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2 months2 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Cracks in slab!

The photos around the edge would be more to see if the proper drainage was done around the outside of the slab if not then there could be slab…

2 months2 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Cracks in slab!

Get some floor levels done to see whats going on with the slab and take photos around the slab edge to use as evidence if there has been a…

2 months2 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
flooding at side of house after rain

Get a camera plumber inspection of your stormwater drain.
Could it be flowing from the front on the other side of the metal fence or your neighbours property ?

4 months4 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Building on extremely reactive soil

With that sort of soil type if you ask for a design to include piers then I would also include void formers. That way you should reduce the chances of…

5 months5 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Builder want us to scrap the land to soil

Sounds like rubbish to me. Ask for the contamination report which I doubt they have. If it's part of a normal subdivision it would have had a contamination report…

5 months5 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Drainage issues and water pooling

Need more photos from around the house including your gutters.
We have had 3 of the wettest years in a row for some time so that wouldn't be helping

5 months5 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Advice please

It might be a broken pipe but these things might be the cause or adding to the issue

Advice please
5 months5 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Carlisle KDR site cost after second soil test

With a "S" classification you should either have a significant sand profile or shallow rock. If the sand isn't dense enough then you will need deep piers or screw piles…

6 months6 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Slab edge Dampness

Is most of the 60k for removing the old concrete paving and put a new concrete pavement that slopes away ?

6 months6 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Slab edge Dampness

Looking at the photos outside is that deck covered or exposed to rain. This is a common source of excess moisture
around buildings and we have had 3 very wet years…

6 months6 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Drainage solutions

I would find out how deep your clay base is and depending on the depth
install a cut off drain which is more than a normal agi drain.
Where the neighbouring…

6 months6 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
New house land/slab drainage?

Cranbourne has highly reactive soils as well and a history of cracked houses so I would be careful depending where you are in Cranbourne.

10 months10 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Building Gen Fyansford - soil test issues

Must be very frustrating There are some very average soil testing companies and engineers in the industry at the moment
so it may just be just incompetence. The soil testing company…

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10 months10 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
which builder to choose

Speaking to past clients I don't think will reflect the companies current financial situation. At the moment it's about cash flow and that has dried up for 3 reasons.

10 months10 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Building Gen Fyansford - soil test issues

Near the casey blvd area there is recent subdivision fill which is probably controlled with a compaction report but underneath that there will be older uncontrolled fill that was there…

Building Gen Fyansford - soil test issues
10 months10 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Building Gen Fyansford - soil test issues

Is this the area close to the top of the hill or down near the flat area next to the river ?

10 months10 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Building Gen Fyansford - soil test issues

Probably is fill compaction not compression.
The foundation design engineer may be asking the soil testing company to do extra testing on the fill to
see if it has enough…

10 months10 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
which builder to choose

Just wait and let some more go under and maybe even wait until after the budget.

11 months11 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Hebel wall hairline cracks on new house built 2020..why?

Have you had floor levels done ? that would be a good starting point

11 months11 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Slab heave vcat expert report needed

Click on the PM

11 months11 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Slab heave vcat expert report needed

Yes I can recommend some in Victoria send me a message.

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12 months12 monthsgroundzerogroundzero posted:
Hebel wall hairline cracks on new house built 2020..why?

Your articulation joints have been rendered over so they will not work.
Any movement will not be absorbed by your articulation joints and will be reflected in your brickwork.

1 year1 yeargroundzerogroundzero posted:
House build over old underground pool

Then it is difficult to install piers and you can't use conventional bored piers or screw piles. You may be able to use rock drilled piles to get through the…

1 year1 yeargroundzerogroundzero posted:
House build over old underground pool

Was the pool concrete ? and did they leave the concrete base in ?

1 year1 yeargroundzerogroundzero posted:
E type soil - to build or keep looking?

A engineer designed slab on screw piles with void formers could be another option.

1 year1 yeargroundzerogroundzero posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Lisa06
You could do the spoon drain as a first step then if that is not diverting enough water then consider a cut off drain.
I think you should get an…

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1 year1 yeargroundzerogroundzero posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Why don't you do it in stages and if the drain along the neighbouring boundary isn't working then install the one near the house.

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1 year1 yeargroundzerogroundzero posted:
Slab cracks

No its actually one of the worst thing for the footings as it allows water into the ground but prevents it from evaporating so over time the soil at the…

1 year1 yeargroundzerogroundzero posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

This the best one I have ever seen !!!
It's difficult to tell from the photo but the concrete slopes towards the drains away from the house.
It has the edge…

Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18
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1 year1 yeargroundzerogroundzero posted:
Slab cracks

I'm assuming they mean the stormwater and sewer systems but must control surface drainage from the start of construction.

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