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


I don't like spending money on the survey either, but what's done is done. If I get time today I may go try to get them to refuse in writing. Hopefully I can today. I don't really want to have to take time off from work for this nonsense. I really appreciate your advice.
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NYNolaguy1
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Member since May 2011
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
OP, to slightly improve on the previous ideas, in order to fully seal a potentially highish pressure drain pipe, you might want to consider first sealing it with expanding waterproof foam, then a layer of epoxy grout, then capping it and sealing it with a sealed cap fitting, then burying it in concrete. Water shouldnt be getting through after that. In fact it will probably either break his pump or start eroding soil on his side of the fence.

Either way its not your problem, especially if you do this on your side of the property line.


Spirit of Dunson
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Member since Mar 2007
22837 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
That's too much work. Just add a few fittings and route it to his yard.


BayouNation
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Any updates?


dshort_bruh
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Verbena
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brass2mouth
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NOLA
Member since Jul 2007
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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That's too much work. Just add a few fittings and route it to his yard.


adding more fittings is more work than just plugging and capping it.


OP, for your driveway situation its not a lost cause.

Firstly, you need to resolve the water issue b/c any sort of legitimate fix will require the ground to be dry (Personally I think you should plug/cap the piping by your driveway, frick his pump and his piping),

Secondly, in order to adequately fix it youre going to have to dig our of of the dirt around it so that you can back fill with Quickrete or something similar. Leave the mix a little on the dry side (not soupy), get some latex gloves, a 2x4 (or maybe a 2x6 depending how deep that hole is) and some stakes. Pack the hole with your hand, and pack it well, then stake down your wood to keep it in place. You have to pack that concrete in the hole, the tighter the better. Obviously don't drive on that section to avoid cracking it.


BayouNation
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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Secondly, in order to adequately fix it youre going to have to dig our of of the dirt around it so that you can back fill with Quickrete or something similar. Leave the mix a little on the dry side (not soupy), get some latex gloves, a 2x4 (or maybe a 2x6 depending how deep that hole is) and some stakes. Pack the hole with your hand, and pack it well, then stake down your wood to keep it in place. You have to pack that concrete in the hole, the tighter the better. Obviously don't drive on that section to avoid cracking it.


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Just pour a bag of sakrete to clog up the pipe. He's not going to be driving over this. Probably let grass grow over it eventually.

BTW, any updates?


man117
LSU Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Jul 2009
574 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
I haven't been updating this because I literally waited a month to get the survey map. I just wrote up a demand letter and will mail it certified tomorrow along with a copy of the survey and see if the neighbor decides to fix the problem. I'm not waiting weeks though for a response. If its not fixed immediately, I am going see a lawyer, going the "who permitted this" route with the parish, and trying the police juror route simultaneously. I can't believe I'm having to do all of this though.
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YipSkiddlyDooo
Member since Apr 2013
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
I can't believe it's been a month and you've basically done nothing about it...


eng08
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Member since Jan 2013
3405 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Add to your list adding a pipe cap with a thread for a garden hose and just point it back at his yard.


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man117
LSU Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Jul 2009
574 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
^^^^ I mean I get what you're saying but what am I supposed to do? I'm trying to go through the proper channels and no one is being helpful.

1. Contacted the neighbor about the problem, they ignored it.

2. Contacted parish and they were like "not my problem".

3. Surveyor came out immediately, the same folks who did my initial survey during building. I explained the whole ordeal to them. They said man that sucks, I'll get get the survey done in the next few days. Spent the last 3 weeks calling and visiting to get them to complete the darn thing.

I have to live next to this dude for who knows how long. I'm not about to cut the pipe and throw it across the fence in his pool. I'm trying to handle this in a civil manner but it appears the area I'm living in doesn't operate this way.
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man117
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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Cdawg
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
You may need to ask who his pool builder was and contact them to correct it. If they refuse, you can file a claim that they performed an illegal act and they stand to lose their license. The builder shuold have never done that. That is a big no-no on any project. It should have been run to the street drainage or an inlet.

Even if your property lot was to set empty and never build. Unless it was replatted to another property, they are not suppose to drain or allow any water to flow onto your property unless it was natural before development, which a 2.5" PVC pipe isn't.

If that doesn't get their attention. all you need is a a pipe saw, PVC pipe cap and PVC primer & glue. Cut the pipe off at the fence and cap. Having that cavity and wet soil will eventually cause the drive to crack.

To repair the area, you can get a few bags of topsoil at lowes and level the area and lay a few pieces of sod down. Actually, that is the easy fix for both.
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hungryone
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river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Technically you have a parish councilman in Lafourche, but you're wasting your breath with those fools. The parish has crap code enforcement as well, and hundreds if not thousands of examples of ilegal fill and insufficient drainage issues. It's a serious parishwide problem related to the lax enforcement. Truly, the pool contractor is at fault, assuming he used a licensed contractor and even bothered to get a permit. But the homeowner is still responsible for the contractors error. Good luck!


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eng08
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2013
3405 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Makes a little more sense now, but that really should be irrelevant.

Good luck, but if they don't respond just cap it.

Also if you go the route of contacting the pool contractor - ask for his insurance it will scream a huge red flag right away and he may come address it quickly.


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JusTrollin
Member since Oct 2016
77 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Actually you need to pack the hole with non shrink grout or leave an air gap with you quick crete and inject non shrink grout into that.

If you just pack with concrete it will shrink when dry and still cause cracking.


GFunk
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Denham Springs
Member since Feb 2011
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Any updates on this???


man117
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Los Angeles
Member since Jul 2009
574 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
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Any updates on this???

Neighbor promised not to run anymore water out of the pipe until they re-route it. Claimed they have the pipe already but I have no idea when they will re-route it. When it gets really dry again, I'll try to pour some quikcrete (or non shrink grout like mentioned above) in the hole, cap the pipe, and bury it on my end. If they "forget" about it and try to drain out of the pipe again, that'll be their problem.
This post was edited on 9/24 at 5:19 pm


baldona
Auburn Fan
Florida
Member since Feb 2016
7268 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Geez man that does suck.

Honestly what I would have done is re routed it back into his yard via a tall pipe like 6 feet high and constricted it so it shot out faster due to pressure. That way every time he runs it the water will create a ridiculously obvious stream back into his yard.

Good luck though. I know the worst part is the fix is a 2 hour job and $25 for your neighbor, so having to live next to a Dbag sucks.


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hungryone
LSU Fan
river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
7329 posts

re: Water damage caused by neighbor....
Glad that the neighbor was somewhat cooperative, because I just saw this story about two neighbors in a property boundary dispute in Lafourche that ended in a shooting death: LINK


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