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  1. When going to your link "No file exists". Yes, I told you that Los Arroyos Sur is built on fill, much of it is dirt and not crappy construction debris which some crappy builders use. Building on fill is not a problem. I watched every single house being built here on a daily basis, I can tell you what went into each house, what the ground was like that they were built on and what they were backfilled with. Let me tell you what else at Lakeside is built on fill: Los Arroyos, Arroyo Encantado, Arroyo Alto, Los Sabinos, Los Olivos, Riviera Alta, Chula Vista Norte and many others. I am not at all concerned about an Earthquake here. You cannot compare the quality of construction here to the crap that was built in Haiti, which by the way is a THIRD world country. Remember Mexico is a SECOND world country. curmudgeon - Response was excellent during the 2007 mudslide in Raquet Club, but it took nearly a week to get the Carretera open and much more time to open the main roads and the Arroyos'. It took months to rebuild the main roadway and the Arroyos running through the Raquet Club. People were without electric, telephone and water for at least three days, but CFE responded the next day. I am happy to see that Raquet Club's Board of Directors had the foresight to build the new main road and the new Arroyos better than before.
  2. What's all this fuss about earthquakes? We don't live in an Earthquake Zone at Lakeside. Just because there are a few fault lines and we get tremors from Colima and Mexico City doesn't mean much. You're all looking at those sh*tty buildings and homes in Haiti that have NO STEEL or very little steel in them. Your house won't come crashing down here. At worst case you might get a few hairline cracks. These houses are built of brick or block with concrete between them, Dahlas (Armex) at the base of the wall, Castillos (Armex) at doorways and every couple meters tied into the foundation Dahlas and filled with cement, gravel and sand. The top of the roof should be capped with another Dahla (Armex), then wired to the vertical Castillos and filled once again with cement gravel and sand. Shira mentioned the 2003 earthquake in Colima. We felt tremors here in Ajijic as our ceiling fans and chandelier were swaying back and forth about three feet. We didn't know what to do or think, since we're from the East coast, so we called our neighbor from California. She said "don't worry about it, it's nothing". We checked the walls next day, not even a hairline crack.
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