The Hooever quarry is more than 1500 feet from my home by my estimate, but it the blasting still affects it. All the neighbors can feel the effects. Some have claimed shaking walls and items falling off the walls. Many of us have suffered the effects of abnormal house settlement, wall cracks, etc. Not to mention the continuous traffic of heavy dump trucks rumbling back and forth all day on the county road behind us. So close to the homes that just one truck going off the road into a home, will not only topple it but can very well kill anyone inside.
If you ask me.... 1500 feet is insufficient. Builders should be prevented from constructing homes too near quarries. For those granted permission, the city and the county should require the builders to contribute to the erection of protective road barriers to protect the homes.