Aug 27, 2010 6:20 am
I'm building in southMorang and my land is ona very slight slope, the builder who I am going with is telling me that my slab is going to be higher than the front foot path but 10cm, Is this correct? or is it he does not want to dig down? I'm so puzzeled the last thing I want si to see a slab from the front of my house once finished
Re: Slab higher than front footpath2
Aug 27, 2010 9:52 am
You'll just have to build it up with soil. You don't want it the exact height as your footpath because then your driveway won't slope away. And it's probablybetter to have the house higher than the footpath rather than lower because if the house is lower you have to put in drains across the garage.
One side of my house is lower then the road, and one is higher than the road due to the slope of the block.
Hard to know without pics of your block, but I wouldn't be worrying.
I leave you to fend for yourself, figure things out yourself.
Re: Slab higher than front footpath3
Aug 27, 2010 5:48 pm
Our block is flat and level and the top of our slab is currently around ~20cm above the footpath level. Once the landscaping and paving is complete it shouldn't be noticeable.
Depending on the directional slope of your land 10cm doesn't seem like much of a difference. As long as it isn't going to affect your driveway approach angles I wouldn't worry about it.
Re: Slab higher than front footpath4
Aug 27, 2010 7:35 pm
I agree with all of the above I wouldnt worry about it personally, it has some good advantages
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