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Old 02-15-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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good night what a disaster

it appears from the equipment out there (sampling drill trucks) they do not have a clue yet what plan they will use to fix this

who on earth would think that a rock and mortar wall 30+ feet high less than a foot thick would hold back that load

I am surprised that crap lasted past the first rain....someone must have mistaken an old limestone quarry soils report for the one that goes with this development because there is not a chance in hell that is stable soil

it looks at this point like their plan is to cut back from the homes, probably drill down 80+ feet for piers every 15 feet or so and then dig a 4+ foot deep footer over the top of those piers then fill back in then repeat in a step process on down

they could drill deeper piers and footings further away from the homes up on the hill and go ahead and pour an engineered concrete wall with a rock or paver face on it

all with extensive soil side drainage of course with proper backfill
techniques and drainage procedures

all which look to have been totally ignored in this case
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:09 AM
 
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I am also a homeowner at Hills of Rivermist, in fact, our family has two homes there. First of all, it wasn't a natural sink hole, rather it was a faulty retaining wall and poorly compacted fill dirt upon which that line of homes was built. I was one of the original homeowners on that hill, and when we bought our home and moved in, there were only a couple of other homes, and nothing on that ridge (or the rest of the Hill). It wasn't part of the neighborhood plans that we saw when we bought our home. We do recall seing plenty of dump trucks bringing and dumping that fill dirt in mounds along the ridge. I think the general misconception of the public is that the entire hill is unsafe, but the fact is that most of that hill is limestone and is quite solid. The issues we are having are all manmade (by the builder and sub-contractors). This is the result of cutting corners, and not getting the proper inspections and permits, (as per the City), and plain old greed. (Charging extra for those lots which were extended by fill dirt). Our hope is that the builder pays deeply for this, is made an example of for other builders, and will buy back all of our homes.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Wow, the poor folks in Rivermist can't catch a break, can they?

Quote:
Vehicle crashes into northwest-side backyard; home damaged

San Antonio police are searching for the driver of a pick-up truck that slammed into a home filled with people. Then officers said the driver vacated the scene.

It happened just after 5 a.m. at the corner of Kyle Seale Parkway and Misty Bluff in the Rivermist subdivision (full story and video).
Cheers! M2
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Yep, yep, retaining walls and drunks. The scourge of the city!
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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Did you know Centex has signs on Babcock and Bandera advertising homes at Rivermist?
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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They really do need to lock people like that up and throw away the key. I'm sure when they catch up to the now sober driver they'll throw out some nonsense about how they were confused, hurt, or frightened but it's all to cover up that they were drunk. Hope the cops found some open or empty containers in the truck.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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and aren't we glad that the state had such great tort reform that people who bought under the law won't be able to get fair damages for being taken advantage of...
they are going to have to pay their mortgage while they are out of the house
are going to be stuck for their taxes at the past "fair market value"
aren't going to be able to sue for damages under the contracts they bought the homes

the city inspectors are just as much to blame as the developers
and what is being done to prevent something like this from happening again???
anything real???
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Originally Posted by loves2read View Post
and aren't we glad that the state had such great tort reform that people who bought under the law won't be able to get fair damages for being taken advantage of...
they are going to have to pay their mortgage while they are out of the house
are going to be stuck for their taxes at the past "fair market value"
aren't going to be able to sue for damages under the contracts they bought the homes

the city inspectors are just as much to blame as the developers
and what is being done to prevent something like this from happening again???
anything real???
Moderator cut: see comment tort reform in Texas was for HEALTH CARE

which means the rest of your point was totally and completely stupid....not to mention baseless

and people can still get rightful damages under tort reform....tort reform means they just don't get millions of extra dollars for imaginary touchy feely damages that they really did not "suffer" unless they are the most weak minded of weak minded idiots

Moderator cut: see comment

Last edited by Bo; 02-20-2010 at 11:25 PM.. Reason: My Direct Message explains why those two sections of the post were deleted.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:25 PM
RGJ
 
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Try buying a new home without the "mediatation only" clause in the contract.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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Albert Einstein once said "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". I saw this quote and that about this subdivision where they continue to build.
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