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3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
650mm high waffle pod slab, thoughts?

Its a brand new estate and the land has been built to comply for any potential flooding.

3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
650mm high waffle pod slab, thoughts?

No it's definitely a waffle pod slab. The height from the vapour barrier to the surface of the slab is approx 650mm. See pic.
Thoughts on how, why, etc?

650mm high waffle pod slab, thoughts?
3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
650mm high waffle pod slab, thoughts?

Hi ,
Where I live, a new display village is being contructed and one of the builders has laid an approx 650mm high slab. Thoughts?
My E slab was around 500mm high…

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

Amazing how commonplace this has to be. The OP is probably also encroaching on the other neighbours too. Yeah best to let it be, agreed.

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

Usually 1st consult is free, you might have a leg to stand on and to spend a few hundred on a well drafted legal letter and some legit advice …

4 months4 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

Go and see a property lawyer.

5 months5 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

I won't give up the location of my build , but I will say this, since I got my "E" slab, the same volume builder has contrsucted most new builds…

5 months5 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Canadian HiKu 330w or Jinko JKM330M-60 Solar system?

Hi,
2 X 10.23kw systems, CEC installers etc, very reputable companies. Both Sungrow 10kw 3 phase inverters, only difference is one is Canadian HiKu 330w and the uses Jinko JKM330M-60 (Cheetah)…

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Doesn't need to if it's concrete. Only 50mm to 70mm over 1 metre if it's natural ie soil/ grass. Read your engineering, somewhere it will mention slope for hard constructed…

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

My Y values from my soil test was 50mm plus long term (50 year ) settlement of 25mm (from Stockland estate geo report). The engineer got 75mm total Y value…

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

During construction, the builder installed 8 stormwater drains because I asked them too and they were on the slab plans (which I wanted). The temp downpipes were always intact because…

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7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

Oh, and my concrete "apron" is about 1.5m to 1.8m around the house , mechanical fixed to the slab. Thanks Einstein.

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

There is no "uphill" to my slab. Nothing runs into it. The whole estate is flat, level 1 compacted fill. The concrete pathways are not 50mm over 1 metre because…

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

Tell me how...if you have got something to say, and you can back it up then just say it.

7 months7 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
H1 slab for H2 class soil

Our house was built on an E waffle pod slab with 45 perimeter concrete piers, on a flat site, lots of drainage and sloping concrete pathways (to strip gravel stormwater…

9 months9 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Cost

In Qld it is STA, I don't know about other states.
Good luck.

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10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

What tests did he do?

10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Only a nitwit would buy a block of land without doing basic due diligence. I have heard of developers selling blocks of land filled with rubbish, car bodies etc. Don't…

10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

Why not get a treatment for efflorescence, if it continues to come back or you notice other evidence, then request another inspection. Have a look when it rains as well…

10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

Because if you look at the aluminium frame it too has what looks like white powdery salt deposits , possibly from water trickling down from above?? Just a theory.

10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

Possible it's the water trickling over the window sill and leaving salts deposits , have you got other brick window sills with same efflorescence issue underneath?

10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Go and get your own soil test down to natural ground , find out what your soil type is. P is always given to sites with fill but can change…

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10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Level 1 Compaction Report - Melbourne SE - Burbank

Unless you got your own soil tests done first, you are crazy. Don't sign anything unless all the costs are known and fixed. Always get 3 quotes and stay within…

10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Cost

Read my post.....

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10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Cost

Don't sign anything yet. Go and get your own soil test and go as deep as you can ie 3 metres or more down to natural if possible. Use…

10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Plantation or Metricon?

Metricon

10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
New house slab work quality in doubt

Get an independent inspection on your slab, even post pour it can still be assessed for issues. Check your waterproofing membrane , it should come all the way up the…

11 months11 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Which would you buy?

Ughh, I work hard enough Mon to Fri then kids sports etc, would hate a high maintenance block. I have attached a pic of my backyard lol.

Which would you buy?
11 months11 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Which would you buy?

Well I would say neither. Unless you want to spend every weekend mowing or fixing fences. Big block = Big jobs

11 months11 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Which would you buy?

If you are having trouble deciding then perhaps you ought to keep looking. Generally it's best to steer clear of other people's opinions when making such a personal opinion. Usually…

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