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23 d23 dinsiderinsider posted:
door/ceiling

Need photos inside and out to make any sort of judgement.

30 d30 dinsiderinsider posted:
Fibreglass pool with concrete piers

Could be tricky if there is a shallow water table maybe screw piles would be a better option

1 month1 monthinsiderinsider posted:
Henley slab heave

Yes if possible. Usually the front of the garage will be protected by the drive if it slopes towards the street.If the ground slopes toward the garage then there…

1 month1 monthinsiderinsider posted:
Henley slab heave

Yes because it stop the soil at the edge of the path from getting wet and heaving and tipping the pavement back towards the house which defeats the whole purpose.The…

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1 month1 monthinsiderinsider posted:
Henley slab heave

Yes crucial, in fact if it is done incorrectly then it can cause or add to slab heave

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1 month1 monthinsiderinsider posted:
Henley slab heave

Lisa06
Something like this would be ideal.An important note is to get a licensed plumber to do the pipe work not the concretor.

1 month1 monthinsiderinsider posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

“Same can be done for waffle pod systems. Good practice to use nominal 50mm bedding.”
Thats my point the granular layer under the waffle allows moisture ingress undrer the slab…

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1 month1 monthinsiderinsider posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

Several problems with the waffle that you don't get with Raft slabs
*Granular bedding material (used to be scoria) which allows moisture to spread under the slab.
*The block has to be…

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2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Protecting your Slab

no unlikely with that soil profile but you need an engineer to calculate if there is an angle of repose issue.The concrete pavement should drain all the water it catches…

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
New Developer Land - What is the PVC pipe sticking out

Not always, the sewer easement is usually at the rear and has a round pit.
The stormwater easement usually has a square pit. If your storm water point of discharge…

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
New Developer Land - What is the PVC pipe sticking out

Do you mean one of these ? that is storm water

New Developer Land - What is the PVC pipe sticking out
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2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Building warranties

Armstrongs creek can have moderately reactive to extremely reactive clays with some of the worst in the country around that area.
Drainage really needs to be done properly for the long…

Building warranties
2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Building warranties

You can use builders plastic sloping away from your house and then place landscaping materials etc over the top including pavers.
It has to be done properly to be effect in…

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Dedicated forum spot for FOUNDATIONS - call for support!

I support this idea 100% Hope you gained from the HEDRA meeting

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2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Building with Nuvo Homes

The photo posted shows construction that does not comply with the Australian standards it's as simple as that.If you are in highly reactive soil then you have a significant chance…

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2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Building Inspector - how many & what stage

Have you noticed professional indemnity insurance premiums are sky rocketing lately ? The reason is insurance companies are recovering the pay outs for the fire clad disaster in the residential…

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Soil tests and re-establishment, feature and level surveys

So no second soil test after demo, no changes to the original engineering design regardless and no inspections !!!!
Maybe save all that money for the repairs and a lawyer.

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Soil tests and re-establishment, feature and level surveys

Battlers and punters are sick of their houses cracking and failing because their builder takes short cuts to save dollar.
When the engineer inspects the footings and finds unexpected fill what…

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3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Soil tests and re-establishment, feature and level surveys

Rickprop
If you have clay in your soil profile then most likely you will end up with a class "P" regardless when you remove the tree or leave it.
Sites can change…

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3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

From my experience the efflorescence is a results of excess water then drying which leaves the residue so the problem may not be there now.Was it a wet period during…

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Waffle Pod Slab with Piers

except that it is required by AS2870.
Piers are part of the footings

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Digging under house slab

You must be careful when you say this as it is not the case for sand.You will need to know the depth of the slab and the soil type.

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Waffle Pod Slab with Piers

It is uncommon to be poured as one.A good question to ask the builder is how did they do the plastic membrane ?

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3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization

Resin injection is one of the most cost effective underpinning methods so 60k if it is true means there must have been major major issues.
They can guarantee the product but…

4 months4 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization

It might look like concrete but I would suspect a bluestone type footing.I would get a geotech or soil testing company to do a footing probe and borehole close to…

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4 months4 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization

The large tree at the front could well be the issue as we are in a drought in the east and north.Trees are causing a lot of problems at the…

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4 months4 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization

What area are you in ?

4 months4 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Anything I'm missing??

You probably will need piers due to the trees being close to the building and also check the depth of the easements as the angle of repose may also need…

4 months4 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Chemical underpinning and soil stabilization

Currently a lot of trees causing damage due to drying the soil and causing settlement.Might be a good idea to find out what is causing the problem first before you…

4 months4 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Another defective house story

I have done testing on soil moisture changes during construction and it showed up to 70% increase in soil moisture if poor drainage exists and temporary downpipes aren't used.That changes…

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