Paving & Concreting
1960sModernistHomeRestoring old brick paving grout
29 October 2016
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…
braylenjohnson432Big enough driveway to reverse a car
5 October 2016
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,…
danrtsCrommelin Diamondcoat PAving & Concrete sealer - thoughts?
15 September 2016
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…
Nic and Shell 1Expansion joint foam aka able flex
23 December 2015
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…
shadowarriorAnother drainage problem am trying to tackle with concrete
1 December 2015
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…
JsvcRemoving concrete from on top of concrete. HELP!
9 October 2015
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…
onc_artisanPolish concrete in a waffle pot slab
22 February 2015
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…
33amcGetting a driveway done. Springfield Lakes Qld
16 January 2015
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…
CrazykIs this normal for concrete driveway and footpath?
5 November 2014
Clap clap. Keep the insults coming. You guys only add value EDIT: you've still not provided me any fact to dismiss my comments.
CrazykDo you recommend light coloured exposed aggregate?
18 May 2014
Nice one CH
MR2Rising damp through slab - how to resolve?
16 March 2014
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resou ... ngdamp.pdf I still recon exposing the damp course or whatever (air drains they call them)
GibboRecommendations for a driveway / concreter contractor Brissy
10 February 2013
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…
Stewie DStone gouge in new concrete driveway
13 September 2012
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…
Pittoremoving grout haze from glass pool fencing?
19 March 2012
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…
MissReidStencilled concrete driveway and new kerbing? Advice plz!
27 January 2012
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…
Aiahcoloured concrete curing question of concern - please help!
20 October 2011
Its true, concrete can look mottled or blotchy as it cures. Is it coloured through mix? throw on colour? Photos would help.
Concerned customercoloured concrete curing question of concern - please help!
19 October 2011
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…
Tamara1975Frameless glass concrete footing depth please???
30 September 2011
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.