AMHERST - Blasting bedrock to make way for construction of the new Shannex complex is safe and following regulations, town officials say.
Organizations: Halifax Regional Municipality
Geographic location: East PleasantTop of page
- Centennial Court
- January 18, 2010 - 11:07
It would have been nice for this pre-blast survey to have included all residents within close proximity of the blasts. Our homes shook with the first blast yesterday and it would have been nice to have a little more warning for residents of the community so that we could have been more prepared, and had a better idea of what to expect.
Does anyone know how long we can expect these blasts to continue for?
- hill boy
- January 18, 2010 - 10:59
at one time in my life we where told to stay on the hill now we are getting blowen off the hill what has this town come to . sure sign that we need better leadership
- January 18, 2010 - 10:55
The pre-blast survey, which consists of engineers going into peoples homes, included all addresses within 220 metres of the site.
I live across from the high school and can throw rocks at the blasters if i wanted to. This statement is a lie, there have been no engineers to examine my home. Oh, there goes the entire house vibrating violently from another blast.
Maybe a reporter from this paper could come over for a coffee and see what they think?
- January 18, 2010 - 10:44
well if i lived witing 500 meters idd be taking lots of digital phtos of my ouside walls and basement , inside walls plaster / gyprock so when all of a suden after the big bump they cant say those cracks were alreday there , hmm those airtight windows might start leaking too if ur in the righ spot... and they will pay.... i would think it would also be hard on close by water and sewer lines as well ...
- January 18, 2010 - 10:41
If this was over in Strawberry Fields or on Regent Street or Rupert Street, there wouldn't be any talk of using dynamite. Those construction types would be forced to use jackhammers and pile drivers to break up that sandstone.
I can guarantee the town wouldn't want to endanger their tax base by suuggesting someone could come along and use dynamite to clear a building lot.
But its up on the hill, so too bad when everyone's foundation gets cracked and their basements flood because the sewer lines have been compromised.
Sandstone is very soft in terms of rock, unlike granite. It would be very easy to remove without using the extreme measure of dynamite.