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comfyhouse4me
comfyhouse4me
27 October 2013

Concrete screed over Hebel Powerfloor or Timber subfloor?

Concrete screed over Hebel Powerfloor or Timber subfloor?

Sorry for cross-posting, but it just occurred to me that this may be a more appropriate board for my question re concrete screeds over Hebel Powerfloor, or timber…

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comfyhouse4me
Oct 27, 2013 4:13 pm
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
18 October 2013

block pavers vs coloured concrete - anything in between!

block pavers vs coloured concrete - anything in between!

Poured limestone, looks great, no weeds, cool underfoot even in the hottest weather, but for a driveway you would have to look into getting it sealed as it is a natural…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 18, 2013 11:34 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
18 October 2013

Poured limestone vs concrete

Poured limestone vs concrete

As far as darker colours go, yes hot under foot but tends to hide dirt. I'm not sure about fading but then it should fade evenly and looking at it every day you probably…

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Treeseachanger
Oct 18, 2013 10:43 am
ChrisM
ChrisM
10 October 2013

Sealing and Clean ?

Sealing and Clean ?

It depends on where you are as to the cost. I'll speak about Melbourne because that's where I'm…

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ChrisM
Oct 10, 2013 5:16 pm
ChrisM
ChrisM
28 September 2013

Concrete I had laid two years ago

Concrete I had laid two years ago

Just spoke with getnewlook, what they also provide is a colour stain for concrete that is then sealed over if your wanting to change the colour of existing concrete. You…

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ChrisM
Sep 28, 2013 10:16 am
raj_27
raj_27
25 September 2013

Cheap Pavers

Cheap Pavers

Hi Guys I need around 77 pavers for stepping stone feature i am building, which will have very light traffic. I found these $4.4/paver on ebay made by

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raj_27
Sep 25, 2013 9:30 am
john3136
john3136
23 September 2013

Exposed Aggregate Selections

Exposed Aggregate Selections

Can anyone recommend any sites that show a good variety of colors/styles of exposed aggregate products? I've been going through google one concreter at a time and I was…

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john3136
Sep 23, 2013 8:31 pm
john3136
AKB
AKB
19 September 2013

Standard payment arrangement?

Standard payment arrangement?

I didn't pay my grano guy until the job was completed.

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AKB
Sep 19, 2013 8:43 pm
AKB
snuck
snuck
18 September 2013

Crossover for a new house

Crossover for a new house

Ask the local council. My local shire (country WA) includes 'one free crossover' per block.... it's possible this might be the case for you?

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snuck
Sep 18, 2013 6:58 pm
snuck
Garym_38
Garym_38
16 September 2013

crushed limestone pathway questions

crushed limestone pathway questions

Thanks Guys helpful and informative, beauty!

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Garym_38
Sep 16, 2013 3:33 pm
miteq
miteq
16 September 2013

Brand new Plain Concrete Driveway - Sealer?

Brand new Plain Concrete Driveway - Sealer?

Sealing is personal choice. Always has been always will be. The reason we seal is to ensure that the product being sealed will remain looking newer for longer (which is…

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miteq
Sep 16, 2013 9:59 am
gpoly
gpoly
15 September 2013

A few beginner questions about a new concrete driveway

A few beginner questions about a new concrete driveway

I selected my driveway Concretor by talking to my neighbours. Look around for a few jobs in your neighborhood/street that are similar to yours (ie slope/size/finish) and…

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gpoly
Sep 15, 2013 10:23 am
orrm280
orrm280
13 September 2013

Concrete base for pool paving - is reo required ?

Concrete base for pool paving - is reo required ?

I am looking at laying a concrete slab as a base for paving around a pool as its only requires a rough screed and most of the prep work has been done. Its going over a…

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orrm280
Sep 13, 2013 11:34 am
miteq
miteq
12 September 2013

Poured limestone V salt and chlorine, and paving grading?

Poured limestone V salt and chlorine, and paving grading?

Thanks mitec. Installer will be me :) Do you have any thoughts about grading drainage back to the pool? Could only help the paving I would think,…

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miteq
Sep 12, 2013 1:13 pm
FCS
FCS
30 August 2013

Coloured concrete driveway flaking

Coloured concrete driveway flaking

Getjason is right. The contractor probably didn't do the right steps after the Densifier and applying the sealing, resulting in sealer delamination. You shouldn't have to…

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FCS
Aug 30, 2013 4:06 pm
FCS
FCS
FCS
30 August 2013

Dymark epoxy

Dymark epoxy

Hopefully there is enough sealer on the driveway to protect it from the acid. Sometimes when a driveway is freshly laid they only do what is called a Green Coat of sealer,…

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FCS
Aug 30, 2013 3:32 pm
FCS
keen
keen
28 August 2013

Thickness of concrete driveway and paths

Thickness of concrete driveway and paths

Fair enough, B-star, I agree that is why I said correctly graded sub grade ie no undulations. Yes re-enforcement is essential in a driveway, but for all my paths I avoid…

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keen
Aug 28, 2013 11:53 am
keen
keen
28 August 2013

paving or concrete?

paving or concrete?

DIY concrete would be my recommendation, animal. I am slowly ridding my yard of paving in preference to poured limestone. The ants and weeds are just too high maintenance…

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keen
Aug 28, 2013 9:57 am
Vina
Vina
22 August 2013

How close can I pave to Homeguard DPC

How close can I pave to Homeguard DPC

Hi guys Just wondering if anyone has exposed slab on their house. We have it on the right hand side of the house. (see picture) Anyone know whether this is ok or should…

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Vina
Aug 22, 2013 8:38 pm
-TSG-
-TSG-
21 August 2013

Saving cost on coloured concrete

Saving cost on coloured concrete

Thanks guys, thought it sounded a bit suss. Will definitely be avoiding this method.

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-TSG-
Aug 21, 2013 11:03 pm
Getjason
Getjason
21 August 2013

How much does it cost to paint the existing pavements?

How much does it cost to paint the existing pavements?

Chances are your Pavement is hydrostatic so a Paint will peel and flake off pretty fast ... Stain it , breathable , doesn't flake or peel , totally natural looking and…

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Getjason
Aug 21, 2013 1:53 pm
Redstorm
Redstorm
13 August 2013

Link to Concrete Slab comparisons

Link to Concrete Slab comparisons

Hi Mod's I may have posted this one in the wrong area? Not sure if its General Discussion or Paving & Concreting? Link to…

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Redstorm
Aug 13, 2013 6:04 pm
Redstorm
plantagenet
plantagenet
13 August 2013

Crazy Pavers on Concrete Base

Crazy Pavers on Concrete Base

Hi All, Really would appreciate your advice on my next project. Have about 26m2 of blown out ag concrete which I would like to crazy pave over. The pavers I am looking…

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plantagenet
Aug 13, 2013 12:56 pm
Smarty pants
Smarty pants
10 August 2013

Oil on driveway, brickies acid wash?

Oil on driveway, brickies acid wash?

Cover with a can of coke, leave overnight and jet wash the next day, sounds crazy but it works.

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Smarty pants
Aug 10, 2013 9:10 pm
bashworth
bashworth
3 August 2013

Formwork Stripping

Formwork Stripping

Support for a suspended slab shouldn't be removed until the strength has reached the minimum strength. Normally 28 days Unless the designer specifies a different…

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bashworth
Aug 03, 2013 3:16 pm
bashworth
Melryan
Melryan
21 July 2013

Driveway and Alfresco

Driveway and Alfresco

Hi All We are in Perth, north of the river and were wondering if anyone had some recommendations and pricing for exposed agg driveways and alfresco. We were thinking of…

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Melryan
Jul 21, 2013 12:42 am
southtoeast
southtoeast
19 July 2013

Portico and Driveway - stamped concrete?

Portico and Driveway - stamped concrete?

Thank you so much for everyone's info and feedback!

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southtoeast
Jul 19, 2013 11:52 pm
eclectic1
eclectic1
19 July 2013

I need a concretor - Sydney. Recommendations?

I need a concretor - Sydney. Recommendations?

Can someone recommend a concretor who does coloured concreting (stamping, stencilling), in Sydney? This is for a backyard. Thanks

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eclectic1
Jul 19, 2013 3:48 pm
autumn88
autumn88
17 July 2013

Paving/concrete labour cost for adelaide

Paving/concrete labour cost for adelaide

Have you found someone? If so, do u recommend this person and how much?

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autumn88
Jul 17, 2013 2:06 am
dexx
dexx
5 July 2013

builders provide exposed aggregate instead of pavers

builders provide exposed aggregate instead of pavers

Builder prices can be obscene. Mine says the allowance for paving is $60 per sqm. However they want $170 per sqm for exposed agg!

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dexx
Jul 05, 2013 5:49 pm
bobthebuilder2013
bobthebuilder2013
24 June 2013

Sand and Gravel Mix

Sand and Gravel Mix

Hi guys, i am looking or somewhere to buy sand and gravel mix for a concrete slab in Brisbane. any recommendations would be much appreciated. On that note is the correct…

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bobthebuilder2013
Jun 24, 2013 12:04 pm
CC101
CC101
21 June 2013

Looking for a brick paver in Perth (South of the river).

Looking for a brick paver in Perth (South of the river).
1, 2, 3

Can someone recommend anyone else. We need to pave about 70sqm plus bullnose. Got a list from Fremantle Stone but want to know more about…

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CC101
Jun 21, 2013 10:39 pm
namweng
namweng
19 June 2013

Concrete : Rubber expansions required

Concrete : Rubber expansions required

Thanks for that. Do you happen to write reports that is VCAT approved? Cheers

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namweng
Jun 19, 2013 11:05 am
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chip
Jun 18, 2013 11:15 pm
moxie
moxie
14 June 2013

extra concreting - reasonable price?

extra concreting - reasonable price?

Just got quoted $90 per sqm excluding GST for exposed agg paths here in melbourne

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moxie
Jun 14, 2013 7:32 am
cherub
cherub
13 June 2013

Concrete stain with merbau

Concrete stain with merbau

Try liquid chlorine mixed 10:1 with water, leave on for 5 min wash off (may need a little scrub')

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cherub
Jun 13, 2013 7:10 am
DefenderOwner
DefenderOwner
8 June 2013

Strip footings and piers...

Strip footings and piers...

To Bashworth and Building Expert, thanks for the confirmation on that. :D Col.

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DefenderOwner
Jun 08, 2013 5:21 pm
Mike8136
Mike8136
7 June 2013

Stackstone installation

Stackstone installation

I wouldn't take any chances. Use a wire brush wheel in an angle grinder and remove the paint. Then you know the heavy stone is keyed to brick and not just paint film.

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Mike8136
Jun 07, 2013 11:07 am
willwoms
willwoms
25 May 2013

Recomendation for concreters Cranbourne North

Recomendation for concreters Cranbourne North

Hi everyone i am looking for recommendations for concreters for my driveway.I am looking at exposed aggregate and want to make sure its done correctly.So anyone who has…

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willwoms
May 25, 2013 4:35 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
24 May 2013

Another weep hole problem

Another weep hole problem

I had a feeling concrete can encroach to 30mm of weephole.

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Saint Mike
May 24, 2013 3:30 pm
Saint Mike

An older photo, haven't taken a recent one outside. I had about 16 piers, some 2000mm down…

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JB1
May 19, 2013 10:57 pm
building-expert
building-expert
19 May 2013

Cracked cross over

Cracked cross over

Hi John3136 The best thing you can do is talk to the council. You have photographic evidence that it was not you or your builder so I can't see how they would ask you to…

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building-expert
May 19, 2013 10:37 pm
building-expert
HouseOB
HouseOB
17 May 2013

Paved area next to extension on stumps?

Paved area next to extension on stumps?

Hi all, We are building an extension on piersm sticking out 400+ from ground to bearer. We want to have a paved/tiled area outside the extension, roughly at the same…

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HouseOB
May 17, 2013 12:50 pm
cec1974
cec1974
16 May 2013

cncrete path around house

cncrete path around house

thank you kid81 for replying !We have asked around a bit as well and are now happy with the price.

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cec1974
May 16, 2013 6:10 pm
cec1974
Petermet
Petermet
5 May 2013

Cement stabilisation

Cement stabilisation

For a footpath I would say cement stabilizing the road base is overkill. I have found a well compacted road base with the dust watered in…

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Petermet
May 05, 2013 9:59 am
JohnnyBoy
JohnnyBoy
4 May 2013

painted concrete? would you?

painted concrete? would you?

Sounds like something we did a while back. You'd want to grind the adhesive off the floor properly, an acid etch definitely wont remove the tiling adhesive. We tried one…

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JohnnyBoy
May 04, 2013 5:41 pm
ashandem
ashandem
26 April 2013

CONCRETE BRICKIE HELP QUANTITIES OF SAND, BLUEMETAL, CEMENT?

CONCRETE BRICKIE HELP QUANTITIES OF SAND, BLUEMETAL, CEMENT?

Needing help please. I have been told that we need .75 cubic metres of concrete for the foundation of a small wall we are building. Can anyone…

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ashandem
Apr 26, 2013 7:39 pm
carmania
carmania
26 April 2013

Asphalt or bitumen driveway

Asphalt or bitumen driveway

Hi dexx, I had a mate of mine lay a bitumen/Ashphelt driveway in a new sub division, the pros were price and also that it would not Crack like concrete. It was a bit…

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carmania
Apr 26, 2013 12:01 am


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