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

Sorry to hear that you are going through this, your story sounds very similar to mine. My builder mucked me around for years with bandaiding and delay tactics.
So you…

24 d24 dHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

Thanks Tim
Insurance have offered a cash settlement for rectification with no costings etc and no out of pocket expenses. There are so many risks with rectification and I would be…

24 d24 dHartsHarts posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

Neighbouring trees were also blamed for my slab movement, structural damage etc. Four engineer reports later, still blaming trees.
After reading the Softley vs Metricon VCAT notes I decided to…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

Yes, I've heard this area is bad. This site originally had a small cut and fill. Two geotechnical reports like you have said this area is Waurn Ponds formation but…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

200mm differential slab level!! I thought mine was bad at 154mm. Did they KDR or it is still the original house? I'm sure my house will keep moving and…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

Thank you insider. I definitely agree re demolish and rebuild and thank you for you advice with what is needed under the slab. I'm arming myself with information when I…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

The games continue......and now my own home insurance is involved.
I have had significant differential building movement and damage that has developed over a prolonged period of time, and in September…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Very interesting Liliana. Maybe I should stick with 'misleading and deceptive'? Or I can find some other synonym for the word 'fra.d'. Perhaps 'bamboozlement' or 'hocus-pocus' is fitting in their…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

Unfortunately it was the latter, they came up with whatever suited their client to try and get them out of the situation. The concern for me (and every other consumer),…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
The National Construction Code not fit for purpose

So as a consumer who has a house with structural issues and non-compliance, I hire a Structural Engineer (SE) who assesses and provides a report.
That report then goes to the…

1 month1 monthHartsHarts posted:
VCAT mediation vs VBA mediation

So where is consumer protection? Where does one go to seek justice? The consumer is compromised so badly as you are pushed from pillar to post and on a merry-go-round…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Builders Warranty

Sorry to hear that you have this extensive damage. From my experience with building damage caused by many defects, the builder's insurer denied liability even though they are liable.…

2 months2 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Builders Collective petitioning for a Royal Commission

It's a very interesting space to see what is going to happen. It's about mitigation, reduce the risk with tighter regulations and the regulators actually regulating, then hopefully for…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

Yes, I am in Victoria. It's been a nightmare trying to get those responsible for my home to come to the party. Three Engineers for each of the parties have…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

Good morning building-expert,
Thank you for your answer and then further questioning. I purchased the house already built from realestate. The owner of the house was also the builder. Builds…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

Unfortunately that is not all :(
There are many inconsistencies. They seem to try and worm their way out of everything. Unfortunately for them I have gathered…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

Thank you for your information. The engineer changed the drainage design two weeks before the occupancy certificate. The BS did not stamp or date this so I'm thinking he was…

Building Occupancy & LPOD
4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Building Occupancy & LPOD

Would like advice on Building Occupancy and Legal Point of Discharge for stormwater drainage.
As part of the Building Permit and Building Occupancy certificate, does the Building Surveyor (BS) have to…

4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

My goodness,130mm,154mm,
It's like the next shonk builder is trying to raise you,it would be good to know what percentage of waffle slabs get slab problems compared to
Raft slabs,stumps, etc,from what…

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4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

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Hi Alina
Sounds like you have had success with fixing slab heave. How out of level was your slab and what damage was it causing to your home.
My home…

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4 months4 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

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Warranties are not worth the paper they are written on. I have been on the blame game merry-go-round for 7 years. Everyone blaming everyone else including blaming the…

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5 months5 monthsHartsHarts posted:
Trees on Common Area causing slab heave

The blame game. Always the home owners fault. 2 Engineers blamed trees for my 154mm out of level slab. I investigated further getting a full plumbing inspection. Sanitary pipe apart…

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5 months5 monthsHartsHarts posted:
H Slab - Screw Piles

Welcome to the forum Mark and it is proper that you have upfront declared interest in the companies where you work. That is a decent approach and I for one…

5 months5 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

Unfortunately I am out of my warranty period, but I’ve been on the merry-go-round with the builder, engineers, government agencies and lawyers.
I would like to go further and hire…

5 months5 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

Thanks Lisa,
I’m hoping they also find a cause for you. If they do you will have Plumbers Insurance on your side and David who can step you through it. Keep…

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5 months5 monthsHartsHarts posted:
The Bl*me Game

*The post wouldn't allow me to write the word blame in the title.
Since 2012 I have had increasing structural problems, the only thing that is maintaining my sanity (or…

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