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Old 03-16-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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beat me to it scammed1,

my government teacher actually works for the city, and she was the one i heard it from first. she gets all the good info!

she's also an excellent teacher and my favorite class (in case she reads C-D heh)

but this was the first report i found on it when it was reported.

http://www.woai.com/content/troubles...7e5Y315WQ.cspx

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Old 03-16-2010, 05:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Finally got a chance to drive through Rivermist again today, not much has changed other than they have terraced the hill behind the houses. Otherwise not much has changed, they still have the roads directly at the top and bottom of the hill closed. I took some quick shots but as I said, there isn't much different from the pictures I took a few weeks ago...








Cheers! M2
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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Great pictures MM. Everytime I see pics of the houses I am amazed.
Has anyone heard from the Mayor of SA on this? Did he quietly go away?
No comment, no help for the homeowners, what exactly has he done? Oh and his brother is a state representative. Any comment from him?
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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They started their slope stabilization work...

Rivermist hillside fix to begin


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I'm no practicing engineer, but it seems driving concrete piles/walls in the backyard of the houses on the top of the hill might help protect them from further issues, if they can be saved at all. Then the retaining wall may be reconstructed or fixed to do its job and drain away water.
I wonder if I can sue since they kind of used my idea in post #135 from 1/26/10.
I knew I should have signed a consulting agreement with them first.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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Default Laughing all the way

This idea of rebuilding the wall is hillarious. The wall will fail again. Those homes on the hillside need to be destroyed as well as the surrounding houses in danger. A nice park would look good there.

I am fed up with the continued building that is going on there. No one in there right mind will buy those homes once placed on the market. And if they are bought, it will be a nice "deal". Those falling home prices will no doubt affect the surround home values already stigmatized by that disaster of a wall we have to look at every morning on the way to work.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:02 AM
 
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Falling-apart, absolutely agree with you. Unless someone has lived in a cave and is so gullible they think they are getting a deal when the builder tries to re-sell no one would buy those houses. All of it should be demolished.
Again, where are all the elected officals? What are they going to do, let Pulte continue fixing, building and sell?
Isn't Texas grand?
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:39 AM
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I don't think there's been any announcement about what they are going to do with the affected houses. Perhaps they will be torn down. Perhaps not. No reason to jump to conclusions. As far as selling houses in other areas of Rivermist, I doubt they are going to quit building and abandon the rest of the subdivision.

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Old 03-17-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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One would think, Pulte would be laying out their plans for as to what they intend to do.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:10 AM
RGJ
 
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I don't think there's been any announcement about what they are going to do with the affected houses. Perhaps they will be torn down. Perhaps not. No reason to jump to conclusions. As far as selling houses in other areas of Rivermist, I doubt they are going to quit building and abandon the rest of the subdivision.
But then again the may sell the remaining lots to another builder...KB, maybe?
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Say-Town! Texas
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Finally got a chance to drive through Rivermist again today, not much has changed other than they have terraced the hill behind the houses. Otherwise not much has changed, they still have the roads directly at the top and bottom of the hill closed. I took some quick shots but as I said, there isn't much different from the pictures I took a few weeks ago...
majormadmax, i must have just missed you, i stopped through rivermist yesterday too. the debris pickup guys were around blocking streets.

Did that manhole move again?! when i looked at it it looked like it was ready to fall over the wall!

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But then again the may sell the remaining lots to another builder...KB, maybe?
KB! so not only will the soil be unstable, the homes too!
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