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SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 July

Driveway thickness under 100 mm

Driveway thickness under 100 mm

I'm glad that they got back to you. Sorry that I couldn't be more definitive re the legal status of AS3727 but I am reasonably confident that it hasn't been legislated.…

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SaveH2O
Jul 09, 2017 11:10 pm
SaveH2O
qebtel
qebtel
25 March

Brisbane Conceters - a Rant

Brisbane Conceters - a Rant

Thank you for your most excellent contributions here. I guess this thread really got under your skin, since you signed up just to reply? Hilarious. Hey I reckon your next…

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qebtel
Mar 25, 2017 8:53 am
Berek
Berek
25 January

Concrete slope

Concrete slope

Which ever way you do it, you'll need to have a waterproof layer and pour all at once. Especially if it's under natural ground level.

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Berek
Jan 25, 2017 8:49 pm
mgilla
mgilla
12 December 2016

Cost of coloured concrete driveway.

Cost of coloured concrete driveway.

Can i suggest you look for alternatives to colored concrete. The finished product looks terrible.

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mgilla
Dec 12, 2016 6:51 pm
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
29 October 2016

Restoring old brick paving grout

Restoring old brick paving grout

We have clay brick pavers around our pool that are about 35-40 years old. They are laid on a sand cement base. The pavers are still in good condition and still level. The…

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1960sModernistHome
Oct 29, 2016 10:56 pm
1960sModernistHome
Rudes
Rudes
28 October 2016

Steel in Concrete Slab HELP PLEASE

Steel in Concrete Slab HELP PLEASE

Bought 10 acres further out of town and when i contacted the building inspector about approval he laughed and said build what you like just don't go building a factory and…

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Rudes
Oct 28, 2016 2:40 pm
LittleGardenGnome
LittleGardenGnome
22 October 2016

Brisbane/Ipswich Concreters required

Brisbane/Ipswich Concreters required

All I can say is good luck finding someone to actually give you a quote and then to either turn up to do the work or to stick to the quote they gave you.

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LittleGardenGnome
Oct 22, 2016 1:27 pm
braylenjohnson432
braylenjohnson432
5 October 2016

Big enough driveway to reverse a car

Big enough driveway to reverse a car

Normally,Plan driveways with a minimum of 10 feet of width for each vehicle. If space allows, use wider spacing for easier walk-about space between vehicles, the driveway,…

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braylenjohnson432
Oct 05, 2016 1:40 pm
danrts
danrts
15 September 2016

Crommelin Diamondcoat PAving & Concrete sealer - thoughts?

Crommelin Diamondcoat PAving & Concrete sealer - thoughts?

Hi, I'm wanting to seal my concrete driveway, I came across this product at bunnings - Crommelin Diamondcoat Paving and Concrete sealer. ($150/10L). It's a solvent based…

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danrts
Sep 15, 2016 1:00 pm
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vijaytee1
May 25, 2016 11:36 pm
vijaytee1
Adam.M
Adam.M
12 May 2016

Cracked cement layer under brick paving

Cracked cement layer under brick paving

Some of my thoughts: Most likely the concrete base did not have reinforcement and a compressed road base so it wouldn't take much to crack. The tree roots could have led…

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Adam.M
May 12, 2016 2:47 pm
qebtel
qebtel
6 May 2016

Gold Coast Driveway issues

Gold Coast Driveway issues

Really? I cant understand this. Again, photos are helpful.

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qebtel
May 06, 2016 2:29 pm
Nic and Shell 1
Nic and Shell 1
23 December 2015

Expansion joint foam aka able flex

Expansion joint foam aka able flex

Thanks for the reply. I'm more so actually wondering when to use the able flex if there's a law on it or not. I have able flex where it meets the brickwork but where it…

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Nic and Shell 1
Dec 23, 2015 9:21 am
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
1 December 2015

Another drainage problem am trying to tackle with concrete

Another drainage problem am trying to tackle with concrete

On one side of our land we have a retaining wall belonging to one of the neighbour. The soil in our area is quite rich in clay, any amount of rain and you have sticky…

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shadowarrior
Dec 01, 2015 12:17 pm
claypot
claypot
20 November 2015

Qld Driveway Quote - too high?

Qld Driveway Quote - too high?

Make sure you check out previous jobs. Exposed aggregate is somewhat of an art and it can easily go wrong if they've not much experience.

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claypot
Nov 20, 2015 10:49 pm
Jsvc
Jsvc
9 October 2015

Removing concrete from on top of concrete. HELP!

Removing concrete from on top of concrete. HELP!

Thank you for your reply!! I've bitten off more than I can chew probably, considering I have no trade experience. I think you're right and it's screed. Let's say I don't…

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Jsvc
Oct 09, 2015 7:07 pm
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
10 September 2015

Concrete Appearance

Concrete Appearance

It’s quite normal to have cracks on your concrete. My family home that has concrete in its driveway was like this for years and we didn’t do anything about it. It was…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 10, 2015 11:24 am
miteq
miteq
3 September 2015

Sealing exposed aggregate driveway?

Sealing exposed aggregate driveway?

Is this Sealer 202 a brand and from where can be sourced? Our driveway was sealed only two months ago but our Concreter used some super ****…

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miteq
Sep 03, 2015 10:23 am
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
9 August 2015

cheap concreters for driveway and alfresco

cheap concreters for driveway and alfresco

@vijaytee1 - I quoted and quoted aaaannnnnnnnnd quoted! But eventually found a really AMAZING guy- his name is John and he is a local with a…

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vijaytee1
Aug 09, 2015 4:40 pm
vijaytee1
Roomeat
Roomeat
18 July 2015

Black & White Exposed Aggregate

Black & White Exposed Aggregate

Has anyone got or seen exposed aggregate using Charcoal or Black cement with White stones? Wanting to do this for my driveway but looking for different versions.

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Roomeat
Jul 18, 2015 7:48 pm
Roomeat
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 June 2015

Exposed aggregate vs grey concrete driveway

Exposed aggregate vs grey concrete driveway

Ours isn't. I think it still has to comply with non slip regulations. It's also a coarser mix than interior concrete flooring.

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Treeseachanger
Jun 19, 2015 11:23 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
22 February 2015

Polish concrete in a waffle pot slab

Polish concrete in a waffle pot slab

yep well all that would be expensive... a standard concrete topping of 32mpa with select stones around $75 a sq mtr placed. I don't like putting metal strips in because…

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onc_artisan
Feb 22, 2015 9:47 am
onc_artisan
33amc
33amc
16 January 2015

Getting a driveway done. Springfield Lakes Qld

Getting a driveway done. Springfield Lakes Qld

The prices you have sound "fair" Just be careful it may be plus earthworks at cost. This can be a hidden cost so make sure you clear it up. Also check if the exposed…

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33amc
Jan 16, 2015 5:44 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 December 2014

Concrete Posts

Concrete Posts

You can use a sand and cement mixture but make sure you don't get it too wet.

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bashworth
Dec 06, 2014 6:17 pm
bashworth
Crazyk
Crazyk
5 November 2014

Is this normal for concrete driveway and footpath?

Is this normal for concrete driveway and footpath?
1, 2

Clap clap. Keep the insults coming. You guys only add value EDIT: you've still not provided me any fact to dismiss my comments.

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Crazyk
Nov 05, 2014 5:17 pm
Crazyk
bpratt
bpratt
15 June 2014

filling a 25 x 25mm trench in slab

filling a 25 x 25mm trench in slab

Thanks mgilla, I thought that's all I might need, but thought I better double check to be sure.

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bpratt
Jun 15, 2014 10:31 am
AussieMark
AussieMark
7 May 2014

Travertine without slab

Travertine without slab

My alfresco is under the main roof with a cedar lined ceiling so I wanted a certain look. I will be continuing the stone from inside through the alfresco. My concern is…

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AussieMark
May 07, 2014 1:50 am
Getjason
Getjason
16 April 2014

Coloured concrete paving.

Coloured concrete paving.

That is a chemical residue that has been left behind from the stripper .. Use a degreaser to remove this . Once you have removed the residue insure that the surface is…

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Getjason
Apr 16, 2014 8:25 pm
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MR2
Mar 16, 2014 9:02 pm
MR2
namatanai01
namatanai01
3 March 2014

Is this normal??

Is this normal??

Yes we have sent written complaint about the work. Suddenly there was a heap of grinding today to tidy things up slightly but no acknowledgement of defects, only request…

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namatanai01
Mar 03, 2014 9:16 pm
bladex
bladex
22 January 2014

concrete cost for a small outdoor area?

concrete cost for a small outdoor area?

looks like the minimum cost will be $55 per SQM

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bladex
Jan 22, 2014 10:31 pm

Hi there, Question regarding the finished quality and tollerances of exposed agregate concrete. This is the second attempt for the builder to do a driveway for us on our…

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Geoff1430
Dec 03, 2013 4:45 pm
bobthebuilder2013
bobthebuilder2013
24 June 2013

Sand and Gravel Mix

Sand and Gravel Mix

Hi guys, i am looking or somewhere to buy sand and gravel mix for a concrete slab in Brisbane. any recommendations would be much appreciated. On that note is the correct…

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bobthebuilder2013
Jun 24, 2013 1:04 pm
moxie
moxie
14 June 2013

extra concreting - reasonable price?

extra concreting - reasonable price?

Just got quoted $90 per sqm excluding GST for exposed agg paths here in melbourne

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moxie
Jun 14, 2013 8:32 am
Gibbo
Gibbo
10 February 2013

Recommendations for a driveway / concreter contractor Brissy

Recommendations for a driveway / concreter contractor Brissy

Hey Guys, We are looking to get a new driveway built and a slab put under the house at the back to. We would rather get it all done in one go so we are looking for…

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Gibbo
Feb 10, 2013 1:38 pm
macy_dog
macy_dog
15 January 2013

Fix cracked concrete stencilling?

Fix cracked concrete stencilling?

Thanks for the feedback. After weeks of haggling, chasing and disinterest it became clear that nothing was going to happen. Since the stencilling is just on our front…

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macy_dog
Jan 15, 2013 8:51 am
kexkez
kexkez
8 November 2012

What finish to concrete floor.

What finish to concrete floor.

years ago a work friend had the concrete in the main living area of the house stained ( like driveway stain) when the slab was laid. they planned to eventually put down…

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kexkez
Nov 08, 2012 10:29 am
kexkez
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 September 2012

Stone gouge in new concrete driveway

Stone gouge in new concrete driveway

Wait until it cures, then wait another couple of months and if it still bugs you then mix up a stiff mortar mix and fill it - not very wet either. Seriously, you probably…

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Stewie D
Sep 13, 2012 11:33 am
building-expert
building-expert
8 September 2012

Exposed aggregate, advice needed

Exposed aggregate, advice needed

lizzyando It seems to me that landscaper came too early and interfered with concreter's work. Landscaper ignored your instructions not to do it (you are builder in…

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building-expert
Sep 08, 2012 6:42 pm
building-expert
Pitto
Pitto
19 March 2012

removing grout haze from glass pool fencing?

removing grout haze from glass pool fencing?

thanks for the replys, The lads over on another reno forum recommended using white Vinegar, and it worked a treat. the grout haze was residue from the glass panels being…

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Pitto
Mar 19, 2012 10:03 pm
John Atcharters
John Atcharters
8 March 2012

moisture in concrete fooor

moisture in concrete fooor

Thank you for your assistance, I will be looking your product up it sounds good, thanks again John

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John Atcharters
Mar 08, 2012 8:12 am
MissReid
MissReid
27 January 2012

Stencilled concrete driveway and new kerbing? Advice plz!

Stencilled concrete driveway and new kerbing? Advice plz!

Hi everyone, My fiancé and I are building a new home in northwest Brisbane and are looking to get some quotes for a stencilled concrete driveway. We have a small issue…

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MissReid
Jan 27, 2012 2:17 pm
MissReid
MarkJones
MarkJones
5 November 2011

core drilling questions

core drilling questions

Was hoping someone could advise about a few questions I have regarding concrete core drilling. I need to install a balustrade along the edge of a concrete slab,slab edge…

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MarkJones
Nov 05, 2011 6:51 pm
Aiah
Aiah
20 October 2011

coloured concrete curing question of concern - please help!

coloured concrete curing question of concern - please help!

Its true, concrete can look mottled or blotchy as it cures. Is it coloured through mix? throw on colour? Photos would help.

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Aiah
Oct 20, 2011 6:16 am
Aiah
Concerned customer
Concerned customer
19 October 2011

coloured concrete curing question of concern - please help!

coloured concrete curing question of concern - please help!

Hi, we had coloured concrete poured outside and under our deck 8 days ago now. the finish is terrible - patchy, blotchy and the sealant is uneven and darker in…

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Concerned customer
Oct 19, 2011 8:30 pm
nicksmith
nicksmith
16 October 2011

Concreter recommendations, western Brissy

Concreter recommendations, western Brissy

same here im looking for a concreter in western brissy to do my driveway and around the house

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nicksmith
Oct 16, 2011 7:36 pm
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
30 September 2011

Frameless glass concrete footing depth please???

Frameless glass concrete footing depth please???

the concrete footing will be 1/2 way in existing soil, (digging out 150mm approx) we will be backfilling to the concrete with clay type soil. Good question by the way.

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Tamara1975
Sep 30, 2011 7:41 am


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