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Pier Issue?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by D&J, 3rd May, 2016.

  1. D&J

    D&J Active Member

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    Hi there,

    I've had a B&P report returned advising that I need to get an engineer to inspect and report on the brick pier under the house. I've attached a snap shot from the report.

    My questions are as follows:

    A) Has anyone dealt with this issue before?
    B) Whilst I acknowledge I need an engineer to take a proper look, I'm wondering if anyone can give their thoughts based on the image?
    C) Can anyone give a range of $$ to rectify something like this?

    Any help is going to be greatly appreciated, so feel free to add anything else!
     

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  2. lightbulbmoment

    lightbulbmoment Well-Known Member

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    If it just the brick pier thats the problem, find the level of the house you want. Get a screw jack and jack it up, knock the bricks out and get bricklayer to re pier to correct height.
     
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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Maybe its under too much pier pressure? :p

    Not much experience with those, but I think you'd just need to get a brickie to do up another pier to support the weight of the house and get rid of the other one.
     
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  4. Biz

    Biz Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the amount of piers you need, you're looking at $300-$500 a pier. Could be 2x could be 20x.
     
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  5. norwoodman

    norwoodman Well-Known Member

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    That brick pier looks like an afterthought. If it wasn't ever intended to be load bearing probably not a major issue, if it was I'd be looking at getting it replaced with a suitably sized concrete or steel stump. Bricks shouldn't really ever be used as load bearing stumps in the manner shown in the photo.

    Are there any other stumps or supports in the subfloor or is the slab otherwise spanning from perimeter to perimeter?
     
  6. D&J

    D&J Active Member

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    I'll need to take another look at whether there are any other stumps or supports in the subfloor.

    Does anyone have a recommendation/contact for getting someone to take a property look (presumably it is an engineer as per the building inspectors report)?
     
  7. hematite

    hematite Well-Known Member

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    You can find better value engineers, but structerre could probably take a look.
     
  8. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Are you advocating pier support?