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6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Local Geotech

Hi all I'm building in the drouin region and are going through Dennis Family Homes. Due to the slope I'm organising the site works myself. Does anyone know a local…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Massive Problems with Landscaper - Is this new home ruined?

The soil is gonne hold moisture which will cause issues.. really the only course of action I can think of is wgat you have already auggested.. move the soil away…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Building the Majestic 40 - now another pool problem :( :(

Get a copy of your original subdivision or lot plan. Should show survey levels of the area. Alternatively land.vic.gov.au has contours avaliable. Compare these to the current conditions. If the…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Building the Majestic 40 - now another pool problem :( :(

If you can prove that you have a case and they will have to do the drainage. I see no issue building a retaining wall in that case

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Building the Majestic 40 - now another pool problem :( :(

Common law normally dictates these things as well as the water act.. If you block the water and cause an issue to the neighbor you are liable. . Here is…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
What kind of engineer for retaining wall??

I think you'll find the bigger mobs will charge more for overheads etc... normally a local engineer who works from home are the best... a retaining wall design should only…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Retaining wall drainage questions

100mm won't clog as easy. Also allows for water to be drained quicker without effecting the retaining wall.

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Building the Majestic 40 - now another pool problem :( :(

You will cause issues if you block the water in their property. Blocking it and draining it would be better. If the neighbour has not altered the land and was…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Building the Majestic 40 - now another pool problem :( :(

Has the water always flowed into your backyard. If they have changed the lay of the land you can argue this with them.

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
soil bearing capacity

If there is no clay that's Ok. However even if no piers are needed for a rigid slab the designer should be considering heave and uneven settlement which would…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Jackson's view estate, Drouin

Ours has been classified m class with compacted fill our site costs will be in the slope and retaining walls up for 13k without slab designed yet

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Retaining Options - Sloping Block - Wall or Ramp?

One very important thing to consider is water flow over these slopes. I'd go no steeper than 1:2 to avoid scouring however the type of grass if any can…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
soil bearing capacity

Really regardless of bearing capacity you should be getting a soil report done. You can have a firm clay that still can be reactive to moisture and cause issues. I…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Jackson's view estate, Drouin

Hi guys abyone building in the Jackson's View estate in Drouin. What experiences have you had with your soil? any hidden issues.

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
compacted fill

What was the associated cost? 100 linear metres of piles ok We are looking at 1.6m of compacted fill and 1m further down to firm clay but wondered if the…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Easements?

Yes they would if your house was built on the boundary immediately abutting the easement. Standard angle of repose would count.

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Confused over soil report - P and H1 and then UTP

Check with council or neighbours they will have an idea of what costs are associated. Another solution is build up. If you can replace with compacted fill and get…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Camalda - slab type and costs

Soon as you go to h or p its going to be depended on the soil report. Depth to acceptable bearing capacity etc. The block could have excessive fill etc…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Soil test AFTER settlement

Technically they have a point about construction zone. However if they have no fence around their construction they are in breach anyway. Id go to the local council and look…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
compacted fill

Hi Guys,I'm looking to get some information on past experiences people have had with building on compacted fill.Essentially i'm looking to build on a sloping block which would require cut…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Easements?

The standard size of easements vary depending on the service they provide. A typical drainage easement is 2m as well as sewerage. However the width can vary depending on…

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Building on Compacted Fill

Just an update got a quote for compacting the fill to level 1 compaction.. $13,000

6 years6 yearsNickyG1990NickyG1990 posted:
Building on Compacted Fill

Hi Guys,
I'm looking to get some information on past experiences people have had with building on compacted fill.
Essentially i'm looking to build on a sloping block which would require cut…

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