Rank: Civic Crusader Civic Points: 395
  • Pothole Acknowledged
    Elm Rd Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA - Princeton
    The storm grate has a pothole developing. It is just south of the entrance to Elm Court.
  • Pothole Archived
    1-3 Lafayette Rd Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA - Princeton
    Two deep potholes, one right after another, on Hodge Road where it bends around and meets Library Place.
  • Pothole Archived
    98 Bayard Ln Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA - Princeton
    Potholes at beginning of Wescott Road. Also, potholes on Linden Lane between Spruce Street and Nassau Street.
  • Pothole Archived
    400-598 General Johnson Rd Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA - Princeton
    Hello, I would like to report two potholes, one on Edgerstoune Road opposite number 80, where the pavement is collapsing into the drainage culvert. Also, there is one in the middle of the road on the road leading to Johnson Park School. It is getting worse, every year. I saw this product https://www.facebook.com/interestingengineering/videos/440562496519068/ and thought it might be of use to you.
  • 2 Shirley Ct Princeton, NJ, 08542, USA - Princeton

    Concerning the new foundation that was just placed at the south corner of Shirley Court and Witherspoon Street, I'm not sure if it 2 Shirley Court, but that is close.

    I spoke with the builder and he appeared to be unfamiliar with the water issues we have around here. I told him how I had dug a hole only seven feet deep and a spring had appeared, bubbling water up from who knows where.

    Then, upon completion of the pit or foundation hole, and without pouring a slab, they set the foundation on gravel and broken shale, shale that they had broken up with a tractor-mounted jackhammer. Immediately, water rose in the pit and they scooped out a couple of depressions which are now sump pump openings in the concrete they poured after the foundation was set on the gravel.

    Okay, what's the problem? The problem is that the water rising in the pit is actually seepage from coffins that were interred decades and centuries before coffin liners were available. It smells terribly of decomposition (human remains), and it is the water itself that carries the smell, so that if it was routed into the storm sewer by a permanent line it would still be a terrible detriment to Shirley Court.

    I believe they should finish pouring the floor and then coat the cement floor up to the walls with hot tar. They should then pour another two to four inches of concrete, and when this is sealed with silicon, painted or otherwise covered, then and only then will the smell not penetrate the concrete floor of the basement in years to come.

    The walls appear to be okay, and coated with silicon sealant on the outside, so it is only the basement floor that could cause a problem in the coming decades. Of course, the sump pump might be a problem as well, so perhaps a French drain might be constructed somewhere, even on the graveyard grounds, and the water that will rise every year in the broken shale could be pumped there. Of course, the graveyard owners would have to approve, and they would have to be paid, as well.

  • 135 Mountain Ave Princeton, NJ, 08540, USA - Princeton
    Mountain between Elm and Rt 206 need new striping including bike lanes.