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People say construction is intensely shaking their homes

Posted at 5:59 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 20:59:10-04

Neighbors say Project Neon construction is sending intense vibrations into their homes and in some cases causing damage.

Sonny Maupin lives near Rancho and Oakey, right up against a section of I-15 that's being widened.

He says earth rollers that flatten ground before laying asphalt have caused his home to shake in the last few weeks.

"It's the same principle as an opera singer singing the note that hits the resonant frequency of a glass that breaks or shatters," Maupin said.

He says the construction led to a long crack in his kitchen tile, as well as a number of fractures in his backyard stucco and pool tile.

"Everything's rattling," Maupin said. "My office, the desk, the drawers, the file cabinets."

Jay Proskovec, a spokesperson with Kiewit Construction, said extensive vibration testing was done before starting work.

He says they didn't come close to the level of causing structural damage.

Proskovec says the company has received two claims for compensation due to the vibrations.

According to the Project Neon website, work on I-15 will continue through November 2018.