought a property a year ago. After we moved in, our neighbour asked us to fix our retaining wall. It's just within our fence and it's pushing the fence towards our neighbour's property. Here is some information about the retaining wall: The land surveyor report to us that the retaining wall...
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    NSW Neighbour's retaining wall for driveway collapsing

    Hi all, we are in the process of building our house in NSW. There is a retaining wall between us and our neighbour which was build at least 40 years ago (without footings or core filling) to support their driveway. The retaining wall is collapsing and the fence is rotten. The damage was done...
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    NSW Retaining wall on council land

    Hi, we bought our property about 5 years ago which slopes down and away from the road, and has a large retaining wall at the top, with a driveway and carport below the retaining wall. The wall is 12-14 feet high, extending 4 foot above ground level as a fence. It is a concrete brick wall and...