By Steve BohnCNN September 29, 2019 10:15am EDTA concrete crack repair contractor in Ohio told CNN he was surprised to see a new concrete slab of concrete under his home’s foundation Monday.
“It was the first time I had seen it,” said Paul A. Lipscomb, president and CEO of Haskins Concrete.
“It was like an earthquake in my living room.
It’s a huge shock.”
It was just one of several concrete cracks reported across the United States, the largest of which caused $1.5 million in damages.
The Cleveland area, home to about 20,000 people, is home to some of the most vulnerable residents, with an average income of about $31,000 a year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
That’s a third of the national median income.
“Our area has high rates of asthma, diabetes and heart disease and our residents suffer the highest rate of obesity in the nation,” said Mike Schulman, senior vice president of research and public policy at the American Association of Concrete Engineers.
“That’s why the government has taken such a big, proactive step to protect our community.”
The Cleveland-area building industry was hit especially hard by the severe winter storm.
“When we have a big winter storm and there’s no snow, our contractors can’t do a good job,” Lipscom said.
“So the next time there’s a big snowstorm and it’s raining, they can’t fix the damage.
So we’ve got to get our workers in place now to fix it.”
A new concrete cracking repair contractor, Paul A Lips, in Ohio.
The new slab was found to be structurally deficient.
Haskins said the slab had a crack in the concrete wall beneath the foundation.
The concrete cracks caused $250,000 in damage, the company said.
The owner of the home, David W. Brough, was not home at the time.
A new cement slab is installed on the home of the owner in Cleveland.
Haskings said the damage was caused by the new concrete crack.
(Haskings)”We were so surprised when we heard that,” said Haskens co-founder and CEO, Paul Lips.
“We’re very happy that we found it and it wasn’t a building defect.
We were hoping that it was structural or concrete.
The structural defect wasn’t the problem.””
It’s not like we can fix it.
It will never be fixed,” said Lipsons co-CEO, Robert E. Mather.
“The problem is we didn’t have the personnel or the time to get the concrete down there.”
Lipscomb said that he’s been working with the contractor since December to fix the structural defect and the company is continuing to inspect the building.
The contractor’s contract was renewed for a second time.
“We’re going to do everything we can to fix that,” Lipps said.
Hays Concrete said the company plans to install a second concrete slab in the building to prevent future cracks.
“In this case, it was a structural problem.
But we’re going in and we’re trying to fix this, which is why we hired Paul A.,” Mather said.