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    Most TD folks are welcome dennis...there are a few exceptions. Regards, -BiP
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    Thanks BIP,
    Kind of doubt we'll have any time this year with the build going on, but the following year will definitely be an option if the offer is still open.

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    I found some old pictures of the lot and lot getting fill dirt.



    Lot before fill dirt.



    North side of lot looking toward street.



    North side look toward rear of lot.



    Not sure if this was all of the loads before leveling.



    South side of lot looking toward the street, hard to see the amount of fill, no good shot of the south side.



    SIL on fill.



    Property marker lower right of picture on north side by street.



    Local mutt guarding our lot, I suppose I'll get a bill for that.

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    Temporary construction electricity hooked up.

    Still waiting on water, they are supposed to be there some time this week, maybe that won't be to big of a deal since we will be using the old house which should have lines to it already.

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    I see it didn't load some of my pictures, I'll try it again.

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    Not sure if all the loads before leveling.



    South side back of old house, don't have any good pictures of south side of fill.
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    SIL checking out fill.



    Property marker north side by street.



    Local mutt guarding our lot, I suppose I'll get a bill for that.
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    They also installed storm sewer since we were there last year, they had started busting up the street while we were there.



    This is the street that goes by our lot, looking this direction it ends at a street that goes into downtown RoiEt.



    This is looking the opposite way going past our lot, our lot being on the left.

    They've had flooding problems in this area in the past, our lot was higher than most of the area around, even before the fill.
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    This is the way you unload culverts in Thailand just roll them off and hope they stop someplace.



    View of culverts being buried, this is on the road into RoiEt.



    Didn't get any pictures of pipe being laid but looks like we have drain right in front of lot.



    Concrete poured, street back to normal.
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    The crew has arrived.



    The Hilton has been built, they just put up a shelter at the front of the old house, I guess the old house leaks too much.

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    Appears they had to get water from across the street, not sure what the scope is on that, will have to find out. Just checked with the boss, the water from across the street is from neighbor, water crew was supposed to have showed up last week but still no hide or hair seen of them yet.

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    Material arriving on site.







    They're starting on the fence first so I'm assuming that's what the rebar is for.



    I'm guessing rebar for the post footing, if I'm wrong on my guess's please feel free to correct me.
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    Progress is being made footing rebar pile is getting bigger.





    Possible issue came up, foreman thinks there isn't enough fill dirt where fence will be, I brought this up last year after fill dirt was leveled but was out voted, now if we have to add dirt I can say "I told you so". they're going to wait until footings are dug to see if any will be needed. They need enough dirt to pour the lower beams between poles. I think It's been a little slow going because of the rain. I guess Norton could fill us in on the weather situation there he's only a few kilometers away.
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    Dennis
    Back in post #33 you said "
    Didn't get any pictures of pipe being laid but looks like we have drain right in front of lot."


    Unfortunately I don't think what you see in this picture is a drain hole it is an inspection hole. So the water from your block will need to run somewhere until it finds the drain hole. Hopefully not too far away.
    Maybe you could speak to your builder and get him to install a drain from the edge of your block connecting into the storm drain at the inspection hole shouldn't be too hard to do.

    Also as for putting in enough fill to fill level all the way to the edge of your block would have meant that the fill would slope from your land down and into the neighbouring land. In my experience Thai's won't normally do that as it seems it is taboo to even touch anything on the neighbours land. Had a neighbour at one of the wife's block do what you are suggesting and she wanted to shoot him, told him the clean "his" fill off her land. So to do what you are suggesting you would need to build a retaining wall first. Get the builder to build a solid base along the boundary on which he can then build your wall, Later you can get a bit of extra fill and push it out to the boundary where it will be restrained by the base of the wall (hopefully you can make sense of what I am trying to say).

    Good luck with the build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    inspection hole.
    Hi Ootai, I think you're right, I remember when I was there last Oct. where this new line ties into storm sewer on main road going into RoiEt they were working on same line and installing drains closer to the homes at the curb of street, I'm guessing they are not finished on this part of the install yet, hopefully within the next couple of years they will make it past our house to install drains lol. I was hoping wife's daughter would have gotten pictures of them installing the pipe and would have seen how that would be happening. It's been harder than pulling teeth to get her daughter to take pictures.

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    Stakes in for position of post footings.







    I noticed some stakes where I didn't think they should be, there shouldn't be anything in the last 30 meters to the rear of lot and these looked closer than that.



    The daughter is checking it out as I'm posting this, should know tomorrow what the story is.
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    Architectural concept pictures.



    View from north side, street on the left.



    View from south street side.



    View from south rear side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    I noticed some stakes where I didn't think they should be, there shouldn't be anything in the last 30 meters to the rear of lot and these looked closer than that
    Appears might be for the small building at rear of house but hard to determine where your property line is.

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    nice post.. Always interested in building Contryside Projects.. [LIKE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    small building at rear of house
    Got it sorted out Norton, they were going by the original print which had the small building close to the back of the lot. It's going to be 2.5 meters behind the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by See Will View Post
    nice post.. Always interested in building Contryside Projects.. [LIKE]
    Thanks SW, so far it's been fun, no problems we haven't been able to solve.

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    Here's a little better view of how water was brought across from the neighbor.

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    Pilings being delivered to site.





    Pilings being unload close to where they will be driven in.





    Nephew (engineer) wanted pictures of stamps on poles, if I remember wifes translation it had something to do with
    specs and warranty.
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    One day later piling truck arrives. (Don't know why it's rotating my pictures.)



    Lining up.



    Lifting first piling up.













    Piling driven down, rotation may be because of way picture was taken, they're straight in my computer. If anyone knows why it's rotating or how to rotate pictures let me know.



    Specs on how piling were to be installed, nephew sent to Builder, name is A
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    Do you know if the neighbors’s houses are built on piles ? I am thinking you may not be very popular driving piles into the ground so close to other peoples houses if it is not usually required in that area. Don’t be surprised if people come around with damage claims for cracked walls etc .....even if they have been like that for 5 years !

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    Things are moving fast, footing dug around pilings.







    On this photo you can see blocks and material have arrived for wall.







    Pilings prepared for footing pour.



    Footing holes for small building or the start of graves for anyone that doesn't work fast enough.
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