Some In Berea Say Construction Project Is Damaging Homes

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

Jimmy McGuire built his home in 1985, a combination of rock and cement, along Richmond Road in Berea.

Last year R.B. construction began blasting rock to make room for a new subdivision in the lot next to McGuire's.

The construction company claims they obtained the proper permits and even kept the blasting below the allotted level within Kentucky law.

Still, McGuire claims the blasting caused cracks in his rock wall, cracks that he says were not there before the work started.

R.B. construction tells a different story and says they have the pictures to back it up, pictures that were taken before the blasting and show the same cracks McGuire talks about.

McGuire says he's never seen the photos but still maintains the blasting caused the damage and is asking the construction company to pay for repairs.

R.B. construction says these complaints are part of doing business and they would happily compensate anyone who can prove the blasting is to blame.


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  • by ?? Location: KY on Jul 31, 2008 at 05:32 AM
    I would be very skeptical of anything this construction company says. They do such a good job of blasting, that several months ago they blasted a large piece of rock onto the Berea-Richmond Rd. which caused the road to become blocked and traffic to become very backed up. They had no signs warning people of the rocks they had blasted to with in inches of the roadway either for quite some time. I kept waiting for someone to hit it. They literally had rocks all the way up to the white line, with no sign warning drivers that the rock was there. So if that is any indication of how they operate I do not find it so hard to believe this guy.
  • by Don Location: Ben There on Jul 31, 2008 at 05:25 AM
    You could set off a firecracker and some jerk wanting something for nothing would claim blasting damage.Hang in there R.B.,if you give in to one,every body for miles around will want a check.

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