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Old 01-20-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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THe Springhill neighborhood of North Salt Lake is sliding down the hillside. It was built on the site of a former landslide before the regulations about such buildings were enacted, so the city can't be sued over the permits. A couple of houses are already gone (slid and had to be torn down), several have problems (like sewerage backing up into basement or big cracks in foundation), and most of the others are worried. The houses will be total losses. The state geologist warned that the land may move "feet" instead of "inches" this year due to the weather conditions. See www.ksltv.com for one story about it.

I bring this up to advise those who are considering buying on a hillside to do their due diligence about soil and landslide reports! Some places are not safe to build on and the fact that houses are there doesn't make it safe.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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I would recommend paying for another geological report if you are considering buying a home on a hillside.
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