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在澳大利亚 I need some advice regarding a property purchase. Property - semi-detached house Bedrooms - 2 Condition - average needs internal reno to modernise Street - one of the best in suburb Location - excellent Close to schools - yes Transport - 50m The pool at of an IP needs to be resurfaced (or so the pool doctor says), the cost was estimated to be $10K ($10,000), after recoverying from my impresssion of a cat coughing up a fur ball, it just seems far too much. Its just a standard poo


Inspected a house on Friday that was a bit of a mystery.

Can you spot what's wrong with this picture? :)  

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I can, but mostly because you titled the picture with the name of the problem :D  

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That's a crooked house!


I posted a picture of this house on the forum last year, here it is again,....

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Yes, it is lived in. It's in a small village 16 ks from me, my home town. Deep black soil foundations.


See ya's.  

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wow 'topcropper' that is almost the same as one of my IP's. rented also :D

my tenants loved the location so much they put in the lease that they intend to fix up the house using professionals to make it livable at their cost. so far they have 'painted internally, fixed part of the roof, insulated the roof, heaps of gardening, part new color bond fence and replaced an aircon. they think it's a real bargain and their home.

hmmm maybe i should try and post a photo. i am sure it would make people :eek:  

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Andrew_A said: ↑
Inspected a house on Friday that was a bit of a mystery.

Can you spot what's wrong with this picture? :)Click to expand...
Nothing that several new100-100 gal posts,and a house jack would fix and a few hard days work ,other then that most of those old hardwood house will outlast us all ..willair..  

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TC I grew up on a big sheep station so that photo reminds me of that, spent plenty of time playing in some unsafe abandoned houses (of course Mum saying no was never going to be enough to work)

Willair the agent had a quote for 18k to fix the structural issues, the government of course got a quote for 125k I'm told :) Which might be one reason they were offloading the house. Wonderful piece of land on a corner block even if it the house does subside a little!  

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Andrew_A said: ↑
Inspected a house on Friday that was a bit of a mystery.

Can you spot what's wrong with this picture? :)Click to expand...
I got it, they ran out of white paint when painting the last of the pickets:D
Jezza  

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what about this one?  

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Have fun driving your car outta that garage!!! Wow. Are people really that stupid?  

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Andrew_A said: ↑
Inspected a house on Friday that was a bit of a mystery.

Can you spot what's wrong with this picture? :)Click to expand...
Is it sinking down in the middle?  

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RedCat said: ↑
Have fun driving your car outta that garage!!! Wow. Are people really that stupid?Click to expand...
2nd photo of a house like that that I've seen on this site too  

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BV said: ↑
Is it sinking down in the middle?Click to expand...
It's sinking in a lot of places! Place a marble in the kitchen and it would roll through the whole house. There are special stumps that help with houses on this type of soil, other houses nearby have had similar problems.  

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Andrew_A said: ↑
There are special stumps that help with houses on this type of soil, other houses nearby have had similar problems.Click to expand...
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Andrew, what are these special stumps of which you speak?


Tools  

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Tools said: ↑
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Andrew, what are these special stumps of which you speak?


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Tools I don't know what they are called, the property was not of interest so I didn't look any further into the matter. Apparently there are stumps for this type of problem that help to mitigate any possible future movement.

Any stumping people around?  

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Andrew, what are these special stumps of which you speak?


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Maybe those steel stump with a screw top that you can adjust as the place is sinking (as long as it doesn't sink to fast)


Here a pic of one type, but there is a better type around which is really heavy duty.

http://www.bluescopesteel.com.au/images/optimised/Flooring-age-med.jpg

Cheers

PS found the one I have used

http://www.metaland.com.au/duragal/duragal_system_components.php  

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Had a flat in Elwood. Built on very reactive black soil (Elwood is was once a swamp, before it was drained)

The block of units was sinking. Engineers report recomended underpinning using screw piles. ie steele piles with an auger base at the bottom.Bigger the base, the more footprint for support.

screwpile.com.au has illistration  

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