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19 h19 hLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

No. We didn't build the house, we are the second owners. The house is about two years old.

20 h20 hLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

The house is sitting on an acre of pretty much perfectly flat land (sorry, I wasn't clear about that). There is no drive in place (yet), just dirt, and…

20 h20 hLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

It's no problem at all. I'll see how we progress and will upload some info if we're struggling for clarification. Thank you.

1 d1 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

I'm not sure what you mean. I'm hoping the people we hire are going to know the full extent of what we're doing (and what they're doing!).

2 d2 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Is the concrete path supposed to go around the whole house? How do you continue the path around the garage (car entry)?

2 d2 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

:lol: Thanks for the picture -much appreciated!

2 d2 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

I had to read that a few times, but I understand. We will not be putting in a verandah, so our distance needs to be 75mm -thank you. …

2 d2 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Thanks for that info -we'll look into getting an engineer to check the concrete framework then.

3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Hi, thank you, that's helpful. So we should get the drainage for the path sorted, then get the concreter to set up the path, and then get an engineer…

3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Love that! And thanks. If there's only one thing that's done correctly with this house, it will be the darn concrete!!
If we can fix and keep this house,…

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3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
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Thank you -we'll make sure they get the concrete right. We will be present when they set it up and pour it. We will sort out the plumbing…

3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

I think I read somewhere that the paving needs to be 75mm below the weepholes -is that right? I cannot believe I'm having to learn how to concrete!

3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Ok, thank you -that's good to know. How do you know when the path has settled?

3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Oh, and there's a section at the back of the house that the previous vendor concreted. It's around 8m long and 3-4m deep (ie. 3-4m of concrete from the…

3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Thanks, that makes sense.
We will definitely use a plumber -we know one we can trust.
So is there anything else we need to do aside from the pipe work?…

3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

That makes sense -thank you.

3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Hi,
Our engineer plans only mention building a concrete slab with a 50mm fall away from the house.
Is your suggestion better because it would prevent water rolling off the concrete and…

3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Thank you, that's helpful -I'll make sure they do it as explained.

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3 d3 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Hi,
Engineering details and specifications of what? The house?
And who is the work supposed to be inspected by?
It's nice to hear that concreters are untrustworthy -they'll fit right in with…

4 d4 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Could anyone please recommend a good concreter in the Western suburbs of Melbourne? If not, how would we find a good one? We want to get the path…

4 d4 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

That summed our experience up perfectly :(
We could fight the inspector, and I believe we would win. However, it would cost us a fortune, so…

4 d4 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Thank you, that's very helpful. We will do some research and see how we go. We can wait a little longer before we tile, but we can't wait…

4 d4 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

That is something we can definitely do, but will our results mean anything to anyone? We had an engineer come out to the property and she said that it's…

4 d4 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Henley said they would review any future cracking issues if we have the path sorted. However, I'm betting that if we have any issues down the track, Henley will…

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4 d4 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

We've taken off all the floor boards, so we're left with just concrete unless we put the tiles down. The bathrooms and powder rooms were tiled by the builder…

4 d4 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Hi,
Thank you.
We're not going to take legal action, because it isn't going to get us anywhere.
We filed a VCAT claim against the inspector and the lawyer was costing us $500/hr…

4 d4 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

Hi,
Yes, that's the route we're going to take. I've been in touch with the council already. Although I'm not sure what the soil report is going to help…

4 d4 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

I'm afraid we don't have reinforcement.

6 d6 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

We have filed a case against the inspector through VCAT, and the inspector's lawyer is trying to put the blame on Henley. Henley are aware of the case, so…

6 d6 dLisa06Lisa06 posted:
Henley slab heave

How would we know if our external brick walls are reinforced? (sorry, I'm not sure what that means).
I will try to find a local geotech -thank you.

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