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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 3:49 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 9:04 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 2:08 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 9:47 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 9:54 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 1:39 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 12:35 pm
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 1:27 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 11:33 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 5:55 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 5:17 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 4:41 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 1:41 pm
33amc
33amc
16 January 2015

Getting a driveway done. Springfield Lakes Qld

Getting a driveway done. Springfield Lakes Qld

The prices you have sound "fair" Just be careful it may be plus earthworks at cost. This can be a hidden cost so make sure you clear it up. Also check if the exposed…

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33amc
Jan 16, 2015 5:44 pm
sofia14
sofia14
16 January 2015

Paving vs grano hard stand cost

Paving vs grano hard stand cost

Builder normally does grano for garage. But building requirement suggests it to be paved instead. Which one cost more? Paving or grano?

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sofia14
Jan 16, 2015 11:52 am
surfprado
surfprado
11 January 2015

Adding your own products to concrete - Polished Concrete

Adding your own products to concrete - Polished Concrete

Gday All, Looking to pour our own concrete slab for an entertaining platform for table/chairs,etc. We will have this grind back and sealed like polished concrete. Just…

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surfprado
Jan 11, 2015 6:34 pm
surfprado
aloenyx
aloenyx
10 January 2015

Coloured Concrete Driveway - What colours did you choose?

Coloured Concrete Driveway - What colours did you choose?

Your right, I really love lighter coloured driveways. I wish I could afford exposed aggregrate, but definitely going for a light cream/tan driveway now. I wish I could…

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aloenyx
Jan 10, 2015 5:57 pm
aloenyx
sco77k
sco77k
7 January 2015

Can you tile over stenciled concrete?

Can you tile over stenciled concrete?

yes sorry I meant to type terracotta colour! horrible stuff! The concrete itself is in good condition which runs from an undercover patio and a path around to the front of…

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sco77k
Jan 07, 2015 10:44 am
sco77k
toddzilla
toddzilla
1 January 2015

LIQUID LIMESTONE PERTH

LIQUID LIMESTONE PERTH

Hi if you haven't found someone I would recommend reeds concreting Honest fair and upfront. But price will be at the top end. But you get what you pay for

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toddzilla
Jan 01, 2015 1:58 am
toddzilla
toddzilla
1 January 2015

Can anyone recommend concreter in Perth?

Can anyone recommend concreter in Perth?

I used reeds concreting to do my limestone round my pool Very happy with the result. His pricing was fair. The thing I really liked was he was great to deal with.…

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toddzilla
Jan 01, 2015 1:57 am
dadsgripe
dadsgripe
24 December 2014

Paving question

Paving question

Thanks Beetaloo. I figured I would have to re-apply, I thought that the initial sweep would be part of the job though. Oh well. You live and learn.

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dadsgripe
Dec 24, 2014 12:48 pm
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Beazley77
Dec 22, 2014 1:32 am
Beazley77
bashworth
bashworth
19 December 2014

Levels for concrete path around house

Levels for concrete path around house

Don't assume anything. State exactly what you require in writing otherwise you will get what is easiest for the concretor. See the following link for some more info

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bashworth
Dec 19, 2014 7:01 pm
bashworth
33amc
33amc
15 December 2014

Looking for advice for outdoor area slab.

Looking for advice for outdoor area slab.

I got a screed and bull float but only about 1200-1500 prob from memory, think ill just go hire some 3m ones make the job alot easier. If i start from the end thats a…

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33amc
Dec 15, 2014 10:43 pm
33amc
33amc
14 December 2014

Building a non-structural Besser Block wall

Building a non-structural Besser Block wall

I think that is a good choice. New rules came out about brick fences about 10 years ago after a child climbed it and it fell on him....it was a sad result.... Even though…

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33amc
Dec 14, 2014 4:45 pm
bashworth
bashworth
6 December 2014

Concrete Posts

Concrete Posts

You can use a sand and cement mixture but make sure you don't get it too wet.

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bashworth
Dec 06, 2014 6:17 pm
bashworth
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
3 December 2014

Concretor Problem

Concretor Problem

If it is a covered area, the damp proof course (DPC) can be a minimum of 50 mm above the concrete, otherwise it is 75 mm as stated by Liliana. The regulations also differ…

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SaveH2O
Dec 03, 2014 7:12 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 November 2014

Paving advice - newbie DIYer

Paving advice - newbie DIYer

No, unfortunately. Your climate would be a challenge I imagine hence you lessening the grassed area.

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SaveH2O
Nov 27, 2014 7:44 pm
SaveH2O
pseretis01
pseretis01
27 November 2014

Help with ourdoor subfloor

Help with ourdoor subfloor

Hey guys, I am in the process of building my deck, but i want to step down onto a tiled floor for my bbq. My question is Do i put 19mm cement sheet on top of my joists for…

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pseretis01
Nov 27, 2014 6:03 pm
jamiezoch
jamiezoch
26 November 2014

Help with small footing

Help with small footing

Thank you Bashworth for your reply. As a result I will be concreting this weekend. Thanks again..

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jamiezoch
Nov 26, 2014 9:21 pm
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Crazyk
Nov 24, 2014 9:30 pm
Crazyk
qebtel
qebtel
17 November 2014

Why is paving concrete so soft?

Why is paving concrete so soft?

IT shouldnt be weaker if the mix is from a cement Co. As others have said, mostly likely it will be weak due to too much water added by the finisher. 20-25MPa and…

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qebtel
Nov 17, 2014 9:32 am
JP79
JP79
13 November 2014

Waffle Type 4B??

Waffle Type 4B??

i just found this with a bit of searching, There is a type 4 system the B may be added to denote boarded piers.

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JP79
Nov 13, 2014 9:14 pm
JP79
fruitty
fruitty
11 November 2014

Conreters driveway wanted in Melbourne West - Caroline Sprin

Conreters driveway wanted in Melbourne West - Caroline Sprin
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just in case anyone else is interested, we ended up using taylorlakes concrete and everything went well, has been 3 years and no issues. A google will turn up their…

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fruitty
Nov 11, 2014 9:44 am
fruitty
TomCat
TomCat
9 November 2014

Slab Quality

Slab Quality

Trust dad to look out for you. Yeah they can make up a slurry to go over it as a cosmetic job, but now that it's dry, it won't bond too well. Anyway, you'll have some sexy…

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TomCat
Nov 09, 2014 9:21 pm
TomCat
Crazyk
Crazyk
5 November 2014

Is this normal for concrete driveway and footpath?

Is this normal for concrete driveway and footpath?
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Clap clap. Keep the insults coming. You guys only add value EDIT: you've still not provided me any fact to dismiss my comments.

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Crazyk
Nov 05, 2014 5:17 pm
Crazyk
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mirz
Nov 02, 2014 7:18 pm
mirz
nextbigstep
nextbigstep
2 November 2014

Driveway - mixed through colour, colour thrown on, sealed??

Driveway - mixed through colour, colour thrown on, sealed??

We just had a rather annoying conversation with our SS about the driveway. We're just starting the build, so we don't need to make decisions until the very end, but this…

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nextbigstep
Nov 02, 2014 3:10 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 November 2014

What colour aggregate matches my house?

What colour aggregate matches my house?

There should be a few new estates out there, especially Cranbourne or pakenham. Might be worth having a drive around

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Crazyk
Nov 02, 2014 8:46 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 November 2014

Need help perth - two rocks. Exposed aggregate driveway is a

Need help perth - two rocks. Exposed aggregate driveway is a

I can't remember the specification on slab flatness and whether it applies to driveways but someone can chime in. At the end of the day get it checked and then let the…

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Crazyk
Nov 02, 2014 8:43 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
Crazyk
2 November 2014

Not sure about concrete job

Not sure about concrete job
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Mixing colour all the way through is very expensive for the concrete supplier because the need to spend a lot of time cleaning equipment to avoid contamination of…

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Crazyk
Nov 02, 2014 8:33 am
Crazyk
sammyc
sammyc
1 November 2014

Am I responsible ....

Am I responsible ....

Managed to lift the 'blob' onto the ute with 3 people, just. I was able to dump it, free of charge after explaining the story. Thanks for help. I wont be using that…

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sammyc
Nov 01, 2014 11:34 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 October 2014

Deck Footings with slab?

Deck Footings with slab?

That sounds like an older style approach where the patio will be a concrete slab over a dwarf wall around the perimeter of the deck. Save yourself a lot of money and just…

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Stewie D
Oct 11, 2014 10:02 am
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
10 October 2014

paving or concrete

paving or concrete

What is was meaning with the pavers was the joints can become an issue with weeds and grasses growing in them overtime.

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Berstan Homes
Oct 10, 2014 10:47 am
Berstan Homes
JJ305
JJ305
7 October 2014

Removing drawings in concrete - Cheap please

Removing drawings in concrete - Cheap please

Hi all, When we got our concrete got poured for our patio someone thought it be funny to draw a small picture in the concrete. We were originally going to a block…

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JJ305
Oct 07, 2014 8:47 am
kathleenb
kathleenb
2 October 2014

Paver Sealants for wet shady areas

Paver Sealants for wet shady areas

Thank you, Doc Freeman. I will give it a go.

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kathleenb
Oct 02, 2014 9:05 am
mgilla
mgilla
25 September 2014

DIY Polished concrete floors

DIY Polished concrete floors

We did a polished concrete floor in a recent contract build. It took roughly 5 days from start to finish and there was something like 13 passes in the process. A couple of…

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mgilla
Sep 25, 2014 8:00 pm
Getjason
Getjason
25 September 2014

Cromelin, getnewlook or Miteq concrete sealers

Cromelin, getnewlook or Miteq concrete sealers

Not many if any sealers will last 3 years and all topical sealers on the market should be removed before another application is due . You would not peel over flaky paint…

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Getjason
Sep 25, 2014 4:55 pm
saintlypaul
saintlypaul
16 September 2014

paver material and thickness for roadbase and sand base

paver material and thickness for roadbase and sand base

Hi Everyone, I am planning to convert 16 sq meters of my back yard to a patio section. The aim is to get a french pattern design and greyish brown colour similar to the…

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saintlypaul
Sep 16, 2014 6:05 pm

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