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Ryland Homes: Another Retaining Wall Failure
Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Residents Worried About Retaining Wall
Homeowners are worried about their safety and security, as they try to figure out where to turn to have the problem fixed.  The problem is easy to see; along a utility easement, a line of uneven, unstable fences are shifting due to an unstable retaining wall. Homeowner Nannette Neugart says the fence in her backyard completely collapsed one Christmas Eve...  Neighbors said they believe their safety and security are at risk.

Shifting Land Causes Headaches In Cibolo
Residents Worried About Retaining Wall

Eileen Gonzales, KSAT 12 News Reporter
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
CIBOLO, Texas --
Another retaining wall is causing problems for homeowners, this time in a Cibolo subdivision.

 

 

Homeowners are worried about their safety and security, as they try to figure out where to turn to have the problem fixed.

 

The problem is easy to see; along a utility easement, a line of uneven, unstable fences are shifting due to an unstable retaining wall. Homeowner Nannette Neugart says the fence in her backyard completely collapsed one Christmas Eve. Although the fence was fixed, the wall is still shifting and she said she's concerned it will fall again.

 

Neighbors said they believe their safety and security are at risk.

 

"We're scared because ... my dogs can get through there," Neugart said. "My neighbor's afraid of his children being in the backyard because of his children and the (fence) falling over at any moment."

 

Homeowners said they've been getting the runaround while trying to figure out who is to blame. The homeowners association, subdivision developer Ryland Homes and the city all claim the other is responsible.

 

"It's frustrating," Neugart said. "We don't know what to do any longer."

 

Neighbors said they have a stack of letters, dating back to October. They said their latest hope comes from Ryland Homes, who promised to let them know if they'll help by the end of the week.

 

Neugart said she's heard this promise before and isn't convinced. For now, she said, it's wait and see.

 

KSAT called and left messages with Ryland Homes and the subdivision homeowners association, but as of Tuesday afternoon, neither had returned calls.
http://www.ksat.com/news/22650908/detail.html

 
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