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Forum: Building and Construction 2015-08-11, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By whippet0
Does it matter if the soil contains alot of...

Does it matter if the soil contains alot of rocks/gravel in it? I have been looking around online and a number of people are offering free "fill". Most of it appears to be a mixture of clay, gravel,...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-08-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,347
Posted By whippet0
I can't seem to find any stores that sell...

I can't seem to find any stores that sell clay-based soil in small quantities. Some landscaping companies sell it but I don't want a truck load of it dropped off. I'm hoping to get it in prepackaged...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-08-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,347
Posted By whippet0
Thanks for the information. I did not realize I...

Thanks for the information. I did not realize I should be using a clay-based soil to prevent water flowing through it. I assumed the opposite.

Do you have any idea where I can get clay-based soil?...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-08-09, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,347
Posted By whippet0
ground around window well settled

Hi,

The soil around my basement window well and the side of my house has settled and appears to have eroded away. I would like to fill it in but I am not sure what kind of dirt I should use. Any...
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-06-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By whippet0
That is exactly the problem with the easement. ...

That is exactly the problem with the easement.

You brought up a very good point. i.e. if I put my gate outside of my easement, there is nothing stopping another neighbour from closing off their...
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-06-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By whippet0
I doubled checked my easement on my land survey...

I doubled checked my easement on my land survey and it is definitely 1.2 meters wide.
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-06-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By whippet0
So do you think I should put the gate at the back...

So do you think I should put the gate at the back of the yard on the slope, where it is supposed to be? That is my preference, but I'm trying not to annoy any neighbours that have to use it.
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-06-10, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,660
Posted By whippet0
fence/easement question.

Hi,

I would like to put up a fence in my backyard. The last 4 feet of my property contains an easement. However, there is a steep slope right where the easement is, which makes it hard to walk...
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-14, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,324
Posted By whippet0
That's what I'm wondering as well.

That's what I'm wondering as well.
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-14, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,324
Posted By whippet0
Yeah, I'm kind of upset about it because I have...

Yeah, I'm kind of upset about it because I have been waiting months for them to look into it. When I first reported the problem last spring, I had to wait several weeks for someone to come and look...
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-13, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,324
Posted By whippet0
The floor suddenly drops about 1/2" over about...

The floor suddenly drops about 1/2" over about 1.5 feet. It then gradually evens out as it gets closer to the supporting wall, over a span of about 8 feet.

Is it normal to put that much concrete...
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,324
Posted By whippet0
sagging 2nd level floor in new home

Hi,

After I moved into my new house last October, I noticed that the upper level floor was sagging on one side of the room. THis problem runs along a straight line. The builder agreed it was a...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-08-01, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,253
Posted By whippet0
Thanks for the links. They are very helpful. In...

Thanks for the links. They are very helpful. In the second link, I like option "E" the most.

I've attached some pictures of my yard. The slope is roughly 21inches high and about 45 inches wide.
Forum: Ottawa 2012-08-01, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,253
Posted By whippet0
I had a closer look at the easement and it rises...

I had a closer look at the easement and it rises 21 inches (1.75 feet) over a span of 42 inches (~4 feet). That is probably not a feasible solution but it's still a good idea for other people with a...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-08-01, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,253
Posted By whippet0
That's a good point. I never thought of that.

That's a good point. I never thought of that.
Forum: Ottawa 2012-07-31, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,253
Posted By whippet0
My concern is that if I move the gate, then the...

My concern is that if I move the gate, then the easement is no longer in the location specified on our land survey. It also means both of my neighbours would have a different easement as well. I...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-07-31, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,253
Posted By whippet0
We have a dog and want the yard to be fully...

We have a dog and want the yard to be fully fenced in. I thought of closing off the fence where the easement starts, but our yard is very small and we'd lose a large portion of our yard.
Forum: Ottawa 2012-07-30, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,253
Posted By whippet0
easement + fence

Hi,

I live in a middle-unit townhouse and would like to put up a fence on each side of my property. Because I'm in a middle unit, I need to put a gate on each side of the fence so my neighbours...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-05-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,497
Posted By whippet0
Is there any easy way to measure this?

Is there any easy way to measure this?
Forum: Ottawa 2012-05-09, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,497
Posted By whippet0
It looks all of the stairs have this problem,...

It looks all of the stairs have this problem, except the the top two or three. (All three pictures were from different stairs) It slopes forward, but it also slopes to the side. It's hard to see...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-05-07, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,497
Posted By whippet0
I had a look at the Tarion warranty and it has: ...

I had a look at the Tarion warranty and it has:

CONDITION
10.22 STAIRS, TREADS AND/OR LANDINGS ARE OUT OF LEVEL

Acceptable Performance/Condition
Stairs shall be installed in accordance with...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-05-07, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,497
Posted By whippet0
I've got very little confidence in my builder...

I've got very little confidence in my builder right now because all of the "fixes" are never done well. For example. There was a gap between the bottom of the railing and the step, which was filled...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-05-07, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,497
Posted By whippet0
Yes, I mentioned to one of the workers while he...

Yes, I mentioned to one of the workers while he was fixing some 30-day items. He replied with "I've seen worse". That bothered me. He added it to the list of problems. However, he did not seem to...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-05-07, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,497
Posted By whippet0
Here are some pictures which show the stairs are...

Here are some pictures which show the stairs are not level.
Forum: Ottawa 2012-05-07, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,497
Posted By whippet0
stairs + landing are not level!

Hi,

My staircase + landing is slanted to one side. Should this be repaired by the builder? If so, how bad does it have to be before the builder will fix it? Is there an easy way to measure...
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