Can I build a wall to stop water from neighbor?
The water builds up on his land until it ultimately pours into my property. Once that happens it floods my house. I want to build a wall that allows the water to still drain but at a pace my property can dispose of it without causing damage to other neighbors. The neighbor is unwilling to have any work done on his land even at my expense but I can't continue to have my home flood.
The wall would possibly allow the water that builds up on his property to build even more so but should not get anywhere close to his home.
1 attorney answer
Tricky situation. Unfortunately, there aren't enough facts in your question to point you in the right direction. However, it sounds like you will need to get a lawyer involved. If the problem has existed for some time, or worse yet, occurs naturally and not because of any actions your neighbor took, you will have a more difficult time forcing your neighbor to take any action. But the potential solutions do not stop at your neighbor. You also need to look at how long you have owned the property, what representations were made to you when you bought the property, and what options exist on your property--I find it hard to believe that the "only" solution is to take some action on your neighbor's property. You may need a second opinion from another engineer.