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  1. tyng

    House underpin - need help!

    Thanks for sharing your experience. I'll report back once the work is done on my house. On a side note, anyone know how this will affect future property sales? What sorts of documents do I need to keep for potential buyers? Shall I sell it before the 6.5yr insurance runs out?
  2. tyng

    House underpin - need help!

    UPDATE: I spoke with two structural engineers and each gave me some more advice. Structural engineer 1: Recommended doing a soil test ($500) to determine whether soil is overly wet (potential incorrect installation of downpipe on the extension) or overly dry (due to nearby gum tree). Worst case...
  3. tyng

    House underpin - need help!

    Hi Glenn, 1. I'm not sure, but the extension footing plan drawn by the previous structural engineer didn't indicate there was. 2. From the previous structural engineer's report: "External walls, including at the upper level, are typically of masonary veneer construction." 3. I haven't...
  4. tyng

    House underpin - need help!

    The underpinner told me the soil movement was probably caused by a tall gumtree about five meters away from the garden. Its roots likely runs below my property and has sucked moisture out of the soil to cause the clay to move (site classified H). There is probably no way to get the council to...
  5. tyng

    House underpin - need help!

    Thank you for sharing your experience and advice. I believe the injected product you mentioned refers to the Uretek method? I've seen mixed reviews about this product including a very scary experience posted on this forum, see: http://somersoft.com/forums/showthread.php?p=667568#post667568 I...
  6. tyng

    House underpin - need help!

    Thanks for the reply nww. I'm generally sceptical of "new technology" that seem to be a short cut, but I've heard a number of people recommend Uretek. It's probably worth giving the guys a call and get them to explain to me why their method is better.
  7. tyng

    House underpin - need help!

    Dear fellow Somersoft Forum members, Our property had an extension added to it about 10 years ago and since early last year we noticed cracks on the extension's walls (not very big) and the floor sank below the main house. An inspector came and measured the inclined to be about 20mm, and told...
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