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John0322
John0322
4 December

Expert advice on broken internal drain pipes on slab

Expert advice on broken internal drain pipes on slab

This is what the builder has to say. Does this make sense or are they taking the easy way out of this? I saw from another post that they need to cut the concrete and…

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John0322
Dec 04, 2019 7:09 am
regularusername
regularusername
27 November

Cutting and refilling exposed aggregate footpath?

Cutting and refilling exposed aggregate footpath?

We have an exposed aggregate footpath we need to get a conduit under. It’s approx. 800 wide and 75 deep. We’ve tried digging underneath it but the ground is extremely…

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regularusername
Nov 27, 2019 9:47 pm
glenh111
glenh111
7 November

Lay concrete over concrete

Lay concrete over concrete

Just an update...I purchased a bag of Ardex 46 for about $85. A little expensive I thought for 1 bag but it did the whole lot and managed to get about a 3 to 4mm spread…

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glenh111
Nov 07, 2019 7:54 am
emyarsan2019
emyarsan2019
30 October

Dowelling in concrete

Dowelling in concrete

Hello forum. What can I use as a joint filler material

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emyarsan2019
Oct 30, 2019 3:00 am

Garage floor spec

Garage floor spec

Hi @D_and_@D and As new home There are 2 issues the concrete slab thickness and the polystyrene void former beneath the slab Have a compacted sand pad put down and the…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Oct 21, 2019 2:14 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
MyFirst
MyFirst
17 October

Patio area for a new build - What is this?

Patio area for a new build - What is this?

My guess is your sewage inspection point.

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MyFirst
Oct 17, 2019 10:26 am
muppy03
muppy03
15 October

Help Aggregate Drive

Help Aggregate Drive

always get three quotes, can be huge differences.

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muppy03
Oct 15, 2019 12:38 pm
robbert
robbert
12 October

Sealing Concrete Pathway

Sealing Concrete Pathway

It's not necessary, but if you are concerned about aesthetics, then go ahead. There are more benefits which I am basing off on this (right under the should I seal section…

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robbert
Oct 12, 2019 10:41 pm
robbert
darb74
darb74
9 October

New driveway inspections?

New driveway inspections?

Sorry I don't understand why you need someone else to highlight defects with a concrete driveway? If there are defects that are easily quantifiable and are not within…

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darb74
Oct 09, 2019 10:27 pm
darb74

These are concrete panels of a warehouse about 5 years old, 5m panels and 10m high, this particular one is much slimmer, only 1m wide. At first just the paint just…

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redfox
Oct 06, 2019 11:49 pm
Mikes005
Mikes005
30 September

Concreter recommendations - melbs northern suburbs

Concreter recommendations - melbs northern suburbs

Hey all, can anyone recommend a good concreter for a pathway on melbourne north suburbs? Cheers in advance.

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Mikes005
Sep 30, 2019 10:04 am
Mikes005
mothbox
mothbox
26 September

Resurfacing Concrete Driveway

Resurfacing Concrete Driveway

My concrete driveway must be around 30 years old and has had some repairs done over the years but it's surface is now in need of a make over. I don't have the funds to…

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mothbox
Sep 26, 2019 11:28 am
GLO
GLO
17 September

Driveway after Handover

Driveway after Handover

What does it look like? Keen to see the result.

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GLO
Sep 17, 2019 11:02 pm
ecoflor.com au
ecoflor.com au
17 September

Re-Finish concrete slab

Re-Finish concrete slab

Hi Daniel, there are some applicators in Sydney that use our products.Its a concrete resurfacing material that is suitable for outdoor applications. Any good applicator…

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ecoflor.com au
Sep 17, 2019 2:36 pm
ecoflor.com au
Splashers
Splashers
3 September

Travertine Pavers under Spa

Travertine Pavers under Spa

I have been told 2 ways to pave Travertine tiles but i am not sure which one is best option with a spa on top Option 1: 100-150mm Road Base compacted, 30mm Sand layer,…

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Splashers
Sep 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Splashers
Rory
Rory
14 July

Glue or something to hold pebbles together

Glue or something to hold pebbles together

The resin they use for permeable paving. Shop around for a better price. I think basf are one of the manufacturer's.

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Rory
Jul 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Rory
Rory
Rory
14 July

Is this expected with exposed aggregate?

Is this expected with exposed aggregate?

Looks like it was poured on a windy day. Possibly hot too. Those types of cracks are from the surface drying too quickly. Looks like they lost control of the job a bit and…

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Rory
Jul 14, 2019 2:44 pm
Rory

We've just had new pavers laid, and the finish was not what we were expecting. It looks as if the paveset/pavelok was not cleared from the paver surface before wetting…

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Shwa
Jun 03, 2019 11:51 am
chippy
chippy
1 June

Tiling Advice

Tiling Advice

You'll need to lay a screed bed first and then tile. I'd prime the existing concrete slab with bondcrete or similar primer and then lay in the screed bed allowing for tile…

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chippy
Jun 01, 2019 9:44 pm
chippy
dbenno
dbenno
28 May

Will ply stain concrete if left out in the weather

Will ply stain concrete if left out in the weather

We are polishing our concrete slab, (semi exposed) However I want to protect the floors whilst the chippies put the frames up, so I purchased 4mm ply to lay underfoot,…

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dbenno
May 28, 2019 9:45 pm
GLO
GLO
19 May

Curved Channel Drainage - do they exist?

Curved Channel Drainage - do they exist?

build a french drain using ag pipe

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GLO
May 19, 2019 10:11 pm
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Celicam
May 18, 2019 7:13 pm

It looks weird but the black grate doesn't look like an ORG. They have also concreted above the Damp Proof Course.

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SaveH2O
May 16, 2019 3:33 pm
SaveH2O

Frontyard footpath and stairs

Frontyard footpath and stairs

Hi, I need some advice for a frontyard walkway. The height difference to cover is 60cm over 7 meters, hence there will be 3 steps of 20cm each, separated by sections of…

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karcher.cc
May 15, 2019 10:47 pm
kks
kks
24 April

Exposed aggregate concrete removal options

Exposed aggregate concrete removal options

Some great patio carpets around these days.

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kks
Apr 24, 2019 1:19 am
alexf40
alexf40
8 April

Driveway cross over / Lowered Kerb

Driveway cross over / Lowered Kerb

Hi, I was wondering if any of you in NSW have had a new lowered kerb and what it cost? Ours is breaking up and needs replacing, the actual cross over from boundary to…

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alexf40
Apr 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Nonehtee
Nonehtee
8 April

HOW TO ESTIMATE COST FOR FORMWORK STRIPPING

HOW TO ESTIMATE COST FOR FORMWORK STRIPPING

HOW DO I ESTIMATE THE COST FOR STRIPPING FORMWORK?

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Nonehtee
Apr 08, 2019 3:46 am
Mike J
Mike J
5 April

Paving quote - thoughts

Paving quote - thoughts

Hi, I'd probably get a quote from another contractor. its always hard to tell without seeing the area and exactly whats involved, but doesn't hurt to shop around.

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Mike J
Apr 05, 2019 6:46 pm
Mike J
Mike J
5 April

Best sealer for limestone pavers?

Best sealer for limestone pavers?
1, 2

Stay away from surface sealers (gloss or wet look) they do not allow pavers to breathe, go for a penetrating sealer. CCS products are good.

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Mike J
Apr 05, 2019 6:41 pm
mattscib
mattscib
1 April

Concrete pathway around home - distance to weep holes QLD

Concrete pathway around home - distance to weep holes QLD

Hi guys & gals, Installing a 1mtr concrete apron around our QLD home to provide a path and provide a water barrier and correct the fall in some areas. I have spoken with…

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mattscib
Apr 01, 2019 2:30 pm

I’m not sure if this is the right section as this is my first time but I am trying to find someone that does gravel driveways like this picture as an example that will…

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Lovetropics
Mar 29, 2019 4:27 am
joe8489
joe8489
28 March

Guidance with labour and material costs for my concrete bric

Guidance with labour and material costs for my concrete bric

Homeone, is there a reason no one has responded to my thread topic? Maybe I’m missing something in the settings or I didn’t check a box. Or maybe I needed to come…

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joe8489
Mar 28, 2019 12:37 pm
chippy
chippy
27 March

Control Joints - Driveway

Control Joints - Driveway

It won't hurt to do the cuts now but the damage has already been done. The concrete will already have shrinkage cracks, you just may not be able to see them all yet and it…

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chippy
Mar 27, 2019 4:42 pm
chippy

Would anyone know why my driveway has come up with white marks on some sections? My driveway is about 6 months old & has been sealed by our builder. Just curious if…

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Chinoandbebe
Mar 22, 2019 4:55 pm
Woody76
Woody76
20 March

Bull nose pool edge paving

Bull nose pool edge paving

Hi all, we are in the process of trying to find a matching bull nosed paver for our pool. We would like to save costs by using the pavers that were laid previously but are…

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Woody76
Mar 20, 2019 12:32 am
mattscib
mattscib
18 March

Concrete path against back of home to prevent water ingress

Concrete path against back of home to prevent water ingress

Hi guys & gals, I have been reading on the forum and gained some great ideas. Not long bought a property on the Sunshine Coast…

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mattscib
Mar 18, 2019 2:40 pm
JoshAU
JoshAU
17 March

Remove bedrock & concreting vs levelling bedrock & sealing?

Remove bedrock & concreting vs levelling bedrock & sealing?

Hi all. I'm digging/jack hammering out bedrock in a workroom I'm expanding under my house. The previous owner had leveled and concreted about half of the open area,…

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JoshAU
Mar 17, 2019 2:10 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 March

Concrete paving against brickwork

Concrete paving against brickwork

It depends where the DPC is.

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SaveH2O
Mar 17, 2019 9:49 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 March

ORG and concrete pathway

ORG and concrete pathway

The nearest drain will collect surface water but you confirmed that it drains grey and black water. If it does, it is highly illegal and you can't leave it like that. If…

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SaveH2O
Mar 14, 2019 11:04 am
SaveH2O
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 February

Suspended concrete slab on top floor of office building.

Suspended concrete slab on top floor of office building.

It's factored Dead Loads plus Live loads refer to the codes If you want more accurate coupled results the use 3D BIM

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 10, 2019 12:28 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
James Brown
James Brown
2 February

Plain concrete driveway pricing

Plain concrete driveway pricing

It is costly which cost u mentioned.Go to a good builder which makes concrete for driveway in suitable cost.

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James Brown
Feb 02, 2019 9:05 pm
Weeman67
Weeman67
28 January

Block wall quote

Block wall quote

Hi Getting quotes for a block wall built as a bit of a feature and to block neighbours a little 6.5 long by 2.2 High $3500 That’s reinforced and filled with concrete…

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Weeman67
Jan 28, 2019 7:43 pm
alexp79
alexp79
25 January

Can I build a garden bed with concrete pavers?

Can I build a garden bed with concrete pavers?

Buy a cheap grinder with metal cutting discs. Learn to use it :) But it will be much less cutting if you just buy trench mesh, it is sold in 6 m lengths. Best online…

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alexp79
Jan 25, 2019 1:58 pm
Max2988
Max2988
10 January

Strong/vault room

Strong/vault room

Hi all, I’m building a 6sm brick strong room on top of a new slap under the house and have some questions. How long after the slab is poured can I start laying brick on…

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Max2988
Jan 10, 2019 1:15 am
fademan
fademan
29 November 2018

Driveway build help

Driveway build help

Thanks, bit of a relief. It is getting close to Christmas so our options were limited ;)

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fademan
Nov 29, 2018 8:27 am
fademan
fademan
29 November 2018

Crossover

Crossover

Recently got a few quotes for our crossover (which included moving it slightly from where it is now) which was between 4,500 - 5,800.

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fademan
Nov 29, 2018 8:20 am
Reeleecee
Reeleecee
28 November 2018

Liquid Limestone in Adelaide

Liquid Limestone in Adelaide

Ahh that makes sense at least, thank you. Sucks though, I only want it as a top coat on concrete which I think would eliminate this issue. Do you know if it could be…

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Reeleecee
Nov 28, 2018 10:09 am
Manhattan52
Manhattan52
19 November 2018

Porous Driveway recommendations

Porous Driveway recommendations

I need a porous driveway product for a KDRB. Looking at 320sqm. Has anyone used any particular products or recommendations. Both stoneset products and Trihex pavers look…

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Manhattan52
Nov 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Manhattan52
onggie
onggie
22 October 2018

Can someone identify this style of driveway

Can someone identify this style of driveway

Ok, with some help from another person I have discovered what this method is called and how they do it. It is sprayed onto the driveway and is called; Spray Fleck or Spray Crete

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onggie
Oct 22, 2018 4:07 pm

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