Nov 2016 Saving the Walls
The large exterior white retaining wall supports the land on which the property sits was in very bad condition from the outset. Years of neglect and gentle land subsidence meant that part of the wall had already collapsed when the property was purchased. Before the winter of 2016/17 we needed to try and reinforce and save the walls. Concrete buttresses were designed and implemented at strategic points along half of the wall on the west side and a small retaining concrete wall positioned to support wall further around to the south. We had considered the huge expense of replacing the walls completely but Brexit had just hit and we decided the restoration and repair was a good compromise. The new wall and buttresses looked fabulous and we were relieved the property was safe and ready to endure another season.