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Ned Arthur Discusses Persistent Rains in Charlotte on WSOCTV

7.27.2013

ned.jpgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — (read the entire article and watch the video here)

A recent stretch of mostly dry days has been good news for the construction industry.

Before that, the persistent and almost daily rain that has plagued Charlotte this summer was having a major effect.

So far this year, Charlotte has had 33 inches of rain, and most of that in June and July. Last year at this time, Charlotte had 20 inches.

It's slowed big builders like M/I Homes with land development, foundations, roofing and sod. That is delaying completion by two weeks to a month.

To Ned Arthur, of H&S Roofing, the weather has been a blessing and a curse.

It creates jobs for him but also forces him to hire more workers.

"Instead of having a full 20 days each month to work, we only have 10. So we have had to double up our staff so we can produce in a shorter period of time," Arthur said.

Jay Durst, with CDX Construction, has lost plenty of time on his outdoor jobs this year. He doesn't get fully paid until his jobs are done, and they're taking longer.

"If you have four or five jobs going at one time, you have a lot of money invested. You're just trying to get the jobs done," Durst said.

They're happy to see the weather drying out this week. They just hope it can last for the rest of this summer.