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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 10:47 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 9:13 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 July 2017

House pathway ideas

House pathway ideas

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 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 10:10 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 9:25 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 8:52 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 1:26 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 12:58 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 8:25 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 3:15 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 2:12 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 2:02 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 11:29 am
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 8:41 pm
sandman55
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 7:48 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 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 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 7:53 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 8:59 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 8:57 pm
bashworth
bashworth
23 March 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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
Berek
Berek
25 January 2017

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 2017

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
yoyo72
yoyo72
13 January 2017

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
building-expert
building-expert
6 January 2017

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
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 December 2016

Cardboard Stuck on Cement

Cardboard Stuck on Cement

It will decompose in time.

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SaveH2O
Dec 31, 2016 7:37 pm
SaveH2O
mgilla
mgilla
12 December 2016

Cost of coloured concrete driveway.

Cost of coloured concrete driveway.

Can i suggest you look for alternatives to colored concrete. The finished product looks terrible.

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mgilla
Dec 12, 2016 5:51 pm
El17
El17
7 December 2016

Crossover Help

Crossover Help

Bump - I have this exact question! Modified Dream Verona - Dreamstart 10m Frontage Block - Dreamstart Build - Calleya Estate viewtopic.php?f=31&t=85632

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El17
Dec 07, 2016 7:37 pm
El17
Turtle1
Turtle1
6 December 2016

Crushed seashells

Crushed seashells

Plenty of nice gravels to use :) Crushed seashells would probably need to be glued down somehow as they would be pretty light i expect.

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Turtle1
Dec 06, 2016 9:36 am
Turtle1
garfield
garfield
24 November 2016

Faded stenciled concrete

Faded stenciled concrete

Hi all, My back patio is a terracotta type coloured stencil concrete and it has faded pretty badly in some areas. I only bought the place last year, I have no idea how…

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garfield
Nov 24, 2016 9:15 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 November 2016

Concrete Perimeter around home

Concrete Perimeter around home
1 ... 5, 6, 7

Oops, I had waterlogged as two words, I have gone back and edited it.

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SaveH2O
Nov 23, 2016 8:33 pm
SaveH2O
LynneB
LynneB
22 November 2016

Weeping over Weep Holes

Weeping over Weep Holes

Are you sure you have weep holes on your garage wall? Some external garage walls are not framed and lined and thus no weep holes. What type of termite management system…

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LynneB
Nov 22, 2016 9:01 pm
LynneB
Lea889
Lea889
21 November 2016

Concrete driveway - building with Henley

Concrete driveway - building with Henley

Hi gngcrazy, Has your house been complete? I'm just going through the final stages of my house. The builder did my driveway. I recommend you do this after handover. The…

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Lea889
Nov 21, 2016 10:49 pm
Lea889
Lea889
20 November 2016

New House - Concrete Driveway Concerns (Please Help)

New House - Concrete Driveway Concerns (Please Help)

Thank you Waldorf_Grange_Build for your response. Unfortunately, I'm in Sydney. I've already engaged a pre-handover inspection, just waiting confirmation if the driveway…

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Lea889
Nov 20, 2016 11:04 am
potting around
potting around
10 November 2016

Cement Pot

Cement Pot

Hi All I've made a pot out of pure portland cement (and water). You can see a picture here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwUfC- ... p=drivesdk It's a mix of grey and…

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potting around
Nov 10, 2016 3:24 pm
shanil86
shanil86
4 November 2016

Pictures of your concrete pathway.

Pictures of your concrete pathway.

Hi all I am looking for photos of concrete pathways around your house. In particular I am interested to see what a 50mm slope of the first metre looks like. To me it's a…

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shanil86
Nov 04, 2016 9:52 pm
sandman55
sandman55
3 November 2016

What do you use for boxing up under a concrete slab

What do you use for boxing up under a concrete slab

Thanks Rory, at present I am chasing up quotes for the materials for the carport and then I will seek out a builder. I mainly wanted some info for my own knowledge in how…

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sandman55
Nov 03, 2016 5:47 pm
sandman55
Rory
Rory
2 November 2016

Anyone used filler on cracked exposed aggregrate driveway?

Anyone used filler on cracked exposed aggregrate driveway?

you never know... I have a feeling it will be too white and stand out from 10 times further away than the hairline crack... or be something that crumbles away when it…

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Rory
Nov 02, 2016 10:31 pm
Rory
Rory
Rory
2 November 2016

Quotes + Pro's and Con's

Quotes + Pro's and Con's

Eek. Please do not get plain grey concrete and colour seal. Its the cowboy (cheap builders) way of doing it. The driveway will look tired in about 4 years. Or sometimes…

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Rory
Nov 02, 2016 8:28 pm
Rory
1960sModernistHome
1960sModernistHome
29 October 2016

Restoring old brick paving grout

Restoring old brick paving grout

We have clay brick pavers around our pool that are about 35-40 years old. They are laid on a sand cement base. The pavers are still in good condition and still level. The…

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1960sModernistHome
Oct 29, 2016 9:56 pm
1960sModernistHome

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