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Old 01-25-2010, 05:44 PM
RGJ
 
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Now the city is saying no permit was issued. and a homeowner is saying no re-bar was used. oops!!
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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Now the city is saying no permit was issued. and a homeowner is saying no re-bar was used. oops!!
Where did the city say that?
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Austin
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But that's not possible. You have to have a permit to build a house.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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It was reported on WOAI TV news at 6 PM (in answer to a reporter's inquiry) that the City told them that no permit was issued for the retaining wall.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:04 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Default Northside Landslide...

I did OK in 6th grade Science...

So when I saw that 10' high rock retaining wall...trying to hold back all the soft fill earth, I said somebody slipped somebody some money sideways.

Who is the council person in that district? Is he answering his phone.

seriously, how stable is that soil if it rains hard soon? Are those homes downhill safe?

The most incedible thing yet...Centex has local foundation repairmen trying to sure up some of the efected homes...Is that like putting a bandaide on a scratch-next to a shotgun blast?

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Old 01-25-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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OK, here's the promised "B-roll"...



Pics inbound...

Cheers! M2
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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That is seriously the most depressing neighborhood I've ever seen. Like a modern version of the town in Edward Scissorshands, maybe it's not so bad that the Earth is trying to reclaim the land.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What are they trying to do? Isn't that earth mover machine thing going to make it less stable? All that weight moving around, moving soil, loosening things up? I don't get it?
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:48 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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The neighborhood is called the Hills at Rivermist and it's good to see a builder taking swift action in support of the families
If things keep going the way they are they'll have to call it just "Rivermist" here shortly.....
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I *think* they were trying to stabilize the foundation of the house, which I would only assume they would do if they felt the threat of a landslide no longer existed. Otherwise, it would make no sense as all that activity and weight could cause the retaining wall to finally give out thus sending the equipment, homes and a lot of dirt down the hill...

By the way, there were some CENTEX/Pulte reps walking around talking to some of the residents. However, in my discussions with the same residents afterward they weren't overly thrilled with what the builder was doing. Again, most felt this will cause their property values to tank; but to their credit, all were in fairly good spirits and friendly to the bozos like myself who were only there for the show. I was actually asked for an interview but declined because I was simply a spectator, plus I told them if I had a house there they would have to bleep out a lot of what I would say...

My pics are uploading, I will post some as soon as they are done.
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