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Harpies
Harpies
14 January

Leaching tannin.

Leaching tannin.

We've had that problem with tannin from ironbark cladding onto limestone wall and the only thing that would remove it was liquid pool chlorine 50:50 with water and stiff…

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Harpies
Jan 14, 2018 8:40 am
chad_ariya
chad_ariya
13 January

Hairline crack in exposed aggregate

Hairline crack in exposed aggregate

Identical issue here Coreyb, 4 months after similar crack, asked the concrete and he said it is because of Land movement, is that correct??

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chad_ariya
Jan 13, 2018 8:25 pm
sydprop
sydprop
1 January

Paving quote - thoughts

Paving quote - thoughts

Hi all, Looking at a quote I have for paving and after some thoughts. Job is in inner Sydney. (supply of pavers is additional) 180 sqm @ $30000 = 167 per sqm 1.…

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sydprop
Jan 01, 2018 11:53 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
27 December 2017

Concrete skirt/path drainage on neighbouring property

Concrete skirt/path drainage on neighbouring property

Hi everyone I have a question regarding drainage for concrete pathways, we have finished our build and have moved in, next door is in the process of building and its been…

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CD12JD
Dec 27, 2017 6:55 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
5 December 2017

Thoughts on polished concrete quote

Thoughts on polished concrete quote

if someone garentees no agrigate on std concrete from a volume builder there full of shite and you shouldn't use them.

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brucefil2011
Dec 05, 2017 5:26 am
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
5 December 2017

Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms

Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms

if your in Melbourne speak to concretefx there great. I'm doing polished concrete plus grind and seal on a new build with them. There not the cheapest but they won't rip…

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brucefil2011
Dec 05, 2017 5:21 am
MLE
MLE
1 December 2017

Steve Costello - (Not) Primo

Steve Costello - (Not) Primo

I can second your warning Ozboy84. He left my 85-year-old mother's job unfinished because he miscalculated and I can't find anyone to complete the job. She is distressed…

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MLE
Dec 01, 2017 10:02 am

Hi All, Looking for a bit of help with this one. We have a friend who accidentally dropped a "bottle" of nail polish on our exposed aggregate driveway. We immediately…

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Rand0mH3r0
Nov 24, 2017 9:35 am
Imogen
Imogen
11 November 2017

Aggregate Spider cracks

Aggregate Spider cracks

Hi I have read your post regarding your fine cracks appearing in your aggregate, I had honed aggregate poured in Aug/September and I am now experiencing the same issue as…

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Imogen
Nov 11, 2017 10:47 pm
bg100
bg100
6 November 2017

Concrete/Mortar for Sandstone Rock Retianing Wall

Concrete/Mortar for Sandstone Rock Retianing Wall

Just bumping this request. Any advice would be appreciated.

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bg100
Nov 06, 2017 2:14 pm
keysomer
keysomer
1 November 2017

Driveway and fencing

Driveway and fencing

Hi lokenlion, whereabouts in Keysborough are you building? I am looking for driveway, landscaping and fencing too. Have found a few for fencing and driveway

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keysomer
Nov 01, 2017 10:28 pm
zappa141
zappa141
18 October 2017

Driveway cracks and sealer

Driveway cracks and sealer

Hi Guys, I have a similar problem, had my driveway poured about 4 months ago and now i have noticed a crack. My drive is about 5 meters wide and about 9 meters long. My…

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zappa141
Oct 18, 2017 5:41 pm
kitty1
kitty1
13 October 2017

Cut-off trench

Cut-off trench

Hi, Am in VIC and with a some movement in our home I was just being on reactive soil I was wondering if it was worth putting up a cut-off trench fillied with concrete on…

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kitty1
Oct 13, 2017 5:06 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 October 2017

Pouring Piers Prior to shed slab.

Pouring Piers Prior to shed slab.

Shed floor should be of similar standard as a concrete driveway, I would go for 110mm +F82 and I would definitely go with edge beam design. You may want to drive and park…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 11:18 am
building-expert

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

We had our driveway done about 5 months ago and today I noticed that there were a few patchy areas, like it's crumbly or over exposed. I've attached a couple of photos,…

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Nicnak14
Sep 28, 2017 10:43 pm
ding dong
ding dong
25 September 2017

Double Mesh Under Tiles Areas?

Double Mesh Under Tiles Areas?

On my plans it has the words; "Add layer of SL72 under top mesh to any tiled areas typical" Why is there a second layer and do I have to do this?

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ding dong
Sep 25, 2017 7:07 am
ew-john
ew-john
17 September 2017

Large Shed Concrete Slab - Class M Soil, Sand depth, Advice

Large Shed Concrete Slab - Class M Soil, Sand depth, Advice

Hi all. I am building a large structural steel shed on M class soil with a fair bit of clay. Due to the slope of the ground I have had to cut from some areas and fill in…

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ew-john
Sep 17, 2017 9:29 am
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aloenyx
Sep 07, 2017 9:06 pm
aloenyx
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brodav83
Sep 04, 2017 2:18 pm

Hi have recently got a concrete path done around my house on the garage side. Compliance wise it sits >7.5cm below seep holes but the slope doesnt really appear to slope…

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Sarahxox
Sep 04, 2017 12:32 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
27 August 2017

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
nikil
nikil
11 August 2017

Concrete driveway - companies in Melbourne

Concrete driveway - companies in Melbourne

Hi Cellaraso, Also in south east check out Harkrete Concreting on Facebook.

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nikil
Aug 11, 2017 5:52 pm
insider
insider
31 July 2017

AGI drains

AGI drains

Kitty1 If the agi pipes is not sitting in clay then will not be as effective due to water will seep below the agi pipe level usually along the clay base if is relatively…

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insider
Jul 31, 2017 8:51 pm
insider
Our Build123
Our Build123
31 July 2017

home decking ideas / rough estimates

home decking ideas / rough estimates

Good idea, decks can make a huge difference in the look. It's hard to say a cost as the scope is unknown, but you could spend anywhere between 5-15k depending on the size…

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Our Build123
Jul 31, 2017 8:30 pm
Our Build123
dzernumbrd
dzernumbrd
27 July 2017

polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

Varsani, We decided to hold off building. We went through a broker and we worked with a particular builder and we were being quoted $1.3k/sqm throughout the design…

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dzernumbrd
Jul 27, 2017 1:16 pm
Entilzha
Entilzha
24 July 2017

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
mrbiggens
mrbiggens
24 July 2017

Coloured Concrete Driveway - Colour in Mix or Oxide on top?

Coloured Concrete Driveway - Colour in Mix or Oxide on top?

I will start by saying that when it comes to maintenance, both types of colour would require the same maintenance, as it would be the sealer that is the sacrificial layer…

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mrbiggens
Jul 24, 2017 11:47 pm
mrbiggens
Sunliner
Sunliner
19 July 2017

White Stone / Gravel for Driveway

White Stone / Gravel for Driveway

Thanks for the reply. No its not concrete pavers, more like concrete slab that is divided into squares. A fence is on once side, and a porch on the other...

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Sunliner
Jul 19, 2017 10:13 pm

The ORG's purpose is to provide a point where any sewage surcharge can discharge to an outside area to protect the interior of the house. The ORG must be a minimum of 75mm…

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SaveH2O
Jul 16, 2017 7:25 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 July 2017

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
bashworth
bashworth
9 July 2017

New Driveway what is peeling?

New Driveway what is peeling?

Could well be a curing membrane. See this link:

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bashworth
Jul 09, 2017 10:25 pm
bashworth
kaykens
kaykens
3 July 2017

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
Matt1987
Matt1987
28 June 2017

Concrete Unit Ceiling - Removed textured paint...What next?

Concrete Unit Ceiling - Removed textured paint...What next?

Hi Guys I've looked at others similar questions relating to this issues, however most suggest installing a false ceiling and gyprocking, which i'm not interested in. I'm…

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Matt1987
Jun 28, 2017 2:26 pm
1938Chevy
1938Chevy
27 June 2017

Sika curehard 24

Sika curehard 24

Hi, Has anyone used this as a concrete sealer on a honed surface? I read the technical specs, and it looks like it will do the job, but wanted to see if anyone had done…

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1938Chevy
Jun 27, 2017 1:58 pm
bondm
bondm
24 June 2017

Slab poured - Good or Bad

Slab poured - Good or Bad

Thank you for your replied. I agreed. Better find building inspector to go through this project. Do you have anyone to recommend in NSW? Approx quote for the entire…

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bondm
Jun 24, 2017 9:25 pm
Dkjh
Dkjh
12 June 2017

Concrete pathway over reticulation fill point question

Concrete pathway over reticulation fill point question

Hi everyone, I have two reticulation fill point for terminte protection around the house. The concreter whom did my pathway has covered one of the reticulation fill point…

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Dkjh
Jun 12, 2017 4:15 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May 2017

Council' permission

Council' permission

Its pretty simple, you cannot legally concrete on land that is not yours. I think the council dork is wrong.. A pragmatic approach would be to determine if there is…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 3:12 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May 2017

Concrete Reinforcement

Concrete Reinforcement

I think you'll find they mostly do it all the same way. Some use bar chair, other just pull up the mesh as the concrete get poured to a hopefully suitable level. Bar…

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qebtel
May 21, 2017 3:02 pm
TimK
TimK
3 May 2017

Painting concrete

Painting concrete

Hi guys, already done a fair bit of research on this and think I've pretty much got it figured out apart from how much hydrochloric acid I need. It's a clean new slab,…

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TimK
May 03, 2017 12:29 pm
TimK
sandman55
sandman55
1 May 2017

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
Gaudi
Gaudi
5 April 2017

Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Thanks saveH20 There not being an agreed standard seems crazy. My concreter has just finished paths. Time will tell how well he complied with best practice. I looked up…

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Gaudi
Apr 05, 2017 3:18 am
bashworth
bashworth
4 April 2017

EZ Roll Gravel Pavers?

EZ Roll Gravel Pavers?

Surepave. . .you can buy it at Bunnings. . . . around $40/m2

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bashworth
Apr 04, 2017 8:48 pm
bashworth
logar
logar
3 April 2017

Builder recommendations for concrete retaining walls

Builder recommendations for concrete retaining walls

Can be done, the concrete retaining wall below the soil into the inside, like the toes, and then into the steel.

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logar
Apr 03, 2017 5:45 pm

Front porch separating from the house ....

Front porch separating from the house ....

Sounds like you are on a site with reactive clay soils, hence the soils shrink or swell depending on the underlying moisture content in the soil (resulting in the…

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gmbuildingconsultant
Mar 30, 2017 3:36 pm
gmbuildingconsultant
qebtel
qebtel
25 March 2017

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
cili7
cili7
24 March 2017

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
Gaudi
Gaudi
23 March 2017

Exposed aggregate -question

Exposed aggregate -question

Thank you so much Goody59!! Knowing what is normal is so helpful. The surface holes that remain today post wash are small. I don't think they've used the peel off type of…

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Gaudi
Mar 23, 2017 9:57 pm


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