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man117
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Los Angeles
Member since Jul 2009
563 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Ok here are the pics. The street would be in the background and is lower than the property so rainwater in this area flows that way. The pipe drains water in that area and keeps it wet. Then when it rains, the rainwater is just carrying the soil away I guess.


This is how the pipe was originally situated.


Then he put an elbow on it a few days ago.


Here is the erosion. Hard to see but I can get my arm in there.




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man117
LSU Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Jul 2009
563 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
1. I guess I need to waste a few hundred dollars on a survey because I need to know exactly where my property line is because it might be on my property.

2. Any suggestions on how to fix the erosion? Have someone shoot polyurethane foam under there? or maybe get concrete in somehow?

I put topsoil in the void originally and it washed away with the quickness. I guess after I fill it, I need to put more compact clay up against the concrete?
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wfallstiger
LSU Fan
Wichita Falls, Texas
Member since Jun 2006
4195 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
put an elbow on it....sounds like he knows he has created a problem


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baldona
Auburn Fan
Florida
Member since Feb 2016
5564 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
That's honestly worse than I expected. Your neighbor is being a huge lazy dick and calling your bluff on doing anything. Don't you think that fence is the property line? Why wouldn't it be? That's what I would assume.

Your only real completely legal option is a survey.

But you could also just assume th fence is the line and cut the pipe back to the fence then figure out some sort of way to keep the water on your neighbors property.


diat150
Tulane Fan
OPELOUSAS
Member since Jun 2005
27236 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Id put a cap on that fricker with the quickness. Id call him over and show what he did to your driveway and tell him to reroute that pipe to drainage on his property.

I dont think you will ever be able to fix your driveway without tearing it up


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eng08
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2013
3173 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Yep, get a survey to be sure, then tell him to fix it so it's not draining there.

if he says no, politely ask him to leave , then start dumping a sack of ready mix on the pipe right as he is walking away.

I suggest to just say truck it since he clearly doesn't care.


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lighter345
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jan 2009
11176 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Have you checked to see if he pulled all the permits and hired a licensed contractor for the pool and fence install...


BayouNation
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Sep 2008
1121 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
If the end of that pipe is on your property, I'd cap it and pour a sack of concrete like others have suggested. He's essentially dumping onto your property.


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man117
LSU Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Jul 2009
563 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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Have you checked to see if he pulled all the permits and hired a licensed contractor for the pool and fence install...

Not yet. taking things 1 step at a time. A survey has been scheduled.


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man117
LSU Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Jul 2009
563 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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But before that. Who are you talking to that's telling you this?


Sorry I never responded. A supervisor in the public works department.


Chris4x4gill2
Alabama Fan
North Alabama
Member since Nov 2008
2751 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Why spend money on a survey? Cap it/ block it off and be done with it


southernelite
McNeese State Fan
Dallas
Member since Sep 2009
49708 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Very unsightly as well just plain fricked up. I'd tell ole boy he needed to do something.


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SLafourche07
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Member since Feb 2008
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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Image: https://i.imgur.com/jF42u5y_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=high




Looks like the perfect size for that sump pump I mentioned earlier.


lsujunky
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2011
554 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
frick that, if that fence is the property line what he has done is illegal. You can't discharge your pool pump on someone else's property. He would be moving it or replacing his pump because I would pump that line full of epoxy grout.


YipSkiddlyDooo
Member since Apr 2013
2176 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Not to mention picking up any expenses involved in fixing your driveway...


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NYNolaguy1
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Member since May 2011
13411 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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Why spend money on a survey? Cap it/ block it off and be done with it


Because if its on his property he has more legal options to break the neighbors pool pump by capping and plugging it.


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GFunk
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Feb 2011
13441 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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man117


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Sorry I never responded. A supervisor in the public works department.


Go back to him with the pertinent section of state law I quoted earlier printed out. Show it to him or the manager in public works. Let them know you want his response in writing on City/Parish Letterhead. Inform him you aren't leaving until you get it.

Put your local police juror on speed dial.

This is local government effing up. They know what he did and they either didn't inspect before or after. This is 100% their issue from a liability perspective if they permitted it. He bears responsibility to an extent but if they issued a permit they are screwed.

If they didn't issue a permit it still doesn't matter because their entire reason for existence is to enforce code. Is your city or parish permit official involved?

If so why not? Call them. Tomorrow.


man117
LSU Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Jul 2009
563 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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Looks like the perfect size for that sump pump I mentioned earlier.


It is. I confirmed that today. It was pumping out a bunch of water and flooding toward the street this afternoon. Glad that happened, now I have video.


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man117
LSU Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Jul 2009
563 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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Go back to him with the pertinent section of state law I quoted earlier printed out.

I emailed it to the guy twice and he said "we can't do anything". He even came out to look at the problem in person. My survey is supposed to be done tomorrow morning. I'll then have a lot more ammo to fight this.
- the survey map (showing the pipe across the property line)
- pics of damage
- video of the pump running

Once I have all of that I can go the" who permitted this route" if I need to.
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GFunk
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Feb 2011
13441 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
You spent the money for nothing. Them putting in writing that they are refusing to enforce state law or local ordinance is something you merely bring to an attorney or your police juror with the copy of the law.

You then tell them how many zeroes you want behind the number on the check, or they're on the phone telling old boy to fix your shite.

Period.
This post was edited on 8/10 at 10:55 pm


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