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2 months2 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Void under slab

To me, that's what it looks like: poor backfilling and/or compaction. The width is about 1000mm maybe. That conduit in the photo is for the NBN. The…

2 months2 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Void under slab

Yeah, that tap has only ever been opened once or twice. In one of the photos taken prior to the slab going down, the soil doesn't look compacted or…

2 months2 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Void under slab

My house is about 17 months old. So far, all is well. Except just now when I discovered a void has appeared under a section of the slab:

Here, the NBN…

2 months2 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Oil under boards before laying

I'm about to put down some Merbau. Is it necessary to oil underneath the boards before laying?

3 months3 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Soft clay in footing

I've dug some footings to embed a post anchor into. My holes are around 450mm deep which I'll put a 200mm stirrup into. The bottom of these holes…

7 months7 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Deck joist, bearer and posts

So, I'll be going with a 120x45mm joist. That'll sit on a double 120x45mm bearer at 1400mm using 4 stirrups. If I find that space under the bearer…

7 months7 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Deck joist, bearer and posts

I'm not sure. Where the storm water pipe is, it's about 300mm below the concrete and more so, the ground is loose and unstable.

However, because my step down from…

7 months7 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Deck joist, bearer and posts

More bearers = most posts. Where I am, I have rock everywhere. The chance of me hitting a rock that I cannot move or dig is pretty high,…

7 months7 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Deck joist, bearer and posts

Hi,
I'm looking to build a deck over an existing concrete alfresco. Due to the step down from the house of 140mm, I figure I can only use 90x45mm joists. I'd…

Deck joist, bearer and posts
8 months8 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Sewer Inspection Point

Hi,
I have this sewer inspection point sitting in an odd spot in the rear of my yard:
https://imgur.com/ghLI98q
What I'd like to do is put a firepit in…

12 months12 monthsstanksstanks posted:
Preparing a court base

I've filled, levelled and compacted around 100mm of roadbase in preparation to lay some outdoor court tiles. Prior to doing the final compaction, I dusted the top with cement…

1 year1 yearstanksstanks posted:
Relocating storm water

I should mention, the court will be a crushed rock base, not concrete.

1 year1 yearstanksstanks posted:
Relocating storm water

It'll be moved about 1m along the pipe which has been installed at the lowest point anyway.
Which side of the sleeper would I put the strip drain? Garden bed…

1 year1 yearstanksstanks posted:
Relocating storm water

I have a storm water drain located in an undesirable location, as per the photo:

The highlighted RED area will be a garden bed. The highlighted GREEN area will be a…

Relocating storm water
1 year1 yearstanksstanks posted:
Side access via fence

I have a capped, exposed post fence, similar to this along the street side boundary:

I would like to remove a section of the fence for access, but, to also put…

Side access via fence
1 year1 yearstanksstanks posted:
Creaking floor boards

We took possession of our new build almost 5 months ago. As part of the 3 month check up, we listed a few pretty minor things that were attended…

1 year1 yearstanksstanks posted:
Installing instant turf with curves

I guess ultimately it doesn't matter what pattern the rolls are laid, so long as the edges butt up against each other and there are no big gaps. Most…

1 year1 yearstanksstanks posted:
Installing instant turf with curves

That's a good idea. With the curves, trying to avoid excessive wastage whilst also avoiding having thin little slivers of turf to fit into tiny gaps is tricky. …

1 year1 yearstanksstanks posted:
Installing instant turf with curves

Would I work a row in a straight line, or would a row 'follow the curve' and each piece trimmed/cut as needed?

1 year1 yearstanksstanks posted:
Installing instant turf with curves

Hi,
I have around 30 m2 of area to be turfed. This area has some curves. I have some Buffalo coming this week which are 600x1700mm rolls (approx).
Consider the…

Installing instant turf with curves
2 years2 yearsstanksstanks posted:
Concrete cure time

Hi,
I've put down a 400x400x90 pad using some general purpose concrete for a pillar letterbox. The box will be fixed with a Dyna bolt.
How long would I need to…

2 years2 yearsstanksstanks posted:
PCI to Handover. How long?

7th week post-PCI. Still no handover and no solid answer or commitment from the builder.

2 years2 yearsstanksstanks posted:
Outdoor basketball court

I spoke with Jason and he's said the same thing I already knew: preparation is key.
Graded, leveled and compacted well will do just as good a job as concrete. …

2 years2 yearsstanksstanks posted:
Outdoor basketball court

I actually spoke to these guys this afternoon and they recommended only concrete. I've spoken to a couple of other suppliers and they said the same thing. However,…

2 years2 yearsstanksstanks posted:
Outdoor basketball court

Here to help mate.

2 years2 yearsstanksstanks posted:
Outdoor basketball court

Poor guy. DM me if you want to talk. I won't judge.

2 years2 yearsstanksstanks posted:
Outdoor basketball court

Ok mate. I think you can get back to doing whatever it is that you do. Enjoy!

2 years2 yearsstanksstanks posted:
Outdoor basketball court

Wow dude. So much hate and misery because of 'crushed rock'.

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