Paving & Concreting
Driveway paving advice wanted
Looking for some advice on paving my driveway
I have jack hammered off the existing brick paving and mortar back to the slab. Slab is 100mm thick and in pretty good…
Expansion joint foam aka able flex
Thanks for the reply. I'm more so actually wondering when to use the able flex if there's a law on it or not.
I have able flex where it meets the brickwork but where it…
Sandstone paver thickness
Hoping someone can let me know what is acceptable for a variation in natural stone paver?
I've received my 30mm Himalayan sandstone paver (the creates they got delivered…
Dec 18, 2015 10:00 pm
Thanks BW. They are so small I might just leave it And its that pebbly look - not plain.
Travatine paver and black pebble path
Planning a concrete path using 300 x 300 travertine pavers in a checkerboard pattern surrounded by 20m polished black pebbles. Something my wife saw at a resort in Bali…
Dec 01, 2015 12:36 pm
Crack in new New Driveway. Is it normal?
Thanks guys. I have asked my concreter again and he said he will fix it when he seals it. If this crack is not going to be a big problem, I will live with it before asking…
Dec 01, 2015 11:11 am
Perth - paving recommendations?
I've gotten my builders provisional sum items converted to fixed. Soakwells are coming up close to 5.3k and a third party quote i got previously was around 3.5k plus gst.…
Nov 29, 2015 6:51 pm
I did not pay a bond to council but that may be something my Builder- Simonds Home had to do I am unsure. But I also have a damaged footpath in two separate locations…
Precast concrete front fence
I was planing to DIY it but just did a trial run (600mmx150mmx200mm), it didnt turn out so good. It wasn't smooth as the pic above. Also, I dont have the time…
Nov 25, 2015 12:39 pm
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Qld Driveway Quote - too high?
Make sure you check out previous jobs. Exposed aggregate is somewhat of an art and it can easily go wrong if they've not much experience.
Raised Concrete Help Around Garage
The best fix is ripping out and relaying the raised panel. And make sure that they bolt the new panel to the garage so that it doesnt raise again. I imagine…
vapor barrier deterioration
The slab was set out 6 weeks ago, and the plastic sheeting for the vapour barrier has deteriorated completely. One section which was older plastic is fine, so it pretty…
Oct 19, 2015 12:31 pm
Paving around pool - query
Been a while since I've popped in to H1... I have to use my phone so please forgive any typos or abbreviations.
We have finally ordered a pool and we are…
Driveway quote - Good, bad or ugly??
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…
Concreting advice pls
Thanks Lilana. No more water pooling after I hand dig whole backyard and added top soil. All water is going down.
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…
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…
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…
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?
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…
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…
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 ****…
Sep 03, 2015 9:23 am
Thankyou. has been specified at min 25mm cover.
Permeable driveway options
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…
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. …
Jul 25, 2015 10:26 am
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.
Jul 17, 2015 2:33 pm
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.
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…
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…