Retaining walls are an important part of a home inspection, but unfortunately they are one of the maintenance items that are often neglected. On many home inspections it is common to see a leaning retaining wall, or one that is rotted away like this one.
Especially with a wood retaining wall is it vital to maintain them. Without proper moisture treatment, repairs, and other maintenance the wall will eventually just fall apart.
Before you check off that Fall or Spring check list, be sure to take a look at your retaining walls and make any repairs needed.