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Old 1/10/18, 10:01 AM
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In my area a 24' block wall would likely take 4 steel I-beam restraints per wall.

8 restraints at $300-$350 each is $2400 - $2800 ..... Then repairing cracks or open joints and you're in there at $4300 - $5000.

Then WHAT made it move .... Tree, negative grade, no drain tile OR sump pump, settled concrete flatwork, etc. The WHAT would need repair also. That could make a total repair get up there closer to $10k

The engineers report gave no numbers, just EXCESSIVE MOVEMENT

The appraisers report said NADA about cracking, movement, etc that I saw and in my area MOST appraisers would drop that out there.

SO, what did the home inspectors report say OR not say.

Dan Bowers, CMI
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