Sunday, April 24, 2016

Blasting necessary at Stonehall Bethesda construction site

BA-ROOOOM!

The construction team building the Stonehall Bethesda luxury condo building has run into the same problem as Flats 8300 did across Woodmont Avenue - Bethesda's rocky soil. Once again, blasting will be part of the solution to provide sufficient excavation for the project.

Hydraulic rock breaking will also be employed to remove the offending bedrock. If the contractor receives the expected approval from Montgomery County, it will be allowed to exceed the standard noise limit during daytime hours.

Blasting would take place through the end of May, if all goes according to schedule. The work would be restricted to the hours between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

You can expect there may be vibration monitoring equipment again on site. This is to detect excessive vibration that could damage adjacent structures.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The construction team...has run into the same problem...Bethesda's rocky soil."

Nope. You don't know [beans] about geology or construction. You don't blast "soil". You blast bedrock. And I seriously doubt that they suddenly "ran into the problem".

"Blasting will be part of the solution to provide sufficient excavation for the project."

Verbosity alert!

Anonymous said...

That building is so much nicer than that crappy old converted house that used to be there.

Imagine when Westbard undergoes the same transformation. River Road will change from Gasoline Alley to the Champs Elysees.

Anonymous said...

6:35 AM - Oh shut up

Robert Dyer said...

6:02: You again demonstrate you are a complete moron. The article specifically mentioned "bedrock" as the culprit. Stop lying.

What you, the pedestrian writer, term verbosity is a concise, common-sense explanation of what they are doing, and why they are doing it. Pay attention, and you might learn something. But until then, [expletive], you're still "Dumass material all the way."

Robert Dyer said...

6:35: River Road isn't 'transforming' until the MoCo cartel can figure out how to extend the Purple Line, while still controlling every elected office in the County. A heavy lift that will be!

Anonymous said...

@ 7:09 AM - All soil has bedrock under it. Nothing to do with being "rocky".

Robert Dyer said...

8:14: True, but not every Bethesda underground garage has required blasting, so conditions vary from site to site. That's why we have news reports like this, to keep the public informed.

Robert Dyer said...

The desperation to attack, attack, attack is absolutely pathetic. You are the ultimate loser, man-child.

Anonymous said...

The "lone troll" has been busy lately!

Anonymous said...

The commenters at 6:02am and 8:14am are correct. The blasting has nothing to do with "rocky soil."

Maybe Dyer could actually learn something from his readers instead of childishly insulting those that disagree with him. Perhaps then people would take him more seriously.

Anonymous said...

Instead of:

"The construction team building the Stonehall Bethesda luxury condo building has run into the same problem as Flats 8300 did across Woodmont Avenue - Bethesda's rocky soil. Once again, blasting will be part of the solution to provide sufficient excavation for the project.

"Hydraulic rock breaking will also be employed to remove the offending bedrock. If the contractor receives the expected approval from Montgomery County, it will be allowed to exceed the standard noise limit during daytime hours."

Better version:

"The construction team building the Stonehall Bethesda condominium will be blasting and using hydraulic rock breaking to remove bedrock at the site, during daytime hours."

Anonymous said...

11:01 AM - If Dyer does not see any need to engage in constructive conversation with his commenters, he should just eliminate the comment threads. Popular Science, Recode, Mic, the Week, Reuters Bloomberg and the Daily Beast are just a few of many sites which have already done so.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/04/21/comments-are-making-the-internet-worse-so-i-got-rid-of-them/

Anonymous said...

Because he chooses not to engage in conversation with you - eh, ever consider maybe it's you?

You can stop comments on your own blog. Oh, wait...you don't have one.
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Anonymous said...

@11:59 Depending on the post. 30-50% of comments are trolls, but the rest really do add to the conversation. I think his best option is to just ignore the trolls and delete their comments. No need to keep them up and then respond to them (even worse, calling them "dumass" and spout conspiracy theories about the MoCo machine).

Anonymous said...

The attack may have been desperate but your insults show you sink to the level and beyond.

Anonymous said...

Nope, Dyer won't eliminate comments.
There's too much humor to be had as the other Bethesda blogger posts weird comments here.

Robert Dyer said...

11:34: Your low-information version might pass your editor's standards, but not mine.

Robert Dyer said...

11:01: People are taking me VERY seriously. That's why this lone troll is being well-paid to disrupt my website. He's acknowledged his affiliation with a competing website, specific Council members and the MoCo political cartel. He's also acknowledged running background checks on me and he has threatened me and family members who have nothing to do with my blog. He is therefore facing at least 2 years in prison under federal law, when his identity is exposed.

If you call someone like that "a reader", no rational person could take you "seriously". Real readers know what's going on here, and they are not on your side in this debate.

Robert Dyer said...

12:18: You need to watch the old A&W Root Beer ad to understand the context of "Dumass". Secondly, there are no conspiracy theories - every statement about the political cartel in Montgomery County is backed up with facts. You have a guy right here on my comments section threatening me and my family if I don't stop publishing journalism that exposes what's really going on in the County - and you call that a "theory?!"

Anonymous said...

@4:49. 12:18 here. The thing is, how can one person be working for a) the other website b) MoCo Machine and c) a specific Council member all at the same time?

It seems impossible, unless that person is an excellent salesman and is triple-billing to all 3 clients at once. On top of that, those 3 parties seem to have different goals and interests in "bringing you down".

Anonymous said...

@ 6:20 PM - 5 parties. How could you possibly forget to include "greedy developers" and Dan Reed on that list?

Anonymous said...

Still surprised Steve Hull didn't double down on dumb and bring Reed aboard when he hired Aaron at Bethesda Magazine last year.

Guess I have give to credit to Hull on that decision! Good business non-move.

Robert Dyer said...

6:20: You obviously don't know much about political scandals, political machines and how they move money. You're trying to split all the individuals when they're all on the same team.

8:03: Where's your report on the blasting? Heating up in the microwave? You were asleep at the switch again.

Anonymous said...

Tarnation Bob's Greatest Hits:

"Believe me, I know the difference. What would you call it then, Mr. Dumass - a 'Countian candidate?' [Expletive] you, [expletive]. Get back to the real issue, [expletive] - what the [expletive] does a Wall Street banker care about a candidate for County Council? A 'Countian candidate.' God, what a moron you are."

10:31 PM Sunday (actually 1:31 AM Monday), "Addies to Reopen" thread

Anonymous said...

"People are taking me VERY seriously. That's why this lone troll is being well-paid to disrupt my website. He's acknowledged his affiliation with a competing website, specific Council members and the MoCo political cartel. He's also acknowledged running background checks on me and he has threatened me and family members who have nothing to do with my blog. He is therefore facing at least 2 years in prison under federal law, when his identity is exposed.

If you call someone like that "a reader", no rational person could take you "seriously". Real readers know what's going on here, and they are not on your side in this debate."

Seriously starting to question this dude's sanity...

Anonymous said...

"BA-ROOOOM!" Never heard that sound effect before. Is that the Dyer sound of distress on a porcelain throne? Most explosions are BOOOM! or BA-BOOM! Just ask Batman, Penguin.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:26 AM - Freudian slip. He was thinking of "bar room".

Anonymous said...

Said it before; saying it again
#1 Tool of law enforcement today is social media


7;26 - Guess you didn't read bridge to Terabithia:
"Ba-room, ba-room, ba-room, baripity, baripity, baripity, baripity --- Good."
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Robert Dyer said...

6:36: All facts, and your threats and harassment have been publicly visible on this website. It's your stupidity for posting them. The only nutjob is you.

Anonymous said...

"The only nutjob is you", says Dyer to a different person each time.