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FHA- Retaining wall,

Discussion in 'FHA/HUD and VA' started by Jacob Goldmunzer, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. Jacob Goldmunzer

    Jacob Goldmunzer New Member

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    Retaining wall,
    the property has a retaining wall with no rails at the driveway that leading to an underground Garage - is this considerate a safety hazard ?
     
  2. fritzvogel

    fritzvogel Senior Member

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    Could some one fall? How far would they fall ? If they fell would it be on a hard surface?
    Safety, soundness, security and liveability........
     
  3. RSW

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    Picture, please?
     
  4. Jacob Goldmunzer

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    here are 2 photos
     

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  5. Jacob Goldmunzer

    Jacob Goldmunzer New Member

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    yes, there is a possibility of falling on hard surface, approx 4-5 feet.
     
  6. Mr Rex

    Mr Rex Elite Member

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    That first step is a doozy.
     
  7. RSW

    RSW Elite Member

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    It's that sudden stop at the bottom that gets ya.

    As to the OP's question: I would think about recommending a set of handrails (possibly rod iron which would look ok.)
     
  8. Lee in L.A.

    Lee in L.A. Elite Member

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    Looks like one to me. Should not be too hard to correct though. :shrug:
     
  9. Mike Garrett RAA

    Mike Garrett RAA Elite Member

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    I concur....it needs a railing.
     
  10. timd354

    timd354 Elite Member

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    No offense, but do you seriously need to ask whether that is a safety hazard? Geeze, the drop is higher than the garage door (so it is at least 7 feet or more in some place and at the bottom of the drop is a hard surfaced driveway.
     
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