Jul 12, 2017 11:52 pm
Re: Our land has been cut into.. Standard?2
Jul 13, 2017 7:48 am
Its more normal, and proper, to keep the excavation within the limits of the block rather than cross the boundary.
The main issue is that even if the ground is replaced your builders will need to excavated down to the level we see in the photo otherwise they would be building the house on uncontrolled fill (see Types of Fill)
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Re: Our land has been cut into.. Standard?3
Jul 13, 2017 11:30 am
It looks like the cut is very recent. What is their setback to the boundary?
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Re: Our land has been cut into.. Standard?4
Jul 18, 2017 2:55 pm
If neighbour is doing a retaining wall on the boundary it is pretty standard to take the excavation back a little bit further than where the wall will be so it can be backfilled with drainage gravel, etc. What is your setback from that boundary - looks like they are not that far over so you shouldn't be building on top of that anyway?
Re: Our land has been cut into.. Standard?5
Jul 18, 2017 11:07 pm
I agree with tlcbc. They have to cut it that way to slope the water away from the house, and part of the remediation will be to build a small retaining wall to bench the 500mm higher earth on your side.
Re: Our land has been cut into.. Standard?7
Aug 13, 2017 10:03 pm
Thanks so much for everyones replies ill have a photo up this week in relation to the response from the builder and work completed. Speaking with a builder friend been advised there should be no issues and it will be only until the engineers check over when we start building
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