Blasting in Stittsville Subdivision Developments

2018 Feb Blasting areas

Developers are blasting in two areas of Stittsville for the following subdivision developments:

CRT Fernbank Lands – 5786 Fernbank Road

Blasting is anticipated to be complete by the end of March at this property located west of Robert Grant Avenue, north of Fernbank and south of Abbott Street For more background information, please review previous community updates.

Additional investigations have been conducted due to resident concerns and the contractor has installed an additional two seismographs on residential properties in the area to monitor all blast-induced vibrations. An up-to-date review of the blast induced vibration monitoring data indicate vibration levels of less than 4 mm/s (well below the threshold for possibility of cosmetic cracking in drywall, plaster, etc..). Please be advised that the threshold/allowable limit for possibility of cosmetic cracking in drywall, plaster etc. is 50 mm/s as per City of Ottawa Special Provision S.P. No.: F-1201, and that of OPSS-120.

If residents have concerns with the blasting operations please feel free to contact my office and DST Consulting Engineers Inc. at 613-748-1415 or If residents are concerned with damage to their properties due to the blasting, they can contact the above individual or submit a claim through the City. For more information on the City’s claim process, please visit here.

Poole Creek Village

Tartan Homes has advised that their contractor will commence blasting activity in the Poole Creek Phase 3 subdivision. The blasting is required for the final servicing phase in the subdivision and is expected to take 6 weeks. Over 70 pre-blast surveys were completed and notice has been provided to all the adjacent homeowners.

The Poole Creek Village development at 5831 Hazeldean Road received draft approval in 2012 (see plan of subdivision for full plan). The lands are located north of Poole Creek/Hazeldean Road and south of Maple Grove Road. It is located in between the Fairwinds and the Fairwinds West subdivision.

If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact my office and you may contact Wayne Kennedy, Franks Drilling and Blasting at 613-561-6443.