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Joined 30 June 2011
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4 years4 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

As it is a rental now i don't get too concerned like i did in the past. They have patched things up enough that if i wanted to sell…

4 years4 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

I rang them twice before xmas and got the usual run around. I will try 1 more time before i contact S&G. I wouldn't normally use a company…

4 years4 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

The builder has been back checking plumbing only to find no problems. They then paid a plasterer and painter to re do a couple of the rooms however did nothing…

4 years4 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

Yes this is on the plan of the slab. I don't have all of the sizes in front of me right now.
I still haven't heard anything from the builders since…

4 years4 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

Ok another update just in case it helps someone out.
I ended up getting an engineer in to asses the house and he has come up with a few ideas on…

5 years5 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave

Sorry to hear about the outcome. What is next for you? Did you end up selling? Might be worth renting it out and negative gear it as much as…

5 years5 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

They look great but what ratio do they mix at?

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Vegetable Growing: A guide for home gardeners

My little raised veggie patch is under attack from little veggie Weevils (i think that's what they are). There are hundreds of them and the are eating my tomatoes…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Colorbond Roofs vs Concrete Roof Tiles (Melbourne West)

I'm surprised so many people would chose tiles over colourbond. I have a house with each and hands down the colourbond is better. I climbed into the roof space of…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Feed the soil, Never feed the plant

I have just been through and read most of the posts and decide to do something about the poor soils in my garden! I live west of Ballarat in…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Homeside Processing Times

They were hopeless with us and we had to get an extension. After all that we almost missed our 60 day settlement because they were not up to date…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Investing in point cook Victoria (mainly in a new estate Kin

You have answered your own question!!
Your building for an investment and you understand rental return is poor. What do you hope to gain from this property?

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Is it worth Building in Melbourne's outer west? I think not.

Your right Caroline springs has worked and hopefully one day this area can do the same.
I posted in the general area for discussion and that's it. The topic…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Is it worth Building in Melbourne's outer west? I think not.

Of course people make money off property. If i sold mine tomorrow i would too. I'm trying to comment on the current glut of cheap houses out this way. I'm…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Is it worth Building in Melbourne's outer west? I think not.

I would just like to ask people who are thinking or are actually building out here is it really worth it? I have bought another property out in the…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
7 year old house, slab movement, what sort of fix?

I would be ringing a reputable structural engineer ASAP and getting on top of it. Nothing anyone says on here (no offence) is going to fox the problem.

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave

Any updates? We haven't heard what the remediation will involve. I have just had an excellent structural engineer/consultant have a good look through my house, take slab levels and…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
structural damage to homes in Bluestone Green Wyndham Vale

Hopefully yours turns out ok. Mine is cracking in all of the spots where there are no piers. Not sure what they were thinking.

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
structural damage to homes in Bluestone Green Wyndham Vale

We have had average rainfall for the last 3 years so that is not an excuse for a house finished this year.
Victoria were the piers in your slab spaced evenly…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave

The concrete path might work on a completely flat block but what about areas on a grade? The sub surface moisture will flow straight under the path from other areas…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Bored pier subsidence, would you trust structural engineer?

This is very similar to what has happened to me.
The Engineering company that the builder has contracted to 'investigate' my house movement happen to be the same company that…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave

So what are you saying causes the heave when a concrete path is present around the entire house?
I really can't see a 900mm path stopping a great deal of moisture.…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave

You are right JimmyL concrete strength has nothing to do with slab movement. For the record in over 40 years of building I have not come across concrete strength failure.…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave

Sorry i cannot find the link but you can just google 'concrete cure' and have a look at various articles. Air drying is not really a good way of…

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave

Also PM sent to Weezaway

6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave

As for your curing issue, well concrete achieves 80% of it's maximum strength after 24 hours so it is possible to start after only a day of curing time,
cmhamilton this…

Warning about suggested repairs of slab heave
6 years6 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

I have left this for a few months as it was consuming my life and just needed a break. I have noticed that over the last 5-6 months the…

7 years7 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

The cheapest should still conform to standards and be of a certain quality. We are not talking about building a house in China! This is Australia and i don't think…

7 years7 yearsJimmyLJimmyL posted:
3 Year old slab moving, now blamed on Landscaping

^^^^Thats a good idea

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