Our houses shake when lorries come down road

Echo: Our houses shake when lorries come down road Our houses shake when lorries come down road

A ROAD is so badly damaged houses shake when lorries go past, according to one homeowner.

Gary Lampit, 46, is calling a surveyor to inspect his home in Mariskals, Pitsea, because he is so worried about lasting structural problems.

He claims his toilet has even moved position because of passing traffic.

Highways bosses at Essex County Council now accept the pothole ridden road needs repairing, but Mr Lampit thinks it is too late.

He said: “When I first moved in six years ago the windows would creak a little bit when cars went past, but since then it has got a lot worse.

“My toilet has moved and the whole house shakes, you couldn’t make it up. If it happens to me I’m sure it must happen to other people.

“Highways engineers have been down here a lot, but all they do is fill the holes in, and within a few weeks the road has cracked again and we’re back at square one. We need long-term action taken.

“If there turns out to be anything wrong with the building I will be suing the council. It can’t get away with this.”

Last week the Echo revealed Angela Nicholson, 45, is taking Essex County Council to court after the same road, at the junction of Wickford Avenue, caused £600 damage to her classic Jaguar.

Highways bosses refused to compensate her for new alloy wheels and repairs to the chassis because the road was found to be in a “reasonable condition” during the last inspection.

A full repair will now take place early next year according to County Hall. A spokesman said: “Essex Highways is aware of this carriageway defect and has programmed a full repair to be conducted in January 2014.”

Residents can report road defects by visiting www.essex.gov.uk/highways, or by calling 0845 603 7631.

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1:02pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

Has he spoken to his local councillor..? I'd get them all on his side if I were this chap. Keep on at it.

Rodney Bass, Cabinet Member for Highways on Essex County Council is where the buck stops.. apparently potholes are referred to as "cosmetic faults".
Has he spoken to his local councillor..? I'd get them all on his side if I were this chap. Keep on at it. Rodney Bass, Cabinet Member for Highways on Essex County Council is where the buck stops.. apparently potholes are referred to as "cosmetic faults". Kim Gandy

1:45pm Fri 13 Dec 13

emcee says...

Firstly the road was "reasonable" when a claim for £600 was submitted for car damage but now there is a danger of being sued for property damage Essex Highways is aware of a defect and has "programmed a full repair to be conducted in January 2014.”
I think the claim for damage to the car should be resubmitted as there is now an admittance of a defect. If the claim is unsuccessful action should be taken through the courts, as should all other unsuccessful claims for damage caused by any ill-maintained roads.
Firstly the road was "reasonable" when a claim for £600 was submitted for car damage but now there is a danger of being sued for property damage Essex Highways is aware of a defect and has "programmed a full repair to be conducted in January 2014.” I think the claim for damage to the car should be resubmitted as there is now an admittance of a defect. If the claim is unsuccessful action should be taken through the courts, as should all other unsuccessful claims for damage caused by any ill-maintained roads. emcee

1:51pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Nebs says...

emcee wrote:
Firstly the road was "reasonable" when a claim for £600 was submitted for car damage but now there is a danger of being sued for property damage Essex Highways is aware of a defect and has "programmed a full repair to be conducted in January 2014.”
I think the claim for damage to the car should be resubmitted as there is now an admittance of a defect. If the claim is unsuccessful action should be taken through the courts, as should all other unsuccessful claims for damage caused by any ill-maintained roads.
If the road is as dangerous as claimed, the council should completely close it to traffic until the work is done. If that means no access for a month or two then so be it, better than having houses fall down.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Firstly the road was "reasonable" when a claim for £600 was submitted for car damage but now there is a danger of being sued for property damage Essex Highways is aware of a defect and has "programmed a full repair to be conducted in January 2014.” I think the claim for damage to the car should be resubmitted as there is now an admittance of a defect. If the claim is unsuccessful action should be taken through the courts, as should all other unsuccessful claims for damage caused by any ill-maintained roads.[/p][/quote]If the road is as dangerous as claimed, the council should completely close it to traffic until the work is done. If that means no access for a month or two then so be it, better than having houses fall down. Nebs

1:54pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Thats why I live in a close, no passing anything...
Thats why I live in a close, no passing anything... Nowthatsworthknowing

2:45pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Nebs says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Thats why I live in a close, no passing anything...
Try exlax, that should solve your problems.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Thats why I live in a close, no passing anything...[/p][/quote]Try exlax, that should solve your problems. Nebs

2:48pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Nebs wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Thats why I live in a close, no passing anything...
Try exlax, that should solve your problems.
Lol, like your perverted way of thought, though if I do, I will give it all to you, as you do tend to speak a load of sh1t
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Thats why I live in a close, no passing anything...[/p][/quote]Try exlax, that should solve your problems.[/p][/quote]Lol, like your perverted way of thought, though if I do, I will give it all to you, as you do tend to speak a load of sh1t Nowthatsworthknowing

2:52pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Garildo says...

I live on Down Hall Rd in Rayleigh and our house shakes when lorries go past. Should I panic? Any advice on any course of action I should take?
I live on Down Hall Rd in Rayleigh and our house shakes when lorries go past. Should I panic? Any advice on any course of action I should take? Garildo

2:54pm Fri 13 Dec 13

billericay boy says...

If your toilet has moved and not taking anymore sh,,t, then you should too.
If your toilet has moved and not taking anymore sh,,t, then you should too. billericay boy

2:59pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Rochford Rob says...

Garildo wrote:
I live on Down Hall Rd in Rayleigh and our house shakes when lorries go past. Should I panic? Any advice on any course of action I should take?
Yeah, move house. That road is a pain - I should know I lived on it for 4 years.

It's Lastlaugh I feel sorry for - anything passes his place and it shakes.

Hardly suprising given it's a tin hut on wheels.
[quote][p][bold]Garildo[/bold] wrote: I live on Down Hall Rd in Rayleigh and our house shakes when lorries go past. Should I panic? Any advice on any course of action I should take?[/p][/quote]Yeah, move house. That road is a pain - I should know I lived on it for 4 years. It's Lastlaugh I feel sorry for - anything passes his place and it shakes. Hardly suprising given it's a tin hut on wheels. Rochford Rob

3:03pm Fri 13 Dec 13

max zorin says...

there are far too many cars on the road these days, its about time measures were introduced to coax people out of there cars and onto public transport.
there are far too many cars on the road these days, its about time measures were introduced to coax people out of there cars and onto public transport. max zorin

3:03pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Garildo wrote:
I live on Down Hall Rd in Rayleigh and our house shakes when lorries go past. Should I panic? Any advice on any course of action I should take?
Move in without checking the traffic? more fool u
[quote][p][bold]Garildo[/bold] wrote: I live on Down Hall Rd in Rayleigh and our house shakes when lorries go past. Should I panic? Any advice on any course of action I should take?[/p][/quote]Move in without checking the traffic? more fool u Nowthatsworthknowing

3:09pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Garildo says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Garildo wrote: I live on Down Hall Rd in Rayleigh and our house shakes when lorries go past. Should I panic? Any advice on any course of action I should take?
Move in without checking the traffic? more fool u
I knew it was a busy road and I accept the road noise. That doesnt really bother me. The house rattling does though!
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Garildo[/bold] wrote: I live on Down Hall Rd in Rayleigh and our house shakes when lorries go past. Should I panic? Any advice on any course of action I should take?[/p][/quote]Move in without checking the traffic? more fool u[/p][/quote]I knew it was a busy road and I accept the road noise. That doesnt really bother me. The house rattling does though! Garildo

4:07pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Audioman says...

If the probem goes on you only have to move away and buy
another house you dimwit !!!
If the probem goes on you only have to move away and buy another house you dimwit !!! Audioman

7:53pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Howard Cháse says...

Nebs wrote:
emcee wrote:
Firstly the road was "reasonable" when a claim for £600 was submitted for car damage but now there is a danger of being sued for property damage Essex Highways is aware of a defect and has "programmed a full repair to be conducted in January 2014.”
I think the claim for damage to the car should be resubmitted as there is now an admittance of a defect. If the claim is unsuccessful action should be taken through the courts, as should all other unsuccessful claims for damage caused by any ill-maintained roads.
If the road is as dangerous as claimed, the council should completely close it to traffic until the work is done. If that means no access for a month or two then so be it, better than having houses fall down.
They won't shut the road as it's the main drag for police cars on their way anywhere from Pitsea nick. Otherwise they'd have to rond the Broadway and risk getting held up by traffic lights and the like....
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: Firstly the road was "reasonable" when a claim for £600 was submitted for car damage but now there is a danger of being sued for property damage Essex Highways is aware of a defect and has "programmed a full repair to be conducted in January 2014.” I think the claim for damage to the car should be resubmitted as there is now an admittance of a defect. If the claim is unsuccessful action should be taken through the courts, as should all other unsuccessful claims for damage caused by any ill-maintained roads.[/p][/quote]If the road is as dangerous as claimed, the council should completely close it to traffic until the work is done. If that means no access for a month or two then so be it, better than having houses fall down.[/p][/quote]They won't shut the road as it's the main drag for police cars on their way anywhere from Pitsea nick. Otherwise they'd have to rond the Broadway and risk getting held up by traffic lights and the like.... Howard Cháse

9:06am Sat 14 Dec 13

Garildo says...

Audioman wrote:
If the probem goes on you only have to move away and buy
another house you dimwit !!!
Are you some sort of c***?!
[quote][p][bold]Audioman[/bold] wrote: If the probem goes on you only have to move away and buy another house you dimwit !!![/p][/quote]Are you some sort of c***?! Garildo

4:56pm Sat 14 Dec 13

abd123 says...

The Transport Research Laboratory has found that traffic does not vibrate houses, even heavy lorries nearby. It's heavy going but read it at http://www.transport
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The Transport Research Laboratory has found that traffic does not vibrate houses, even heavy lorries nearby. It's heavy going but read it at http://www.transport researchfoundation.c o.uk/PDF/Characteris tics%20of%20vehicles %20producing%20exces sive%20noise%20and%2 0ground-borne%20vibr ation_PPR246.PDF abd123

5:13pm Sat 14 Dec 13

_Lotus_ says...

Audioman wrote:
If the probem goes on you only have to move away and buy
another house you dimwit !!!
Yeah, no doubt they will have a massive queue of people waiting to buy their property eh.

It's not the person in the article that is the dimwit.
[quote][p][bold]Audioman[/bold] wrote: If the probem goes on you only have to move away and buy another house you dimwit !!![/p][/quote]Yeah, no doubt they will have a massive queue of people waiting to buy their property eh. It's not the person in the article that is the dimwit. _Lotus_

8:02pm Sat 14 Dec 13

iknowbetter says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Thats why I live in a close, no passing anything...
Try exlax, that should solve your problems.
Lol, like your perverted way of thought, though if I do, I will give it all to you, as you do tend to speak a load of sh1t
Not as much as you though!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Thats why I live in a close, no passing anything...[/p][/quote]Try exlax, that should solve your problems.[/p][/quote]Lol, like your perverted way of thought, though if I do, I will give it all to you, as you do tend to speak a load of sh1t[/p][/quote]Not as much as you though!!! iknowbetter

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