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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
17 August 2009

Slab question for onc_artisan...

Slab question for onc_artisan...

Some do :wink: some don't :wink: ...if we just ramp down to the waste all is good too 8) Mostly there will be another floor covering :D adjoining. onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Aug 17, 2009 9:48 pm
onc_artisan
danc12
danc12
18 August 2009

CONCRETING: what to ask for

CONCRETING: what to ask for

Concreting where and for what? if its a driveway that's one thing and what about the soil it is on? try http://www.concrete.net.au/publications ... %20Web.pdf

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danc12
Aug 18, 2009 9:45 pm
snistr
snistr
19 August 2009

Bricklayer in Melb Western area

Bricklayer in Melb Western area

Hi Guys, back on the hunt for a brick layer as i finally got the footing done and am now at the stage of getting the fence built. Anyone know a decent bricklayer in the…

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snistr
Aug 19, 2009 4:07 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 August 2009

driveway options

driveway options

HI Wow wha a question as there are so many answers Exposed, stamped, stencil , colour through , stained i could go on. What i would reccomend is find a look you like, i…

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Getjason
Aug 20, 2009 6:14 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 August 2009

Driveway options?

Driveway options?

HI Just to add my 2 cents worth id go for a stamped concrete look Dark colours fade fast and prepare to replace a sealer every 2 years ::smile::

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Getjason
Aug 20, 2009 6:33 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 August 2009

Stenciling the driveway

Stenciling the driveway

HI Yup Onc_atisan is right on the money Just remember what you are placing on top ( topping ) is only as good as what is below and if the bricks have moved and will…

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Getjason
Aug 20, 2009 6:51 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 August 2009

fixing concrete cancer

fixing concrete cancer

Better be a good one artisan Dont like em expoxies going yellow lol

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Getjason
Aug 20, 2009 7:52 pm
SofiWY
SofiWY
20 August 2009

Concreter in Mernda

Concreter in Mernda

Hi All, what is the price for "exposed agg" around 50-60m2

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SofiWY
Aug 20, 2009 8:10 pm
Getjason
Getjason
21 August 2009

Refreshing stenciled concrete

Refreshing stenciled concrete

Yup That will work too. just remember sealer should be replaced every 2-3 years , solvent based ones more so and the darker the colour the shorter time frame Regards

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Getjason
Aug 21, 2009 10:16 am
Getjason
Getjason
21 August 2009

Exposed Aggregate Driveway - Sydney

Exposed Aggregate Driveway - Sydney

HI Id reccomend either visiting a Boral yard or a Concrete Technologies Both should have agents in your area. From there they will have a list of there favoured…

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Getjason
Aug 21, 2009 10:26 am
Getjason
Getjason
22 August 2009

Concrete recommendations - Melbourne

Concrete recommendations - Melbourne

Never been a fan of the next day sealers esp solvent based one, most of these tend to go blotchy There are now a couple of good water Based ones you can put on to help…

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Getjason
Aug 22, 2009 5:55 pm
yvette72
yvette72
23 August 2009

Concrete cracks in garage

Concrete cracks in garage

we have them everywhere in our slab nothing to worry about

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yvette72
Aug 23, 2009 9:39 am
Princess Bandicoot
Princess Bandicoot
24 August 2009

Bitumen Costs

Bitumen Costs

I try to quote all quotes on their merits. I know that it is frequently done by tradies to overquote should they be too busy or the job is…

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Princess Bandicoot
Aug 24, 2009 10:58 pm
maxyb
maxyb
25 August 2009

Paving - How much?

Paving - How much?

You can really only go look at some pavers and get prices. Pavers can be cheap or cost a motza. How fat is your wallet. Honestly it is a tough…

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maxyb
Aug 25, 2009 9:57 am
maxyb
sammy
sammy
25 August 2009

Couloured through concrete: Is this normal?

Couloured through concrete: Is this normal?

thanks everyone. Another day, the concreter did not show up. He called yesterday to let me know he will be here this morning. Actually believed him as he was the one that…

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sammy
Aug 25, 2009 12:40 pm
sammy
grinder
grinder
25 August 2009

Paving backyard - costs

Paving backyard - costs

you have answered your question. Indians and Italians prefer not a blade of grass in sight. Not me though prefer dirt so do kids too!

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grinder
Aug 25, 2009 9:18 pm
grinder
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 August 2009

Cool outdoor flooring

Cool outdoor flooring

easy peazy :z: Onc_artisan

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onc_artisan
Aug 28, 2009 11:49 pm
onc_artisan
davinci
davinci
1 September 2009

Crack in Driveway

Crack in Driveway

Concrete can and does crack, the contractor should install appropriate base (rock) correct size reo and control joints in required locations, appropriate MPa strength, and…

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davinci
Sep 01, 2009 7:39 pm
davinci
archangelAU
archangelAU
3 September 2009

ANY RELIABLE EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETER in DEER PARK Area?

ANY RELIABLE EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETER in DEER PARK Area?

Well we decided to go with Sydenham Concreting as all other concreters never bothered to turn up. I can highly recommend them. They were fantastic and our exposed…

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archangelAU
Sep 03, 2009 7:58 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
3 September 2009

Help! Ugly Tyre marks on brick paved driveway

Help! Ugly Tyre marks on brick paved driveway

Miteq make a good range of sealers and cleaners. This one is good for rubber and road grime removal http://www.miteq.com.au/products/mc302.html It won't be the cheapest…

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Planned LScape
Sep 03, 2009 8:25 pm
Planned LScape
zaphod
zaphod
3 September 2009

Paving - do i have to do the slap first ?

Paving - do i have to do the slap first ?

There is no substitute for a good hard slap :lol:

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zaphod
Sep 03, 2009 8:35 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
4 September 2009

Tyre marks on cream exposed aggregate driveway

Tyre marks on cream exposed aggregate driveway

Get your concretor to seal the concrete after it has cured, it will make cleaning easier and not hold as much marks. The miteq rubber/road grime cleaner mentioned in the…

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Planned LScape
Sep 04, 2009 11:01 pm
Planned LScape
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
5 September 2009

Topcote options Please!

Topcote options Please!

Well not for exposed, but there might be a pebble crete product :wink:

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onc_artisan
Sep 05, 2009 8:33 pm
onc_artisan
Cozmo
Cozmo
6 September 2009

I need a footpath - what type? Crazy paving, granitic sand..

I need a footpath - what type? Crazy paving, granitic sand..

If you went with granitic sand you could use this stuff to bond it together http://soilbond.com.au/index.htm

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Cozmo
Sep 06, 2009 9:31 pm
Panorama
Panorama
7 September 2009

Using house bricks on edge for paving

Using house bricks on edge for paving

We have about 100m2 of paving that needs doing and really like the look of house bricks laid on edge (ie with the 230mm x 75mm face showing) in herringbone…

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Panorama
Sep 07, 2009 5:19 pm
Cozmo
Cozmo
7 September 2009

How deep for footpath?

How deep for footpath?

My costs were: Bobcat hire = 4 x $70hr = $280 Rubbish removal = $ 50 11m3 crushed rock = $350 wacker hire (24 hour) = $ 60 …

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Cozmo
Sep 07, 2009 10:12 pm
misscrow
misscrow
8 September 2009

Paving in WA, advice please.

Paving in WA, advice please.

Thanks for your replies. Looks like we will go with paving, to keep it the same as we (hubby) want to widen the driveway as its apparently to narrow?!

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misscrow
Sep 08, 2009 12:55 pm
Toa Drafting
Toa Drafting
10 September 2009

PROBLEM NEED RESOLVING

PROBLEM NEED RESOLVING

SPOKE TO a guy from the council he said he would have no dramas in me doing the driveway as long it is signed off by a flood engineer which is good to hear AS im…

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Toa Drafting
Sep 10, 2009 11:37 am
Hels
Hels
15 September 2009

Concrete / Pathed path around entire house

Concrete / Pathed path around entire house

So.... if I take my house plans and calculate the rough "length" around the house... Then: x 0.8 x 50 = rough…

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Hels
Sep 15, 2009 6:35 pm
Hels
mudmap
mudmap
15 September 2009

are house bricks a good option for paving backyard?

are house bricks a good option for paving backyard?

Most bricks now have holes thru them so you have to lay them on their side so you'll need a lot of them. We laid brick paving which was still good as new 10 years later…

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mudmap
Sep 15, 2009 10:41 pm
Tillie
Tillie
18 September 2009

Concreting up to the slab of a home

Concreting up to the slab of a home

Thanks keepitgully have got it all sorted now ::lol::

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Tillie
Sep 18, 2009 11:18 am
dave-
dave-
21 September 2009

Where to get ideas on paving style/colour/materials in Melb?

Where to get ideas on paving style/colour/materials in Melb?

Well it seems my original idea of paving isn't really going to work with the style of house using the traditional style pavers. Headed out to UrbanStone. They have some…

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dave-
Sep 21, 2009 10:05 am
grinder
grinder
23 September 2009

Concrete Associations

Concrete Associations

I thought this may be posted as a sticky for concrete resources nationwide The Australian Concrete Repair Association (ACRA) http://www.acrassoc.com.au/ CCAA

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grinder
Sep 23, 2009 9:42 am
grinder
digamma
digamma
24 September 2009

help! Concrete over termite barrier and silt pits

help! Concrete over termite barrier and silt pits

Fair enough. It's all these little things that no one ever really thinks about in varying locations. For us, termite proofing wasn't even mentioned in the building…

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digamma
Sep 24, 2009 10:30 am
digamma
the mont
the mont
29 September 2009

Can anyone recommend a Paver and Landscaper that...

Can anyone recommend a Paver and Landscaper that...

we have booked Life Outside (NW Sydney) to do our landscaping soon. came with good ideas, attitude and willingness to use our budget in the areas that we will get the most out of.

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the mont
Sep 29, 2009 1:21 pm
davinci
davinci
29 September 2009

Special concreting or preparation for large tiles?

Special concreting or preparation for large tiles?

The concrete should be min 25 MPa with appropriate reo for your site. It should be trowel finish not rough screed or at a minimum bull float and fresno trowel, the fresno…

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davinci
Sep 29, 2009 4:40 pm
davinci
Getjason
Getjason
30 September 2009

Need a concreter on the Gold Coast.

Need a concreter on the Gold Coast.

Good stuff After you have sorted that give me a private message as can help you out on colour later

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Getjason
Sep 30, 2009 2:54 pm
Getjason
Getjason
30 September 2009

Tired ,ugly, wrong colour, faded concrete cobbles pavers

Tired ,ugly, wrong colour, faded concrete cobbles pavers

OK Who has concrete or pavers, old stamped concrete, the wrong colour, cobbles ? Normally you would dig it up and replace Who out that has NIGHTMARE ::: concrete

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Getjason
Sep 30, 2009 2:58 pm
MrsRose
MrsRose
2 October 2009

Concrete Tester in Sydney

Concrete Tester in Sydney

Hi SC, We have a good friend that used to work in the industry and he warned that some subcontractors add too much extra water (once the concrete has left the factory) to…

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MrsRose
Oct 02, 2009 1:42 pm
MrsRose
Getjason
Getjason
4 October 2009

Topcoat for concrete

Topcoat for concrete

HI This all depends on the look you are trying to achieve. Can i ask why you had levelling compound placed on your floor and how new is this floor ? Also you have to be…

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Getjason
Oct 04, 2009 1:14 pm
Getjason
Getjason
4 October 2009

acid stained driveways

acid stained driveways

HI there Mr Thomas Can i ask what area you are located and how big the area is ? Also areas you want stained. just the driveway or around the house etc ? Regards

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Getjason
Oct 04, 2009 1:27 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
5 October 2009

Pool paving and coping - Expansion joints

Pool paving and coping - Expansion joints

The best way is to lay a concrete slab base under the poolside paving, 100mm thick. Pin it to the concrete pool shell with rebar but before concreting, lay the expansion…

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Planned LScape
Oct 05, 2009 5:33 pm
Planned LScape
C&C
C&C
5 October 2009

Any tips to request a double-width driveway from council?

Any tips to request a double-width driveway from council?

15m on the dot! :) I guess I can always re-apply if the application is denied.

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C&C
Oct 05, 2009 7:33 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 October 2009

Acid vs BioStain for veranda path

Acid vs BioStain for veranda path

Interesting .... Soycrete eh??... Hmmm.

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onc_artisan
Oct 14, 2009 4:44 pm
onc_artisan
room4acubby
room4acubby
15 October 2009

Type of concrete design to be used ?

Type of concrete design to be used ?

iTalk, I just reviewed your slab design to AS2870 (Residential Slabs and Footings). This is defined as a stiffened raft slab. Do you know the length or width of your…

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room4acubby
Oct 15, 2009 1:53 pm
room4acubby
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 October 2009

Touch up job on cracks in Driveway

Touch up job on cracks in Driveway

Don't put sand in there or cement... Use an epoxy crack repair resin.

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onc_artisan
Oct 16, 2009 10:07 am
onc_artisan
Hels
Hels
23 October 2009

Anyone have photos of their white or charcoal exp aggregate?

Anyone have photos of their white or charcoal exp aggregate?

Ours is LB Mix from Mentone pre-mix, I love it as it has black, white and gold pebbles through it on a dark grey concrete…

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Hels
Oct 23, 2009 9:47 pm
Hels
themax
themax
27 October 2009

Lilydale Toppings!

Lilydale Toppings!

My neighbour had the same problem. I remember they said how messy it was. Wouldn't be so good for new floorboards either as it's abrasive on shoes etc...

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themax
Oct 27, 2009 6:41 pm
themax

Greetings from NthQld Can I put a slab over the area where my waste services run ? The area lends itself to a putting in a patio / pergola. What are my options ? Many…

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bluehorse
Oct 28, 2009 11:44 am


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