CAPE CORAL, Fla. - WINK News has new developments on Cape Coral controversial utility project.
Some people have complained, saying the constant roar of trucks and bulldozers lead to cracks in their walls and tile.
Seven different households have logged complaints with the city, blaming construction from the utility expansion project. The project is hooking homes up to city sewer water and irrigation.
Manager Paul Clinghan tells WINK News most of the cracks are minor.
He says vibrations from construction are most likely to blame for some of them but he maintains, further investigation is needed.
"Probably the biggest piece of equipment is the vibratory roller. It prepares the base for the road. That probably, is the one, if any damage was caused by construction, it's probably that," he said.
One case says the construction work detached a rear step from a home. The city says it looks at each claim on a case by case basis. In the end it could come down to the contractor and the homeowner, or each of their insurance companies.
Any work to repair cracks could not be done until the entire project is over
In a letter from the contractor to the city, it states Tetra Tech takes each notification "very seriously, and structure damage caused by construction is hard to prove or disprove."
The city says no homes are threatened because of the project. If you have a comment or concern, call the Citizen's Action Center.