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TedLuigi
TedLuigi
16 October 2015

Driveway quote - Good, bad or ugly??

Driveway quote - Good, bad or ugly??

G'day folks We have had a quote for our driveway, we are in Adelaide and have not been able to get another quote so far due to no shows or people turning up but not…

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TedLuigi
Oct 16, 2015 10:03 am
Jsvc
Jsvc
9 October 2015

Removing concrete from on top of concrete. HELP!

Removing concrete from on top of concrete. HELP!

Thank you for your reply!! I've bitten off more than I can chew probably, considering I have no trade experience. I think you're right and it's screed. Let's say I don't…

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Jsvc
Oct 09, 2015 7:07 pm
mirz
mirz
9 October 2015

Concreting advice pls

Concreting advice pls
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Thanks Lilana. No more water pooling after I hand dig whole backyard and added top soil. All water is going down.

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mirz
Oct 09, 2015 8:52 am
mirz
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
9 October 2015

Stencil driveway can I paint over?

Stencil driveway can I paint over?

Just be cautious of that "professional" My employer, dulux group australia, who owns Berger, who make Australia's biggest selling paint for this kind of thing, do not…

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rebuilder86
Oct 09, 2015 12:05 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 October 2015

Mentone premix

Mentone premix

Hey all. I've decided to go exposed agg for my drive. My Concreter uses Mentone premix. I'm looking at using the mix labasa Has anyone used it? If so can you post…

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Crazyk
Oct 02, 2015 4:40 pm
Crazyk
postaddict
postaddict
30 September 2015

Driveway Cleaning

Driveway Cleaning

Hi all, my coloured concrete driveway and paths are about 5-6 yrs old and never been sealed. It's suppose to be charcoal but they are almost white in colour. We've had…

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postaddict
Sep 30, 2015 5:08 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
28 September 2015

Concrete levels

Concrete levels

What are people's preference when it comes to concrete levels. Is it better to have a step up from the driveway onto the porch or have it all the same level? Similarly…

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Crazyk
Sep 28, 2015 10:20 pm
Crazyk
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
11 September 2015

Thickness of concrete vs. mesh size

Thickness of concrete vs. mesh size
1, 2

I would go the 100mm slab thoughout w/- extra thickening abutting pavers and you should make sure you get it..HTH

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 11, 2015 7:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
sofia14
sofia14
10 September 2015

Garage hardstand and alfresco

Garage hardstand and alfresco

Looking at doing the garage hardstand atm. It seems like the norm that builder doesn't include mesh for the garage grano. Since we are doing the hardstand ourselves due to…

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sofia14
Sep 10, 2015 3:00 pm
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
10 September 2015

Concrete Appearance

Concrete Appearance

It’s quite normal to have cracks on your concrete. My family home that has concrete in its driveway was like this for years and we didn’t do anything about it. It was…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 10, 2015 11:24 am
miteq
miteq
3 September 2015

Sealing exposed aggregate driveway?

Sealing exposed aggregate driveway?

Is this Sealer 202 a brand and from where can be sourced? Our driveway was sealed only two months ago but our Concreter used some super ****…

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miteq
Sep 03, 2015 10:23 am
civicblade
civicblade
1 September 2015

Concrete Apron or Artificial Grass Around a New House

Concrete Apron or Artificial Grass Around a New House

A combination of concrete apron, artificial grass backyard and pebble/mulch front yard is probably what I am going for. Concrete is ~$100/sqm (colour, includes wire…

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civicblade
Sep 01, 2015 3:41 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
24 August 2015

House slab

House slab

Thankyou. has been specified at min 25mm cover.

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kassan1973
Aug 24, 2015 9:00 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
22 August 2015

Acid staining in Australia - Recommendations

Acid staining in Australia - Recommendations

Hi All Has anyone applied acid stain to their floor before? If you have what was the product and what was the result? Or have you had anyone apply the stain for you? We…

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abbeybox
Aug 22, 2015 6:23 pm
noisuf
noisuf
19 August 2015

Advice: Driveway being laid, when to etch garage for epoxy?

Advice: Driveway being laid, when to etch garage for epoxy?

Hi all, Need some advice on timings. I plan to epoxy my garage floor but being in Melbourne, it's been a bit too cold to apply. The driveway is being laid early next…

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noisuf
Aug 19, 2015 4:23 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
12 August 2015

Permeable driveway options

Permeable driveway options

Hi All What are some of the permeable driveway options available that don't cost the earth and are relatively low maintenance? I was looking at some of the resins and…

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abbeybox
Aug 12, 2015 10:25 am
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
9 August 2015

cheap concreters for driveway and alfresco

cheap concreters for driveway and alfresco

@vijaytee1 - I quoted and quoted aaaannnnnnnnnd quoted! But eventually found a really AMAZING guy- his name is John and he is a local with a…

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vijaytee1
Aug 09, 2015 4:40 pm
vijaytee1
bluesteel
bluesteel
4 August 2015

Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron

Photos of 50mm fall to concrete apron
1, 2, 3

Just thought would ask a question about fall - AC and rainwater tank slabs near house - they obviously need fall - is this a problem for the tank to be 50mm fall over a…

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bluesteel
Aug 04, 2015 9:59 pm
bluesteel

Hi, We are wanting to extend our driveway, can you tell me what these pavers are called and where I could get them from in Melbourne. …

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Natti
Jul 25, 2015 11:26 am
qebtel
qebtel
20 July 2015

Where did the concreters in Sydney go?

Where did the concreters in Sydney go?

Standard response from most tradies when they have work on. They only get in touch when they are looking for work, otherwise care factor zero.

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qebtel
Jul 20, 2015 1:37 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
18 July 2015

Black & White Exposed Aggregate

Black & White Exposed Aggregate

Has anyone got or seen exposed aggregate using Charcoal or Black cement with White stones? Wanting to do this for my driveway but looking for different versions.

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Roomeat
Jul 18, 2015 7:48 pm
Roomeat
hachy
hachy
17 July 2015

Can anyone recommend a good paver or concreter in Adelaide?

Can anyone recommend a good paver or concreter in Adelaide?

as stated looking for a good, well priced concreter or paver to do perimeter paving and driveway to our house when built at freeling South Australia. Will be between…

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hachy
Jul 17, 2015 3:33 pm
hachy
noisuf
noisuf
15 July 2015

Dymark Epoxy Seal - Cold temps during Melbourne Winter

Dymark Epoxy Seal - Cold temps during Melbourne Winter

It's not going to 'bubble', it will just take longer to cure. My husband will do our garage in a couple of weeks. It's already been acid etched…

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noisuf
Jul 15, 2015 11:31 pm
sebjub
sebjub
15 July 2015

Help with Paver preping !!

Help with Paver preping !!

If you are on clay i would be making sure that the water is not going to cause slab heave, the pebbles may stop the ground drying out.

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sebjub
Jul 15, 2015 4:39 pm
davinci
davinci
13 July 2015

Exposed Aggregate - Melbourne

Exposed Aggregate - Melbourne

best expose mix's are from Mentone premix. If you call them they will give you contact details for installers and also job address to view. We install all types of…

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davinci
Jul 13, 2015 3:53 pm
davinci
joea
joea
8 July 2015

Waffle Pod Slabs

Waffle Pod Slabs

Sorry to disagree guys Steel is placed precisely from the tensile face. When in the middle (Neutral Axis) its there to hold the…

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joea
Jul 08, 2015 5:34 pm
joea
toddzilla
toddzilla
21 June 2015

Recommendations - Liquid limestone pathway - WA

Recommendations - Liquid limestone pathway - WA

I used reeds concreting for my pool surround Pool surround is not level with the pool sloping up with a 7metres of step to a wooden deck as well as some small other…

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toddzilla
Jun 21, 2015 2:31 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 June 2015

Exposed aggregate vs grey concrete driveway

Exposed aggregate vs grey concrete driveway

Ours isn't. I think it still has to comply with non slip regulations. It's also a coarser mix than interior concrete flooring.

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Treeseachanger
Jun 19, 2015 11:23 pm
Winthrop
Winthrop
19 June 2015

Paving Sand-which is best

Paving Sand-which is best

In relation to the types the OP mentioned: Concreting sand or washed sand. These should both be OK to use as the bedding layer for paving. Concreting sand is the same as…

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Winthrop
Jun 19, 2015 1:05 am
Winthrop

Hi, I' need some advice on how to restore/repair the side path of our house in a reasonably cost effective way. The oldnatural stone paving is quite deteriorated and…

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karcher.cc
Jun 12, 2015 2:01 pm
qebtel
qebtel
10 June 2015

Slab Mpa - upgrade

Slab Mpa - upgrade

You can use a stronger concrete than specified. I have never heard of anyone being penalised for "over engineering".

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qebtel
Jun 10, 2015 9:14 pm
TomCat
TomCat
8 June 2015

Opinions on Travertine Driveways

Opinions on Travertine Driveways

We've had a travertine dining table and coffee table for 20+ years. I definitely wouldn't have travertine outside. The thought of a driveway sends shudders down my spine. …

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TomCat
Jun 08, 2015 5:37 pm
TomCat
Crazyk
Crazyk
30 May 2015

Concrete slab level reference

Concrete slab level reference

In Vic from memory the RL can vary up to 40mm from drawing

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Crazyk
May 30, 2015 8:38 pm
Crazyk
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
29 May 2015

Need advice for my liquid limestone paving

Need advice for my liquid limestone paving

Traffic area should be 100mm, the same as a driveway. Also there definitely should be a sloped area for rain and water drainage. The rest should be quite even, except…

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Treeseachanger
May 30, 2015 12:35 am
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
26 May 2015

Driveway paver colouring/painting questions

Driveway paver colouring/painting questions

How about picking out some of the old ones and mixing them in with the new ones and vice versa? Matt

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cornellengineers
May 26, 2015 3:10 pm
cornellengineers
davinci
davinci
13 May 2015

Any recommendations for concreters in Berwick please?

Any recommendations for concreters in Berwick please?

We would be happy to provide a quotation for you. All contact details are on our website www.davincioutdoor.com Troy

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davinci
May 13, 2015 2:14 pm
davinci
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
12 May 2015

Concrete sealing question

Concrete sealing question

I was told that sealer can be very hard to remove and residue leaves "dull spots" in the polished finish. So we elected not to seal... Hope the guy was right, he has been…

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Treeseachanger
May 12, 2015 6:05 pm
davinci
davinci
11 May 2015

Granite and new concrete level

Granite and new concrete level

cheapy granite is generally around the $35-$40 sq mtr. with variance upto 5+mm in thicknessI can supply calibrated 500x500x20 flamed for around the $65 sq mtr plus…

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davinci
May 11, 2015 11:30 am
davinci
Hacker
Hacker
9 May 2015

Concrete slab over pavers

Concrete slab over pavers

Hi guys, looking to pour a concrete slab for a garden shed. The shed is an Absco 3.75m by 1.52m. The location that I've selected is currently pave, and has been for quite…

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Hacker
May 09, 2015 10:12 pm
davinci
davinci
9 May 2015

Coloured concrete - pre-mixed colour or powder spray on top

Coloured concrete - pre-mixed colour or powder spray on top

the first guy is correct to a point. the colour is called a 'colour hardener' it increase the surface strength to a point but not 40 mpa nor does it increase its tensile…

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davinci
May 09, 2015 3:47 pm
davinci
Liliana
Liliana
9 May 2015

ADVICE NEEDED!! Bad concrete levelling, weep hole issues

ADVICE NEEDED!! Bad concrete levelling, weep hole issues

the plumbing is indeed the overflow relief gully, and the advice given by new tradies coming in for quotes is not to extend this pipe, but…

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Liliana
May 09, 2015 9:38 am
homesaw
homesaw
29 April 2015

Raising Paver Level with sand?

Raising Paver Level with sand?

Thanks for the info Beetaloo. I don't believe I have any active dampcourse, so my plan before raising the level would be to dig up the soil next to the brickwork, and…

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homesaw
Apr 30, 2015 12:01 am
pbond48
pbond48
24 April 2015

Crushed Rock Driveway

Crushed Rock Driveway

I'm building a house in Penrith 2747 and getting closer to handover so I need to sort out the driveway. To get the house through council we had to have a crushed rock…

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pbond48
Apr 24, 2015 3:27 pm
TheBigHouse
TheBigHouse
8 April 2015

Which Concreter (Driveway, retaining) North Sydney area?

Which Concreter (Driveway, retaining) North Sydney area?

Posted in your other thread, Fogolin & Son. Sent from an elegant mobile device using Tapatalk. The Blog for my new house build is http://customaussie.blogspot.com.au

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TheBigHouse
Apr 08, 2015 1:23 pm
vahemoses
vahemoses
30 March 2015

Waffle Pod Slab Height?

Waffle Pod Slab Height?

Hi There, I am building with Simonds, and Intrax do the engineering designs for slab I asked to raise finished floor level of porch 150mm as neighbour potrch They came up…

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vahemoses
Mar 30, 2015 3:45 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 March 2015

paving edge has no room for haunching- what to do?

paving edge has no room for haunching- what to do?

One solution is to stabilise the sand base by mixing about 5% cement in with the sand.

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bashworth
Mar 29, 2015 5:23 pm
bashworth
qebtel
qebtel
20 March 2015

Is quickset concrete ok for RSJ post?

Is quickset concrete ok for RSJ post?

When I set 50mm steel fence posts, I get a length of 110mm pvc pipe, put that around the post as a sort of sleeve, and pour the concrete in that. Then backfill the dirt,…

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qebtel
Mar 20, 2015 2:32 pm

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