How does the blasting company protect my property?

Rawson Materials subcontracts all of their blasting work to licensed blasting professionals who are required by regulation to continually obtain training. Professional blasters are trained to plan, design, implement and monitor blasts. This training stresses safety in all aspects including protection of your property.  Additionally, the licensed blasting professional must acquire a permit from the State Fire Marshal.
Prior to blasting, our subcontractors perform pre-blast inspections/pre-blast surveys to review the site conditions. The subcontractor also monitors each blast using seismographs and a decibel meter to ensure that the blast is within the limits set forth by federal and state regulations.  Despite federal and state limits, Rawson Materials has also voluntarily adopted levels that are below the regulations with respect to the amount of powder utilized.

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1. Do you allow schools to tour the quarry?
2. Why do quarries and contractors have to blast?
3. How can I be notified when blasting is going to occur?
4. Why do I feel the blasting?
5. How does the blasting company protect my property?
6. What are safe vibration standards for blasting near homes?
7. Does continuous blasting cause damage to my home, even if the blasts are within the allowable limits?
8. Will the blasting vibrations damage my foundation?
9. Will the blasting vibrations damage my water well/cistern/septic tank?
10. How will the blasting affect my pets?
11. What regulations will you follow?
12. What will you do to control dust and other emissions?
13. How does Rawson mitigate dust and pollution created by quarrying or mining?