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5 d5 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
3 months in cracks on window sill bricks

I am nearing my 90-day defect warranty. I went outside our house to check the Brick work. I noticed cracks on the window sills on most windows around the house.…

5 d5 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
Rainwater tank location

No not yet I’ll get on with it. Thanks

5 d5 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
Weep holes under the window

Hi, I am nearing my 90-day defect warranty inspection. While walking around the house, I noticed my weep holes under the window sill looks like there is a plastic…

5 d5 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
Weep holes under the window

Hi, I am nearing my 90-day defect warranty inspection. While walking around the house, I noticed my weep holes under the window looks like there is a plastic membrane…

Weep holes under the window
6 d6 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
Rainwater tank location

Thank you. They are arguing that “existing” ground level was the basis. Since the site was cut by 300mm, up to 1800 + 300mm will be compliant. The tank is…

7 d7 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
Attached Rainwater tank slab

Hi,
I have read the following SEPP guideline on Rainwater tank slab placement:
"(d) not rest on the footings of an existing building for support, and"
My RW tank slab is connected to…

Attached Rainwater tank slab
9 d9 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
Rainwater tank location

Hi,
A neighbour's certifier has told me that my rainwater tank placement is not SEPP Compliant. Below is the guideline that he has pointed out is highlighted below:
Subdivision 32 Rainwater tanks…

18 d18 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
Recommendation: Slab heave inspector Sydney

Hi,
Could anyone please recommend an inspector/engineer who could write-up a defect report for NCAT?
Thank you

21 d21 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
Concrete path around house

Is this still preferred? 75mm of slab exposed from the finished heigh of concrete footpath? And concrete footpath is 50mm of compacted roadbase + 100mm concrete slab? Did I get…

24 d24 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
Concrete against fence

I'll be interested as well. Is there a sealer to deal with this gap? I am in a similar situation but have concrete sleepers abutting the concrete footpath. My sleepers…

24 d24 dJohn0322John0322 posted:
Plastic membrane under footpath

Just wondering if I can install a plastic membrane under my footpath to direct water away from my house straight to a french or channel drain. I am having my…

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1 month1 monthJohn0322John0322 posted:
Has anyone rectified slab heave successfully

Great success story!
Do you have detailed diary on how you went about this lengthy process? I would be interested for future reference .
I am a recipient of a newly built…

1 month1 monthJohn0322John0322 posted:
Caddens penrith

Can anyone recommend a concreter for our footpath? We are at O'Connell st in Caddens.
angela83 who's the concreter you ended up with and…

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2 months2 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Protecting your Slab

Hi All,
I have begun talking to concreters for the installation of my footpath. Most concreters told me that they don't excavate and they let the landscapers sort out the levels…

2 months2 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Protecting your Slab

Yes connected paths is best. Just make sure your concretor knows what he is doing and is licensed. Don't use some weekend warrior or someone's old mate.
See screenshot from QBCC…

2 months2 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Protecting your Slab

Thank you. Does this mean though it’s okay to go above my termite barrier which sits below my dpc?

2 months2 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Protecting your Slab

Thank you for the very helpful information.
I’m having a hard time looking for a reputable concreter in NSW. Each time I speak to them, they don’t Know around half Of…

2 months2 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Protecting your Slab

Thanks for the reply.
Yes, must be the termite barrier.
I really thought that the aprons shouldn’t be connected to the slab just in case any of them would move? Could you…

2 months2 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Protecting your Slab

Thanks. Is this where I measure my 75mm to my concrete apron? Or is it from my termite barrier?

2 months2 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Protecting your Slab

Hi All,
This thread is full of useful information and I will be applying most of the things I learned here on my landscaping soon. I just need to get…

3 months3 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Actron water discharge hose

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone here knows if Actron ducted AC comes with a hose where the water comes out? I have a ESP platinum unit and I can’t seem to…

Actron water discharge hose
3 months3 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Concrete sleeper retaining wall design flushed to brick wall

Thanks for you reply. I have stormwater lines on my property. The wall we are building will be at the fenceline boundary. The ag lines will run on the neighbour…

4 months4 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Building with Elderton Homes

I am building at Caddens, 2747 NSW. I have spoken to Council and Fair Trading. They both deemed that the cut made exactly next to my neighbour’s’ slab, 450mm high,…

4 months4 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Concrete sleeper retaining wall design flushed to brick wall

Hi All,
I need some ideas. I am building a concrete sleeper retaining wall to the side of a house. It spans from the rear boundary to the zero-boundary garage.
How…

4 months4 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Comments please: Retaining wall design

Hi Alex,
Thanks for your reply again. Yes, probably extend it a bit to the easement. With that design, I will have 900mm of walking space and around 450mm for the…

4 months4 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Legislation on supporting excavation

Thank you for your reply. Thats what they keep on saying back to me - it was compliant during the build. They are also saying that the neighbour’s cut was…

4 months4 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Comments please: Retaining wall design

Yes Alex. Unfortunately, it is already built And I haven’t realised the problem until after both houses have been almost completed. I was told that house wall is not meant…

4 months4 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Comments please: Retaining wall design

Hi, I am trying to design my retaining wall clear of the 900mm easement (from the boundary). The easement is for the next-door neighbour's maintenance of their zero-boundary garage. One…

Comments please: Retaining wall design
4 months4 monthsJohn0322John0322 posted:
Ag line retaining wall exit under sleepers?

Hi, my block of land is lower than my next neighbour. So I will be building a retaining wall on the boundary from the rear all the way to the…

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