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worldofmud

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4 h4 hworldofmudworldofmud 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…

4 h4 hworldofmudworldofmud 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…

16 h16 hworldofmudworldofmud 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…

14 d14 dworldofmudworldofmud 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…

15 d15 dworldofmudworldofmud 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…

15 d15 dworldofmudworldofmud 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 month1 monthworldofmudworldofmud 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…

3 months3 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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:…

3 months3 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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?),…

3 months3 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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.

4 months4 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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…

4 months4 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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…

4 months4 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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?…

4 months4 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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…

4 months4 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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)…

4 months4 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Mimosa fixed site costs only if Level one compaction report

Hi,
How much fill is present and is it similar in thickness across your block? Do you know it is limited because it has recently been cut/filled or because some…

5 months5 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Ventilation when slab in place

Presumably the terrace contains similar houses of similar construction?. Have you asked the other terrace residents if they have a similar issue and how they have addressed it?
I used…

5 months5 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
General advice for a new pool - what do I need to know?

Some info and links in here:

One of the big things to look out for is ease of excavation. Because pools often don't need soil/rock info to meet council…

5 months5 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
How to minimise building certification & engineering fees

Andre2018,
Not sure what your situation is regarding development consent/application approval/CDC etc but often the required sign offs are to fulfill the local building…

5 months5 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
High spec project builders in Sydney?

Do you know the ground conditions at basement excavation level and are you expecting clay soils?

5 months5 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
High spec project builders in Sydney?

echelon6
Seems an unusual approach-why not instead find projects in the local area which share features with your proposed and try to talk…

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5 months5 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Sewer line running through the left side - Risk to buy?

­­­­­­Hi

A couple of things to think about:

Whether there is a recognised easement or not, there will still be restrictions/guidelines on what can be built near the sewer…

6 months6 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Extending alfresco slab

Hi Rhys,
A couple of things you should consider-they may or may not be relevant to your situation but worth thinking about:
1. The waffle slab and the new slab will…

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6 months6 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Soil Test - Rock Found

To be fair to the soil testers, they have done what they were asked most likely. I looked at the borehole locations from a geotech. investigation point of view…

6 months6 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Rough pool / landscaping cost info to avoid being ripped-off

It gets very expensive for pool excavation if rock is encountered. If you haven't already make sure that hard rock doesn't exist within the pool excavation depth.

6 months6 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Soil Test - Rock Found

Albert142
The minimum required to accommodate the floor slab. I think you only need 100mm for the slab thickness but 300mm for footings…

6 months6 monthsworldofmudworldofmud posted:
Soil Test - Rock Found

Residential soil tests are usually done with auger drilling which can't penetrate bedrock-standard practice because it is usually adequate to meet regs.
The information provided looks fine-they can't do any testing…

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11 months11 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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 …

11 months11 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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…

11 months11 monthsworldofmudworldofmud 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

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