The Real Deal New York

Ocean Hill homeowners stuck with leaky buildings following HPD project

January 16, 2012 12:00PM

Transcorp Construction, a developer with a history of faulty construction tapped by the city to build homes in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, has left 42 homeowners in the area with leaking buildings, the New York Daily News reported.

Owners who poured their money into the Department of Housing Preservation and Development program have found water pouring through their windows, walls and basements, the Daily News said.

“It took away the happiness and joy of being a first time homewoner,” said Scott Levin, a resident. “It was almost like a recipe for disaster, a recipe for failure.”

Transcorp office manager Patrtricia Macaulay told the Daily News: “we acknowledge there may be issues with the buildings” but “we do not consider the work to be shoddy.”

While the city has hired a new firm, Monadnock Construction, to make the necessary repairs to the buildings, the work has not yet begun, residents said. [NYDN]