Langhorne, PA asked in Consumer Law for New Jersey

Q: 1 year old concrete driveway. Contractor’s dump truck damaged 5 of 14 blocks. Am I able to seek full replacement?

Dump truck delivering dirt for backyard, house empty at the time, no knowledge that a dump truck was coming on our driveway. Contractor willing to replace only the 5 damaged sections, not all 14. If we accept, concrete will not match in color & we will see this aesthetic difference for the rest of our years here. This driveway was completely new 15 months ago. Are we eligible to seek full replacement?

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
Answered
  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Realistically a review of all your documents is required to determine exactly what your options are. If the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act turns out to be applicable to your case, you would be entitled to triple damages, plus attorney fees. In addition, in my experience, it's extremely rare that any home improvement contract is actually in compliance with the New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor Act. Geographical limitations no longer exist due to the capability due to secure video conferences. In choosing an attorney to represent you, remember a good attorney is rarely cheap and a cheap attorney is rarely ever good.

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