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Just a reminder that if the path will have an Overflow Relief Gully (ORG), there are clearances that must also be observed. The ORG must be be a minimum of 75mm above…

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SaveH2O
Oct 02, 2017 9:54 am
SaveH2O
arcadelt
arcadelt
27 August

worth delaying concrete paths till after winter

worth delaying concrete paths till after winter

We live in alpine country and have just laid a slab for our carport, so I would be surprise if paths in SA would be a problem at this time of the year.

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arcadelt
Aug 27, 2017 3:51 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
24 July

Driveway thickness question

Driveway thickness question

thinking ill hold of the patio concrete and they can just come back when im ready to do it and i assuem use a concrete pump to get it the 24meters + to the back of the…

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Entilzha
Jul 25, 2017 12:19 am
kaykens
kaykens
3 July

Recommendations for paving/concrete in Adelaide SA

Recommendations for paving/concrete in Adelaide SA

I'll have a chat to my main concreter that we've used multiple times. Quality hasn't let us down over the years and is based in Gawler so shouldn't be too much of a…

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kaykens
Jul 03, 2017 9:52 pm
kaykens

Stop new rio rod from rusting till job is completed

Stop new rio rod from rusting till job is completed

Thanks for your reply bashworth, that sounds good and I have been doing some reading on the net and I see that welding rio bar as I planned to weld it to the posts can…

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sandman55
May 01, 2017 9:41 pm
sandman55
cili7
cili7
24 March

Paving for mini basketball court area

Paving for mini basketball court area

Paving would be a waste of time. Pavers do look good however if i was in your shoes i would save up and get your local concreter in to get it done and you wont be disappointed!!!

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cili7
Mar 24, 2017 9:59 pm
Elecmuso
Elecmuso
14 March

Paving base

Paving base

I've heard differing opinions on base material for pavers. These are the materials I'm seeing: Road Base Dolomite Dolomite with a little cement Paver sand Or 2 layers of…

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Elecmuso
Mar 14, 2017 9:44 am
sandman55
sandman55
3 November 2016

What do you use for boxing up under a concrete slab

What do you use for boxing up under a concrete slab

Thanks Rory, at present I am chasing up quotes for the materials for the carport and then I will seek out a builder. I mainly wanted some info for my own knowledge in how…

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sandman55
Nov 03, 2016 6:47 pm
sandman55
janvandzura
janvandzura
27 October 2016

Where is the cheapest concrete in Adelaide 2.5m³

Where is the cheapest concrete in Adelaide 2.5m³

Hi I am looking to build fence and need 2.5m³ for the footing in Holden Hill. Does anyone know cheap company or someone who can do it for me. cheers J.

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janvandzura
Oct 27, 2016 12:05 am
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

tiling porch

tiling porch

There would be no problem installing tiles/pavers on the concrete slabs, though you would need to ensure an expansion joint is included in the paving where the two slabs…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 4:26 pm
JordanT
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
4 May 2016

Paving - Adelaide

Paving - Adelaide

Wrong phrase used by me. Sorry. The paving is too high in relation to the DPC. You are most likely in a low rain intensity area. If so and if you concrete, you will need…

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SaveH2O
May 04, 2016 8:48 pm
SaveH2O
TedLuigi
TedLuigi
16 October 2015

Driveway quote - Good, bad or ugly??

Driveway quote - Good, bad or ugly??

G'day folks We have had a quote for our driveway, we are in Adelaide and have not been able to get another quote so far due to no shows or people turning up but not…

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TedLuigi
Oct 16, 2015 10:03 am
hachy
hachy
17 July 2015

Can anyone recommend a good paver or concreter in Adelaide?

Can anyone recommend a good paver or concreter in Adelaide?

as stated looking for a good, well priced concreter or paver to do perimeter paving and driveway to our house when built at freeling South Australia. Will be between…

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hachy
Jul 17, 2015 3:33 pm
hachy
qebtel
qebtel
20 March 2015

Is quickset concrete ok for RSJ post?

Is quickset concrete ok for RSJ post?

When I set 50mm steel fence posts, I get a length of 110mm pvc pipe, put that around the post as a sort of sleeve, and pour the concrete in that. Then backfill the dirt,…

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qebtel
Mar 20, 2015 2:32 pm
outdoorstype
outdoorstype
24 January 2015

Exposed Aggregate Concrete - Adelaide

Exposed Aggregate Concrete - Adelaide

Panorama Concrete are terrible, their customer service is a joke!

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outdoorstype
Jan 24, 2015 5:55 pm
jennewhite
jennewhite
22 January 2015

Pavers or concrete

Pavers or concrete

Of course, both have distinct pros and cons. Before considering anyone we have to decide many things like size of our budget, durability and design vision.

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jennewhite
Jan 22, 2015 4:41 pm
jennewhite
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 October 2014

Deck Footings with slab?

Deck Footings with slab?

That sounds like an older style approach where the patio will be a concrete slab over a dwarf wall around the perimeter of the deck. Save yourself a lot of money and just…

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Stewie D
Oct 11, 2014 10:02 am
libby
libby
18 July 2014

WHITE PAVERS - advice needed

WHITE PAVERS - advice needed

Hi everyone, really in need of some advice from anyone who has white pavers. My new house is complete and I need to make a decision on what pavers to use in my outdoor…

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libby
Jul 18, 2014 12:57 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June 2014

Erosion along driveway haunching edge, pls help!!

Erosion along driveway haunching edge, pls help!!

Good advice. I should also have said coarse river sand, not soil.

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SaveH2O
Jun 27, 2014 3:25 am
SaveH2O
cherub
cherub
29 May 2014

Concrete slab under timber deck.....Drainage??

Concrete slab under timber deck.....Drainage??

Screed sand & cement to ensure a fall, Use plastic packers to keep battens from surface Coat underside of decking with paint (similar color), this will reduce cupping…

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cherub
May 29, 2014 7:01 pm
Megs25
Megs25
21 February 2014

quarry rubble for aale - adelaide

quarry rubble for aale - adelaide

hi all I have about 4 tonne of quarry rubble for sale. $20 tonne trailer load. located in northern suburbs of Adelaide. I bought it for paving but now have left overs

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Megs25
Feb 21, 2014 5:14 am
The Concrete Firm
The Concrete Firm
11 February 2014

Concreting around house.

Concreting around house.

The vast majority of homes ever built do not have concrete paving all around them. Its not a building necessity and not something you need to stop damage happening its…

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The Concrete Firm
Feb 11, 2014 8:36 pm
The Concrete Firm

Hi guys Just wondering if anyone has exposed slab on their house. We have it on the right hand side of the house. (see picture) Anyone know whether this is ok or should…

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Vina
Aug 22, 2013 9:38 pm
autumn88
autumn88
17 July 2013

Paving/concrete labour cost for adelaide

Paving/concrete labour cost for adelaide

Have you found someone? If so, do u recommend this person and how much?

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autumn88
Jul 17, 2013 3:06 am
SealerExpert
SealerExpert
23 January 2013

Paver Sealants

Paver Sealants

Go with a product called Crommelin Pool Pave Sealer'. Pool Paving Sealer is a clear water repellent treatment that…

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SealerExpert
Jan 23, 2013 1:14 pm
SealerExpert
bashworth
bashworth
16 November 2012

driveway paving on slope, needs advices

driveway paving on slope, needs advices

Some readymix suppliers will deliver 0.5m3 and aim to put some fence posts or similar at the same time

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bashworth
Nov 16, 2012 5:36 am
bashworth
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 November 2012

Advise on expansion joint around pool

Advise on expansion joint around pool

I see you have a cover. Not sure where you are - but are you happy with it - ie do you think you needed it - AND did you also get a roller ? Just an observation from a…

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Saint Mike
Nov 03, 2012 1:21 pm
Saint Mike
a_minnie
a_minnie
28 June 2012

Painting concrete - pros & cons

Painting concrete - pros & cons

I dont remember the name of the brand - it was supposed to be a sealer, so i was under the impression that it soaked in more like a stain, but i guess you live and you…

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a_minnie
Jun 28, 2012 8:37 am
a_minnie
banoncom
banoncom
14 April 2012

Pattern Pave Concrete in Adelaide

Pattern Pave Concrete in Adelaide

Hi Can anyone recommend a Pattern Pave Concreter in the Adelaide area? Thank you

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banoncom
Apr 14, 2012 9:03 am
banoncom
banoncom
11 March 2012

Recycled Rubber Pavers

Recycled Rubber Pavers

Hi all. I am a newbie from Adelaide and am after any opinions or advice I can get on this matter. I have just had a fibreglass pool installed and will be getting…

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banoncom
Mar 11, 2012 8:56 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 December 2011

Pattern Concrete Vs Paving - Suggetions?

Pattern Concrete Vs Paving - Suggetions?

I would get the builder to do the driveway so you have got clean access to the house as soon as you have the keys. The other paths you can do later. Sorry I can't help…

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bashworth
Dec 29, 2011 7:52 pm
bashworth
Saritha
Saritha
23 September 2011

Sandstone pavers as retaining wall cladding

Sandstone pavers as retaining wall cladding

I made a water wall, over 1m high and used Sikaflex construction adhesive for the cladding. Can't remember which one, just go and read the…

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Saritha
Sep 23, 2011 1:49 pm
Lex
Lex
20 July 2011

Calling all concrete/foundation experts!

Calling all concrete/foundation experts!

Ok, fair enough ... although ... ::hyst:: ::hyst:: Oh hang on, aren't slabs (eg. waffles on some piers) supposed to be "suspended" and therefore don't rely on the ground to hold them?…

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Lex
Jul 20, 2011 10:35 pm
Lex
Pondering_Pinky
Pondering_Pinky
12 July 2011

Concreter suggestion - Waffle Pod Footing - Adelaide

Concreter suggestion - Waffle Pod Footing - Adelaide

Hello, I am looking for a concreter in the western suburbs of Adelaide to pour a waffle pod foundation for a extension that I am owner building. I have had trouble…

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Pondering_Pinky
Jul 12, 2011 1:04 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
11 June 2011

Driveways and gates

Driveways and gates

Thanks for that. Providing that the driveway is flat there shouldn't be an issue installing the track a few years down the track? Or should it be done soon after?

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blueblueblue
Jun 11, 2011 10:40 am
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Aiah
Apr 28, 2011 7:54 am
Aiah
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
18 March 2011

who pays for a retaining wall

who pays for a retaining wall

As the other 2 stated your neighbor will be the one to flip for the retaining wall, but don't use concrete sleepers for the wall unless its a "I want concrete and nothing…

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chrisandkate
Mar 18, 2011 2:39 pm
EddieV
EddieV
4 March 2011

Road Base Variation

Road Base Variation

Im currently working on a PIY paving job in Adelaide and using road base and then sand under the pavers. I was wondering what is considered to be a suitable level of…

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EddieV
Mar 04, 2011 10:26 pm
Lex
Lex
27 February 2011

New concrete pockmarked

New concrete pockmarked

I've seen driveways poured right onto clay and it amazes and confuses me. I thought that concrete should always be poured onto a thick bed of compacted sharp rock. I…

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Lex
Feb 27, 2011 12:26 am
Lex
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
4 February 2011

porcelain tiles in driveway

porcelain tiles in driveway

Hmmm we have stuck a few down too.... ...so long as the adhesive has a full cover under the tile.

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onc_artisan
Feb 04, 2011 11:06 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 January 2011

Repaving, Concrete, Pebblecrete - Drveway on a budget.

Repaving, Concrete, Pebblecrete - Drveway on a budget.

A few questions 1. What area (location) 2. what shape and area to be placed 3. What finish do you want 4. When do you want it done

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onc_artisan
Jan 09, 2011 11:41 pm
onc_artisan
RobbieC
RobbieC
26 November 2010

Concreting frustrations - Concreter recom in Adelaide?

Concreting frustrations - Concreter recom in Adelaide?

Thanks guys, much appreciated. Back to the drawing board I guess!

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RobbieC
Nov 26, 2010 9:36 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
3 November 2010

Prepping sloped backyard for paving - advice please.

Prepping sloped backyard for paving - advice please.

you can set up a temporary level with timber along the edges of the area you want paved then slide another piece of timber along the top of it like a screed. Just dump a…

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chrisandkate
Nov 03, 2010 12:09 pm
Poopee
Poopee
12 September 2010

Leveling area of uneven pavers for a 2100L rainewater tank

Leveling area of uneven pavers for a 2100L rainewater tank

Thanks davinci & Huggy_B for the posts so far. They've been much help. I also went down to the local boral and the guy suggested laying a 60mm layer of rubble and then…

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Poopee
Sep 12, 2010 1:42 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
22 February 2010

Paving slab for shed - Advice needed

Paving slab for shed - Advice needed

I can't believe I'm going to post this but it was a result I found quickly for you and does cover off reasonably well on the basics. At the end they used some plastic…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 22, 2010 8:03 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 February 2010

Polished Concrete Cracks. Are these anything to worry about?

Polished Concrete Cracks. Are these anything to worry about?

Slab edges need to be vibed no matter what the installation :wink: and the thickenings, piers, etc.

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onc_artisan
Feb 18, 2010 10:44 pm
onc_artisan


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