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Guards for retaining wall repair

New postby mtCDCcb on Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:25 pm

My condo association is repairing a retaining wall on our property. The retaining wall is set back about 10' from our parking lot and then is about a 15' drop (the retaining wall) So our parking lot is basically on a plateau. There currently isn't a guardrail up... should there be (as required by codes)? My association isn't sure. Thanks.
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Re: Guards for retaining wall repair

New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:23 pm

Regrettably (in my opinion) the code does not address guards along retaining walls.

I suspect that your insurance company may like to have input into whether or not you install a guard on the new retaining wall, as, I am sure, would the association's attorney. The association may be able to get a discount on liability if a guard was installed, along with other liability reducing actions - worth checking with your insurance company to find out.
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