Homeowner sues contractor over broken driveway and walkway

By Louisiana Record reports | Sep 12, 2014

GRETNA – A construction company subcontracted to perform sewer and drainage work for Jefferson Parish is being sued by a homeowner whose driveway was allegedly damaged.

Hetty C. Gagliano filed suit against Jefferson Parish and Hard Rock Construction Company LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 23.

Gagliano asserts that she is owner of the property located at 1036 Sena Drive in Metairie where Hard Rock Construction Company did work for more than one year during which time several pieces of large machinery remained in her front yard.

The plaintiff claims the defendant, a subcontractor of Jefferson Parish, dug up the entire street as part of a sewer and drainage project and in the process damaged her driveway and walkway. Gagliano contends that as a result of Hard Rock Construction Company’s work her driveway sunk two inches and had to be demolished and the retaining wall was cracked. In addition, the plaintiff claims a tree was damaged in her front yard and is now leaning toward the house.

The defendant is accused of damaging the existing slab, seriously damaging the driveway foundation, displacement of soil foundation, replacement of termite plugs installed prior to construction, replacement of concrete slab and retaining wall and tree evaluation.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for needed repairs.

Gagliano is represented by Keith Couture of Mandeville-based Couture Law LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robert A. Pitre Jr.

Case no. 740-600.

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