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Old 02-23-2010, 07:12 PM
 
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Looks like more neighborhoods with problems are coming out of the woodwork. In the comments of this article someone posted that it looks like it is Bentwood neighborhoods!! This really is a pity!


Shifting Land Causes Headaches In Cibolo - San Antonio News Story - KSAT San Antonio (http://www.ksat.com/news/22650908/detail.html?dsq=36222247#comment-36222247 - broken link)
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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They could hold that retention wall with a broom stick
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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Really, while I sympathize with these homeowners, and hope they get this resolved; acting as if this was on the same scale as the Rivermist retaining wall failure is ridiculous. Honestly, that wall in Cibolo looks to be at most about 3-4 feet tall...
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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Really, while I sympathize with these homeowners, and hope they get this resolved; acting as if this was on the same scale as the Rivermist retaining wall failure is ridiculous. Honestly, that wall in Cibolo looks to be at most about 3-4 feet tall...

You've seen it? Is it Bentwood?
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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Really, while I sympathize with these homeowners, and hope they get this resolved; acting as if this was on the same scale as the Rivermist retaining wall failure is ridiculous. Honestly, that wall in Cibolo looks to be at most about 3-4 feet tall...
While it does include a retaining wall, no one is suggesting that this problem is equivalent to Rivermist. Rivermist does not have to be the measuring rod for homeowner/builder problems. Gosh...I hope not....that means issues such as the one in this story will get pooh-poohed because they appear to be no big deal. Those are fairly new houses, and those homeowners should be unhappy with the retaining wall and a fence line that looks like a slum probably less than a year after being built.

I wouldn't accept that, would you?
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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Really, while I sympathize with these homeowners, and hope they get this resolved; acting as if this was on the same scale as the Rivermist retaining wall failure is ridiculous. Honestly, that wall in Cibolo looks to be at most about 3-4 feet tall...
Spot on. "Retaining wall hysteria" will be raging in the greater SA metro area for a long time.

A (cheap) cedar fence needs to be replaced, and part of a non-structural retaining wall might need to be rebuilt. It's not a big deal. The fact that it warranted a TV news report is hilarious.
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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It's not Bentwood!
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:01 PM
 
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Spot on. "Retaining wall hysteria" will be raging in the greater SA metro area for a long time.

A (cheap) cedar fence needs to be replaced, and part of a non-structural retaining wall might need to be rebuilt. It's not a big deal. The fact that it warranted a TV news report is hilarious.
Who's showing the hysteria here? It's more about shoddy builders/contractors. We all know there are good and bad.....shining a spot light on shoddy work might make some of these future slum developers clean up their act. It's about time.
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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Why do people expect these cheap slapped together tract homes to be of high quality?
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