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Retaining Walls Failing - McKinney, TX

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[#1] Posted: 10/10/2013 - 5:16:04 PM
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Saw this on the local news this evening and found the article in a local suburban newspaper.

Homes in this general vicinity are typically 'starter' type homes. All new construction.

With everyone tap-dancing around the responsibility I wonder how long it will take for an inspector to get tagged in some eventual suit?


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Interesting. The article said the retaining wall was holding a fence. Fence posts are supposed to hold the wall. They should be designed to support both the fence and the wall. Right?

Aren't home inspections required in Texas before a house can change hands?

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Technically, a retaining wall bordering a property that's not connected to a home, and the failure of which has nothing to do with the structural integrity of the home, wouldn't be something that a home inspector would be concerned with anyway.

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[#4] Posted: 10/10/2013 - 11:58:17 PM
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Quote: Originally posted by Marc

Interesting. The article said the retaining wall was holding a fence. Fence posts are supposed to hold the wall. They should be designed to support both the fence and the wall. Right?

Aren't home inspections required in Texas before a house can change hands?

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No.
Also, retaining walls, fences, etc. are not part of the state mandated SOP.

But there will be someone that will see the required insurance for home inspectors and will try to tag us.

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[#5] Posted: 10/11/2013 - 05:38:27 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by Marc

Interesting. The article said the retaining wall was holding a fence. Fence posts are supposed to hold the wall. They should be designed to support both the fence and the wall. Right?

Aren't home inspections required in Texas before a house can change hands?

Marc

No.
Also, retaining walls, fences, etc. are not part of the state mandated SOP.

But there will be someone that will see the required insurance for home inspectors and will try to tag us.


I'm lucky on this development. I've only done about 4 FHA Finals up there and none of them were on streets with the retaining walls.

And the FHA Final is not even close to a TREC inspection.


   
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