Nov 08, 2007 2:04 pm
Hi there everyone,
Have just received a call from our builder, it seems our soil is 'ED' which is really bad, so footings have blown out to just under $20,000.00.
I know that E = highly reactive, but havent heard of ED before (although thats where I'll be taking hubby when he hears the news...).
Anyone heard of this class, and had to pay this type of cost?
Look forward to your replies,
Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH3
Nov 08, 2007 2:20 pm
i haven't heard of ED type, where in adelaide are you building? our footings ended up at $55,000 and we are building in maylands!! needless to say we almost did go to the ED as you suggeted
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Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH4
Nov 08, 2007 2:24 pm
http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/dpi/vro/wimre ... on%208.pdf
Hope this helps.
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Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH5
Nov 08, 2007 2:33 pm
Hope this helps.
Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH7
Nov 08, 2007 2:49 pm
We are building at Aldinga Beach (near the beach, so you would think there would have been a bit more sand would'nt ya... :shock: ) in the 'Bayswood Estate'
WOW, $55,000.00 I'll stop whinging now. All of a sudden 20,000.00 does not sound so bad.
Yes Michelle, the footing reports and such are in the mail.
Oh well, could be worse, although there go the upgrades (do doors, windows, bricks and a roof count as upgrades...)
Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH8
Nov 08, 2007 3:20 pm
Sorry to hear this.
Exhorbitant site cost because of the soil condition is really scarying many people, me included.
If you do not own the land or not yet sign building contract, simply find another better block of land. Surely you dont want to spend that hard earn $$ just for the footing!!!
Have you check with alternative opinion from other structure engineer?
Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH10
Nov 08, 2007 5:31 pm
when myself and wife looked at building with porter davis they offered a free soil/ site test/inspection on any land we were looking at on the presumtion we would build with them
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Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH11
Nov 08, 2007 8:12 pm
Hi there dj,
What street in Bayswood are you building, and may I ask who you are building with? Are you building a family home or villa? this may affect the cost (bigger m2...).
Would be interested in your reply, we may be neighbours...
Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH12
Nov 09, 2007 9:12 am
We are building through Sterling homes, a traditional houme at Chartreuse Court. We were building through another company before but three months down the track were told that the house (house and land package) would not fit on the land. That house was vey large and we were quoted around the same for footings. Sterling Homes Have been great by the way but I would not trust the other one they were very rude and did not even say sorry just told to go away what do you want it dosent fit or take a chunk out af the middle, anyway things are going better now. I hope they were right with the footings quote though.
Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH13
Nov 09, 2007 9:59 am
Hi there dj,
Let me guess, Salesman's initials SP from Statesman...
We too looked at a house and land package with him and the house was to big for the block of land they advertised it on (he had no clue...).
He was an absolute nightmare to deal with. We ended up building the same house on a different block with a differant saleswoman who has been excellent. Could'nt rave about her service enough. Statesman have also been excellent to date. I think we just encounted the salesman from hell.
We are building in Aquamarine Ave, so maybe your street if far enough away from ours that you have escsped the crappy soil...
Will look out for you when we are in the area.
Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH14
Nov 09, 2007 10:21 am
Not sure what those other links provided are all about but ... E means extremely reactive NOT highly.
CLASS 'A' - Little or no ground movement
CLASS 'S' - Slightly reactive sites
CLASS 'M' - Moderately reactive sites
CLASS 'H' - Highly reactive sites
CLASS 'E' - Extremely reactive sites
CLASS 'P' - Problem site
The "D" means that there is deep moisture changes greater than 3m. E-D represents an extremely reactive soil with deep moisture changes.
I would not be building on that land.
Re: Footing report...AARRGGHHHH15
Nov 09, 2007 10:34 am
That is the salesman, He was very abusive and head office were not much better. I have heard of a house being built and the carport was on the nabours block so I guess im lucky I found out before they started building. It seems to be a commen thing for them, need more training
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