Apr 21, 2021 3:44 pm
As can be seen from the photos, there is a wall that is not attached to a slab and there is a hole underneath it. The wall is slightly outside the perimeter of the slab.
On the other side of the bedroom is the garage. The garage is on a lower slab (ie two slabs at different levels)
Final photo is an image of the slab adjacent to the window. What is that metal strip? Is it some kind of compensation for short slab. Not possible to put hard flooring there because it’s a step and not level.
Re: Is this slab within normal limits2
Apr 21, 2021 3:48 pm
Apologies forgot to attach photo of the bedroom
By the way this house is built and handed over a long time ago but still in warranty , I took these pics while being built but was reassured at the time that it’s no issue and will be covered with carpet. Now the issue has reared its head again as we recently had carpets taken out and replaced with vinyl and installers told me the slab has been made short and I should go back to builder
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Apr 21, 2021 11:02 pm
I assume an external wall? The bottom plate should be attached to the slab with a minimum amount of overhand. If it’s not attached at all then it is non compliant.
Thanks for your reply
No sorry, it is an internal wall - the garage is on the other side of the walls that are shown in the pics.
Does this change the compliance situation?
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Apr 22, 2021 11:51 pm
It still needs to be attached to something. Walls can’t float above the ground. Have aloof into the gap and see if there’s anything supporting the wall.
Yes that’s what I would have thought. It’s covered with floorboards now but I think I will have to take the boards off to get a closer look. It’s certainly not sitting on a slab which I would have thought would be the expected standard.
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