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Joined 22 January 2022
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4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Hi mate, would you be able to advise on how to seal the gap between the house and the builders plastic? And also is it sufficient if I use builders…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

That is brilliant, thanks so much! Would this work normally be done by landscapers?
Would 50mm fall be sufficient for the graded soil and builder's plastic?
Lastly, the wall cracks (2-3mm) were…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Sell or hold the property?

Good point, seems like a nice growth from 1979. I might hold 😀 Just having to pay so much for all these jobs seems like such a waste.

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Thanks so much for the detail reply!
Would you have any pictures of what the above solutions would look like? Sounds like the last option may be the cheapest one.

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Sell or hold the property?

No sales pitch here mate 😀
I can afford to hold. That's not a problem. This is an investment property. I guess the question comes down to whether the property will…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Sell or hold the property?

Ladies and gents,
I bought this property in Melbourne, Kings Park in 2017 for 500k (at 44 AldergateCrescent). According to RE, it's worth 600k now.
https://www.realestate.com.au/property/ ... k-vic-3021
There…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

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Would just the concrete suffice, without agi pipe? At this point holding this property may not be viable and I may need to sell. Investing 20k (including footpath, agi…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Hey guys, please see the RHS of my property. What would be the cheapest drainage solution after the concrete footpath is built?
Does it look like the drainage is necessary or…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Raising roof necessary?

Hi guys,
Your help with this would be much appreciated.
All the gutters and downpipes in my Melbourne property have been recently cleaned and the plumber said we need…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Stormwater pipe material, how long do they last?

Thanks so much! They have CCTVd the whole system and replaced all the broken sections. They have also flushed the pipes. I will arrange for removing of the small trees…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Stormwater pipe material, how long do they last?

Hi guys,
My house in Melbourne was built in 1980. The stormwater and sewarage pipes have recently been CCTV'd and they found a number of blockages and ruptures (from roots). All…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Is this price ridiculously high?

Of course, let me just see how they go with the job first. I dont want to recommend anyone too soon.

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4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Is this price ridiculously high?

Guys, just an update. I had another quote this morning, 6k! The difference is shocking!
This guy also has way better reviews online and seems super nice and professional!

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Is this price ridiculously high?

Thanks so much mate!
Omg, so this guys was definitely a rip off!

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Is this price ridiculously high?

Is the type of concrete you did normally more expensive than plain concrete?

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Is this price ridiculously high?

So reasonable price for my job would 5k, would you say?

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Is this price ridiculously high?

Hi guys,
I need to build a concrete footpath around my house in Melbourne, approx 50sqm. I was shocked when I saw a quote from one of the concreters today, 18k!!!…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Thanks so much! I bought the house in 2017 and it has been managed by a property manager. I have asked the PM to take the pictures of the cracks…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

I'm not sure about the slope. I live in WA. Is there a way to check this online?
The engineer didn't take soil samples. Would the course of action be different…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Thanks so much, your comments have been priceless!
The engineer asked me to take pictures of the cracks every 3 months, with the ruler over them, and in 12-24 months send…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Sorry to ask so many questions! I'm totally confused and struggle to find anyone that can help.
Below are pictures of the driveway, at the back of the house and on…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Thanks so much!
I'm not sure what class the soil is. So I can't make a mistake if I ask them to build 1m footpath with 50mm slope, even though engineer…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Thanks so much mate! Really appreciate your comments!
After the footpath is built, do I need to install a drainage system that would collect the water from the edge of the…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Interior walls cracks

Hi mate, would you know of any structural engineers in Melbourne that also do the repairs?

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Does the following email from engineer make sense? I'm concerned now that he gave me the incorrect advice by refering me to CSIRO BTF18. Also do you think the cracks…

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Recommend structural eng and concreter in Melbourne

Hi guys,
I have some cracks in my Melbourne property. I had it inspected by a structural engineer however he now seems too busy, also with poor communication. I also need…

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4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Thanks so much for that! What are your thoughts on my other questions?

4 months4 monthslukazilukazi posted:
Wall cracks, building footpath as per CSIRO BTF18

Hi All,
Due to wall cracks in our Melbourne property (in Kings Park), we engaged a structural engineer. Please see email from the engineer with the required actions at the link…

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