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Cracked boundary wall

Discussion in 'Building' started by OM2, 9 May 2018.

  1. OM2

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    We have a brickwall. You can't see it, but there is a crack running from middle top to just right of middle bottom. The pillar foundation is damaged and can be rocked easily. (I forgot to take a pic of the pillar.)

    You wouldn't know there was a fault just by looking.

    How do I get fixed?

    See pic below.

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    Thanks.
     
  2. jj4091

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    If the pillar is easily rocked then it is in dangerous condition & could kill a child if it topples. Call a builder to demolish & rebuild. YOU are responsible for any injuries caused to anyone by failure to maintain your property.
     
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  4. KenGMac

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    OM2, good evening.

    From the image posted, it appears that there is a car park on the other side of the wall??

    Have you made a very close inspection of the other side of the wall to see if a car driver has not impacted with the wall??

    It would be worth a very, very close inspection of the wall to see if there is any visual evidence of what your INSURER?? [Nudge-Nudge] would call "Impact Damage" which is covered under your home Insurance?

    If you find such damage, make loads of Images and contact your insurer?

    OK Your premiums will increase at next renewal OK that is why compare the market is there?

    Ken
     
  5. OM2

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    ken, it's funny you mention...
    the car hasn't done anything.

    BUT... we've got damage to the front drive.
    caused by works done by british gas - now called cadent.
    this has caused visible damage where part of the drive has sunk AND a large crack line is there eminating from the sunken part. it could be argued that had an impact

    i chased and chased. after being sent from one place to another...it turned out to be british gas.
    i sent them pictures.
    i haven't heard back. this was 3 months ago. need to chase up.

    problem is that the work was 8 years ago and the council said they are only liable for a time that is less than this time :(
     
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    An 8 year old fault to the drive would not necessarily cause problems with the wall. Sounds to me like the wall has had a nudge. I'ts difficult to reason what is most suitable for that location, what with all the traffic and all. Protective bollards?
     
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