Answers: Questions about former Associated Bank, watering to prevent cracks, sewer insurance

Posted: Jul. 27, 2012 6:46 pm Updated: Nov. 28, 2014 3:26 pm

What is happening with the property on the southeast corner of 24th and Broadway, the former Associated Bank?

The property was recently purchased by Mike Quagliano, who owns land to the east as well. City officials expect to hear plans soon for the property.

A friend from Texas told me that they have to water the ground around the foundation of their house in hot weather to prevent cracks, which can cause the foundation to shift or crack or draw away from the foundation. Due to all the hot weather, we now have cracks in the ground around our foundation and wondered if we should be watering the ground around our house.

Your best bet is to contact a basement repair or concrete business, because it depends on the soil and age of the house, etc.

Was there talk recently about a sewer insurance program in Quincy?

The city is notifying residents of a program provided through a partnership between the National League of Cities and Service Line Warranties of America. Beginning March 1, 2012, this program offers a warranty available to homeowners for repairs or replacements on the outside water line that runs from the home to the utility connection. SLWA was selected by the NLC as an Enterprise Programs Partner. After a decade in business, SLWA has an A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau. The National League of Cities, representing more than 218 million Americans, is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. For more information on this program or to enroll, visit SLWA's website at

E-mail your questions to or mail them to: Answers, The Quincy Herald-Whig, 130 S. Fifth, Quincy IL 62306.


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