Large Sandstone coloured Bricks
both Selkirk and CSR Bricks & Roofing (PGH) make these types of bricks. Make sure if you are dealing with Concrete Blocks or Sandstone that you waterproof them after they…
Jul 01, 2009 7:06 pm
mate it craps on sand blasting.
In automotive applications, you can soda blast a car and not have to remove seals. won't harm glass. Takes the paint off very well and is…
We are tiling ours in a tile vey close to our house floor so as to create a seamless floor from inside to outside. Perhaps you could do the same with the colouring of the…
Driveway in Brisbane Area
Remembers that builders will often put a min 20% mark up on the job.
Thats why we are doing ours after handover!!
QN: what is the best sealer to use on exposed agg???
Slab Footing Advice
sand(9), aggregate(6)(14mm) and cement(3) yes.
about 4(mixes) x 2.2 cu ft small barrel mixer loads.
Form a level screed edge to suit, fill the form and screed…
Concreting the garden shed
Thanks for all your input.
Sturat, I'm thinking of doing it in sections myself, say 1/4 at a time to make sure I get it right, and I dont feel…
Concrete or Pavers
Weeds will only grow inbetween pavers if they are laid on sand, the method I had mentioned was to lay them on a concrete slab base then set the pavers in a mortar bed with…
depends if its traditional slab or waffle slab
generally beams are in waffle from memory 400 deep with 150mm rebate top of waffle is av. 100mm, beam width 300mm? i havnt…
Did you move into your house before or after your driveway was completed?
If so how long from moving in was your driveway installed?
Does your estate allow…
Putting a deck on posts is the proper way to build a deck - not laying it over concrete
Sorry, is that in Sydney?
If so, try Gillett Concreting Service, 9833 8006.
oops, just read PM. Oh well.
opinions on concrete paint?
They use it in Veterinary clinics etc, though it is not new.
The one we use has been the same product for 19 years (when we started using it).
If applied well it will last…
Painting Patio Slab
Yes it might have been that, sounds familiar. Seriously, I wouldn't touch it mate.
This is where we got the proper stuff…
Aug 09, 2009 11:10 am
concrete floor advice
Thanks for that artisan.
Have you heard of any problems with cracking?
Adding....(Put this in another post, I'm all over the place. )
Found this. In the states…
Aug 12, 2009 9:17 am
I guess it is a personal choice...we are going for concrete as it is (we believe) less maintainence. With pavers, you would still have weeds etc in between the gaps and…
Aug 13, 2009 10:17 am
Bricklayer in Melb Western area
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…
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…
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
Stenciling the driveway
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…
Refreshing stenciled concrete
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
Exposed Aggregate Driveway - Sydney
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…
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…
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…
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…
Aug 25, 2009 10:57 am
Aug 25, 2009 1:40 pm
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!
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…