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South Side Homeowners Will Need Home Restoration Following Explosion

11/13/2012


(WIBC.com file photo: Mike Corbin)

Some homeowners in the area surrounding Saturday night's explosion on Indy's south side will have some restoration work to do.

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Many homes suffered minor damage such as broken windows and damaged garage doors following the south side explosion.  Clay Oskin with Moore Restoration in Indianapolis says some of the houses he inspected showed signs of movement with lots of cracks in the walls.  "The first concern of mine going into an inspection is try to determine what movement of the structure was itself and then to try and figure if it was just a temporary movement or if actually the structure or some fasteners or that kind of thing have actually moved and have to be repaired or replaced." 

Oskin says while many homeowners were allowed to move back in, he recommended to some that they bring in a structural engineer to do a more thorough inspection and provide a list of what structural issues need to be addressed.

Oskin adds the three-point-six million dollar damage estimate is most likely accurate based on the damage he's seen in the area.  He says he lives about a mile away from the neighborhood and the blast was so strong, it knocked the cover off of his furnace.

MORE FROM WIBC NEWS:
» Homeowner Says Faulty Furnace May be to Blame for Explosion (11-12-12)
» NTSB Probing South Side Gas Lines (11-12-12)
» Company Where Explosion Victim Worked Issues Statement (11-12-12)
» Volunteers Sought After South Side Explosion (11-12-12)
» School Returns to Classes Without Beloved Teacher (11-12-12)
» Residents Briefly Getting to Go Back Into Homes After Blast (11-12-12)
» Investigators Still Looking for Answers in Sunday's Massive Explosion (11-12-12)
» Couple Feels Fortunate to Escape South Side Explosion (11-11-12)
» Damage from South Side Explosion Estimated at $3.6 Million (11-11-12)
» Explosion Kills Two in South Side Neighborhood (11-11-12)

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