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3 d3 ddonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Noname,
Are you able to share a sample design about what you had in mind with the placement of the spoon drains?
Thanks

4 d4 ddonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Matthew,
The builder gave us the same story and pointed at a lot of things with no real relevance. Get them to start measuring the movement. You will need to…

6 months6 monthsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Yes, we did get our own independent geotechnical report. The report called out that moisture as the cause of the heave.
More details are in few posts above this

6 months6 monthsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

I was cross-referencing some of the original structural engineering documents with the recent reports from the builder's inspector.
The original reports have a section for "Tree Influence" and it's marked…

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6 months6 monthsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

When I asked them about the slab moving up, they said the waffle pod slab just sits on the piers, nothing to hold them down
We are still waiting on the…

6 months6 monthsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Latest update on this issue. Due to the COVID and the multiple lockdowns, things progressed slowly. Also, due to the investigation moving to slow with the builder and advice from…

2 years2 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

I wanted to update this thread with latest information about this problem
The builder along with their structural engineer came out 4 weeks ago to collect some new readings since some…

2 years2 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Yes, the initial report from the structurcal engineers mentioned exactly what you said. "Heave to the rear of the garage and alfresco area"
The stormwater should have never been so close…

Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks
2 years2 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Thanks Harts.
worldofmud It founded in clay. I'm not sure what the depth is, i'll need to look that up

2 years2 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Also I should mention that we have a 5 meter easement at the back of the house with a pit.
According to the plans, 1 is the sewer pipe and the…

2 years2 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

We did take a few during constuction but I need to check if we have any of the pipes this side of the house
Anything in particular you want me to…

2 years2 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Yes the existing cracks are still opening. The one on the ceiling is moving forward.
The cracks over the internal garage door has been fixed by the builder once already…

2 years2 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Yes, this is in Cranbourne North, not too far from Berwick. There is 1 tree on the nature strip and 1 on the front lawn. Both are quite small trees.…

2 years2 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

Hi StructuralBIMGuy ,
Thank you for chiming in, much appreciated.
The alarm bells did go off, but we've been patiently ( in hindsight,…

2 years2 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

First, I'm sorry about the long post.
We are in desperate need of advice regarding slab movement/slab heaving causing massive cracks to the walls and ceiling of our 3-year old home.
Over…

4 years4 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Home Assurance with Henley

Does anyone have any experience dealing with Henley's home assurance department? What's your experience been with them?
3 months into moving into our new home we've raised a few issues with…

5 years5 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Anyone bought lot in Tulliallan Estate?

We are looking at a lot on stage 13 at Tulliallan
Any feedback on the land valuation with the bank??

5 years5 yearsdonovanjddonovanjd posted:
Bloom estate in Clyde North

Hello,
Has anyone bought land in Bloom estate, Clyde North?? Looking through the forums there's been a lot of reviews on estates in Clyde North and surrounding areas so just…

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