The problem was caused over a long period. A very large tree had grown ‘out of its space’. The tree trunk and its roots created an uneven footpath, damaged the road kerb and the retaining wall at the front of the school.
The retaining stone wall became bowed and a number of cracks developed.
The railing secured to the wall became loose.
The wall separated from the adjacent Pillar.
In the first instance Kilbury suggested that ‘reinforcing bolsters’ could be built into our garden to prevent the wall from falling over any more. GCC/Glos Highways agreed to remove the tree.
In the event it was almost two years later that the tree was removed, by which time the wall had further deteriorated and Kilbury suggested renewal would be the only solution.
The insurance company agreed and Kilbury began the work