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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 1:40 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 10:18 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 29, 2009 12:49 am
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 8:39 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 8:58 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 9:25 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 9:35 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 05, 2009 12:01 am
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 9:33 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 10:31 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 6:19 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 11:12 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 1:55 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 12:37 pm
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 7:35 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 11:41 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 12:18 pm
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 11:05 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 10:42 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 11:30 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 2:21 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 5:40 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 3:54 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 3:58 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 2:42 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 2:14 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 2:27 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 6:33 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 8:33 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 5:44 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 2:53 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 11:07 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 10:47 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 7:41 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 12:44 pm
ladybird1
ladybird1
28 October 2009

Preparing for future addition

Preparing for future addition

I am currently in the preliminary stages of seeking a builder to put 2 townhouses at the rear of my property. I also want to add a bedroom to the back of my existing…

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ladybird1
Oct 28, 2009 9:45 pm
echizen
echizen
29 October 2009

Recommed a Concreter who actually turns up. Hillside area Me

Recommed a Concreter who actually turns up. Hillside area Me

I agree with buildingwithhamra. Do not use JR Fencing in Adelaide, he came to give me a quote for a pretty large fencing and retaining wall job (~$20K+)... all he did was…

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echizen
Oct 29, 2009 3:04 pm
netadelle
netadelle
29 October 2009

Concreter in Adelaide?

Concreter in Adelaide?

Have a look in the "Building in SA" thread. About 3 pages from the end, they have just been talking about good concreters and mentioned a few…

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netadelle
Oct 29, 2009 5:08 pm
netadelle
davinci
davinci
31 October 2009

How to fix not leveled & cracked concrete

How to fix not leveled & cracked concrete

floor level compound to low spot, tenax or epoxy filler to fix cracks floor level compound will need to be coated with epoxy etc to protect (it has a smooth slippery finish)

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davinci
Oct 31, 2009 9:14 am
davinci
nina marie
nina marie
2 November 2009

Driveway for battleaxe block

Driveway for battleaxe block

Hiya - thanks for that. Unortunately we need to construct a temprary one first so that the vehicles can access the site - do you have any suggestions?

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nina marie
Nov 02, 2009 10:25 pm
nina marie
Getjason
Getjason
7 November 2009

Getting paint off concrete, what to use???

Getting paint off concrete, what to use???

Hey i deal a lot with this Dont like grit blast or grind as it makes a mess and very messy i use easy strip 1000 or 2000 eco friendly coating and paint remover Not…

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Getjason
Nov 07, 2009 6:16 pm
nina marie
nina marie
8 November 2009

Concrete driveway builder - Sydney area

Concrete driveway builder - Sydney area

Hi - can anybody recommend a concrete driveway builder for a driveway in the Gladesville area pls?

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nina marie
Nov 08, 2009 2:39 pm
nina marie
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carson
Nov 13, 2009 2:47 pm
lisanne
lisanne
13 November 2009

White patches on concrete

White patches on concrete

How long after it's sealed can I drive on it? I think I remember them saying 4hrs, but the thing is I don't know when they came to do it - it's dry to touch at the edges at least

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lisanne
Nov 13, 2009 6:00 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 November 2009

DIY driveway

DIY driveway

There are too many variables. You need to see and then ask :wink: i can help you with prices but I need to know wha you want.

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onc_artisan
Nov 15, 2009 12:21 am
onc_artisan
T&V
T&V
18 November 2009

Help with paving levels

Help with paving levels

Hi, sorry to see no reply to ur question, from my point of view & being a very old school (in age) all slope i use on concrete is 25mm in 2.0m dont think pavers would be…

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T&V
Nov 18, 2009 1:55 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 November 2009

Water Blasters

Water Blasters

Hi Onc Im looking for waterblasting companies to do the preparation of my colour stains for my installers so looking at companies in all states Jas P.S Im sure you owe…

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Getjason
Nov 20, 2009 11:58 am
take2
take2
22 November 2009

Best option for 9sqm of concrete

Best option for 9sqm of concrete

Do you concrete taxi in Canberra, they mix small quantities of concrete on site. I have attached a link. Cheers Lou http://www.concretetaxi.com

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take2
Nov 22, 2009 4:58 pm
take2
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 November 2009

Acid stained floor disaster. Need advice

Acid stained floor disaster. Need advice

That is why I am a lover of polished concrete :z: Cool in summer, socks in winter :lol:

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onc_artisan
Nov 23, 2009 3:54 pm
onc_artisan


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