Dear PoPville – Construction Shaking House


“Dear PoPville,

I live a block from the new buildings going up on 8th and Florida. They’re doing something that creates bursts of rhythmic banging, for about a minute, then taking a short break and doing it again. They do this for at least half an hour every day, often more.

Annoying, but it’s construction, what can you do? The problem is that those bangs shake my entire house. It’s like a series of little earthquakes. About a second after each bang, the floor moves up an down, I can feel it through my feet. Liquid moves in glasses, pictures rattle on the walls, the cat gets scared.

I told my landlady and suggested she try to talk to the neighbors, DCRA, and maybe Jim Graham. I’ll talk to the neighbors myself. These are historically designated 100 year old houses, I’m worried about structural damage. Oh and I’m sure this is breaking some sort of quality of life law.

What do you think we should do?”

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