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2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Engage a licenced structural landscaper and possibly a plumber first, work out all the finished levels that you will need for the concretor and then pour away. As long as…

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2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

That would be your best option. Next time buy a better block haha.
Cheers

2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Correct drainage of course. I have strip drains myself. The 75mm is negotiable if you have sufficient slope and drainage from the slab and good visual on the termite barrier.…

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2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Just make sure they are well regarded, are licenced etc.
Maybe go to a few new housing estates and ask around or work your way through the master builders index…

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2 months2 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Yes connected paths is best. Just make sure your concretor knows what he is doing and is licensed. Don't use some weekend warrior or someone's old mate.
See screenshot from QBCC…

Protecting your Slab
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3 months3 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Slab Fail Frame Doesn't Align

Get. An. Independent. Building. Inspection. Done. At. Every. Stage.

6 months6 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Concrete - drainage required

Don't stress, just get a plumber or a structural landscaper to assess your drainage away from the pathways. Also, monitor for flooding when you have your first decent downpour.

6 months6 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Landscape opinion wanted around pool

Leave it bare, maybe fake grass every where else.

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6 months6 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Protecting your Slab

Take photos every day you have ponding of water and email to your builder every day and remind them of their responsibility to adequately drain and protect the foundation during…

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9 months9 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.

9 months9 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?
9 months9 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…

10 months10 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.

10 months10 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 …

10 months10 monthssweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Neighbour Garage wall.

Go and see a property lawyer.

11 months11 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…

11 months11 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)…

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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…

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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…

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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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1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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.

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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…

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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.

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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…

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Site Cost

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

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1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel posted:
Brand new house - Rising damp issue

What tests did he do?

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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…

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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…

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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.

1 year1 yearsweetswisssteelsweetswisssteel 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?

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