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Old 05-07-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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Hello, I live in Smyrna, just north of Atlanta in Cobb county. My neighbor who lives up hill from me has a retaining wall that is about to collapse. It is buckling out really bad and starting to wash out into my yard. I have huge amounts of mud rivers running through my yard, and it is now damaging my landscaping.

The neighbor refuses to fix it because they don't have the money. Who can I call to report them? Does the county or city have a department that I can reach out to for resources?

I have taken pictures and documented everything, but I don't know where to go from there.

My neighborhood is fee free so I have no home owners association to turn to.

-Chris
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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I'd start with the Smyrna and Cobb County Code Enforcement departments.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Would a catastrophic failure damage your house (actual structure, not landscaping), or lead to damage of your neighbor's (as in undermining or collapse of foundation)?
If, so would could be covered by H/O insurance (his).
I'm guessing that since you're in a non- HOA community it is relatively old. And the wall is railroad ties? If in fact that is the case- the insurance company will probably deny the claim- which would probably lead you to consult with an attorney.
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