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27 d27 dEngineerEngineer posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Looks good - not sure how you get exactly the same reading on every pile at 4.0m as there will always be a bit of variation - but on the…

1 month1 monthEngineerEngineer posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

You should be able to put a tape measure down the piles and confirm they all go to the correct depth - what depth is natural ground?

1 month1 monthEngineerEngineer posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

OK, that looks good - ask if you can have the pile installation logs to make sure the piling contractor went down 2.3m - actually if you can spend the…

1 month1 monthEngineerEngineer posted:
Fairhaven homes

Great stuff - one of the best slabs going around - did it cost much more than a waffle slab?

1 month1 monthEngineerEngineer posted:
Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

Title could be Foundations and sub-description "Geotechnical reports assist in determining the foundation system (concrete piers, steel piles, concrete slab, raised floor etc) and what can affect the performance of…

1 month1 monthEngineerEngineer posted:
Our first home build Sorrento 39 with Carlisle homes

Hi Ramee
Did the builder ever consider screw piles to a depth beyond the influence of the trees?
Cheers
Mark

1 month1 monthEngineerEngineer posted:
Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

I would like to understand if the forum supports a dedicated area to discuss foundations. I spent yesterday at a
conference
Having good information about slabs and foundations would save a…

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1 month1 monthEngineerEngineer posted:
Fairhaven homes

Hi Tibby2018 - has the slab been constructed yet - did you go for the Polyvoid slab system?

4 months4 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help

Have you paid a fixed price for the slab? Keep an eye on the reinforcing, make sure it is per the drawings and has cover from the sides and bottom…

4 months4 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

When I first started out in Perth and we got clay the consutling engineer I worked for would recommend removing 600mm and replace it with sand. We would specify that…

4 months4 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Polyvoid have about 2000 slabs and issues can be counted on one hand. In the early days (6-7) years ago the plumbing and top of pile connections were not as…

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???
4 months4 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

You certainly cannot build waffle on E in the deemed to comply Part 3 of AS2870 but I agree to a certain extent you can design any slab for any…

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???
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4 months4 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Great points - the theory is that a waffle is structurally stiff and can span over some differential movement in the slab - in practice however I agree, where there…

Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???
4 months4 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
H Slab - Screw Piles

Thanks - day one and I got a call and assisted where I could. My interest is really in assisting folk with getting the foundations right. Everyone spends lots of…

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4 months4 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

There is a very good guide from the CSIRO - Foundation Maintenance and Footing Performance: A Homeowner's Guide. Drainage, tree effect and anything that will cause differential movement around and…

4 months4 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

AS2870 - the Residential slabs and footings code has several "deem to comply" slabs. Deemed to comply means that engineers can follow the code and get it right, hopefully 100%…

4 months4 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
Demolition questions

There should be no reason for the original structural engineer not to take your calls. In fact they are key to this as they "own" the design of the slab…

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4 months4 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
H Slab - Screw Piles

Sort off stumbled across this forum so will attempt to assist.
The depth of pile should be according to AS2870 table 2.5. This table relates suction change (Hs) with climatic zone.…

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