Paving & Concreting
hitmanPainting the concrete garage floor suggestions
4 July 2014
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…
Swamp WallabyConcrete water tank - movable or not?
13 June 2014
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…
cherubConcrete slab under timber deck.....Drainage??
29 May 2014
Screed sand & cement to ensure a fall, Use plastic packers to keep battens from surface Coat underside of decking with paint (similar color), this will reduce cupping…
CrazykDo you recommend light coloured exposed aggregate?
18 May 2014
Nice one CH
yvonnehPaving alfresco with recycled bricks (height question)
1 May 2014
Oh no. Sounds like we won't be able to do recycled brick. I'm going to check in with the CSO and ask if we can drop it by 2 brick courses... So that's approx 140 -…
Stewie DHELP NEEDED - Prepration for Stepping Stone / Roadbase
14 April 2014
You should see 75mm of the concrete slab - that's the minimum for prevention of termite ingress. As for the ag pipe - next to the retaining wall is probably best for…
building-expertZero level alfresco (Same FFL between alfresco and house)
11 April 2014
There are several options available in both physical termite barriers and chemical, you will need expert opinion
calais304Re: Paving or fencing first - another question
1 April 2014
Probably a little late with the reply. But what I was meaning is to get the bottom of your fence at the correct height to meet any future paving. You don't want the bottom…
mjjejeI can recommend a fantastic concreter for Melbourne!!!
18 March 2014
Anyone know a good concreter for Melbourne (Hoppers Crossing area)? I need them pretty soon too. Thanks
MR2Rising damp through slab - how to resolve?
16 March 2014
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resou ... ngdamp.pdf I still recon exposing the damp course or whatever (air drains they call them)
MikandlozSuggestions for paving paint to waterproof
10 March 2014
The deck is partially exposed and we've had problems with concrete spalling (now fixed) but don't want to risk any further damage. Recommendation from the concrete guy was…
mazstar1980Expansion foam between concrete slab and retaining wall?
7 March 2014
We have just had 10m2 concrete slab poured which will be used to have shed on it and spare space. The slab sits next to limestone retaining wall but there was no foam…
CasuarinaforusRaised driveway with raised sewer manhole at edge help...
12 February 2014
What's the best way to edge a raised driveway? I was thinking reinforced retaining wall or besser block wall. We have to raise the driveway (side down slope) to level the…
chrishsailingWhat type of gravel to repair existing long gravel driveway
8 February 2014
We have a long (roughly 400m) gravel driveway, at Cobbitty in NSW. Much is in reasonable condition, but some areas washed away, some potholes. Need to repair the washed…
MiaMiaCreating short driveway where house is close to verge
21 January 2014
Hi! I'm very new to these forums (I have mostly been lurking) and I was hoping someone might be able to help with me with ideas for creating off-street parking. Our…
Saint MikeHalf Filled Piers for house foundation. Is this ok??
19 December 2013
TreeseachangerLiquid limestone vs stone pavers for patio paving (VIC)?
11 December 2013
I'm not in Vic but I can tell you about liquid limestone. It never gets really hot underfoot even in a heatwave, which is great, no weeds or ants, but the drawbacks are…