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6 months6 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Yes, and provided my reasons.

6 months6 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

It's certainly more course than I was expecting, and a departure from the finish of the original driveway. Although I wasn't sure I had much ground to complain if all…

6 months6 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Yes, ag pipe was laid lower than the original driveway. Attached photo shows the condition of that portion of the driveway prior to concrete job commencing. Concreter would have only…

Concrete, weep holes and window sills
6 months6 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Good idea. I doubt there is much room to adjust the height of the pipes and pit, but would be worth having that assessed. Will reach out to the original…

6 months6 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

A little update. The concreter has come to the party. Kind of.
I engaged a building inspector to provide a report. That report showed the paving to be defective with…

9 months9 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

He sure is digging his heals in. I sent the email as SaveH2On suggested, also citing the regulations and standards to which I believe the work is non-compliant (i.e.…

9 months9 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Thanks very much for your speedy response, SaveH2O.
The slope is sufficient to comply with NCC 3.1.2.3 (a) if we accept that we are in a low rainfall intensity area -…

9 months9 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

The concreter has been over for a talk. He was rather non-committal, and blamed the levels on the local circumstances (required fall, nearby drainage pipes). He did acknowledge that…

9 months9 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

How about where it is in contact with the window sill tiles? Could that also be a potential point of failure?

10 months10 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

The grate you see there is a pit that connects subsoil drainage (slotted PVC) to stormwater. It was installed some time prior and cut into the original driveway. It is…

10 months10 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Thanks SaveH2O. Having that excerpt from NCC is a big help.
I now have a slight step DOWN into the house when crossing the entry door threshold, so it's clearly…

10 months10 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

Yes, he did claim to be professional. When asked about his licence, he stated it was not required for domestic jobs of this size. His associate who worked the job…

10 months10 monthsCelicamCelicam posted:
Concrete, weep holes and window sills

**Posted in another forum by mistake. Now in here for more appropriate audience**
Hi all. We had our concrete driveway removed and replaced several months ago. I'm only now getting an…

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