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8 d8 dGeo1Geo1 posted:
Does bored piers stops slab heave?

I think what all of us above agree on is "abnormal moisture conditions".
As building-expert points out above, its generally a problem with "Abnormal" not "normal" moisture conditions. Problem is,…

22 d22 dGeo1Geo1 posted:
Hi Everyone from a Geotech

Hi Faye,
We do not do effluent disposal assessments so cannot comment on that part of it. However in terms of an AS2870-2011 Site Classification, my standard clients are on…

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27 d27 dGeo1Geo1 posted:
$ 19800.00 for H2 SLAB UPGRADE ?

Absolutely love this example.
Many thanks for sharing this. Pure expertise coming up with a simple, easy to follow example. Well done.
StructuralBIMGuy, I suggest you get involved with some…

29 d29 dGeo1Geo1 posted:
$ 19800.00 for H2 SLAB UPGRADE ?

Hi,
I cannot comment on the cost or structural elements as I am neither a builder or structural engineer. StructuralBIMGuy, maybe better suited to give you some advise about that,…

1 month1 monthGeo1Geo1 posted:
Slab Heave Cause?

Hi FirstHomeBuilder25,
Can you indicate why the site was originally classified as Class "P"? This maybe something that others have overlooked?
You have a relatively very stiff slab, so I am…

2 months2 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Builder asked to upgrade class P to E class slab

Diggi,
I always get upset when people need to learn lessons when it costs money. If it didn't cost money would we learn?
Unfortunately its the human way.
We spend $400-$600 for…

2 months2 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Builder asked to upgrade class P to E class slab

Hi Diggi,
Firstly, I have quickly reviewed your classification of which you have kindly scanned and provided. I do know the company you have engaged as I know there lay…

3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
M-class Slab on P class soil

Hi Kirashogun,
I do have a research paper at the office, which is only a few years old. In essence, its asked some local soil testers/professors and "locally experienced" engineers to…

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3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi Sandymeo,
Thanks for the reply, and sorry I just noticed this. Still getting used to the site.
Lets look at the basics first
1. Clays shrink/settle when dry
2. Clays expand/swell…

3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Hi Maruomario
Based on what you have described, I am out of words to describe how VCAT would not take this case up.
More then happy to put you in touch…

3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Many a time have we confused photos with job numbers..... It happens.
Thankfully, 99% of the time we get it right.
But still does not hurt to check.
Most soil testers…

3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Hi building-expert,
Thanks for the comment and I already hold you in high regard based on your comment about "drainage".
A lot of builders do not still understand (even though its…

3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

I am not familiar with the VCAT system unfortunately, as all my work comes from the east coast of AUS. But I am familiar with the QBCC system and I…

3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Hi Everyone from a Geotech

insider,
Thanks for the reply.
I actually spent the day yesterday (early flight/late home to the kids interstate trip), talking to one of my main builders (major builder 2500+ homes…

3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Hi Mauromario,
Thanks for the photo.
Now i do understand your concerns, and I will concur I often get asked this same question from home owners who have engaged builders…

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3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Hi Everyone from a Geotech

Thanks SaveH20, really just here to gain some traction to make the consumer aware of the requirements of the code and increase education. My frustration at the moment with…

3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Building with Metricon

Doulton777 I assume you are in NSW. In QLD you may have had a few extra piers out the front to deal with the tree. Unless you had a large…

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3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Hi Everyone from a Geotech

Hi Everyone,
New member, purely here to share my experience and knowledge
Happy to answer any questions regarding borehole reports/site classifications/geotechnical reports.
There is a lot of mis-information going around about Site Class's…

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3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Building with Metricon

Hi Sandymeo,
You will need to specify why your site has been classified as Class P, before we can assist. Class P, means problem site and this covers multiple aspects…

3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Building with Metricon

No such thing as P1.... Must be an internal Metricon classification and not something mentioned within any Australian Standard and especially AS2870.
The normal classifications are Class, A, S, M,…

3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Hi Gaudi, and thanks for the question. And a very good question at that.
AS2870 was formulated to give "standard" designs for basically mass production and whilst it servers well…

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3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Slab down inspection defect

Firstly, get a copy of the engineers inspection sheet and ensure they are qualified and hold the relevant insurances.
Secondly, in 10+ years of inspection slabs (waffle pods), I have…

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3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
$ 19800.00 for H2 SLAB UPGRADE ?

If your slab has been called Class P it means there is something that governs the site to be classified as a "Problem" Site.
You need to ascertain why its…

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3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Builder asked to upgrade class P to E class slab

I always "enjoy" when a builder states they need to "upgrade" from a Class "X" to a Class "Z", as they should actually be saying we need to downgrade your…

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3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Unfortunately for many years (at least since AS2870 came into existence), consultants in VIC have relied upon the supplied information in AS2870 Appendix D which allows for a site based…

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3 months3 monthsGeo1Geo1 posted:
Does H2 site classification require slab piers?

The need for piers has no reference to your slab classification i.e. Class, A, M, H1, H2 or E.
If your site was classified as Class P, then "in certain…

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