Defective blocks sending families to the knife edge
HUNDREDS of families across Inishowen are living in fear that their homes will crumble and collapse because of defective blocks, which are “not fit for purpose”.
Moville man William McElhinney revealed that blocks used to build his home in Gulladuff are crumbling and large cracks appearing in the plaster are causing parts of the structure to fall away.
But this is not an isolated problem; Mr. McElhinney says hundreds of homes across Inishowen are affected with similar problems, which are believed to be like the effects of pyrite that has gripped thousands of homes in the south of the country.
Addressing county councillors at their monthly meeting in Lifford on Monday, Mr. McElhinney called on them to “get on the phone to Minster Hogan” and to “come up with action plan” to help his family and others like them.
“This is an emotive issue and people are distraught. We are under unbelievable stress and strain – our houses are crumbling. There are families who can no longer live in these properties – we need action.”