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2 d2 dinsiderinsider posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Does the concrete slope away from the house ?

2 d2 dinsiderinsider posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Another few Questions for you Mauromario. Do you have concrete paving around your house ? Did you engage a contractor to do it.
Can you post photos of the perimeter of…

3 d3 dinsiderinsider posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

From what you have said it is quite possibly your site has been mis classified. You can engage a geotechnical company to test on your site and confirm it.

4 d4 dinsiderinsider posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Portarlington isn't generally known for slab heave but closer to Leopold and Grovedale areas are notorious for some of the worst clays in Victoria.
I would consider getting some soil reactivity…

4 d4 dinsiderinsider posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Yes I do the same but I make sure the GPS on the camera is switched on so the photos are automatically mapped back in the office

4 d4 dinsiderinsider posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

SaveH2o
II decide to remove a lot of photos because some progress has been made in influencing some big builders to change their ways.
I thought that the photos may risk the…

Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.
4 d4 dinsiderinsider posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Mauromario
Depending on how much and your slab has heaved and the cause of the slab heave.If you have a highly reactive basalt clay then a submersible pump and drain probably…

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4 d4 dinsiderinsider posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

You can engage a geotechnical engineer to write a report.
Just a quick question Mauromario, what, area are you in ?

5 d5 dinsiderinsider posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Most soil test reports will include a photo of the block taken by the technician doing the test.
Compare your photo to the one taken by the soil testing company they…

6 d6 dinsiderinsider posted:
Hi Everyone from a Geotech

Good to have you aboard Geo 1
I think there needs to be just as much information and education for the builders and thier duties to comply with the standards as…

6 d6 dinsiderinsider posted:
Slab heave is alive and well, watch out.

Can you post the photo of your block after the soil test?

23 d23 dinsiderinsider posted:
H2 Slab without Piers

You don't have to have piers just because you have a class "P" site.You may have a rigid slab designed by a engineer and is
ok to sit in the…

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Engineering Report and Contour Survey

If it is a volume builder they will use their preferred soil/engineer and you will have to pay again

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Builder's soil report contradicts Level 1 compaction report

If you can post the page with the logs I will have a look at it.
You have too much faith in the estate guys.

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Do you have the soil report if so what does it say?.Did you mean 2 is a fixed price and 3 is provisional as 3 is cheaper?

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Builder's soil report contradicts Level 1 compaction report

What does your soil report log sheet says more than 150mm of fill?

2 months2 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Garden Soil Crack

Did you say 1cm wide ? or did you mean to say wider than that.
You normal would expect larger cracks than that just from normal seasonal variations let alone the…

Garden Soil Crack
3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Missing pegs

This is what you should be looking for.It may be buried or offset back from the path.Try looking directly behind your circular power pit on the path.There is usually a…

Missing pegs
3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Porter Davis homes

Is there a heavy load to be built in that particular area.Have a look at your design that might give you an idea
why they have done that.Is there a brick…

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3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Porter Davis homes

Probably needed piers thats maybe why it was so high it can be common on KDR

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
New Build in Melton West with JG King

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Mainly H2 but some areas are class P due to fill over the top of highly reactive natural clays.
Melton west is one of the hotspots for slab heave so…

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Building Surveyors do not look at quality or for defects.

I don't think it is reasonable for Building surveyors and building inspectors to be responsible for over seeing the geotechnical reports unless it is something blatantly obvious.

3 months3 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool

Lachlanmann11
Hire a geotechnical engineer to do a full investigation on the sub soil conditions.

6 months6 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
P class soil-high moisture content

The two main types of slab used are waffle and raft.I have seen both fail in highly reactive soils but the waffle may not be able to cope as well…

6 months6 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Building on top of filled in pool

OK thanks for the info.
So it looks like you will be getting bored piers with an engineer designed slab on top of the piers. If they determine that the fill…

6 months6 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Building on top of filled in pool

Do you have significant trees on adjoining properties and your block?

6 months6 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
Building on top of filled in pool

brokenstick
If your natural soil profile is clay then I would back fill it with compacted clay source from on site excavations or locally if possible.
Top soil should be removed from…

8 months8 monthsinsiderinsider posted:
M Class Slab/Foundation on a Site Classified P?? KDR in VIC

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Because your site has been classed as "P" site it means a engineer has to design the slab to take into consideration the reason for it being classed a "P".In…

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