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Tuesday, 17 July 2007

A Retaining Wall That's Ruining Homes?
People who live in the Bridlewood Park subdivision in Live Oak say a retaining wall that's supposed to protect their homes from excessive runoff and erosion is instead ruining them. When it rains, the runoff is supposed to drain into a pipe that comes out at the bottom of the wall. Instead, when it rains hard, the runoff cascades through and over the top of the wall.  See photos and videos

A Retaining Wall That's Ruining Homes?

 Jul 17, 2007 
Click here to watch Steve Limscomb report
  
People who live in the Bridlewood Park subdivision in Live Oak say a retaining wall that's supposed to protect their homes from excessive runoff and erosion is instead ruining them.

When it rains, the runoff is supposed to drain into a pipe that comes out at the bottom of the wall. Instead, when it rains hard, the runoff cascades through and over the top of the wall.

Todd Ferguson, who lives in the neighborhood, is afraid the wall will eventually collapse, and the house behind and above him will be in his backyard. Ferguson said the wall turns his backyard into a swamp, and it's causing his foundation to sink and crack. Several families living in the neighborhood want their homebuilder to buy back their homes.

Ryland Homes told News 4 WOAI it's still in the process of fixing the wall. The company also said it stands ready to fix any problems homeowners on Biltmore Lakes Road have, but buying back the homes is not an option.

News 4 WOAI's Steve Linscomb has been following this story. Click here to watch his report.

If you have questions or comments about this story, or you want to send us a story tip, please email News 4 WOAI's Steve Linscomb at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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