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jrnetwork
jrnetwork
14 November 2008

Can anyone recommend paving co. for Point Cook?

Can anyone recommend paving co. for Point Cook?

I'm looking for the same... surely someone knows some decent companies out this way...

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jrnetwork
Nov 14, 2008 3:18 pm
jrnetwork
Terrian
Terrian
16 November 2008

cutting concrete and types of drains

cutting concrete and types of drains

Sure, any concrete can be cut, but the concretor should have had the fall right in the first place, anyway, Reln have a decent array of drains & pits, bunnings carry them…

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Terrian
Nov 16, 2008 10:00 am
ed.
ed.
24 November 2008

DIY Concreting

DIY Concreting

IMO if you want to save money then atleast try to prepare the site as best you can and then get some quotes. That way the mundane labour is done. I'd be too scared to…

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ed.
Nov 24, 2008 10:36 pm
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rldragon2003
Nov 25, 2008 1:39 pm
laldous
laldous
30 November 2008

To ashphalt or concrete?

To ashphalt or concrete?

Hi Guys, Thanks for all the feedback. I think I will get some quotes for both, but you are all right, it probably comes down to how good a job they do as to whether it…

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laldous
Nov 30, 2008 4:18 pm
ed.
ed.
30 November 2008

Tiling over pebblecrete?

Tiling over pebblecrete?

if the base or pebble crete is sound and not cracked then yes you can tile / pave over it with the correct adhesive's. ie:…

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ed.
Nov 30, 2008 7:21 pm
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
1 December 2008

Getting ready for some actions, Q:Hire Tools at Craigieburn?

Getting ready for some actions, Q:Hire Tools at Craigieburn?

Hi, I am going to start my paving DIY this weekend. Not 100% sure about the weather, the forecast doesn't look too promising. But my wife is urging me to finish it…

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tomking.chen
Dec 01, 2008 10:31 am
tomking.chen
sammy
sammy
8 December 2008

Meeting concrete guys?

Meeting concrete guys?

we did with our builders as piers are one of the provisional costs. We are there just to confirm how much piers etc used.

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sammy
Dec 08, 2008 1:54 pm
sammy
davinci
davinci
24 December 2008

Concrete

Concrete

90 mpa is a typical non shrink mix high load bearing

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davinci
Dec 24, 2008 6:44 pm
davinci
sha
sha
2 January 2009

Quote for driveway, Brisbane?

Quote for driveway, Brisbane?
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Hi My Husband is a concreter/ landscaper. He can do all types of concreting, including Covacrete and Exposed aggregate. He has been in the business for over 20 years, and…

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sha
Jan 02, 2009 9:50 pm
MBBN
MBBN
4 January 2009

Cracked concrete slab

Cracked concrete slab

Unless you can get a $1 coin in the crack, then the shrinkage cracks are fine. It's only when you can get a coin in there that you have issues.

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MBBN
Jan 04, 2009 8:26 pm
stu
stu
6 January 2009

Sealing very steep concrete drive

Sealing very steep concrete drive

There is an acid etch product that you can buy from Bunnings (cant remember name but its approx $15 and in a white plastic container. Easy to use, all you do is dilute…

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stu
Jan 06, 2009 9:41 am
stu
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
7 January 2009

Paving sand price

Paving sand price

Hi Guys, I am in VIC and here is the price I got from my garden supplier (It's Craigieburn Garden Supplier). I ordered 30 sqm x 1 inch thick sand+5%extra. They…

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tomking.chen
Jan 07, 2009 10:30 am
tomking.chen
sheryl
sheryl
8 January 2009

Repainting old concrete verandah

Repainting old concrete verandah

Great link on polished concrete.....I love this forum...so many interesting posts and knowledgeable people... :D

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sheryl
Jan 08, 2009 11:33 pm
sheryl
davinci
davinci
10 January 2009

HELP! random spots all over my concrete driveway! WTF? image

HELP! random spots all over my concrete driveway! WTF? image

sorry didnt read the 5 year part, my bad could be eff. from subsoil or sealer peeling off as Sha said pressure clean it wait to see if it returns if not reseal

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davinci
Jan 10, 2009 9:15 pm
davinci
stu
stu
14 January 2009

Concreting contractor in Ipswich area

Concreting contractor in Ipswich area

I have just recieved a quote for $72 per m SQ for exposed agrigate

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stu
Jan 14, 2009 2:05 pm
stu
davinci
davinci
14 January 2009

Paving question

Paving question

all paving should be laided on a concrete base min 80mm thick, if slab is poured over fresh fill then there may be a need for piers for slab support all fill should be…

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davinci
Jan 14, 2009 7:39 pm
davinci
stu
stu
15 January 2009

Organic soil for turf base preperation, Ipswich area.

Organic soil for turf base preperation, Ipswich area.

I have discovered that CEMEX in Tivoli supply river soil for approx $55 m SQ. (which is about 7.5 ton per 5m SQ.) Are there any other leads out there :?:

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stu
Jan 15, 2009 9:29 am
stu
davinci
davinci
16 January 2009

Considering Limestone

Considering Limestone

all tiles no matter what they are made from in external situations need to be sealed

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davinci
Jan 16, 2009 4:14 pm
davinci
Bella09
Bella09
16 January 2009

Application of Concrete sealant question

Application of Concrete sealant question

Thanks for that davinci! Very useful information.

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Bella09
Jan 16, 2009 7:48 pm
Bella09
PhoenixStar
PhoenixStar
16 January 2009

Can anyone recommend a concreter in S.E. suburbs Melbourne?

Can anyone recommend a concreter in S.E. suburbs Melbourne?

Sadly, I can't really do it full justice and keep 2 carparks so I may just have to resort to the straight edged driveway with the short curved…

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PhoenixStar
Jan 16, 2009 10:40 pm
PhoenixStar
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
21 January 2009

Coloured concrete - Sydney

Coloured concrete - Sydney

I don't know about fully coloured concrete - but you could always get a plain concrete drive laid and then have them spray the colour on top (like the stencil stuff - but…

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stonecutter1309
Jan 21, 2009 9:02 am
stonecutter1309
davino
davino
21 January 2009

Stencil or Stamped? Cost per sq m.

Stencil or Stamped? Cost per sq m.

Hi, Stone cutter is right, im in NSW, forgot to add. Good idea, ill have a drive around this weekend. I will have to get a couple more quotes and go from there. Thanks…

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davino
Jan 21, 2009 8:24 pm
becagirl
becagirl
23 January 2009

concrete driveway and patio question

concrete driveway and patio question

we are putting in driveway for a 6x6 carport and have no idea the cost involved any ideas? also only after reading this forum discovered the many different design…

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becagirl
Jan 23, 2009 8:54 pm
davinci
davinci
25 January 2009

My Concrete's Cracking!

My Concrete's Cracking!

winter mix has accelerant in it and if asked warm/hot water summer mix has no accelerant etc if you make the conc. your self then dont worry about accelerates also…

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davinci
Jan 25, 2009 10:41 pm
davinci
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
27 January 2009

Can anyone recommend a concreter in Point Cook & surroun

Can anyone recommend a concreter in Point Cook & surroun

Hi dreamhome, Yes he did our drive - colour through concrete with stencil and also Kek's (another H1 member) in exposed agg. I'm extremely happy with our driveway,…

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House-To-Be
Jan 27, 2009 3:24 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
27 January 2009

What do you need to cater for if getting external concreter?

What do you need to cater for if getting external concreter?

As part of your site clean, get as much leveling and cleanup done as possible, this will help reduce excavation costs. Also put in a 90mm pipe under the driveway locaton…

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Adrian B
Jan 27, 2009 9:23 pm
Adrian B

Thanks everyone! My driveway was finally sealed today so here's a few pictures.…

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Bella09
Jan 28, 2009 4:32 pm
Bella09
jimjam
jimjam
2 February 2009

"Exposed aggregate" Driveway is what im after !!!

"Exposed aggregate" Driveway is what im after !!!

Does anyone know who does exposed aggregate driveways in Syd. Most places I call say they are old fashion and go with stencil. Im looking for a black and white pebble…

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jimjam
Feb 02, 2009 1:54 pm
becagirl
becagirl
2 February 2009

what is the latest in concreting

what is the latest in concreting

cant decide what is best.. modern and duriable pebbles? coloured? i like stencil but heard this doesnt last as well

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becagirl
Feb 02, 2009 6:50 pm
stu
stu
3 February 2009

Floating Paving and Sand

Floating Paving and Sand

Just on the compaction side of things, I am having 60 m Sq of pathway laid this week (cost $4500). the formwork is already up and crusher dust is down. The problem is that…

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stu
Feb 03, 2009 9:09 am
stu
to_do_list
to_do_list
5 February 2009

Château TDL: TDL Exposes Himself...well concrete anyway!

Château TDL: TDL Exposes Himself...well concrete anyway!

The color is actually quite cool even on stinking hot days...and DS has already set up the "Fifth Gear Slalom Challenge" for his tricycle. So far his quickest time is…

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to_do_list
Feb 05, 2009 10:48 am
to_do_list
stu
stu
9 February 2009

Turf supplier for Ipswich area

Turf supplier for Ipswich area

Is wintergreen second best then?

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stu
Feb 09, 2009 2:50 pm
stu
eho
eho
10 February 2009

Reputable driveway concretors in Sydney?

Reputable driveway concretors in Sydney?

Who do you use for your driveway concrete? Are you happy with them? I am looking for one. There are too many around but know nothing about them. It would be good to…

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eho
Feb 10, 2009 9:54 pm
eho
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eho
Feb 11, 2009 8:52 am
eho
davinci
davinci
17 February 2009

DIY Options for Alfresco/Carport - Paving or Concrete

DIY Options for Alfresco/Carport - Paving or Concrete

probably cheaper to get plain concrete and colour seal than buy pavers, crushed rock, sand etc

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davinci
Feb 17, 2009 6:15 pm
davinci
DraftsmanSteve
DraftsmanSteve
18 February 2009

Convert to MPa

Convert to MPa

Folks, I really appreciate the info good work! But where did you get this info from? Is there a website that contains concrete strength requirements for certain…

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DraftsmanSteve
Feb 18, 2009 3:54 pm
N!c
N!c
19 February 2009

New look driveway

New look driveway

Currently we have a paved driveway layed on a reinforced concrete base. There is sand between the concrete and pavers and then buttered up with cement on the edges. We…

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N!c
Feb 19, 2009 5:14 pm
Casa2
Casa2
22 February 2009

concrete support posts/pillar diseased??

concrete support posts/pillar diseased??

I would try a structural engineer (or architect).

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Casa2
Feb 22, 2009 8:12 pm
gweluphome
gweluphome
23 February 2009

paving or concrete around pool area

paving or concrete around pool area

One thing we were told to consider with our last pool was if we chose concrete and you ever need to do any maintenance for leaks or cracks etc with the pool, you have to…

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gweluphome
Feb 23, 2009 2:40 pm
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House-To-Be
Feb 23, 2009 10:12 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
24 February 2009

Concrete Driveway Cost Expectations

Concrete Driveway Cost Expectations
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We're are building in Mill Park Lakes. Also my wife really likes your driveway. may be onto something now :D

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House-To-Be
Feb 24, 2009 9:53 am
davinci
davinci
24 February 2009

Urgent request on concrete driveway

Urgent request on concrete driveway

20mm set down is normal, but on a large incline it may not be needed but it is standard practice coloured concrete has to be sealed, if it is on a steep incline the…

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davinci
Feb 24, 2009 9:02 pm
davinci
DraftsmanSteve
DraftsmanSteve
24 February 2009

Uncontrolled Fill

Uncontrolled Fill

I have sent you an email.

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DraftsmanSteve
Feb 24, 2009 10:45 pm
mgm
mgm
25 February 2009

Concrete driveway contactor in Balwyn

Concrete driveway contactor in Balwyn

Anyone has any recommendations for a driveway contractor for our new house in Balwyn. I am looking for a plain coloured concrete driveway and front path. Best wishes, Malcolm

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mgm
Feb 25, 2009 10:30 am
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
26 February 2009

Is F52 too weak for normal driveway?

Is F52 too weak for normal driveway?

Thanks! Basically I'm going to buy an established home (a cheaper place), and a couple I've looked at so far don't have any form of driveway... with a similar frontage…

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webbiegareth
Feb 26, 2009 2:30 pm
Cozmo
Cozmo
27 February 2009

Exposed aggregate

Exposed aggregate

Hi Jazzy4 and welcome to the forum. Your quote will vary allot depending on the mix you use for the exposed agg. Also you will need to know what you are getting for…

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Cozmo
Feb 27, 2009 8:12 pm
Annietom
Annietom
27 February 2009

Can you get pebble mix put on existing concrete???

Can you get pebble mix put on existing concrete???

ok well, there is a place called www.pebblemix.com.au which shows their colours on offer etc. Apparently you can have someone install it for you straight onto your…

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Annietom
Feb 27, 2009 9:01 pm
Annietom
davinci
davinci
3 March 2009

driveway cracks

driveway cracks

cracks can be filled but you will always see the repair if you have control joints every 1.5 sq mtrs i am assuming you have a paver pattern cut into concrete the…

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davinci
Mar 03, 2009 8:19 pm
davinci
Matrix
Matrix
3 March 2009

Repairing aggregate

Repairing aggregate

Thanks for the quick reply Davinci. We will get on to the driveway guy tomorrow and see if he can do anything, otherwise we'll give it a go ourselves.

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Matrix
Mar 03, 2009 10:37 pm


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