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worldofmud

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22 d22 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Cut and Fill

Doesn't sound like a huge cut-They may be intending to build via a CDC application which does limit cut/fill depths on site but as the approval route is quick and…

23 d23 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
DBDRV

No doubt if plumbing requirements as per AS2870 are specified on the structural notes they should be followed. But that relies on individual engineers referencing AS2870 on drawings. If…

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23 d23 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
DBDRV

I understand what you mean now. I'd imagine it's difficult enough trying to claim for heave induced defects without one of the main 'suspects' having the rule book…

24 d24 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
DBDRV

Always a fly in the oinment....
I'm not sure what the loophole is? To me it sounds like poor earthworks and uncontrolled surface water/seepage. These should be picked…

24 d24 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
DBDRV

Interesting discussion
I'm not familiar with the legal ins and outs but the requirement to grade the site and divert water away from footings/settlement sensitive areas, prevent ponding, remove any…

29 d29 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
P-H2 site classification and amount of piers?

Perhaps it's my lack of understanding about waffle pods-write it on the back of a stamp....
I thought waffle pods could absorb a certain amount of movement but not differential movement?
I'm…

30 d30 dworldofmudworldofmud posted:
P-H2 site classification and amount of piers?

Possibly because of abnormal MC in future- trees, faulty drainage I guess. Not an existing condition though.
Seems.....pessimistic. 14 cube of concrete for some possible future roots? Is there…

1 month1 monthworldofmudworldofmud posted:
P-H2 site classification and amount of piers?

It doesn't seem piers would be needed here at all-pretty decent ground by the looks.
No idea why those piers are left-if a root barrier of sorts, contiguous piers would be…

9 months9 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
balastrade to the facade

Where was the original retaining wall going? Where I’ve indicated in blue about?
Additional removal of landscaping (or is that a low retained pathway?) is also indicated at the side…

9 months9 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
DA application 8 objections from neighbours

If a DA has been lodged it is usually because the build cant be done via a CDC.
Sounds like the DA will be assessed against the Development Control Plan, …

9 months9 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Concrete vs screw piers

There could be problems with both options, your geotechnical engineer should advise further investigation or the structural design should include some clauses so you avoid additional costs if less than…

9 months9 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Query around contract pricing

The only way to control site costs is to do sufficient geotech. investigation to enable the most economical design up front. Where variations are claimed buy the builder…

9 months9 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
DRAINAGE & PLUMBING STANDARDS

May be different where you are, near me it forms part of the requirements for the O.C/Completion of works.
However the builder usually needs to ensure uncontrolled water does not discharge…

9 months9 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
REACTIVE SOILS

Mane
The appropriate investigation is site specific and would be based on anticipated geology and ground/surface water conditions,
proposed works and existing site features/structures.…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Measure footing depth in house suffering with slab heave

Hi @Cracking everywhere
Yes-nothing more fancy than a couple of shovels and a bar is needed. The geotech firm should have recommended this early on. If not mentioned get…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Retaining wall assistance required

Hi,
I won't add to the above but am wondering if this build was via CDC and the builder left you a slope with some useless space not obvious looking at…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Slab movement/heaving causing massive cracks

donovanjd
Sorry to hear seems not much progress on any definitive answers on determining original source of water or even if there was…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Contour Survey design stage help.

Hi,
'however each of the 5 have said that they can't share the contour survey with us and the quotes for this are around $1500 each'
So there is already a survey…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Journey KDR Clarendon - Leaton

Hi,
Hopefully your site is straightforward-what did the soil test show up and what is the topography/condition of the site and surrounds. Nice and flat and all boreholes found similar…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Site Cost Estimate

This is how your post appears:

Think the start and end bits aren't required for the photo to work
u/100892_1617247054.jpg
As per report, it is only giving you site…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Build over/next sewer and overland flow

With the BAS concrete encasement is a last resort where you have no space or can't transfer new building load to below a 45 degree rising up from the bottom…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Adding a second storey to double brick with strip footings

Ditto the above-a few additional ponderings as well:
If your house walls are in decent condition with no serious cracking and the footings are in natural soils it’s unlikely they will…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Driveway Engineering HELP

From the GC Council section on retaining walls , building approval will be required on retaining walls unless they can meet all (from a total of ten) of the following:…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Extra soil

aashah0079,
Is this soil coming to site or being removed from?
You are entitled to have some validation, request some specific volumes/weight (required/removed?),…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Dirt dust suppression in garage/ under house

I suppose hydromulch might be close to what you are looking for-I'd still probably go with the suggestion above though.

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Retaining wall 600mm high close to boundry

Hi Joe,
I don't know the answer but a couple of things worth checking:
It looks like it is more a free-standing planter bed than a retaining wall which are normally defined…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Mimosa fixed site costs only if Level one compaction report

Hi,
Agree with all mentioned but in addition probably worth double-checking with Mimosa that the clause isn't just a standard condition and would be warranted. Maybe ask them to clarify what…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Easement and sewage lines

Hi,
I'm not really qualified to provide an answer on the best course of action but I think you should get as much information as possible.
Have you done a DBYD search?…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Easement and sewage lines

Hi,
That sounds like a nightmare and I would have no idea where to begin on the legal side. It sounds like it might be difficult and potentially not particularly determining…

1 year1 yearworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Stormwater discharge: easement or drainage system?

Hi,

What other possible solutions have you explored and why were they rejected?
If you have not fully explored the options additional info (which DCP applies/suburb, existing site drainage, and topography)…

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