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Residents say street paving damaged homes

August 10, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Some residents on 16th Street say vibrations from paving equipment damaged their homes....

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Fatman

Aug-10-13 12:46 AM

Good job mayor you get what you pay for city will still be liable for damages.city needs to find out what happened you hire contractor so do your job.

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Dad2three

Aug-10-13 12:46 AM

Something damaged those home....must have been an earthquake (sarcasm)!

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judgeroywv

Aug-10-13 4:56 AM

File the claim with your insurance company, get your houses fixed and the insurance companies can sue the contractor/city for regress.

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Suncity

Aug-10-13 7:24 AM

Typical for a government agency (even local) to deny damage!

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denver

Aug-10-13 8:09 AM

"Suncity" that's the first time I heard a paving company called a government agency.

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Fatman

Aug-10-13 9:03 AM

Why should your house insurance have to pay so you can be cancelled or rates go up because of something the city is ultimately responsible for?

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IFHPED

Aug-10-13 9:36 AM

"Newell said while he did not have all the details of the incident, he said he found it hard to believe street paving would damage homes."

We've had our windows rattled and pictures tilted by an idiot parked across from our house with their car stereo blasting away. It was one of those horrid stereo set ups that are all bass. You know, the ones that in a few years the kids will have hearing loss from.

So, yes, Mr. Mayor, it can happen. Your house may be perfect, but some older homes may not. Man up, and do the right thing.

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judgeroywv

Aug-10-13 9:40 AM

Fatman: You are right, however, if you want to get your home fixed in a reasonable amount of time and can't afford to do it yourself, then you have little choice but to file and get it done and then let the insurance company, who has far more legal resources than you do, subrogate. Even if you do have the funds to fix it yourself, it will take forever to get that money back and will cost a lot of your own money. Remember, lawyer don't charge a fee unless they win, BUT you still have to pay expenses. Expenses such as mailing, telephone calls, copies, filing fees and professional witnesses are all your responsibility to pay and are usually paid with the money you get if you win. If you don't win, your still on the hook.

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denver

Aug-10-13 9:53 AM

I'd say either someone's house has a bad foundation, or Kelly Paving was using an all for big roller. One of the two!

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dcalfine

Aug-10-13 10:53 AM

Our homes are not "eyesores." IMO, they're pretty darn nice. And part of the Avery Street Historic District.

There's legitimate damage. Did you see the photo of my neighbor's bedroom ceiling? And there's at least one other home on this block whose ceiling came down the same day. Coincidence? I think not.

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ihatechristyfore

Aug-10-13 12:39 PM

The mayor doesn't sound terribly informed(no surprise there), and it troubles me that his first reaction is to go into denial mode. It also seems that there are many people jumping to his defense (relatives???) that do not have first-hand knowledge of the damage and how it occured. A structure does not have to have a bad foundation for damage to occur. Just own up to the fact that Kelly Paving caused the problem and get on with it. It makes one sound like a whiny little jerk to deny it. And it makes those who defend him sound like little brown-nosers. Now go away or I will beat you up and take your lunch money.

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denver

Aug-10-13 1:50 PM

"ihatechristyfore" Mayor Bob Newell said the issue will have to be taken up with Carl Kelly Paving, which was the company hired for the summer paving project.

"The city wouldn't be responsible for the damage, if there was any," he said.

Newell said while he did not have all the details of the incident, he said he found it hard to believe street paving would damage homes.

"We've never had anything like that happen before," he said. "We've paved streets in the historic district, which has much older homes, and have never heard of any damage."

That doesn't sound like denial to me that sounds like he is stating facts!

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AaronS

Aug-10-13 3:41 PM

"IF there is legit damage, and that's a mighty big IF, it would be the contractors responsibility and NOT the citys."

"The city wouldn't be responsible for the damage, if there was any," he said.

Both the poster who made the first comment and the Mayor are incorrect in their comments. The city, as the owner of the project, is ultimately responsible for the damage. Feel free to seek advice from an attorney if you don't believe me.

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denver

Aug-10-13 5:19 PM

Lol.

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dcalfine

Aug-10-13 6:54 PM

"Anybody who has spent some time around heavy equipment knows full well what a vibrating roller is capable of. If one rolled down your street, it would shake your home harder than the earthquake we experienced a couple of years ago."

From the curb to the wall of my home is 20 ft. So, we were 20 feet from the epicenter of the man-made earthquake. Our ceilings are plaster, not drywall. And they cracked all along that outer wall. Some of the cracks (which were NOT there prior to this week) are several feet long. But more important than the plaster is the concern that there was real damage done. These are solid masonry homes. Not stick-built. And I can see vibration and shaking cracking the mortar in the outer brick facade or the internal clay blocks.

Several posters here seem to find this funny or accuse me of trying to pull a fast one. I wrote a LttE about this so that the folks on Washington Ave. would be aware of what might happen when their street is paved.

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theshield26l0l

Aug-10-13 8:58 PM

roaringtiger13 - I thought you claimed in the past to be a middle age delivery boy?

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Fatman

Aug-10-13 10:21 PM

Has anyone been on these streets that has been paved they did a very poor job. Probably one of Newell's friends company. We need to ask for a refund or make them redo streets.

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ajs284

Aug-10-13 10:50 PM

to zanzot13 apparently you are in the wrong area. These are not eye sore homes that need to be torn down but homes that people actually care about and take care of. YOu are a complete moron!! I had my ceiling fall in the upstairs bedroom the day the city had the roller going and two other homes have problems. I can't explain why it happened but it's funny how 3 homes had problems on that day!! If it were your home you would be upset too so I suggest you keep you lousy opinion to yourself cause we don't really care> these homes are old and who knows what happened but the day they ran the roller three homes had problems...

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ajs284

Aug-10-13 10:50 PM

to zanzot13 apparently you are in the wrong area. These are not eye sore homes that need to be torn down but homes that people actually care about and take care of. YOu are a complete moron!! I had my ceiling fall in the upstairs bedroom the day the city had the roller going and two other homes have problems. I can't explain why it happened but it's funny how 3 homes had problems on that day!! If it were your home you would be upset too so I suggest you keep you lousy opinion to yourself cause we don't really care> these homes are old and who knows what happened but the day they ran the roller three homes had problems...

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ajs284

Aug-10-13 10:50 PM

to zanzot13 apparently you are in the wrong area. These are not eye sore homes that need to be torn down but homes that people actually care about and take care of. YOu are a complete moron!! I had my ceiling fall in the upstairs bedroom the day the city had the roller going and two other homes have problems. I can't explain why it happened but it's funny how 3 homes had problems on that day!! If it were your home you would be upset too so I suggest you keep you lousy opinion to yourself cause we don't really care> these homes are old and who knows what happened but the day they ran the roller three homes had problems...

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ajs284

Aug-10-13 10:56 PM

To" roaringtiger..I had my home damaged the day the roller came through and for you information I don't know who this Kelley is and I didn't vote for him so you are way off on your assumption..as I always say make an ass out of yourself by assuming you know what you are talking about when you have no clue..apparently we know who you voted for..

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denver

Aug-11-13 5:32 AM

"To" roaringtiger..I had my home damaged the day the roller came through and for you information I don't know who this (Kelley) is and I didn't (vote for him) so you are way off on your (assumption) Lol.

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JoeBobAcabra

Aug-11-13 9:02 AM

So many comments. So few facts.

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ajs284

Aug-11-13 12:42 PM

I wonder why people like zanszot13 even comments. It's apparent that you are a very bitter, negative person who just wants to make a nasty comment. I can guarantee that if it were your home you would be upset too!! You don't know any of us and don't have the right to make your nasty comments. All the article was about is to find out why homes were damaged on the day the roller came through and if it is because of the roller than yes it needs to be repaired at the cost of the city/contractor. All we want to know is what happen and how it's going to get resolved but apparently you seem to just know everything..I personally think you are a complete uttering idiot

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dcalfine

Aug-12-13 7:23 AM

Hmmm. A lot of comments seem to have disappeared down the memory hole.

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