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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 10:51 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 8:44 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 8:45 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 9:11 pm
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Celicam
May 18, 2019 6:13 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 2:33 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 9:47 pm

Is this expected with exposed aggregate?

Is this expected with exposed aggregate?

I wouldn't be happy with that. I had my driveway done a couple years ago. Because of how big the job was, the concreter did it in stages. What I see on your pics is where…

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meminiau
May 08, 2019 6:01 pm

G'day Hope I've posted this on the right place I have been building a path/steps using sleepers, and I've placed small gravel for the surface. I would like to…

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meminiau
May 08, 2019 5:57 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 12:19 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 4:38 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 2:46 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 5:46 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 5:41 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 1:30 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 3:27 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 11:37 am
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 3:42 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 3:55 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 19, 2019 11:32 pm
jdlx
jdlx
19 March

Re-Finish concrete slab

Re-Finish concrete slab

Hi this is a picture of my back yard slab that shows where the coating is failing, at the top you can see where a repair has failed. This failure started to fail after…

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jdlx
Mar 19, 2019 7:29 am
jdlx
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 1:40 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 1:10 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 8:49 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 10:04 am
SaveH2O
kisakib
kisakib
10 February

Driveway after Handover

Driveway after Handover

Hi when are you planning to get it done? I could help you if its in mid march?

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kisakib
Feb 10, 2019 5:19 pm
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 11:28 am
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 8:05 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 6:43 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 12:58 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 12:15 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 7:27 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 7:20 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 9:09 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 6:25 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 3:07 pm

Has anyone painted tiles? Our terracotta tiles, beside the ugliness, are SO slippery!! We are discussing painting them with a rougher tread. Has anyone painted over tiles…

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ktotherose
Oct 10, 2018 12:16 pm
lisabrush
lisabrush
8 October 2018

Sealing Sandstone

Sealing Sandstone

You can choose ABC Merchandising

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lisabrush
Oct 08, 2018 7:37 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
18 September 2018

Exposed Agg vs Coloured Concrete

Exposed Agg vs Coloured Concrete

Exposed Agg has so much more character...go for it. Any color concrete driveway will fail the color match test after a couple of years.

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IamSAM
Sep 18, 2018 11:32 am
IamSAM
Gaudi
Gaudi
15 September 2018

New driveway & stormwater pit

New driveway & stormwater pit

Councils!!

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Gaudi
Sep 15, 2018 10:59 pm
bashworth
bashworth
12 September 2018

Concrete Path/Substrate identification

Concrete Path/Substrate identification

Looks like some sort of grout, or floor screed.

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bashworth
Sep 12, 2018 8:13 pm
bashworth
Aussietrooper
Aussietrooper
5 September 2018

Marks on New Driveway

Marks on New Driveway

Last week I had my driveway completely replaced. After the pour, it looked great. Then they came back to do the expansion joint…

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Aussietrooper
Sep 05, 2018 8:22 am
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aussieta
Aug 18, 2018 5:10 pm
aussieta
Waigo
Waigo
17 August 2018

Exposed Aggregate Driveways

Exposed Aggregate Driveways

Has anyone done these types of driveways in Sydney and can recommend who they used and also post any pics?

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Waigo
Aug 17, 2018 9:58 pm
Waigo
houseinthebay
houseinthebay
29 July 2018

polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

Hi, I was wondering what broker you used? We are looking at using a broker. Thank you

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houseinthebay
Jul 29, 2018 3:06 pm
garfield
garfield
25 July 2018

Re-color and re-seal a stencil driveway

Re-color and re-seal a stencil driveway

Hi all, I have a stencil concrete driveway and the colour is fading in areas of if and it is also dry and and well overdue for a re-seal. Just wondering if anyone can…

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garfield
Jul 25, 2018 7:47 am
sweetswisssteel
sweetswisssteel
22 July 2018

Fibreglass pool coping and alfresco levels question

Fibreglass pool coping and alfresco levels question

Hi, We put our fibreglass pool in prior to slab and they set to builders pegs and levels. Then the slab was poured and it looks like the pool (without coping) is sitting…

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sweetswisssteel
Jul 22, 2018 5:43 pm
HyperionX
HyperionX
2 July 2018

bleached exposed aggregate driveway

bleached exposed aggregate driveway

Hi mate, I know this is an old thread. But did you manage to find a solution to this? Cheers

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HyperionX
Jul 02, 2018 9:51 pm
HyperionX
arcadelt
arcadelt
1 July 2018

Driveway pavers or pave cut

Driveway pavers or pave cut

We have a driveway made from pavers.

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arcadelt
Jul 01, 2018 10:20 pm

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