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Sinu
Sinu
15 January

Chipping concrete slab rebate

Chipping concrete slab rebate

The concrete slab rebate is extending across the bricks by 10-20 mm Concretor mentioned for perimeter concreting, that extension needs to be chipped to maintain the…

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Sinu
Jan 15, 2022 9:12 pm
imnurlina
imnurlina
4 January

Concreting price and advanages waffle slab vs traditional sl

Concreting price and advanages waffle slab vs traditional sl

Hi there guys, I've just spoken to my Structural Engineer and he recommends traditional slabs for our home but says it's my choice whether to choose a waffle or…

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imnurlina
Jan 04, 2022 10:19 am
bashworth
bashworth
30 December 2021

ACD driveways

ACD driveways

Most small construction companies are closed for at least 2 weeks from Christmas, and maybe longer!

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bashworth
Dec 30, 2021 4:01 pm
bashworth
groundzero
groundzero
21 December 2021

How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

How to monitor soil moisture to prevent slab heave?

No lucky it's not mine it's an insurance claim probably end up around 150k to repair everything your underfloor sensor probably would have saved 149k of the claim.

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groundzero
Dec 21, 2021 7:17 pm
rhochkins
rhochkins
6 December 2021

Paving over earth and concrete.

Paving over earth and concrete.

#unanswered - can anyone advise me on if this would be OK? Keen to get sorted before Christmas if possible so need to understand any considerations for the paving aspect. Thanks!

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rhochkins
Dec 06, 2021 9:14 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
24 November 2021

Outdoor tiles - How to check if they are sealed (or not)?

Outdoor tiles - How to check if they are sealed (or not)?

Yes, the grout is never sealed unless someone went to the effort to seal it, which usually happens along with sealing porous tiles. You could do it if you wanted.

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arcadelt
Nov 24, 2021 4:37 pm

My concreter completed my driveway and a small slab for a garden shed back in June. Overall fairly happy with it all and the bill has been paid in full. The issue I have…

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Bailey86
Oct 29, 2021 10:12 pm
Pulse
Pulse
11 October 2021

Tank Slab

Tank Slab

Should be ok, just put a saw cut between each one. Why not just compacted road base?

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Pulse
Oct 11, 2021 9:26 pm
jaylow
jaylow
22 September 2021

Concrete/Tiling/Landscaping Dispute

Concrete/Tiling/Landscaping Dispute

Hi all, I'm looking for some advice if I may. Please bear with me - this is my first post and I want to try and give as much detail whilst keeping it relevant. We are…

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jaylow
Sep 22, 2021 7:03 pm
lindsayr
lindsayr
29 August 2021

Concrete Path

Concrete Path

Hi there, concreting the whole lot and putting a couple of drains in the middle of it. Unfortunately our stormwater goes to a rubble pit in the back yard and not out to…

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lindsayr
Aug 29, 2021 8:42 am

Hi All, I would like some advice about building a bench/seat next to my pool. The plan is to try my hand at a DIY job (cannot afford to pay someone). The bench would be…

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boggo
Aug 25, 2021 12:55 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 August 2021

5cm gap not kept underneath weep holes in pathways

5cm gap not kept underneath weep holes in pathways

NCC-BCA V2 Class 1 & 10 3.3.5.8 Damp-proof course (b)The location of a damp-proof course or flashing serving as a damp-proof course, must be not less…

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SaveH2O
Aug 15, 2021 1:06 pm
SaveH2O
mattbray
mattbray
1 August 2021

Paving sand not working.

Paving sand not working.

Hey all! After some advice about paving I have done. I have bedded the pavers and the joining sand is washing out. I plan on pressure washing the sand and using polymeric…

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mattbray
Aug 01, 2021 8:21 pm
drages2
drages2
1 August 2021

Removal of large concrete driveway and front entrance

Removal of large concrete driveway and front entrance

Would like views on removal of very large concrete driveway that has numerous cracks. The concrete also extends to the front door entrance and abuts two house walls. What…

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drages2
Aug 01, 2021 4:19 pm
Thamz
Thamz
23 July 2021

Covered weep holes :(

Covered weep holes :(

We have the same issue now and it's my mistake for not doing my homework before we got the tiling done. But our walls with weepholes are undercover and the floor is…

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Thamz
Jul 23, 2021 12:02 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 July 2021

Why all the concrete in the basement?

Why all the concrete in the basement?

Correct, contact your local Council and ask, the drawings come in very handy Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 10, 2021 11:55 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi. I need a bit of advice please. I just laid down these 400x600x30mm pavers…

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frenetic83
Jun 28, 2021 11:00 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
12 June 2021

Drainage under garage - Anyone experiences this problem?

Drainage under garage - Anyone experiences this problem?

Hey Hardyboyz90 Welcome to the forum A bit more information and photos help, otherwise members are just guessing or don't reply. Also reference other posts where possible,…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 12, 2021 11:39 am
StructuralBIMGuy
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 June 2021

Concrete pour around Gas Meter

Concrete pour around Gas Meter

Looks like a dip at the wall. Is there? Also looks like path is a non compliant height below the DPC. Should be a minimum 75mm.

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SaveH2O
Jun 12, 2021 12:45 am
SaveH2O
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
28 May 2021

Waffle slab whether exposure before framing?

Waffle slab whether exposure before framing?
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Sounds like you haven't nailed anything down? BTW, Have the contract docs, drawings' finalised include Siteworks variations and engineering. LOL, You won't be the first…

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 28, 2021 10:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
MelBr
MelBr
20 May 2021

Elevated Driveway on Boundary

Elevated Driveway on Boundary

I cant find any Australian standards on this, but next door to us they are constructing a property which will have an elevated driveway on our boundary. My concerns (and…

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MelBr
May 20, 2021 6:42 pm
bank
bank
20 May 2021

Concrete slab advice

Concrete slab advice

Sounds good. We used 100mm of crushed recycled concrete and 100mm slab.

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bank
May 20, 2021 6:23 pm
bank
DEEPA RANI
DEEPA RANI
16 May 2021

Shield coat stencil shield or step safe

Shield coat stencil shield or step safe

Hi , has anyone used sheildcoat stencil shield or step safe for re surfacing their concrete. I have 100sqm plain new concrete & 100 sqm old concrete which I want to…

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DEEPA RANI
May 16, 2021 9:14 am

Cleaning of coloured concrete splatter from weatherboards

Cleaning of coloured concrete splatter from weatherboards

You can also try WD-40. Perform a spot test in a non-obtrusive area first before applying it to the walls..

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NO1 Carpet Cleaning Melbourne
May 14, 2021 6:57 pm
ho12
ho12
14 May 2021

Sloped land and wetness through cracks on driveway

Sloped land and wetness through cracks on driveway

I noticed yesterday when it was moderately raining that our neighbour’s front garden bed’s draining hole was letting the water out under their front retaining wall -…

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ho12
May 14, 2021 1:59 pm

Hello! I recently had my old walkway (original 1950’s) removed and new one placed. They kept the steps, moved them aside and made a brand new 4 inch thick slab graded…

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Nmore77
May 12, 2021 9:23 am
Countrybuilds
Countrybuilds
4 May 2021

Crossover

Crossover

Just wondering how much you paid for your crossover and how wide it was? Not sure what a reasonable price is.

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Countrybuilds
May 04, 2021 12:29 pm
Countrybuilds
Rory
Rory
3 May 2021

Concrete foundation for a garage on sloping block

Concrete foundation for a garage on sloping block

$6-10k most likely. It all depends on the excavations needed and if the wall is to be included and size of it etc, You would need to get someone to come out and look at…

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Rory
May 03, 2021 2:47 pm
Rory
Frankandrea
Frankandrea
3 May 2021

Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway

Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway
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I Urgently Need a Receiver/Business owner with Good Account for $2M Cash Wire Transfer Money is clean, coming from USA. let me know if you show interest, this is legit…

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Frankandrea
May 03, 2021 2:41 pm
Rory
Rory
3 May 2021

Crane in driveway

Crane in driveway

just watch out for the legs the crane rests its weight on.. they can crack your driveway. Im a concreter, I just repaired a broken driveway from this last week. driveways…

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Rory
May 03, 2021 2:26 pm
Rory
chippy
chippy
18 April 2021

Bubbles in epoxy

Bubbles in epoxy

They will be bubbles in the epoxy but they will have been there from the initial coating and won't have formed a week later. It's just air bubbles in the concrete being…

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chippy
Apr 18, 2021 7:33 pm
chippy
pfn
pfn
25 March 2021

Slippery concrete path

Slippery concrete path

Thanks for the replies Pulse and Legendary, I will have a think 👍 The house came with the path, and yeah, it's a fairly smooth finish apart from a few float marks in…

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pfn
Mar 25, 2021 8:28 am
Chairmonkey
Chairmonkey
12 March 2021

definition of finished concrete

definition of finished concrete

Hi all, In the NCC V2 3.2.3.1 there is a variation for South Australia that says - (e) After vertical surfaces are stripped of formwork, slab edges must be finished prior…

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Chairmonkey
Mar 12, 2021 4:52 pm
Monty85
Monty85
2 March 2021

Retaining wall and concrete path gap.

Retaining wall and concrete path gap.

Just fill it with some form of stones or gravel. Something Blue Metal will let it continue to drain as well.

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Monty85
Mar 02, 2021 2:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 March 2021

Any supplier of concrete Stumps in WA?

Any supplier of concrete Stumps in WA?

If there was a demand we would have it in WA BTW, Cheaper? here Concrete is the same price worldwide? Cheers Chris

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 01, 2021 7:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Eazyware
Eazyware
10 February 2021

Pool paving cost

Pool paving cost

If they need to allow to pour a concrete footing first , then screed the concrete with sand cement bed , then waterproof the screed for moisture protection , two coats…

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Eazyware
Feb 10, 2021 10:06 pm
Eazyware
Eazyware
10 February 2021

Concrete Slab Shed

Concrete Slab Shed

Hi being a self standing slab we would pour the piers first, all the engineering I’ve ever gone off don’t ask to tie the cages or steel to the piers this is just to…

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Eazyware
Feb 10, 2021 10:01 pm
Mike J
Mike J
3 February 2021

Limestone pavers - are they destroyed?

Limestone pavers - are they destroyed?

Hi mjcmjc, Can you post the pictures again, they are not showing up.

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Mike J
Feb 03, 2021 6:12 pm

The front porch of my old Victorian house has some issues...it's concrete that's just painted with paving paint. Some of the concrete (or mortar?) has broken away and it…

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vgolfoz
Jan 31, 2021 2:54 pm

Hi we have just moved in at start of January very happy with the build. But are soon to be new neighbours have started there build with ustlye homes and are at the slab…

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PLfirsthome
Jan 25, 2021 10:30 pm
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murtaza.sh
Jan 08, 2021 12:05 am
murtaza.sh
Maggie Mags
Maggie Mags
25 December 2020

Patchy concrete

Patchy concrete

Hi All, We have concreted at different stages and now we have a whole lot of patchy concrete as opposed to the whole pieces typically seen in driveways. I’d like to…

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Maggie Mags
Dec 25, 2020 12:49 am
Callifo
Callifo
24 December 2020

Best way to level small concrete slab?

Best way to level small concrete slab?

Any suggestions on the suitability of doing this? Had concrete done and the concreter put a 20mm edge where the tank is to go and a very slight lean foward across where…

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Callifo
Dec 24, 2020 12:09 pm

Hi, I'm not sure whether this is the correct forum for my question. Our townhouse is built on a slightly sloping block. At the back of the house is a timber deck on…

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karcher.cc
Dec 16, 2020 5:01 pm
esaw
esaw
8 December 2020

Soil test and concrete slab classification around 1434

Soil test and concrete slab classification around 1434

Has anyone received their soil test report? What type of the concrete slab classification and how height?

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esaw
Dec 08, 2020 8:52 pm
Soph2
Soph2
2 December 2020

Laying paver against the house foundation

Laying paver against the house foundation

Hi, I am wanting to lay some pavers in an area that will be from my house slab to the fence. I want to lay them on a concrete slab. My concern is that they will be a few…

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Soph2
Dec 02, 2020 9:54 pm

Existing standard 150mm profile kerb and guttering ends on the upside of my property boundary and stormwater runoff from the nearby junction road flows into my small…

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Wollemi
Nov 18, 2020 10:27 am
Shane101
Shane101
17 October 2020

Concrete path around the house and exposed aggregate drivewa

Concrete path around the house and exposed aggregate drivewa

Hi, I am currently in the process of getting my driveway done and side paths concreted. After researching i found out that the side paths need to slope away from the…

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Shane101
Oct 17, 2020 8:28 pm
worldofmud
worldofmud
14 October 2020

Extending alfresco slab

Extending alfresco slab

Hi Rhys, A couple of things you should consider-they may or may not be relevant to your situation but worth thinking about: 1. The waffle slab and the new slab will…

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worldofmud
Oct 14, 2020 10:37 pm

I have discovered a concrete slab under the pavers on my driveway which consists of a 3-4 inch solid base and a softer brittle 1/2 inch section on top. I was forced to…

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le tueur
Oct 10, 2020 12:15 pm

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