Homeowners living behind TT Electronics say they are fed up with loud, whistling noises coming from the building.
The global company provides engineered-electronics for various industries including automobile.
Homeowner Robert Chapa describes the noise, as living in a refinery. He has lived in his home for 15 years, but says the noise is getting worse.
“There’s a bigger machine that turns on every couple hours… it literally vibrates my kitchen, my sink,” says Chapa.
Chapa says large trucks create disturbance in the early hours of the morning.
“The BFI truck comes and slams the dumpster, at 4 o’clock in the morning, it literally wakes up the whole neighborhood,” says Chapa.
One neighbor boarded up his backyard windows. Chapa, says he’s invested nearly $15,000 in upgrades.
“I put in new windows, I’ve tried insulating, I put cement outside my house,” says Chapa.
Chapa says his efforts only minimized the noise.
“The kids have been sleeping in my room cause their bedrooms are these two back ones,” says Chapa.
Attempts to speak with the company have been ignored.
Corpus Christi does have an ordinance against loud noises. A spokesperson says the noise is measured in decibles, and various factors, including time of day and location, determine if a company is in violation.
Code enforcement is currently investigating if TT Electronics is in violation of this ordinance.