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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 3:45 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 5:17 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 6:12 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 6:44 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 5:03 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 8:21 pm
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Crazyk
Nov 24, 2014 8:30 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 8:32 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 8:14 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 8:44 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 8:21 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 4:17 pm
Crazyk
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mirz
Nov 02, 2014 6:18 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 2:10 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 7:46 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 7:43 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 7:33 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 10:34 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 9:02 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 9:47 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 7:47 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 8:05 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 7:00 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 3:55 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 5:05 pm
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miteq
Sep 15, 2014 12:48 pm
miteq
Rory
Rory
12 September 2014

Exposed Aggregate cost

Exposed Aggregate cost

Hi Concrete Firm Do you know if the cost varies if you want to have two different colours. For example, driveway and front paths one and back…

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Rory
Sep 12, 2014 11:37 am
Rory
ccmc8277
ccmc8277
9 September 2014

After Honest Concrete Prices for House slabs

After Honest Concrete Prices for House slabs

Just been trying to find out the going rate for conventional and also waffle slab supply. I understand that all slabs vary with mesh upgrades/ piers / trenches / pumps and…

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ccmc8277
Sep 09, 2014 11:21 pm
jtuohey85
jtuohey85
29 August 2014

Concreter required for shed slab, New Gisborne

Concreter required for shed slab, New Gisborne

Hey everyone, I'm looking at building a shed on our block in New Gisborne and am wondering if anyone can recommend any concreters in the area or if any who read this post…

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jtuohey85
Aug 29, 2014 10:43 am
danandmel
danandmel
27 August 2014

exposed aggregate concrete in alfresco area

exposed aggregate concrete in alfresco area

Thanks everyone for their help and tips Debra, had a quick look at your blog, the exposed aggregate looks great, and I quite like the saw cuts also, does look like very…

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danandmel
Aug 27, 2014 3:47 pm
insider
insider
25 August 2014

Urgent: Need help in residential Footing systems

Urgent: Need help in residential Footing systems

You will probably only find stumps on a new extension to an existing house which is weatherboard.

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insider
Aug 25, 2014 6:59 pm
insider
Buzz Piper
Buzz Piper
17 August 2014

Why does condensation wet the perimeter of my slab?

Why does condensation wet the perimeter of my slab?

Hi folks. We're halfway through our construction. The builder poured a slab for our garage and another for the house, then built and fitted out the garage as a 2 bedroom…

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Buzz Piper
Aug 17, 2014 11:39 am
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lozza99
Aug 16, 2014 9:28 pm
VTL
VTL
16 August 2014

Exposed Aggregate - Hills/Hawkesbury District

Exposed Aggregate - Hills/Hawkesbury District

"Comprehensive Concrete" Martyn Davenport Servicing Areas: Servicing Windsor, New South Wales Mobile:0404 851 991 Fax:02 4576 6157 I'm from Melbourne but I thought…

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VTL
Aug 16, 2014 8:21 pm
VTL
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Beazley77
Aug 15, 2014 11:19 pm
Beazley77
chippy
chippy
14 August 2014

Fencing with Exposed Agg

Fencing with Exposed Agg

The concretor I work with normally leaves a 50mm gap between the concrete and the fence, it's just formed in a nice straight line. This gap can then be filled with…

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chippy
Aug 14, 2014 9:40 am
chippy
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Adonis
Aug 05, 2014 8:48 am
Busso girl
Busso girl
27 July 2014

Exposed aggregate driveway in Busselton

Exposed aggregate driveway in Busselton

Hi there Did you end up fjnding anyone or any local prices, we are in BUSSELTON also and wondering about exposed ah prices. Thanks

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Busso girl
Jul 27, 2014 9:28 pm
koston44
koston44
20 July 2014

Conrete Paving vs Integrated into slab - Alfreco PLEASE HELP

Conrete Paving vs Integrated into slab - Alfreco PLEASE HELP

structurally better to have in monolithic (all one slab). also better termite barrier as if they were separate slabs there may be opportunity for termites to enter through…

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koston44
Jul 20, 2014 8:01 am
koston44
libby
libby
18 July 2014

WHITE PAVERS - advice needed

WHITE PAVERS - advice needed

Hi everyone, really in need of some advice from anyone who has white pavers. My new house is complete and I need to make a decision on what pavers to use in my outdoor…

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libby
Jul 18, 2014 11:57 am
bletchleybuild
bletchleybuild
17 July 2014

Has anybody used Vistapave Natural colour original pavers

Has anybody used Vistapave Natural colour original pavers

Has anyone got any pics of The original Collection, Natural vistapave pavers? Im using them, but cant find many images on google, and second guessing my choice! I didn't…

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bletchleybuild
Jul 17, 2014 7:31 am
dexx
dexx
11 July 2014

Prices for concrete????

Prices for concrete????
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Darren just did a driveway and path for me. Very reasonable prices and a great…

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dexx
Jul 11, 2014 12:24 pm
Handy007
Handy007
7 July 2014

Removing and recycling concrete

Removing and recycling concrete

Hi Handy007, Sorry but I don't give out recommendations for tradespeople any more; I have done that in the past and regretted it. It is actually…

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Handy007
Jul 07, 2014 9:25 pm
deeps
deeps
7 July 2014

Expsoed aggregate in Perth

Expsoed aggregate in Perth

Ours has been in for 3 years, there's one or two very minor hair line cracks (the house next door was constructed after the limestone went down, and I suspect this had…

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deeps
Jul 07, 2014 6:03 pm
hitman
hitman
4 July 2014

Painting the concrete garage floor suggestions

Painting the concrete garage floor suggestions

If you have old concrete or stained concrete you need to clean and etch it first or your paint will just flake off when you drive on it. Wouldn't hurt to do it on new…

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hitman
Jul 04, 2014 11:52 am
hitman
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 June 2014

Erosion along driveway haunching edge, pls help!!

Erosion along driveway haunching edge, pls help!!

Good advice. I should also have said coarse river sand, not soil.

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SaveH2O
Jun 27, 2014 2:25 am
SaveH2O
bpratt
bpratt
15 June 2014

filling a 25 x 25mm trench in slab

filling a 25 x 25mm trench in slab

Thanks mgilla, I thought that's all I might need, but thought I better double check to be sure.

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bpratt
Jun 15, 2014 9:31 am
Tin28a
Tin28a
14 June 2014

Tar driveway

Tar driveway

Thank you everyone

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Tin28a
Jun 14, 2014 9:45 am
Swamp Wallaby
Swamp Wallaby
13 June 2014

Concrete water tank - movable or not?

Concrete water tank - movable or not?

Thanks for the reply - and my apologies for not replying to it sooner. I'm surprised you can shift a tank that way! - I would've thought that the lateral stresses would be…

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Swamp Wallaby
Jun 13, 2014 8:52 pm
Swamp Wallaby
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 June 2014

wet travertine patio

wet travertine patio

Personally I wouldn't. We've been involved with a few jobs that had travertine outside as landings, steps patios etc. All of them have been over concrete, laid on…

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