Alleging negligent foundation work caused his Beaumont home to suffer water damage, Paul Carr has filed suit against Weslar Inc., doing business as National Foundation Repair Co.

The suit was filed July 25 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, in December 2010 Carr hired National Foundation Repair to level the foundation of his home, which involved installing shafts and lifting jacks along the entire length of the home's east side.

Three times in February 2011, a National Foundation Repair employee came to put additional fill in the holes where the work was done. The employee assured Carr that water in the holes and that the settling of the dirt was common.

However, in mid-March Carr noticed the floorboards on the east side of the home were buckling due to water damage. Further investigation revealed that the water line had been ruptured during the foundation repairs, the suit states.

In his suit, Carr has alleges that he has spent thousands of dollars to repair the water damage and still needs an estimated $13,500 in cabinet and tile work.

The suit accuses National Foundation Repair of negligently performing its work and breaching its contract.

Carr is suing for actual and consequential damages.

Beaumont attorney Andrew Gertz of the Gertz Adair Law Firm represents him.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A192-737

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