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I'm building an addition on my house. I dug into the to do

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I'm building an addition on my house. I dug into the hill to do it. Will the county make build a retaing wall before I build my addition or will it come up in final grading inspections?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
Depending on the steepness of the hill when you get your foundtion inspection .
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
The county can let you know how high a wall you need and when you have to build it.?
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
It is often best to have it already in place during construction to prevent erosion into the site.
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
Building a retaining wall at final grading works on a shallow slope and depending on how far the wall will be from the structure
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
It is often best to have the county made aware of the need for a retaining wall before the foundation inspection.
This can serve to your benefit by having excavation and masonry work for the addition done at the same time.
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
Any wall that is needed to protect workers and the structure from a sudden collapse should be completed at the beginning if construction.
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 months ago.
This is a link to a site you may find helpful
http://buenahomesbuilder.com/retaining_walls_ventura.htm

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