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Old 07-15-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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I have a single home in Montgomery county, MD. I found a crack in my front porch after Verizon was digging in my front yard. Is that possible that they caused that damage?
What should I do? I am scared that my house' foundation might be affected. But from what I can see outside -- my cement porch cracked.
Is there anything I can do? I cannot even imaine what would be right order of action on my part..
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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Did you order service?

If so, my guess is that somewhere in a large stack of papers you signed, you waived your right to sue.

I'm not sure how much they dig to install FIOS. However, it's unlikely that something like a 1 ft. by 1 ft. trench is going to shift your foundation, or crack a porch, especially if the digging wasn't near the house.

Did they dig directly under the porch or something?
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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When did the crack occur? Could it be caused by the earthquake from this morning that was centered in Montgomery County?

It's real unlikely that the equipments used by Verizon to dig a small trench to install those fiber optic wires can crack the cement of a house.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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The Verizon contractors use a mechnaical mole to route cables under lawns, sidewalks ,driveways and parking lots. Like the animal it makes a little tunnel a foot or two underdround and pulls the cable through behind it. The only holes they dig are to get the mole underground and site junction boxes and places where the optical fiber system is transitioned to a copper coaxial cable. Like a mole's tunnel there can be some displacement and subsidence that can crack things like a driveway or sidewalk. I live in a 100 unit Condo that got FIOS last month and have seen this with my own eyes.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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I did not think about earthquake... Hm.... Anyways, I had a contractor to cement this crack and reinforth the porch. everything is good now...
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