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The residents deserve quick solutions

Reconstruction after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans with building work on a school damaging locals’ property with their frustrations publicised in a television interview. Swiftec Group, who provide construction protection, react to this news.

Residents in a part of the Upper Ninth Ward neighbourhood have been left unimpressed after alleged promises to fix damages have not been kept. Back in 2012 the Recovery School District along with the project contractor agreed to fix the specific areas, but this has not been done.

One homeowner, who has lived in the neighbourhood for nearly 50 years, complained about the cracks in bricks outside his home and was also angered by cracks on his cement garage floor that arose from construction by the Lathan Company.

With the school repairs all but done some locals fear that major traffic and heavy trucks will continue to affect homes as a resident was dismayed at his home shaking during the 18 months of reconstruction.

Recovery School District's Deputy Chief of Staff Lona Hawkins about their contract with the General Contractor. She said: “The Contract requires the General Contractor to take precautions to prevent damage to adjacent property, and it requires the General Contractor to promptly remedy any such damage to adjacent property that the General Contractor, or its sub-contractors, caused.

“The General Contractor previously stated it would remedy damage it caused to adjacent homes and the Recovery School District is committed to ensuring that the General Contractor complies with all of its Contractual obligations.”

A spokesperson for Swiftec Group, UK providers of temporary surface protection, has commented on the residents’ unhappiness. They said: “There has been confusion or constructors shirking responsibility over the need to replace damaged surfaces from rebuilding the previously damaged school.

“The residents deserve quick solutions as they have been waiting three years and it seems the company in question have avoided effectively overseeing the effects of their work. At Swiftec we are committed to providing reliable and excellent protection for surfaces during all stages so our focus never diverts away from projects we’re assigned to.”

Swiftec Group provides temporary protection for every stage of construction on a range of surfaces throughout the UK and does this in an environmentally friendly manner. With over 35 years’ of experience they are committed to ensuring the quality of surfaces remain in an excellent standard for companies who call on their assistance.

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