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Cracks in foundations caused by rot in wooden pilings

Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

LISSE – The executives of Lisse’s municipal council do not think they are responsible for rot in wooden pilings, which are part of the foundations of a small number of homes in the flowering bulb region town. The problem surfaced when one of the affected owners noticed cracks in the foundation of his home. A bacterial infection caused by a drop in the groundwater level is blamed for the problem. Since groundwater levels are largely controlled by separate water drainage boards owned pumping stations, the municipality may be able to avoid responsibility for remedial costs which are estimated at $75.000 to $125.000 per home.