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12 d12 dinsiderinsider posted:
Melbourne home - slab heave - advice

From your photos it appears the area is exposed to the elements meanig the soil becomes wet and dry.Considering we are at the end of summer and in a mini…

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20 d20 dMyFirstMyFirst posted:
The best slab design

Engineered Concrete Stumped house.

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20 d20 dabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Cracks on Bricks

I've got 20 years experience in the brick industry, from being a brick cleaner, brick layer to becoming the Technical Account manager for a major brick manufacturer. I've represented manufacturers…

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20 d20 dabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
Brick finishing issue

Looking at your picture you have the deadly combination of the following...
1, Brickwork laid in a dirty state
2, A colour veneer brick
3, An off-white mortar
It wouldn't surprise…

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20 d20 dabrickspecialistabrickspecialist posted:
What is wrong with these bricks?

As Kateyxoxo says the problem is Manganese leaching from the brickwork.
Manganese is the material added to clay to get brown bricks and once the bricks are fired it is usually…

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21 d21 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

your spot on in relation to the wording.
If a company is genuinely not building to Australian Standards and generally doing poor work which can be evidenced by photos and or…

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22 d22 dSejaeDSejaeD posted:
Builder demands $201,118 for non compliant defective work

Read my earlier post's reference to Whirlpool Forums that covered this.
Of interest, Product Review does not take kindly to demands for review removal. The thread below shows this when…

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28 d28 dr_13r_13 posted:
Building inspectors Melbourne

Hiya mrcool4
There's tons of discussion in this thread:
Some other threads:
Cheers, r_13

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1 month1 monthJokerJoker posted:
Slab heave on house we built in 2010. What next?

Excellent point,I took over 500 photos of slab,frame, roof frame, strip footings etc as I personally consider this the most important area.

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1 month1 monthinsiderinsider posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

The reason they are so popular are they are cheaper than stiffened raft.Due to so many failures particularly in the western suburbs engineers have been starting to do hybrid slabs…

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1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

And then it brings yet another uncertainty (but arguably a bigger one and much harder to control ) - maintenance of proper drainage during and after the build.

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1 month1 monthinsiderinsider posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

The reason they are so popular are they are cheaper than stiffened raft.Due to so many failures particularly in the western suburbs engineers have been starting to do hybrid slabs…

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1 month1 monthalexp79alexp79 posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

Most of the builders go for waffle pods because they can save some $$ on earthworks.
However, good drainage and maintenance/prevention of water access is paramount for waffle pods, especially…

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1 month1 monthbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Which Slab is Better? Waffle Pod or Raft Concrete Slab???

As a builder myself I prefer raft slabs. Waffle pods in my opinion are closer to the risk edge and savings to the builder are not passed on to the…

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2 months2 monthskirashogunkirashogun posted:
agi pipes and drainage connections

The way mine was designed, agi pipe terminated to a silt pit, from the pit it is then directed to storm drain.
It could be your builder haven’t put in the…

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2 months2 monthsEco IanEco Ian posted:
OFFERING FREE ADVICE TO OWNER BUILDERS ON LOW ENERGY AND PRE

I feel project builders build sheds not homes and that there is an industry led push to prevent Owner Builders building their own homes!
This is why I am offering free…

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2 months2 monthsStructuralBIMGuyStructuralBIMGuy posted:
Blistering in exterior paint work

I suggest you get a moisture meter and check the
Ideally 10-15%. Goodluck

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2 months2 monthsbuilding-expertbuilding-expert posted:
Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help

They have not yet finished the pads with packing sand
This is what it should look like

Trenching for slab - concerns of trench work need help
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2 months2 monthsausdesignausdesign posted:
H Slab - Screw Piles

I feel for you all & I'm not sure how to put this without sounding insensitive so I'll just say it & cop the flack.
One of the golden rules of…

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2 months2 monthsEngineerEngineer posted:
Demolition questions

There should be no reason for the original structural engineer not to take your calls. In fact they are key to this as they "own" the design of the slab…

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