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worldofmud

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2 d2 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Concrete encasement

Take 2 minutes to register with Dial Before you Dig:
https://www.1100.com.au/
Then order the plans yourself-They are free and might give a bit more information you …

5 d5 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Legislation on supporting excavation

That SEPP link I posted in response to your other query covers this in relation to CDC. Your builder might just say it’s was a temporary construction measure. That would…

6 d6 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Reataining wall approval question

Hi,
Have a look at the SEPP link below-may answer your question.
https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/vi ... 1/subDiv15

6 d6 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
"$800+gst including travel" ??? What does it mean?

I reckon it’s usually an hourly rate and he gave a fixed sum but forgot to delete ‘including travel’.

22 d22 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Is it fine to buy a lot which has engineered depth fill of 1

Are you missing a decimal point....?
The only way it will impact the building is through poor design of the footings and slab. Providing that doesn't happen it shouldn't have…

23 d23 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
How long does it normally take? Quote from a designer?

Have you resent the drawings to them in the last month? If not I’d give it a go along with a submission required by date.
I’d probably send the same…

24 d24 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Retaining wall on the neighbour’s zero lot boundary

I'm not quite sure of the layout but check the CDC restrictions-you might find excavation is not allowed under a CDC-Presumably if the builder puts the wall back as it…

24 d24 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Get Site Survey & Soil Test done early?

Hi Jason,
Independent Geotech is usually preferable. Reason being a builder will usually do the minimum required to satisfy regs. That will basically be a brief report giving site class…

29 d29 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

Hi,
Doesn't look too bad-the first quote made the builder sound like there a pit of unknowns-may have been standard clauses.
Footings should come back as piers into the clay which should…

29 d29 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Cracks in slab

If they were related to an issue with the underlying ground (assuming its the ground floor) you would expect other indications elsewhere e.g cracks in walls, sticking doors etc.
You would…

29 d29 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

Hi firsthome2020,
I can only see BH3 and a blank BH4. Was there supposed to be a log for BH1 and BH2?
There is…

30 d30 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Who certifies the build?

If you have had to get a seperate Geotech report it’s normally the Geotech who provides certification of the ground conditions for footings.
If no Geotech was required I think…

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1 month1 monthworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

Did you get hold of the borehole logs (or is there some more info) that gives a better idea of footing type and depth?
It's probably worth clarifying what …

1 month1 monthworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Council approval - new shed

Hi jtrain81,
The council normally give some indication as to why they require some soil testing. If not in the letters it may…

1 month1 monthworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Retaining wall - maintenance query

Generally, if the ground surface in one property is reduced to below that of the neighbouring property, it is the owner of the lower property who is obliged to protect…

1 month1 monthworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Footings for deck

It would probably be better if the ground surface below the deck was graded (only slightly) so all water is shed and transferred away to the edges and then away…

1 month1 monthworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

×firsthome_2020
Hi Mate,
thanks heaps for the detailed update. It will take some time for me to digest this.
Please remove their name from your post, I have removed it from my…

1 month1 monthworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

Hi firsthome_2020,
A better explanation below:
In the comments at the bottom of the Soil Tests section are the words 'advice from XXXXXX in report…

2 months2 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Fixing into 100 year old limestone wall

Could you maybe cut a series of vertical grooves in the plaster then transfer the weight to the floor via rods/bars or similar. I suppose brackets below the shelf would…

2 months2 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Costs - Please advise

Is it just me that thinks I’m about to watch a disaster unfold?
1. Where is your permanent boundary support and why the crazy plan-you can’t see what’s going on.
2. Is…

2 months2 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
$36K site costs for P class soil

In addition to Jays2007 answer, check whether the Geotech report identified decent founding soils/rock at each location (at least three locations). Where…

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2 months2 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
$20,000 engineering placed on contract after soil tests (p).

You may be being a little harsh on the geo testing firm -it sounds more likely that they provide soil testing to allow site and slab class in terms of…

3 months3 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Retaining wall / cut fill / council approval

Hi qldhome,
Does the cut and fill need to be done prior to retaining walls?
No:
Depending on site conditions and type of wall it may be preferable to excavate before,…

3 months3 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
What sort of consultant am I looking for? How to find them?

Sounds a bit like a cross between an architect and a construction manager.

3 months3 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Front yard, retaining wall and sloping of lawn - drainage?

Hi,
Remember that improper backfill can also lead to problems with retaining walls regardless of the water pressures behind.
Speaking of which don't pay all the attention to the water behind…

3 months3 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
How deep is this sewer line? Can you tell?

The depth below existing upstream invert level at each maintenance shaft is 1.52m (south) and 1.81m (north) as per the key attached.

The requirements for pools and clearance…

3 months3 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

donovanjd
'The rear wall is perfectly fine, there are no cracks to that wall.'
That would be expected if the cause is related…

3 months3 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

insider
I may have not explained my 'thinking' correctly-I'm not suggesting heave will be prevented where the slab rests on the pier, I'm…

3 months3 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

faykis
Is this a CDC-seems unlikely but the basic design might so check whether changes you make are likely to trigger the requirement…

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