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Spotted: Earthquake Damage in N. Arlington

by ARLnow.com August 26, 2011 at 2:21 pm 5,358 17 Comments

We spotted some apparent earthquake damage in the Country Club Manor section of N. Arlington that may be at risk of getting worse if winds from Hurricane Irene are high enough.

The chimney of a stately brick house suffered significant structural damage near the top of the home’s roof after Tuesday’s quake. No word on whether it will be repaired or secured by Saturday evening, when the effects of the hurricane are expected to be felt in the metro D.C. area.

  • Lou

    He probably has hurricane insurance and is hoping the hurricane blows it down. Now his cover is blown.

  • CW

    Earthquake? Looks like he received cannon fire.

  • G::TheNativeArlingtonian

    Unfortunately the guys doing renovation on my place just discovered a similar situation on my chimney. Luckily it isn’t structural, but instead loose bricks near the top that we got down before they became projectiles in the coming storm.

  • Arlingtonian

    Three houses on my street had similar chimney damage. A structural engineer come to evaluate the situation. They have secured the chimneys for the hurricane and further work will be done in upcoming weeks.

    Check your chimneys! The engineer told us a lot of people in Arlington have damage from the earthquake and they don’t realize it.

  • Rick

    If I have my local real estate correct, I know where that house is. I hope they already sold the house or else they’ll have a ton of fun patching that up before someone else can see it

  • R0bespierre

    Must make a builder proud to know that he did work on one of the only residences damaged by the quake in the entire region.

  • Hmm

    Is there near Donaldson Run? If so, it may not be in Arlington.

    • Rick

      100 percent chance thats arlington

      • Hmm

        I thought based on prior comments that Arlington retro-ceded Donaldson Run to Fairfax County, or whoever would have those rabble-rousers.

        • Richard Cranium

          Little known fact: Donaldson Run was actually annexed by Lichtenstein in the War of 1812. True story.

          • Donaldson

            Ich bin ein Lichtensteiner!

  • FT

    Good work, Penfold!

  • Sickey Mimpson

    Looks like one of ours! suprised it stayed up at all!

  • Tyrone Max

    I wonder how much that POS house would fetch on this salad tossing market…$900K?

    • Henry

      Um . . . yeah. Something like that.

  • Suburban Not Urban

    I take exception with the “stately” construction – Solid brick homes built in the 1940’s and 1950’s are “stately” – this is obviously that new construction and materials that won’t hold up for much over 30 years.

  • Rick

    I can confirm this damage was not repaired before the rain started

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