Damp problem eradicated from Corcrain house
THE Housing Executive have been praised for eradicating damp from a home belonging to Corcrain woman who had resorted to using newspapers to mop up the wet.
Valentia Povilaitene, who rents her Corcrain Gardens home from the housing authority, spent the winter using electric fires and a dehumidifier to combat condensation which caused her to slip on her bedroom floor after she sustained a leg injury in a car accident.
The damp also resulted in blue-mould destroying her personal items.
The Portadown Times reported the woman’s plight in January and now less than three months later, local contractor, Mel Davison Construction, has finished installing a damp-proof course, new kitchen and improving drainage on the exterior of the property.
The work has been praised by community representative, Yvonne Sterritt, who said the Housing Executive “deserved a pat on the back” for resolving the problem.
“The Housing Executive really did pull out all the stops,” said Mrs Sterritt, who worked with Corcrain Residents Association and SDLP Councillor Joe Nelson, to ensure the problem was addressed for the resident, who is originally from Lithuania.
“All parties involved were more than delighted with how things have turned out. The Housing Executive do come in for some flack at times but with this and the new kitchen scheme in the Ballyoran area, they really are doing good work on the ground.”
A spokesman for the Housing Executive said, “Staff in our Portadown office liaised with Mrs Povilaitiene and local community representatives throughout the duration of the works. We are delighted that this eradicated the dampness in the property and that the tenant is satisfied with the outcome.”
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Portadown
Thursday 20 June 2013
Temperature: 12 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: South east
Temperature: 11 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: West