Monday, July 9, 2012

New neighbor watch #3

After breaking ground on the lot for the nearby Savoy last week, work began on digging the foundation hole in earnest today. In the last few hours, significant excavation has taken place and I'm confident they'll be putting footings in before the end of the week.

Our house is no more than about 200 feet from where the new one will be built, but houses from Ryan Homes are so well constructed and sealed for maximum energy efficiency that I can hear very little of the construction noise coming from the heavy machinery at work. Mostly it's just the occasional beeping you hear when a vehicle is reversing.


Here's a picture after work had ended for the day:


  1. Really! That is great--because my soon-to-be neighbor told me she moved in her new home in June and when they started digging for each home it feels like an earthquake. There are a total of six homes in our cul-da-sac. We will be the last home built in the cul-da-sac starting late this month early August and she will have to tolerate one more mini quake.

  2. We have a new house going in diagonally from us in the back and we hear very little. Since we were only able to visit our house weekly, it's been fun to watch every stage of building, even if it's someone else's house.

  3. Woohoo! Thanks for the photo, Simon! You have no idea what a relief it is to finally, after nearly 6months, to see a hole in the ground! I'll be to this weekend for sure. Nice seeing you last Saturday and chatting!

  4. They were back at work in the hole at 6:30 this morning! I don't remember this much enthusiasm when they built our place.

  5. That's GREAT to hear. Can you let me know if they put the footers in today and maybe send me over a photo?

    Thanks again for all the updates! :-)