(Closed) I love my house but…..

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 5
143 posts
Blushing bee

@hiroshymatetrastar:  Do they have street sweepers out there? I work for a construction company and technically you are suppose to have street sweepers if working close to a street.

Post # 7
5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

The contractor’s liability insurance should repair or replace your tires, take their number off the trucks and call the corporate office telling them what’s going on, since their job site is spilling into the street and driveways causing loss, I think the General Contractor’s supervising would want to know and start having the men run magnets on the roadways at the end of each day to avoid further claims, since that can negativley impact their bonuses for loss free sites.

Post # 9
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Ooh that would piss me off! I would probably yell at the contractor and have him foot the bill for new tires.

Post # 11
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I hope you have road hazard warrantys on your tires!! LOL

Post # 13
2186 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My husband owns a construction company so we’ve dealt with this type of issue. My suggestion is to contact the corporate office of the contractor and speak to a supervisor there (which it sounds like you’ve already done). If that doesn’t resolve the issue, contact the developer (this is the person/company who pays the contractor to build the homes) and state your concerns along with a summary of the actions taken by both parties (you and the contractor). Last resort, call the city planning department and explain your concerns about the dangerous building practices going on next door. Once a city inspector is involved, everyone cleans up their act. 

If the contractor has any concern for their business reputation, they will resolve the issue. They don’t want you to contact the developer (aka the guy who signs their checks) and complain to him so in most cases, they will address any concerns you may have. The developer doesn’t want any issues/injuries/claims slowing down the construction process; they want that house built asap so they can make money on it. Everyone hates when the city code inspectors get involved because they can and will shut down a job site for the smallest infraction. 

Good luck!!

Post # 15
1069 posts
Bumble bee

Ugh, I know exactly how you feel!! We have the same issue where we live. Also, I hate the contractors always blocking my driveway and the street and taking their sweet time moving.

Post # 16
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

can you complain to the city? perhaps they can talk to the company if you file a compliant for littering or negligence?

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