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IamSAM
IamSAM
12 h

Exposed Agg vs Coloured Concrete

Exposed Agg vs Coloured Concrete

Exposed Agg has so much more character...go for it. Any color concrete driveway will fail the color match test after a couple of years.

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IamSAM
Sep 18, 2018 11:32 am
IamSAM
bashworth
bashworth
12 September

Concrete Path/Substrate identification

Concrete Path/Substrate identification

Looks like some sort of grout, or floor screed.

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bashworth
Sep 12, 2018 8:13 pm
bashworth

Last week I had my driveway completely replaced. After the pour, it looked great. Then they came back to do the expansion joint…

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Aussietrooper
Sep 05, 2018 8:22 am

polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

polished concrete cost difference (Perth)

Hi, I was wondering what broker you used? We are looking at using a broker. Thank you

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houseinthebay
Jul 29, 2018 3:06 pm
garfield
garfield
25 July

Re-color and re-seal a stencil driveway

Re-color and re-seal a stencil driveway

Hi all, I have a stencil concrete driveway and the colour is fading in areas of if and it is also dry and and well overdue for a re-seal. Just wondering if anyone can…

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garfield
Jul 25, 2018 7:47 am

Fibreglass pool coping and alfresco levels question

Fibreglass pool coping and alfresco levels question

Hi, We put our fibreglass pool in prior to slab and they set to builders pegs and levels. Then the slab was poured and it looks like the pool (without coping) is sitting…

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sweetswisssteel
Jul 22, 2018 5:43 pm

Thoughts on polished concrete quote

Thoughts on polished concrete quote

If you are confusing about polished concrete quote you can go with wide company. I hired this company in april and they did good work and also they helped me to chosing…

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elvinmartin09
Jul 10, 2018 9:21 pm
HyperionX
HyperionX
2 July

bleached exposed aggregate driveway

bleached exposed aggregate driveway

Hi mate, I know this is an old thread. But did you manage to find a solution to this? Cheers

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HyperionX
Jul 02, 2018 9:51 pm
HyperionX
arcadelt
arcadelt
1 July

Driveway pavers or pave cut

Driveway pavers or pave cut

We have a driveway made from pavers.

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arcadelt
Jul 01, 2018 10:20 pm
HyperionX
HyperionX
30 June

Timber stains on concrete...HELP!

Timber stains on concrete...HELP!

Hey mate, Did you manage to get the stains out?? I’ve got the same issue, have tried Oxcylic acid but it’s still there :(

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HyperionX
Jun 30, 2018 3:51 pm
HyperionX

Concrete slab repairers Brisbane Recs

Concrete slab repairers Brisbane Recs

You will need to put photos up as there are various repairs for concrete. hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jun 28, 2018 10:00 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Stormwater pipes in driveway/concretes paths

Hi, I was just wondering if the above is still consistent with the revised AS3727 standard? I had read the standards for joints had been revised but it apparently only…

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Mr. Sausage
Jun 21, 2018 1:53 pm

Concreting/Liquid Limestone in Perth

Concreting/Liquid Limestone in Perth

You can always lay down concrete now and have it stenciled when you become more financial, can't help you with operators.

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Carpentacular
Jun 10, 2018 10:03 am
seanpain4
seanpain4
1 June

Established Home Renovation - Concrete Slab and New Shed!

Established Home Renovation - Concrete Slab and New Shed!

Hey seanpain4, Thank you! We are pretty happy with how it turned out. The total cost of the slab was about $2,500 but that was worked into the cost of the shed as we…

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seanpain4
Jun 01, 2018 1:23 pm

Wood Fiber Cement Board Acoustic Laminated Gypsum Ceiling

Wood Fiber Cement Board Acoustic Laminated Gypsum Ceiling

Our talented and active R & D staff has always been dedicated to keeping up with the newest trends, to ensure acoustic product…

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krishnadevmp
May 27, 2018 6:01 pm
Choosy
Choosy
20 May

Advice on Driveway Concrete

Advice on Driveway Concrete

We are getting coloured grano with mesh in our garage, we had to choose from the CCS range with our builder. It is the one thing that we had to choose from a colour chart…

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Choosy
May 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Choosy

Driveway - screw piers

Driveway - screw piers

Thanks for the reply. I challenged council and due to a technicality, was able to remove this oppressive condition!

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JackKnife
May 04, 2018 12:21 pm
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Gaudi
Apr 25, 2018 6:58 pm

gaps in driveway

gaps in driveway

Thanks @Lakeside Paving - I have bought Sika® Pave Fix Plus - I assume it's similar. Going to use it on the weekend. Thanks for getting back to me. ;-)

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mynameisjonas
Apr 24, 2018 10:53 am

We have concrete floor in our house, we don't have a lot of budget so we were just planning on leaving it with the concrete look, like those contemporary houses. I've…

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lobeexx
Apr 23, 2018 12:59 pm
bashworth
bashworth
20 April

Cracks on new concrete floor

Cracks on new concrete floor

Those cracks don't look unusual for a new house slab. There is an article at the following link that explains more

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bashworth
Apr 20, 2018 11:30 pm
bashworth
rosewood
rosewood
11 April

Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

Concrete path around house. Use of expansion joints?

I had concrete paths around the slab recently and the concreter refused to add the expansion joints against the brickwork claiming he didn't have to as the other side of…

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rosewood
Apr 11, 2018 1:19 pm
rosewood
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 March

Battleaxe Properties

Battleaxe Properties

Get a car turntable. Plenty of designs to choose from.

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SaveH2O
Mar 27, 2018 7:31 pm
SaveH2O
Jordann
Jordann
23 March

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Companies Recommendation

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Companies Recommendation

Hello, We're building in Edmonsonpark (Sydney West) and is nearing the end of our build. Would like to ask if anyone has any recommendation for companies that does…

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Jordann
Mar 22, 2018 11:01 pm
Jordann
miteq
miteq
20 March

Leaching tannin.

Leaching tannin.

Cleaner 303, which is one of our products, will remove this! Search for it under the name of Miteq. Also,consider to a seal while you're at it...couldn't hurt.

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miteq
Mar 20, 2018 1:21 pm
miteq

Brick Paved Driveway- Pavers Sinking

Brick Paved Driveway- Pavers Sinking

This is due to poor haunching otherwise called edge restraints. From the photos I'd guess you're in WA ? There's a six year structural warranty on the driveway so if your…

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Lakeside Paving
Mar 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Lakeside Paving
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 March

Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron
1, 2, 3, 4

The photo shows the pump's pressure controller. That doesn't tell me the pump make and model. Only one downpipe means that either less than 50 sq m of roof catchment area…

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SaveH2O
Mar 09, 2018 9:43 am
SaveH2O

Thanks building- expert. Unfortunately the slab isn't all straight lines.. there are done concrete bulges and also what looks to be excess brick mortar. I suspect the…

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sydneysider
Mar 07, 2018 10:15 pm

Concrete path around house query

Concrete path around house query

If you didn't already I would get a building surveyor to report on this to check compliance. As long as surface water is being directed away from the house (albeit, in…

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Simondsbuild1
Mar 07, 2018 9:33 am

Is concrete around the house required?

Is concrete around the house required?

Do not use this guide it is extremely outdated and the fall levels on concrete are now incorrect. Unfortunately it appears many volume builders give this Foundation…

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Simondsbuild1
Mar 07, 2018 9:30 am
algernon
algernon
28 February

Concreting House Slab Profit Margin

Concreting House Slab Profit Margin

Without going into the specific direct costs, you're also not factoring all the indirect and overhead costs - insurance, capital costs (equipment and vehicles, including…

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algernon
Feb 28, 2018 10:22 am
Old Bloke
Old Bloke
24 February

Exposed aggregate

Exposed aggregate

When we did our driveway & path (November 2016) we paid $100psm.

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Old Bloke
Feb 24, 2018 7:03 am
Entilzha
Entilzha
17 February

Concreting quotes and future pergola area

Concreting quotes and future pergola area

basic quotes i have been getting are $95 to $100 m2 coloured and $120m2 aggregate think the main thing is to just follow your engineers drainage recommendation for example…

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Entilzha
Feb 17, 2018 1:38 pm
JenBarber
JenBarber
19 January

Driveways

Driveways

That is something I think we’ll need to compare, it certainly feels like one of the quickest set ups for a driveway. And a lot of rural/semi-rural tend to have stone of…

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JenBarber
Jan 19, 2018 12:32 pm
JenBarber
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 7:25 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 10:53 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 5:55 pm
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 4:21 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 9:02 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 9:47 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 1:14 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 9:28 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 4:41 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 4:06 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 10:18 am
building-expert

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