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Island resident upset over sand blowing into his house from nearby construction

Posted: 6:07 PM, Feb 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-19 19:07:46-05

“The sand problem started over 2 years ago,” said homeowner Robert Maier.

Since last September Robert Maier has been dealing with sand blowing into his house.

“Only one half of the driveway is paved the other half has two tall mounds of sand,” said Maier.

It’s coming from the construction of his new neighbors soon-to-be home.

Maier says it gets into just about every crevice of his front property.

“It blows into the driveway it gets into the house and it also blows into the entryway,” said Maier.

When the builders started construction on the new pool, Maier says gunite (a mixture of cement, sand and water) traveled to his property damaging his vehicles.

“We can feel the roughness of the finish of the cars,” said Maier.

He’s reached out to the president of the Padre Isles Property Owners Association (PI POA) who he says has done little to help.

“The president of the homeowners association asking him to come and look at the sand problem,” said Maier.

We contacted the Padre Isles POA as well, who said due to privacy issues, they had no comment.

“The homeowners association is apparently helpless,” said Maier.

He has resorted to building a fence to try and keep some of the construction material out of his house.

But he hopes the property owners association steps up.