Homes close to Railways

Originally Posted By: slanicek
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Anyone ever come across problems when a home that you are inspecting/inspected is/was really (say, less than a hundred feet?) close to a railway? I was out running some errands this morning around a residetial area when I got stuck at a railway crossing and boy was the ground shaking! It made me wonder about foundation prblems at the nearby homes.


I'm also in the vicinity of an active quary where blasting occurs every so often. There have been several entire subdivisions that have sued the place over the years because of their foundation problems.

Just wondering if there's any CYA type of notes that should be put in a report.


Originally Posted By: jrooff
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I have a rental that is in town and 45-50 feet from the tracks, built in 1945.


Other than a few cracks in walls and ceiling, nothing else wrong. The foundation has typical cracks but nothing major and dry. Had the house for about 15 years, the thing is the trains can only go about 15-20 MPH in that part of town.