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

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Bella09
Jan 28, 2009 3:32 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 12:54 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 5:50 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 8:09 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 9:48 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 1:50 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 8:54 pm
eho
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eho
Feb 11, 2009 7:52 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 5:15 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 2:54 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 4:14 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 7:12 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 1:40 pm
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House-To-Be
Feb 23, 2009 9:12 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
24 February 2009

Concrete Driveway Cost Expectations

Concrete Driveway Cost Expectations
1, 2

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 8:53 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 8:02 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 9:45 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 9:30 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 1:30 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 7:12 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 8:01 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 7:19 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 9:37 pm
kikin
kikin
7 March 2009

My very first paving project - completed

My very first paving project - completed

That's really a great job!!! I wish I would be able to work as well as yours!!!

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kikin
Mar 07, 2009 7:25 pm
Jokayne
Jokayne
9 March 2009

Anyway or cheapest way to fix driveway?

Anyway or cheapest way to fix driveway?

hmmmm I dont think so, you mean under the cement? If yes, then no I wouldnt think so it was done not very well and is falling away slightly down a hill, they didnt retain…

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Jokayne
Mar 09, 2009 8:16 pm
jimjam
jimjam
10 March 2009

Claypave

Claypave

flexible paving (sand paving) should have flexible grout ie : gap sand or butt joint clay pavers get hot in the sun, so does cement based…

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jimjam
Mar 10, 2009 12:31 pm
misskittyfantastico
misskittyfantastico
10 March 2009

Advice on Crushed Granite/ Granatic Sand Driveway

Advice on Crushed Granite/ Granatic Sand Driveway

Thank you for you response, Tomking.chen. I am sorry to hear you are dissapointed with the outcome of your path. May I ask what exactly…

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misskittyfantastico
Mar 10, 2009 2:03 pm
misskittyfantastico
eho
eho
10 March 2009

Sandstone pavers for backyard - how thick should it be?

Sandstone pavers for backyard - how thick should it be?

Hi all, I am looking to lay himalayan sandstone pavers around the back of house. It will be light traffic. The pavers will be laid on compacted roadbase and sand. Some…

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eho
Mar 10, 2009 3:36 pm
eho
N!c
N!c
10 March 2009

Cement Mixers

Cement Mixers

This one is the exact size you require and would sure pay itself off in no time if you were to rent…

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N!c
Mar 10, 2009 8:58 pm
rustygirl
rustygirl
11 March 2009

Concrete Path Moulds

Concrete Path Moulds

I want to do a path from the laundry to the washing line. I've got the pavers to do it, but I'd like to do something different. I came across this…

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rustygirl
Mar 11, 2009 8:38 pm
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becagirl
Mar 12, 2009 11:14 am
FireFox
FireFox
13 March 2009

Quote for shed slab

Quote for shed slab

mmm i am going to have to look into that, even if you brace…

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FireFox
Mar 12, 2009 11:28 pm
FireFox
smeagol
smeagol
18 March 2009

Concrete driveway vs Paving Vs Something in the middle

Concrete driveway vs Paving Vs Something in the middle

Hi All, reading the forum looks like its about $3K to do a 40sqm concrete driveway. I have been getting some quotes and i think i can get Daniel Robertson paving for…

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smeagol
Mar 18, 2009 1:19 pm
smeagol
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
27 March 2009

Liquid Limestone

Liquid Limestone

I love the look of liquid limestone but the price kind of hurts at roughly 3 times the price of a concrete driveway in Victoria.

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Zerosignal
Mar 27, 2009 10:59 pm
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
28 March 2009

Outdoor tiles over concrete slab

Outdoor tiles over concrete slab

Davinci what do you think of sandstone for an alfresco area? Still sometime away before we…

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Zerosignal
Mar 27, 2009 11:02 pm
themax
themax
28 March 2009

Driveway placement problem?

Driveway placement problem?

buildingadreamhome, me too... :oops:

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themax
Mar 28, 2009 7:33 pm
themax
dreamerman
dreamerman
30 March 2009

Quick/dirty/cheap base for a BBQ table

Quick/dirty/cheap base for a BBQ table

Hi. I am looking to put a BBQ table (bulk seating with bolted-on seats like those you see in a pub) in my backyard. The right thing to do is to concrete/pave the base but…

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dreamerman
Mar 30, 2009 1:31 pm
Hels
Hels
31 March 2009

PAVING - ON MORTAR OR SAND

PAVING - ON MORTAR OR SAND

Just another thought, why don't you go for a nice stenciled concrete instead, to avoid any of the above problems?

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Hels
Mar 31, 2009 8:01 pm
Hels
Rex
Rex
2 April 2009

Slate Finish Concrete...Anyone???

Slate Finish Concrete...Anyone???

That stuff looks fantastic! Anyone know who does it in Perth?

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Rex
Apr 02, 2009 3:21 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
2 April 2009

Aggregate Paving does not look right?

Aggregate Paving does not look right?

The pink colour is likely "reveal" or 3-5 basically sugar and prolly washed of next day. But these days, you should be getting a good job so show us some pics 8). onc

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onc_artisan
Apr 02, 2009 10:09 pm
onc_artisan
kassan1973
kassan1973
5 April 2009

mpa reduction with colour

mpa reduction with colour

was added at concrete supply yard not house 5 mpa not too bad i thought it might be more . Thankyou

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kassan1973
Apr 05, 2009 7:03 pm
dave-
dave-
6 April 2009

PAVING ON MORTAR OR SAND

PAVING ON MORTAR OR SAND

all paving should be on a reinforced concrete base with mortar and laid with wet bond method ie : base of paver and conc. pasted with cement and…

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dave-
Apr 06, 2009 8:44 pm
kexkez
kexkez
10 April 2009

WA - good place to get well priced paving?

WA - good place to get well priced paving?

davinci well I googled it and it wasn't appearing as a paving supplier the only black swan company I could find apart from the theatre company was a black swan garage…

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kexkez
Apr 10, 2009 6:59 pm
kexkez
davinci
davinci
11 April 2009

RENDERING A RETAINER WALL...WHICH BLOCK TYPE TO USE....????

RENDERING A RETAINER WALL...WHICH BLOCK TYPE TO USE....????

no recon. or natural limestone block is suitable to render the deform bars i spoke about help to prevent the movement of the cement blocks, hence no movement no cracking…

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davinci
Apr 11, 2009 5:51 pm
davinci
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 April 2009

Retaining wall along fenceline

Retaining wall along fenceline

Assuming the fence is Colorbond or Zincalume sheets (they don't make corrugated iron anymore) you need to make sure no dirt is in contact with them as they will rust. It…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 18, 2009 7:19 pm
Dukekamaya
kassan1973
kassan1973
23 April 2009

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Thanks , May end up going fglass as they are getting cheaper 7 mtr x 4 mtr kits now around 10 k plus delivery

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kassan1973
Apr 23, 2009 9:50 am
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theconcreteproblem
Apr 23, 2009 2:27 pm

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