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ew-john
ew-john
17 September

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 8:29 am
vgreen
vgreen
17 September

Weeds Between Outdoor Pavers

Weeds Between Outdoor Pavers

Hi, I have a lot of weeds growing between my outdoor clay pavers. The pavers have grooves and pits on their face which makes it impossible to sweep paveloc into the…

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vgreen
Sep 17, 2017 2:34 am
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brodav83
Sep 04, 2017 1:18 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 03, 2017 11:32 pm
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 2:51 pm
bg100
bg100
15 August

Concrete/Mortar for Sandstone Rock Retianing Wall

Concrete/Mortar for Sandstone Rock Retianing Wall

I have just completed a low-height dry-stack retaining wall made of small sandstone boulders (1-2 man rocks). I want to finish off the wall by capping it with some of the…

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bg100
Aug 15, 2017 5:05 pm
nikil
nikil
11 August

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 4:52 pm
insider
insider
31 July

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 7:51 pm

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 7:30 pm
Our Build123
dzernumbrd
dzernumbrd
27 July

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 12:16 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 24, 2017 11:19 pm
mrbiggens
mrbiggens
24 July

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 10:47 pm
Sunliner
Sunliner
19 July

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 9:13 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 6:25 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 July

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 10:10 pm
SaveH2O
bashworth
bashworth
9 July

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 9:25 pm
bashworth
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 8:52 pm
kaykens
Matt1987
Matt1987
28 June

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 1:26 pm
1938Chevy
1938Chevy
27 June

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 12:58 pm
bondm
bondm
24 June

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 8:25 pm
Dkjh
Dkjh
12 June

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 3:15 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

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 2:12 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 May

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 2:02 pm
TimK
TimK
3 May

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 11:29 am
TimK

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 8:41 pm
sandman55
Gaudi
Gaudi
5 April

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 2:18 am
bashworth
bashworth
4 April

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 7:48 pm
bashworth
logar
logar
3 April

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 4:45 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 2:36 pm
gmbuildingconsultant
qebtel
qebtel
25 March

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 7:53 am
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 8:59 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
23 March

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 8:57 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 March

Concrete slab over deck footings (pour at same time)

Concrete slab over deck footings (pour at same time)

I don't really see why you need footings and a slab. If it were me I would Forget the three footings holes on the…

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bashworth
Mar 23, 2017 10:06 am
bashworth
bluegill
bluegill
22 March

Shed floor partly on a soakwell

Shed floor partly on a soakwell

Hi there I would be glad to have some opinions on whether it is a bad idea to have some of my shed floor partly over a soak well. I was thinking that after being…

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bluegill
Mar 22, 2017 3:49 pm
GillyM
GillyM
14 March

Steep, slippery driveway........ looking for suggestions?

Steep, slippery driveway........ looking for suggestions?

Received a msg abut this from Venessa, but HomeOne says I can't respond as the user is no longer registered, so hopefully Venessa will read this, and I will respond here! …

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GillyM
Mar 14, 2017 7:16 pm
GillyM
hones
hones
14 March

Easier way to make bathroom screed?

Easier way to make bathroom screed?

Couple of things, Best way to make screed? I assume a 4:1 sand/cement is fine? Second thing, I hate hand mixing... Would say bunnings do a premix bag of what I could use…

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hones
Mar 14, 2017 1:02 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 8:44 am
Rory
Rory
9 March

HELP Removing throw on concrete color off porch tiles ?

HELP Removing throw on concrete color off porch tiles ?

Using an acid or chemical will not damage the tiles. But it will damage the concrete. And you might end up with a lot of effort and a mediocre result. It would probably be…

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Rory
Mar 09, 2017 12:27 pm
Rory
lazandjohn
lazandjohn
26 February

Travertine - tiler or paving contractor?

Travertine - tiler or paving contractor?

I would most definitely use a . I know it seems like more of a tiling job, but an actual paving contractor will have experience with using…

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lazandjohn
Feb 26, 2017 9:02 am
ozyboy84
ozyboy84
20 February

Be Warned - unlicensed concreter Primo Concreting Steven

Be Warned - unlicensed concreter Primo Concreting Steven

Hi I was recently ripped off by Steve Costello from Primo concreting He gave a fake licence and i mistakenly paid him upfront Ive since found out that his unlicensed…

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ozyboy84
Feb 20, 2017 6:02 pm
Sooti
Sooti
10 February

Cost of new driveway and plumbing

Cost of new driveway and plumbing

hi Want to know if this quote seems excessive. Old driveway to be demolished and removed.. new pvc pipes to replace bold ceramic ones. Length is 20m x 3.5m. Then…

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Sooti
Feb 10, 2017 10:28 pm
Rino
Rino
1 February

Aggregate Spider cracks

Aggregate Spider cracks

Hello I have similar problem with spider hairline cracks appearing first appearing soon after my driveway was poured around June 2016. Since then the number of such…

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Rino
Feb 01, 2017 9:59 am
Berek
Berek
25 January

Concrete slope

Concrete slope

Which ever way you do it, you'll need to have a waterproof layer and pour all at once. Especially if it's under natural ground level.

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Berek
Jan 25, 2017 7:49 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 January

Failed Concrete?

Failed Concrete?

I would be more concerned as to why/how the water is getting into the garage.

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SaveH2O
Jan 18, 2017 5:00 pm
SaveH2O
MRMR
MRMR
14 January

Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms

Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms

From what I gathered, with grind and seal, one important factor is the material for sealing...? If so, what should I ask for or what grades are there?

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MRMR
Jan 14, 2017 4:38 pm
MRMR
yoyo72
yoyo72
13 January

ashfelt driveway help 290sm drive and am a bit confused!

ashfelt driveway help 290sm drive and am a bit confused!

ok so we have a new build driveway is huge and the drive has quite a steep drop. due to site costs being doubled budget is a bit low and we are kinda country so an ashfelt…

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yoyo72
Jan 13, 2017 11:39 am
yoyo72

Gravel fill

Gravel fill

Given that your soil is highly reactive and that your trench runs to the edge of the building it is effectively a water channel that could deliver water under your house…

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building-expert
Jan 06, 2017 5:24 pm
building-expert


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