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2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Site too wet to cut

Ok sounds very difficult, water is probably ponding against the retaining wall as you say.
Good luck

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Site too wet to cut

Then a cut off drain is probably not going to be as effective as a standard agi drain and even then may not work if there is no flow onto…

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Site too wet to cut

Depending on the natural slope of the land the drain should be on the high side to cut off the natural flow onto the block.
Maybe you should get the soil…

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Site too wet to cut

No it's basically an agi drain but with builders plastic on one side of the trench(the side you are trying to protect).
One thing about agi drains and cut off drains…

Site too wet to cut
2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Site too wet to cut

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A sand pad won't work and it will make the drainage worse. All you are doing is creating a pool underneath your house.Water flows across the top of the natural…

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
When house got internal wall cracks builder is pushback sayi

Do you have any photos during construction or does the building inspector have photos ?

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
When house got internal wall cracks builder is pushback sayi

The paving complies with AS2870 so they question can be asked of the builder did they provide adequate drainage by grading the soil way from the building as required in…

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Can you prove the slab had already heaved before you bought it ?
Have you got a case against him ?

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Slab engineering for double brick home

I know some engineers who might consider this type of footings (below) and others who would agree with the engineer who
designed your footing so might be worth a second opinion…

Slab engineering for double brick home
3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Slab engineering for double brick home

And why was it a "P" site ?

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Slab engineering for double brick home

Hi ReneeN
What did the soil test report say ?

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
How to check for Bored piers

Piers should have been inspected prior to the slab construction.

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Lifting Pathway

Is it lifting or dropping and pulling away laterally ?

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Lifting Pathway

Maybe try talking to a resin injection company like Mainmark. They maybe able to lift it back to some degree and it might be cheaper than redoing the whole path…

4 months4 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Trees on the boundary of the land

I would prefer to install engineer designed piers than a root barrier. Root barriers are often not deep or wide enough to be effective
long term. If your neighbour does cut…

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4 months4 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Retaining wall agi slopes wrong way

Can you post some photos and the design?

4 months4 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
House slab on H2 in 4 days

Probably a question for an experienced structural engineer specialising in this area. I would imagine there is research information available as well. Swinburne's advanced materials laboratory is probably a place…

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4 months4 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
House slab on H2 in 4 days

Hi alex79
In general I like what your saying especially the first part about grading the site away from the footings.
This alone would significantly reduce the slab heave risk in…

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