Dec 02, 2013 5:07 pm
We've just received our tender from Wisdom Homes to build an Aspiration 29 in SW Sydney.
Tender looks standard and we have a list of questions and requests to shoot back to WH.
A question for the forum... has anyone had any experience with building on fill only? It seems builders these days are keen on going with the cut/fill option to save on costs, but this leaves drainage issues for the block post construction which we're keen to avoid (we eventually want a pool, not a quag!)
Keen to hear everyone's thoughts...
Re: Foundation question re: cut/fill2
Dec 04, 2013 9:41 am
The key is to have a fall away from the house walls so that water does not collect at the footings of your foundation. This is the case for a waffle pod slab and not so much for a raft slab. If the builder can guarantee this, then they have satisfied the requirement for "foundation maintenance". Case in point, the next door neighbour's house is 40-50cm lower than mine so yes, they live in a quagmire.
Re: Foundation question re: cut/fill3
Dec 04, 2013 11:24 am
You may need a drop edge beam on the downhill side to build on fill only.
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