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Bow Ridge Wall Update

Stantec Engineering and the Town of Cochrane put on an information session to talk about the movement of some retaining walls in the Cochrane Alberta neighbourhood of Bow Ridge. Yes the wall is moving and will continue to move, but home owners need not worry according to Stantec.

Bow Ridge Wall Update Blog Transcription

Hey there! Rob Reynar here just up in Bow Ridge, in Cochrane. I have some really good news for Bow Ridge residents up here after a meeting with the town of Cochrane and Stantec the Engineering Company that's been hired to look into the problems with the retaining walls here in Bow Ridge. The Engineering Company, Stantec says that there are no risks to these houses along this wall. The wall itself is moving and shifting, there is no doubt that it has done so. The Engineering Company says that it will continue to do so and they're going to monitor this over the winter. This stairwell and walkway is closed because that stair is not safe because it has been pushed by the wall and they're going to monitor their bore wholes in this wall over the inter. They feel that water and ice is causing this wall to move. The interesting thing is that Stantec admits that this wall was under engineered for this neighborhood when it was originally built and was not built properly to do the job that it was asked. So there has been some settlement, some of the backyard, the backyard in that particular property has had some settlement because of this. But again, the company is saying that these houses have a clean bill of health as far as being affected by the movement of this wall. So time will tell, that's good news for these folks if any of them are trying to sell. It's good news for buyers moving in here but I think the real proof will come in the spring of 2010 when the final report is out and they will talk about how to remedy this wall issue. Love to hear your comments on this, R-E-Y-N-A-R, Talk to you soon, buh bye!


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