A long time excavator and mining supervisor, supplied these facts:
109 Platinum Drive had been partially placed on a dog leg,
(ending edge of a coal seam). In
doing so, "They" destabilized the area.
Mr. Ray Henderson,
A former Head of Engineering for Consul Energy, whose oversight was
Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland, had direct oversight and
very intimate knowledge of this particular
reflected Mr. Marsh's statement. He referred to the "buffered" stone
bench area in his
June 2007 Engineering Report;
"This part of their
development is on a northeasterly facing finger of an original bench
and that bench was filled over to a depth a 5 to 14 feet".
Mr. Frank Lacaria,
(Generational occupant since 1929) made the same statement reflecting
Mr. Marsh's and Mr. Henderson's statement.
All three individuals informed
me of the same facts during three different time periods without any
Highly Viewed 2005
The sinking of the lot area is recorded in this perimeter video made of May 2007.
reference is made near the end of said video).
This is the same
area that two contractors, within the 2004 / 2005 timeframe, had
voiced their recommendation that no large trucks, especially
garbage trucks, be allowed to cross this area until it was
Sinking Feeling - May /
June 2007 Timeframe
Summer rains are not like the heavier
longer saturation rains that occur in the fall and spring. Nevertheless, the drainage from the rear of Building
Platinum Drive traveled to the Northerly end of Building (C) 113 Platinum
Drive. The drainage would then "pool" at a large area at the rear of Building
(C) 113 Platinum Drive. Drainage
would then travel down through the crumbling blacktop
area and into the loose fill developer base.
This diagram illustrates the pooling effect
behind building 113 Platinum Drive.The damaged 6 inch drainage line was
directly under this area, which explained the sinking
of the lot area. During weekly observation, the
sinking / collapse appeared to be accelerating.