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Old 2018-09-17, 09:43 PM
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Default Flat tire from the construction on my neighbourhood

Hi all- First time poster!

TLDR: screw in my tire from construction site- will they replace it?

I discovered a screw in my tire this afternoon!

Someone knocked on our door this morning asking us to move my vehicle so they can start work on installing a sidewalk, so I moved it past all the construction work onto another street ( also under construction).
When I left for work a few hours later my tire pressure sensor was flashing at me and I had a flat!

I've emailed the builders community coordinator already, but I'm wondering if anyone has experience with this.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 2018-09-17, 11:49 PM
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Happened to me last year when I went around to look at my house's progress. I just went ahead to fix it myself, and not bothered contacting the builder. After that episode, I make sure to really be in the middle of the road while driving in the construction zone.

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Hi all- First time poster!

TLDR: screw in my tire from construction site- will they replace it?

I discovered a screw in my tire this afternoon!

Someone knocked on our door this morning asking us to move my vehicle so they can start work on installing a sidewalk, so I moved it past all the construction work onto another street ( also under construction).
When I left for work a few hours later my tire pressure sensor was flashing at me and I had a flat!

I've emailed the builders community coordinator already, but I'm wondering if anyone has experience with this.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 2018-09-18, 10:10 AM
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I was able to get my builder to pay for patching my tire after rolling over a screw at the end of my driveway. I took pics of the screw in the tire and the screws that I had collected around my house and they were the same.


Did the screw go through the sidewall? This is the only reason you would need to get it replaced.
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Old 2018-09-18, 06:46 PM
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It's so weird. I have been doing new construction warranty inspections for over 10 years and every week I pick up a nail or two from a driveway or street and yet over all that time I have never had a flat tire.

Better keep my CAA because I bet I'll get a flat as soon as I drop it.
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Old 2018-09-20, 07:57 AM
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ok so it was more like a slow leak but visibly less air in it.

The builder advised to provide them with the receipt for the patch and they would review at that time.

it was a drywall screw I think!

thanks for the replies!
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