Wednesday 27 September 2023

Pile Driving


Construction has begun on a new industrial building back behind our place.  We were notified last week that work was about to begin, and we have been left in no doubt that it has!

The Pile Driver has been working away, hammering in the long steel girders needed for the building to be able to rest on stable ground.  It has been quite fascinating watching it at work (what we can see of it), and the power/force of the machine involved is quite incredible.

Our house gets the shivers and shakes each time a pile is thrust into the ground, a result of our soil being so sandy (we are next to the river).  But it is taking me a while to get used to the noise – it reminds me of the low jaw-shuddering grinding whine that the old dentist’s drills use to have (thank goodness technology has replaced them!).

We are having typical spring weather at the moment.  Sunny one day and rainy the next, but the temperatures are definitely getting warmer and we seldom light the fire in the evening anymore.

May your day be filled with serenity and cheerfulness 😊




  1. I fear our house would crumble and fall! That must surely interrupt the peace you enjoy...hopefully it will be completed quickly. You're getting spring, we're getting fall...not cool enough for a fire yet, but it won't be long. Enjoy your beautiful spring.

  2. That wet weather you describe is what we’ve had this year. At least we didn’t get the fires they had in western Canada.

  3. I am fascinated by large equipment working, and the precision which can be achieved .... I remember as a child watching a pile driver and loving it!
    We too are experiencing a "swinging spring" as you are...

  4. Dentist?!!!! Ah, how horrible to me reminded of that all day long over days...
    Glad you still can smile! :-)

  5. Hope they are not there too long, it is a great excuse to get out and have some fun.

  6. An industrial building behind your house doesn’t seem at all pleasant.

  7. I can only imagine how that pile driver shakes the nearby houses. Enjoy your spring weather, we had our first frost here the other day.

  8. I hope they work fast and finish the job. You don't want to suffer that disturbance for long!

  9. Doesn't sound like the noise would be conducive to peace and calm. I can't help but wonder if we'll have the same noise when construction begins behind our lot ( a 3 or 4 story medical offices building). GM

  10. I hope it does not take long for them to finish...


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