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Patona
Patona
2 November

Best sealer for limestone pavers?

Best sealer for limestone pavers?

Hi, we have been following the conversation on paving sealers, we have just had aproximately 200 m2 of reconstituted limestone paver (Freo Stone pavers) around our…

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Patona
Nov 02, 2018 11:26 pm
inexp_user
inexp_user
30 October

Is this expected with exposed aggregate?

Is this expected with exposed aggregate?

Thank you. I did expect there to be some variances, but not as much as 50%..

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inexp_user
Oct 30, 2018 10:27 am
inexp_user
onggie
onggie
22 October

Can someone identify this style of driveway

Can someone identify this style of driveway

Ok, with some help from another person I have discovered what this method is called and how they do it. It is sprayed onto the driveway and is called; Spray Fleck or Spray Crete

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onggie
Oct 22, 2018 4:07 pm

Has anyone painted tiles? Our terracotta tiles, beside the ugliness, are SO slippery!! We are discussing painting them with a rougher tread. Has anyone painted over tiles…

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ktotherose
Oct 10, 2018 1:16 pm
lisabrush
lisabrush
8 October

Sealing Sandstone

Sealing Sandstone

You can choose ABC Merchandising

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lisabrush
Oct 08, 2018 8:37 pm
IamSAM
IamSAM
18 September

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 12:32 pm
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 9:13 pm
bashworth
blackcat20
blackcat20
11 September

Driveway build help

Driveway build help

We're with Metricon, but it was around $6k for exposed aggregate driveway and path for us.

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blackcat20
Sep 11, 2018 11:55 am
blackcat20

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 9:22 am
Waigo
Waigo
17 August

Exposed Aggregate Driveways

Exposed Aggregate Driveways

Has anyone done these types of driveways in Sydney and can recommend who they used and also post any pics?

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Waigo
Aug 17, 2018 10:58 pm
Waigo

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 4:06 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 8:47 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 6:43 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 10:21 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 10:51 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 11:20 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 4:51 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 11:00 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 2:53 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 11:03 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 2:23 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 7:01 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 4:28 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 1:21 pm
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Gaudi
Apr 25, 2018 7:58 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 11:53 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 1:59 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 21, 2018 12:30 am
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 2:19 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 8:31 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 23, 2018 12:01 am
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 2:21 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 7:54 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 10:43 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 11:15 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 10:33 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 10:30 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 11:22 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 8:03 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 2:38 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 1:32 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 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

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
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