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18 Comments

  • Blaine Bugaski 9 months ago

    I hate railroad tie landscaping! One of the biggest and heaviest pain in the asses when it comes to removal. I recommend a 12" demolition blade for your recip saw (if you're a homeowner doing the removal and disposal, at least.) Even then it's a PITA!

  • Larry Coburn 9 months ago

    they would have to infringe on the other guys property to accommodate the garage property.

  • John Thompson 9 months ago

    you know I gotta say this channel is pretty cool and informational I just might try out his profession

  • Mick Kennedy 9 months ago

    You really should have dressed as Lieutenant Colombo for this, and at the end said, scratching your head: "Euhh, Sir, jus' one more thing…"

  • Wolfsden EnterprisesLLC 9 months ago

    BIGGEST problem NOT addressed… If you look real close, you'll see it. From edge of garage to retaining wall was gravel. Good idea. The TWO LAYERS of plastic with a grade leading to the retaining wall… NOT GOOD. ALL the water from the roof was funneled straight to the back side of the wall and allowed for it to rot from the back side outwards. No plastic protecting the back side of the retaining wall at all, which could very well have been hidden between the top course and second down so you'd never have seen it at all (two layers should have been placed) … Poor construction initially by whomever built it.

  • bullitz4brekfist 9 months ago

    I also noticed that the driveway was never backfilled properly, which now gives the water a sort of river effect therefore eroding the surface area between the driveway and wall even more. My assumption is that the existing grade on the uphill side was probably lower than the top most rail road tie… so instead of shedding, it ate its way down and also had the un-backfilled drive trapping it there.

  • jetbikes1 9 months ago

    Did I also see live Termites in the Rail Road Ty's ? Do they eat the tar wood also ?

  • Keith Maning 9 months ago

    ya this is real catastrophic 3 _4 foot wall.my company rips stuff like that out and puts up wall one day

  • Dave Amburgey 9 months ago

    Railroad ties are used & rotten to begin with!  I do not see the garage having much to do with the failure.  Yes gutters would deflect the water but it would have just moved the water to the front & back of the garage.  The wall failed because of rotten RR ties and age!

  • Mark Jacobs 9 months ago

    I am No Lawyer but to me it should be on the building inspector not doing his job too the fullest !

  • Mark Jacobs 9 months ago

    I am Surprised that the Building Inspect didn't say anything about the wall before the Garage was built and then after the Garage was built about not have a place for the water to travel too the Street !

  • Youtubeaholic2 9 months ago

    Where do you dispose of railroad ties?

  • brickit26 9 months ago

    Fire bomb the two houses, problem solved.

  • nate ivey 9 months ago

    put a huge 30 foot concrete retaining wall up for like 8g…..15g? wtf?

  • SuperBigblue19 9 months ago

    I wonder if a permit was pulled on the garage.

  • Bill Russell 9 months ago

    both homes (not home owners) are at fault
    the one home is sub grade to make a flat home pad
    and the other is above grade
    the "ONLY solution" is to bore a cement retaining wall,
    under the upper pad and replace the retaining wall with cement and drainage
    the slope idea is reasonable but forces all water upon the lower home
    you need more experience to give advice in court
    you are totally ignorant of liabilities
    in the present and future,
    both home owners should pay for retaining wall refurbishment
    and home owner on raised pad should make effort for surface water control

  • briansmobile1 9 months ago

    Geez, if the uphill neighbor would have done a rain gutter and a drainage pipe to the street they would have been fine for another decade or more.

  • Ari Banga 9 months ago

    So no garage no failure