New block of dirt bought today

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New block of dirt bought today

Post by Grunter » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:11 pm

Well today i got another block of dirt over in Red Mountain.
So now the fun begins with clearing some land & getting it ready to build another house.

Just a quick question.
Looking for a decent front end loader operator who can clear & level the block of land.
It is 1 Rai & want a few tree's taken out as well as have the land leveled out & then will be looking at
dropping some more top soil dirt in to build it up around 1 to 1 1/2 feet higher over 1/2 the block.
So if anyone has used someone for this type of deal & also cart all the rubbish away as well, would be appreciative
of anyone who is recommended

Cheers, Grunter

PS: Will post some pics of the block when i get a chance to do so

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Re: New block of dirt bought today

Post by Grunter » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:39 pm

Well a quick update, got the land all cleared & now ready to add a extra meter of dirt on top to
build it up above the next doors blocks, so when it rains they can get the water
Still trying to get pics sorted from my PC
Then i will post a few pics

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Re: New block of dirt bought today

Post by HHTel » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:49 pm

Grunter wrote:Well a quick update, got the land all cleared & now ready to add a extra meter of dirt on top to
build it up above the next doors blocks, so when it rains they can get the water
Still trying to get pics sorted from my PC
Then i will post a few pics
Some years ago, the government tried to put through a proposal requiring planning permission to raise land as that is a major cause of flooding. The government changed before it could be made law.

However, why raise the land unnecessarily just to cause someone else a problem. Rather selfish don't you think. My land was raised slightly to match the neighbours around me and we don't have a flooding problem. If I'd built my land up higher then they would have had a problem. Please think again.

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Re: New block of dirt bought today

Post by Grunter » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:03 am

HHtel,

May have been tongue in cheek when i said they will get the water
Our block is roughly 400mm below each side block after clearing & getting it leveled
So basically we are going to roughly the same level as the adjoining blocks, only difference is it will
be a arched in the centre of the block to allow run off away from the house & not so it pools around the house

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Re: New block of dirt bought today

Post by hhfarang » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:15 am

Just a tip, unless you are building on pilings you need to let filled land settle for a year or so before construction (for a slab foundation). If you put slab on filled land too soon it will settle after you build the house and you'll bet cracks or worse. I heard of one guy up north whose kitchen separated a half meter from his house do to ground settling.
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Re: New block of dirt bought today

Post by Grunter » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:24 am

Yeah very true as well & good point as well.
Had a soil test done by a group from BKK & found that there is a basement of bedrock only 8 feet down
that runs across the whole block for the best part.
So was planning on doing a floating foundation style, have done in the past on a few other builds
with fairly good success with this method
We used a Auger & drilled holes down on the last place to the bedrock & had concrete pillars with Elephant (Bell) bottoms & then gravel packed around the footings & then topped it off with soil.
Te house slab was then attached to the concrete pillars at surface level & tied into rio bar mesh that held it all in place. We are looking at adopting the same method for this as well for this build.
But do agree that should let it compact over at least a year if going directly on top of lad fill freshly laid
or as you say there is a good chance of it cracking through walls or dropping in time

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Re: New block of dirt bought today

Post by hhfarang » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:30 am

The foundation you describe is exactly what we did (called footings by our builder) for a large two story house here and it was good. We even did it high enough to allow for a 1 meter crawl space below the beam suspended ground floor so that we could run electric and water pipes as well as an anti termite spray system attached to the bottom of the house with easy access for maintenance through two small doors. I couldn't get through them :oops: but the small Thai workers could with no problem.
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Re: New block of dirt bought today

Post by RODERICK » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:04 pm

Tom..

trying to touch base with you... the e-mail address I have is not working... I posted it but the " forum " won't let me post it "

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Re: New block of dirt bought today

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RODERICK wrote:Tom..

trying to touch base with you... the e-mail address I have is not working... I posted it but the " forum " won't let me post it "

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Post by migrant » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:26 am

RODERICK wrote:Tom..

trying to touch base with you... the e-mail address I have is not working... I posted it but the " forum " won't let me post it "

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Re: New block of dirt bought today

Post by hhfarang » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:08 am

Yes, right now I am in North Carolina and am trying to buy a house here.
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Re: New block of dirt bought today

Post by Nereus » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:53 am

hhfarang wrote:Yes, right now I am in North Carolina and am trying to buy a house here.
Good luck with your search there, mate. Here is one that I know of. It is a bit further West than NC, but the good old boys told me they will throw in the Limo if it is any help to you. They also have said the house warming will be on them. So maybe worth a look. :rasta:
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Re: New block of dirt bought today

Post by hhfarang » Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:06 pm

Looks like my kind of people!
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