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Old 11-08-2012, 01:54 PM
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Default FHA- Retaining wall,

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 ?
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:38 PM
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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........
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:14 PM
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Picture, please?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:21 AM
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:22 AM
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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........
yes, there is a possibility of falling on hard surface, approx 4-5 feet.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:22 AM
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That first step is a doozy.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:02 PM
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That first step is a doozy.
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.)
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:32 PM
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Looks like one to me. Should not be too hard to correct though.
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I concur....it needs a railing.
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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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