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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 3:23 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 9:25 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 3:40 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 8:59 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 10:26 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 12:37 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 6:48 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 2:33 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 10:31 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 3:39 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 2:53 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 4:34 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 1:31 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 10:23 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 12:05 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 1:01 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 8:14 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 4:37 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 7:38 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 29, 2015 11:35 pm
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 2:10 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 1:14 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 5:05 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 10:30 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 9:12 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 2:47 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 8:38 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 29, 2015 11:01 pm
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 2:27 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 12:23 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 2:45 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 4:23 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 1:32 pm
davinci
davinci
11 March 2015

Help! Staining on aggregate driveway

Help! Staining on aggregate driveway

a few things you can do. 10 : 1 ration bleach applied with a water can, let it soak in and then high pressure clean 10 : 1 hydro acid appliedwith water can, let it soak…

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davinci
Mar 11, 2015 2:49 pm
davinci
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 March 2015

Floating concrete steps - Melbourne

Floating concrete steps - Melbourne

Nah that was yesterday... :wink: non-stick wedges are all the rage apparently

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onc_artisan
Mar 09, 2015 8:04 pm
onc_artisan
bashworth
bashworth
26 February 2015

Paving base question

Paving base question

Paving level should be 50mm lower 1m from building. I would go for 100mm of gravel. Check for any soft spots like backfilled trenches after you have done the excavation.…

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bashworth
Feb 26, 2015 1:08 pm
bashworth
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
22 February 2015

Polish concrete in a waffle pot slab

Polish concrete in a waffle pot slab

yep well all that would be expensive... a standard concrete topping of 32mpa with select stones around $75 a sq mtr placed. I don't like putting metal strips in because…

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onc_artisan
Feb 22, 2015 8:47 am
onc_artisan
Liliana
Liliana
21 February 2015

House siting level problems

House siting level problems

I completely agree with BE. It may not sound very glamorous but it is important to get the levels right both at the design stage and the construction stage. From my…

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Liliana
Feb 21, 2015 8:54 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 February 2015

Sides of house

Sides of house

If you read through some of the threads on drainage it is a wise choice to lay a 1m wide concrete path that slopes away from the house 50mm. This minimises the problems…

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Stewie D
Feb 12, 2015 12:39 pm
chippy
chippy
3 February 2015

Recommended Exposed Aggregate Companies in Perth

Recommended Exposed Aggregate Companies in Perth

Hi Rick One of the best operators I have seen in Perth is Andrew from Prestige Concrete 0405128525. His attention to detail is amazing. He specialises in decorative…

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chippy
Feb 03, 2015 11:35 am
chippy
qebtel
qebtel
30 January 2015

Do I need permission to increase width of driveway?

Do I need permission to increase width of driveway?

Do what you like on your land. The crossover (part of the driveway on the council owned footpath) will be regulated, best to avoid messing with that.

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qebtel
Jan 30, 2015 12:27 pm
ktotherose
ktotherose
27 January 2015

Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

Crack in polished concrete! HELP!

Haven't got any on me at work. I'll try take some for you tonight.

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ktotherose
Jan 27, 2015 10:33 am
outdoorstype
outdoorstype
24 January 2015

Exposed Aggregate Concrete - Adelaide

Exposed Aggregate Concrete - Adelaide

Panorama Concrete are terrible, their customer service is a joke!

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outdoorstype
Jan 24, 2015 4:55 pm
CSK2014
CSK2014
22 January 2015

Concrete in Perth

Concrete in Perth

Call Bencrete Concreting bencrete.com.au

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CSK2014
Jan 22, 2015 4:17 pm
jennewhite
jennewhite
22 January 2015

Pavers or concrete

Pavers or concrete

Of course, both have distinct pros and cons. Before considering anyone we have to decide many things like size of our budget, durability and design vision.

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jennewhite
Jan 22, 2015 3:41 pm
jennewhite
B STAR
B STAR
21 January 2015

Do I Need a Retaining Wall?

Do I Need a Retaining Wall?

It doesnt really seem that bad to me hope I am not missing anything. Yes its nice to have concrete falling away from house but this is not always the best practice as you…

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B STAR
Jan 21, 2015 12:41 pm


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