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Contractors claim they are not to blame for sidewalk condition

 

Posted 7/17/18 (Tue)

Contractors claim they are not to blame for sidewalk condition

By Traci Papineau

Brent Bingeman of Bingeman Construction attended the Ray City Commission meeting last week to defend his company’s work and product used in the deteriorating walking path along Co. Road 17.

“I think it is 100 percent due to what they put on the roads over there,” said Bingeman, referring to the salt used on the adjacent road. 

Bingeman stated that even before the project started, he had concerns with the close proximity of the concrete to the road. 

An independent company was contracted to assess the sidewalk, which includes scaling, pitting and pop outs. The unofficial report suggests some possibilities for the deterioration, but concluded any imperfections are heightened with the use of salt.

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