— Thierry Harris (@Thierry_Harris) September 26, 2014
You can see here and here that our fence was in top shape back in fall/winter 2013. But throughout the construction it’s been getting worse and worse. We really liked the fence as it kept our garden sheltered. You can also notice in this picture that the right side of the house appears to be sinking. Damage to other parts of the house appear to be supporting this theory as well. Will this ever get fixed? Stay tuned.
So they filled the side area of the construction site. It was done Rambo-style with some contraption slinging thousands of small rocks directly adjacent to our house. Some of the rocks hit our front window and some fell into our air conditioning unit. Not pleased.
I think they realized that damage to our house was occurring because they let themselves in to our front yard and put up boards in an attempt to block the rocks. These are the things you deal with living next to a construction site!
That’s my driveway he’s blocking! Where’s the ticket guy when you need him…
We had a visit recently from the developer and their structural and geotechnical engineers. They reviewed the entire home. They assured us the home was safe. The developer’s project manager came by afterwards and told us that they would take care of all the fixes to make it right. We are relieved they have said they would do so.
So they are digging right next door to us. And it feels like a massive shovel smacking the side of our wall. Really unnerving.
We had a building inspector from the City of Ottawa yesterday. Since they have started the drilling underneath our homes we have been noticing a lot of cracks everywhere. We are concerned. So we called the city up and the news isn’t good. He noticed that our floors are also tilting in certain areas. WHAT!? The house is moving? He said we were safe but to call if there was any sudden movement. We will get the developer in to check it out as well.
Thank God this is over! Will never be the same after having lived through this sheet piling saga. What else are they going to throw at us?