May 21, 2024


Elegant home interior

House floods after driveway installed incorrectly

H2o was intended to operate absent from the house after the driveway was set in. As an alternative it ran down to the residence and a whole lot of the drinking water inevitably obtained inside of.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Patti Jessup sat in her residing place on the lookout all over the new house she just bought. It was a welcome dwelling get together of types in the simple fact the house was in the similar community the place she grew up.

The solitary-story home was great but there was a large amount of do the job that essential to be done.

“I took (this home) down to the studs. I redid the plumbing, the wiring, every thing,” Jessup reported.

Portion of the renovation and upgrades including the exterior. Jessup invested in a new driveway and some other advancements as nicely.

“I experienced an asphalt driveway that was cracking seriously bad,” Jessup said.

The new driveway was not inexpensive, but it was really worth it to increase the all round seem and quality of the home and residence. The driveway absolutely appeared superior, and Jessup was in the beginning delighted with how it arrived out.

Nonetheless, she would before long uncover that it was not developed or created properly. The driveway was slanted towards the household and the cement was a pair of inches increased than the concrete slab for the residence.

For the duration of the first major rain just after the driveway was set up, just one of the rooms subsequent to the driveway flooded. Water drained from the driveway on to the slab and seeped within the home.

The wood flooring and aspect of the baseboards have been harmed. Jessup instantly achieved out to the contractor she employed.

“He didn’t return my calls, my texts, or emails,” Jessup explained.

After a few of months, Jessup contacted a different person to come to look at the driveway and assess the condition. The verdict was hard to swallow, the driveway wanted to be changed.

“He reported we have to dig it up. I was like you have to dig it up, are you kidding,” Jessup claimed.

She tried to arrive at the human being she initially hired all over again but experienced no luck. At that position, Jessup employed a various enterprise to dig up and replace the driveway and contacted News 2 for aid.

While the new driveway was becoming put in, we contacted the contractor Jessup originally employed. We defined the condition and offered an estimate and an evaluation of the issue from the organization Jessup employed to swap the driveway.

In the close, he agreed to refund Jessup $3,000.

“I’m so grateful, I simply cannot pay for to just throw absent (funds),” Jessup claimed.

The new driveway was concluded in just a pair of times and Jessup is thrilled with how it turned out. Additional importantly, it’s built so the water drains off to the garden and not inside her house.