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Biloxi couple frustrated over torn up yard

Wesley Burks spent a lot of money sodding the entire yard after streets and sidewalks were rebuilt in his back bay neighborhood. (Photo source: WLOX) Wesley Burks spent a lot of money sodding the entire yard after streets and sidewalks were rebuilt in his back bay neighborhood. (Photo source: WLOX)
"Anywhere between $1,000 and $2,000 in the last six months just trying to get the grass back in order from the way it was before they started," Burks recalled. (Photo source: WLOX) "Anywhere between $1,000 and $2,000 in the last six months just trying to get the grass back in order from the way it was before they started," Burks recalled. (Photo source: WLOX)
Construction officials told him the work was over, but now crews are moving utilities. (Photo source: WLOX) Construction officials told him the work was over, but now crews are moving utilities. (Photo source: WLOX)
The company doing the utility work has now promised to replace all the sod that was torn up, free of charge. (Photo source: WLOX) The company doing the utility work has now promised to replace all the sod that was torn up, free of charge. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Wesley Burks spends a lot of time on yard work, something passed down from his father. He also spent a lot of money sodding the entire yard after streets and sidewalks were rebuilt in his back bay neighborhood.

"Anywhere between $1,000 and $2,000 in the last six months just trying to get the grass back in order from the way it was before they started," Burks recalled.

Construction officials told him the work was over.

"At that point, we decided to to take on the large, large project of getting our yard back in order."

But the work wasn't over. Work crews were now moving utilities underground. Then came the big shock for Wesley and his wife, Christina.

"A neighbor sent me a picture message and showed me a big tractor in the front of my yard, digging a 10 foot hole right in the front of my house," Burks explained.

How did Wesley feel about that? It's not hard to guess.

"I can't explain in words how frustrating it is from week to week to have everything you worked for just destroyed and have to start over again."

Christina is left feeling just as frustrated, and even a bit angry.

"I know he puts his heart and soul into this yard and for us to wake up to shovels and trackhoes and people digging up hard work, it's just aggravating."

For now, the Burks will continue to make the yard look as good as possible, despite the recent setback.

There's a happy ending to the story. Thursday afternoon, the Burks got a call from officials with the company doing the utility work. They were told the sod that was torn up would be replaced by the company, free of charge.

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