Estimates & Miss Utility
The Following Wall Estimates
were acquired prior to Platinum Properties 109 and 113 Platinum Drive's latter
upheaval/s and their subsequent dubious repairs of 2007/2008.
I received four different estimates to construct
a retaining wall, three were forwarded to Platinum Properties.
verbal estimate from an individual who
build a support wall for around $25,000.00. I did not get his contact
information. Later, when I needed to verify his estimate, he and his construction crew was gone.
● His first
estimate was $180,000 to remove the Developer's placed fill from the Lacaria property
back to the property line.
The City of Bridgeport would have to be involved, as there was a high pressure water line, a Hope Gas
fiber optic cable,
and a Petroleum Development Gas well feeder line within the slope area. Also, part of building C may have to be
removed. This estimate was only for the earth and slope removal.
second estimate was a staggering $1,000,000.
A wall would be built. It would consist of poured concrete approximately 300 hundred feet long, 12 feet deep by
3 feet wide, with 2 feet showing out of the ground at the low end of their slope.
This pour wall design would lock the area into the solid bedrock of
the area itself supporting the existing
Platinum area with no removal of their property.
contractor could not find the down spout roof drain outlets for either
building and stated that No large trucks, especially garbage
trucks, be driven around the rear of buildings 109 and 113 Platinum
Drive, as the added weight would worsen the situation.
estimate between $50,000 to $60,000
for an Engineered Wall. They were going to utilize
80 pound interlocking blocks.
an estimate between $100,000 to $130,000 for a wall
that is similar to what they build for the state road. They would
1 to 2 ton concrete blocks. His estimate was based on using the Lacaria
property only. He did not want to work in the slope area as it is
loose fill was giving way. His
main concern was for the utilities, especially the 6" high pressure
water line. He stated any removal of fill may rupture the water line
and that kind of pressure would blow out a good part of the
area, causing immediate damage to the lot, possibly building C, and
any property below.
would verify compaction first. However, they did not foresee a problem, as the
Lacaria property has never been excavated and is sound. They
would build the wall as close to the fence as possible to
cut down on fill weight. Diverting Platinum Properties lot drainage
back to its original route would be inclusive. They would be bonded and provide drawings, if
contractor's fears emulated those of COB Public Works Employees
in regard to the 6" high pressure water line).
| Miss Utility - Background
My wife and I repaired the
Damage To Our Barn. We disposed of the
water damaged items and painted the barn inside and out. The barn took
the initial hit of the water runoff from above in 2003 / 2004.
was contacted. (This is the logical step before any excavation to
correct the fence line area was begun). Petroleum Development
Corporation's line locater contacted me. He stated that Platinum
Properties pushed Petroleum Development's gas
line to pushed onto our property. Later, an agent from Petroleum Development (PDC) contacted me. He
stated that the gas well was not producing that much gas anymore, so
they were going shut it down and abandon the line, which they did the
next day. The capping of the gas well itself was more extensive, thus
took more time.
Note: The reason for Petroleum
Development's drastic actions was their concerns: 1) They had been
using Lacaria property to transmit their gas for years, without a
right of way. 2) Their Gas line had been covered
over by Platinum's Properties
notorious loose fill steep slope. 3) A slope that was supported by a
generational landowner's grid fence line, that would only collapse in
a few years. 4)
Their stated trepidation with Platinum Properties. (Shortly
after the above, Platinum Properties contacted us to meet over the
This fact was bore out later by
A few years later; Petroleum Development
refracted the shutdown gas well, and placed a new gas line in a opposite direction over property
owned by The Bridgeport Planning Authority. This alludes to the fact
that the gas well had been producing correctly for years.
Nevertheless; The wisdom of Petroleum
Development's gas line abandonment
Would Be Realized Within
||PDC's Pre-Miss Utility;
Buried Gas Line
||PDC 's Post
Retention Pond & Slope