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Rammed Earth Ent
Rammed Earth Ent
26 February 2016

Advice to repair cracks in my Pad before applying livos oil.

Advice to repair cracks in my Pad before applying livos oil.

Hi Abbey, Did you ask Livos your questions? They have a sister company called Anro Floors that Grind & seal floors with Livos products, http://www.anrofloorcare.com.au/

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Rammed Earth Ent
Feb 26, 2016 8:14 am
Rammed Earth Ent
E563
E563
26 February 2016

Clay, Concrete or Limestone Pavers

Clay, Concrete or Limestone Pavers

Ha! Yes, that maybe would help. I am more after the technical aspects of why you would go one over the other, however here are some details about the house. Bricks - Red…

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E563
Feb 26, 2016 1:03 am
evaw
evaw
21 February 2016

Filling in grasscrete

Filling in grasscrete

Thank you Joynz ans Stewie D. The driveway is not sloping but it gets frequent flooding from the property next door, which sits higher than ours. If we plant, the grass…

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evaw
Feb 21, 2016 12:01 pm
AJW
AJW
14 February 2016

How many bags of GP for my little shed? HELP

How many bags of GP for my little shed? HELP

You could actually be better off getting a small concrete truck out. You need about 0.3 cubic metres, should be under $300 delivered.

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AJW
Feb 14, 2016 9:56 am
jknightsmith
jknightsmith
4 February 2016

DIY outdoor honed/burnished/polished concrete.

DIY outdoor honed/burnished/polished concrete.

Did you do this? A couple of ways it can be done. 1. When the concrete is touch dry, spray it with water, this will lift the top layer off and leave the aggregate…

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jknightsmith
Feb 03, 2016 11:31 pm
Jasol2
Jasol2
28 January 2016

Liquid limestone diy

Liquid limestone diy

Hey gents, just wondering if anyone has the mix for making liquid limestone, I'm not having much finding it anywhere. Cheers

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Jasol2
Jan 28, 2016 7:18 am
Love to Build
Love to Build
22 January 2016

Cost of waffle slab Melbourne

Cost of waffle slab Melbourne

Hi All, Does any one have an idea of the price of waffle slab for a house on flat ground 109sqm plus 44sqm garage ? Any recommendation for a good reliable…

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Love to Build
Jan 22, 2016 2:20 pm
Love to Build
tezzab
tezzab
19 January 2016

Wet curing slab (Ponding)

Wet curing slab (Ponding)
1, 2

Stewie, watch this space :twisted: but at my age and life expectancy, any issues may not surface in time. ::dizzy:: ::hyst:: ::stop::

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tezzab
Jan 19, 2016 3:49 pm
tezzab
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Daz_
Jan 13, 2016 7:13 pm
Daz_
Crazyk
Crazyk
3 January 2016

Minimum thickness requirements

Minimum thickness requirements

The plans and specifications take precedence don't they?

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Crazyk
Jan 03, 2016 9:31 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
3 January 2016

Bluestone paver seal

Bluestone paver seal

Hey all. I'm going to be laying bluestone 300x600 pavers and I'd like some advice on using water based or solvent based sealers. I'm going to have the pavers border…

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Crazyk
Jan 03, 2016 7:29 pm
Crazyk
building-expert
building-expert
30 December 2015

Is this concrete cancer...how to fix?

Is this concrete cancer...how to fix?

Good building consultant should be able to inspect and guide you as what needs to be done.

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building-expert
Dec 30, 2015 7:36 pm
building-expert
blute72
blute72
27 December 2015

Driveway paving advice wanted

Driveway paving advice wanted

Looking for some advice on paving my driveway I have jack hammered off the existing brick paving and mortar back to the slab. Slab is 100mm thick and in pretty good…

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blute72
Dec 27, 2015 10:56 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 December 2015

Flooring issues - hole at couple of places.

Flooring issues - hole at couple of places.

Have you had it looked at - maybe get a few quotes - if only for ideas etc.

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Saint Mike
Dec 24, 2015 6:20 am
Saint Mike
Nic and Shell 1
Nic and Shell 1
23 December 2015

Expansion joint foam aka able flex

Expansion joint foam aka able flex

Thanks for the reply. I'm more so actually wondering when to use the able flex if there's a law on it or not. I have able flex where it meets the brickwork but where it…

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Nic and Shell 1
Dec 23, 2015 8:21 am
mb21
mb21
18 December 2015

Sandstone paver thickness

Sandstone paver thickness

Hoping someone can let me know what is acceptable for a variation in natural stone paver? I've received my 30mm Himalayan sandstone paver (the creates they got delivered…

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mb21
Dec 18, 2015 10:00 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
16 December 2015

Hairline Cracks

Hairline Cracks

Thanks BW. They are so small I might just leave it And its that pebbly look - not plain.

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Saint Mike
Dec 16, 2015 12:14 pm
Saint Mike
Lids
Lids
14 December 2015

Travatine paver and black pebble path

Travatine paver and black pebble path

Planning a concrete path using 300 x 300 travertine pavers in a checkerboard pattern surrounded by 20m polished black pebbles. Something my wife saw at a resort in Bali…

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Lids
Dec 14, 2015 2:06 pm
psyko
psyko
1 December 2015

Suggestions for paving and drainage?

Suggestions for paving and drainage?

I've installed over 30 metres of Everhard, and it works well. Another option is RELN, and they offer different sizes for various flow…

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psyko
Dec 01, 2015 12:36 pm
shadowarrior
shadowarrior
1 December 2015

Another drainage problem am trying to tackle with concrete

Another drainage problem am trying to tackle with concrete

On one side of our land we have a retaining wall belonging to one of the neighbour. The soil in our area is quite rich in clay, any amount of rain and you have sticky…

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shadowarrior
Dec 01, 2015 11:17 am
Gaggy
Gaggy
1 December 2015

Crack in new New Driveway. Is it normal?

Crack in new New Driveway. Is it normal?

Thanks guys. I have asked my concreter again and he said he will fix it when he seals it. If this crack is not going to be a big problem, I will live with it before asking…

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Gaggy
Dec 01, 2015 11:11 am
Gaggy
SaberX
SaberX
30 November 2015

Perth - paving recommendations?

Perth - paving recommendations?

I've gotten my builders provisional sum items converted to fixed. Soakwells are coming up close to 5.3k and a third party quote i got previously was around 3.5k plus gst.…

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SaberX
Nov 30, 2015 11:32 am
Matt1
Matt1
29 November 2015

Cost to lay tiles - is this reasonable?

Cost to lay tiles - is this reasonable?

Good question. I'll have to ask but pretty sure he is. I'm supplying the tiles and he's doing the rest. Price was $60m2 for glue or $80 for screed.

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Matt1
Nov 29, 2015 6:51 pm
Matt1
goody59
goody59
28 November 2015

Footpath

Footpath

I did not pay a bond to council but that may be something my Builder- Simonds Home had to do I am unsure. But I also have a damaged footpath in two separate locations…

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goody59
Nov 28, 2015 6:41 am
goody59
jjcp
jjcp
25 November 2015

Precast concrete front fence

Precast concrete front fence

Hi Stewie, I was planing to DIY it but just did a trial run (600mmx150mmx200mm), it didnt turn out so good. It wasn't smooth as the pic above. Also, I dont have the time…

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jjcp
Nov 25, 2015 12:39 pm
AP81
AP81
23 November 2015

Removing excess slab concrete

Removing excess slab concrete

Spoke to builder, advised it's OK to jackhammer or use hammer+chisel.

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AP81
Nov 23, 2015 9:45 pm
MegaSawAU
MegaSawAU
22 November 2015

concrete cutting

concrete cutting

For all your needs in Melbourne and in Victoria, you may contact MegaSaw. We have over 20 years of experience in the industry. You may call 1300 920 419 for enquiries or…

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MegaSawAU
Nov 22, 2015 10:50 pm
MegaSawAU
Nan1312
Nan1312
21 November 2015

Timber stains on concrete...HELP!

Timber stains on concrete...HELP!

I read that bleach works, so I went and grabbed the bottle from my cupboard and starting working. It was amazing how well it worked. The stains just disappeared at a touch…

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Nan1312
Nov 21, 2015 9:41 am
claypot
claypot
20 November 2015

Qld Driveway Quote - too high?

Qld Driveway Quote - too high?

Make sure you check out previous jobs. Exposed aggregate is somewhat of an art and it can easily go wrong if they've not much experience.

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claypot
Nov 20, 2015 9:49 pm
The Concrete Firm
The Concrete Firm
14 November 2015

Raised Concrete Help Around Garage

Raised Concrete Help Around Garage

Hi Scott, The best fix is ripping out and relaying the raised panel. And make sure that they bolt the new panel to the garage so that it doesnt raise again. I imagine…

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The Concrete Firm
Nov 14, 2015 9:51 am
The Concrete Firm
bryn
bryn
27 October 2015

vapor barrier deterioration

vapor barrier deterioration

The slab was set out 6 weeks ago, and the plastic sheeting for the vapour barrier has deteriorated completely. One section which was older plastic is fine, so it pretty…

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bryn
Oct 27, 2015 7:57 pm
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joea
Oct 19, 2015 12:31 pm
joea
Ari
Ari
17 October 2015

Does Daniel Robertson still make pavers?

Does Daniel Robertson still make pavers?

Title pretty much says it all. Does anyone know if Daniel Robertson still make pavers?

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Ari
Oct 17, 2015 4:17 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
17 October 2015

Paving around pool - query

Paving around pool - query

Hi there Been a while since I've popped in to H1... I have to use my phone so please forgive any typos or abbreviations. We have finally ordered a pool and we are…

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How Hard Can it Be
Oct 17, 2015 10:50 am
TedLuigi
TedLuigi
16 October 2015

Driveway quote - Good, bad or ugly??

Driveway quote - Good, bad or ugly??

G'day folks We have had a quote for our driveway, we are in Adelaide and have not been able to get another quote so far due to no shows or people turning up but not…

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TedLuigi
Oct 16, 2015 9:03 am
Jsvc
Jsvc
9 October 2015

Removing concrete from on top of concrete. HELP!

Removing concrete from on top of concrete. HELP!

Thank you for your reply!! I've bitten off more than I can chew probably, considering I have no trade experience. I think you're right and it's screed. Let's say I don't…

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Jsvc
Oct 09, 2015 6:07 pm
mirz
mirz
9 October 2015

Concreting advice pls

Concreting advice pls
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks Lilana. No more water pooling after I hand dig whole backyard and added top soil. All water is going down.

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mirz
Oct 09, 2015 7:52 am
mirz
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
9 October 2015

Stencil driveway can I paint over?

Stencil driveway can I paint over?

Just be cautious of that "professional" My employer, dulux group australia, who owns Berger, who make Australia's biggest selling paint for this kind of thing, do not…

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rebuilder86
Oct 08, 2015 11:05 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 October 2015

Mentone premix

Mentone premix

Hey all. I've decided to go exposed agg for my drive. My Concreter uses Mentone premix. I'm looking at using the mix labasa Has anyone used it? If so can you post…

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Crazyk
Oct 02, 2015 3:40 pm
Crazyk
postaddict
postaddict
30 September 2015

Driveway Cleaning

Driveway Cleaning

Hi all, my coloured concrete driveway and paths are about 5-6 yrs old and never been sealed. It's suppose to be charcoal but they are almost white in colour. We've had…

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postaddict
Sep 30, 2015 4:08 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
28 September 2015

Concrete levels

Concrete levels

What are people's preference when it comes to concrete levels. Is it better to have a step up from the driveway onto the porch or have it all the same level? Similarly…

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Crazyk
Sep 28, 2015 9:20 pm
Crazyk
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
11 September 2015

Thickness of concrete vs. mesh size

Thickness of concrete vs. mesh size
1, 2

I would go the 100mm slab thoughout w/- extra thickening abutting pavers and you should make sure you get it..HTH

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 11, 2015 6:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
sofia14
sofia14
10 September 2015

Garage hardstand and alfresco

Garage hardstand and alfresco

Looking at doing the garage hardstand atm. It seems like the norm that builder doesn't include mesh for the garage grano. Since we are doing the hardstand ourselves due to…

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sofia14
Sep 10, 2015 2:00 pm
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
10 September 2015

Concrete Appearance

Concrete Appearance

It’s quite normal to have cracks on your concrete. My family home that has concrete in its driveway was like this for years and we didn’t do anything about it. It was…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 10, 2015 10:24 am
miteq
miteq
3 September 2015

Sealing exposed aggregate driveway?

Sealing exposed aggregate driveway?

Is this Sealer 202 a brand and from where can be sourced? Our driveway was sealed only two months ago but our Concreter used some super ****…

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miteq
Sep 03, 2015 9:23 am
civicblade
civicblade
1 September 2015

Concrete Apron or Artificial Grass Around a New House

Concrete Apron or Artificial Grass Around a New House

A combination of concrete apron, artificial grass backyard and pebble/mulch front yard is probably what I am going for. Concrete is ~$100/sqm (colour, includes wire…

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civicblade
Sep 01, 2015 2:41 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
24 August 2015

House slab

House slab

Thankyou. has been specified at min 25mm cover.

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kassan1973
Aug 24, 2015 8:00 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
22 August 2015

Acid staining in Australia - Recommendations

Acid staining in Australia - Recommendations

Hi All Has anyone applied acid stain to their floor before? If you have what was the product and what was the result? Or have you had anyone apply the stain for you? We…

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abbeybox
Aug 22, 2015 5:23 pm


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