As part of the ongoing maintenance of the common areas, the Board identified several issues with the retaining wall on Boise Road. The issues ranged from damage caused by a truck with a hitch backing into the wall, cars or trucks hitting the wall, and the top cap of the wall falling apart. A contractor was hired to repair the areas with the most damage.
As the contractors started removing the brick, they discovered that the wall had been built using no ties to anchor the bricks to the wall. Basically the wall was totally freestanding and could have fallen at any point in time. In fact, the removal of the wall was as simple as putting a bar down between the brick and the concrete — everything just fell down!
The Board will meet soon to determine how soon the rest of the wall can be replaced. Please be cautious in this area until all the work is completed.