lateral support

Definition of "lateral support"
  1. The right of a landowner to have their property upheld by the adjacent land, to prevent damages like landslides or cave-ins
How to use "lateral support" in a sentence
  1. The builder breached the principle of lateral support by digging too deep without installing a retaining wall.
  2. My lawyer justified that my neighbor's excavation undermined the lateral support of my property, causing damage.
  3. The city planning department ensures developments maintain adequate lateral support to safeguard adjacent properties.

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