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Foundation Repair - Penrith

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by TadhgMor, 5th Sep, 2016.

  1. TadhgMor

    TadhgMor Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    I'm trying to find someone to at least give a quote on foundation repair. I tried using hipages who said they submitted my request to 60 tradies but still got no replies!.
    Googled around and picked a mob with a flashy web site but they don't answer their phone :(
    Submitted an online request to another and got no reply either!

    Any recommendations appreciated!
    thanks
    Tim
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Have you got an engineer's report?
     
  3. TadhgMor

    TadhgMor Well-Known Member

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    No, do I need to do that first ?

    If so, any recommendations ?

    I have cracks in the gyprock that open and close over the seasons and the wooden floor is starting to squeak and there is a noticeable dip in a few spots. External brick work has cracks in a few places that does the same. This is not unlike many homes that are built in the South Penrith area, I notice quite a few locals have gone and rendered their brickwork only to have it all crack a few months later.

    As far as I can tell most of these old houses where brick peered directly on the ground rather than having concrete footings, a bad thing to have done in this clay based area.

    thanks

    Tim
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    @TadhgMor I liken going to market for building repairs without an engineering report is like going to a specialist/physio etc without a gp referral or diagnosis. The builder may know what to do but some reliance upon the diagnosis of the cause and a methodology is required.

    The builder/bricky may fix the cosmetic issues but without investigating & fixing the cause (eg. Insufficient depths of the footings), the issue will recur.

    I'd suggest Trevor Hall at Kneebone Baretta Consulting in Penrith - info@kbgconsulting.com
     
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  5. TadhgMor

    TadhgMor Well-Known Member

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    Beut! - thanks for that and what you've said makes sense. I'll give him a call.