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Getjason
Getjason
23 April 2013

TIPS HOW TO PREVENT CONCRETE GRANO DUST ON NEW GARAGE FLOOR

TIPS HOW TO PREVENT CONCRETE GRANO DUST ON NEW GARAGE FLOOR

Hi there oneness, We have this problem in our existing place. No matter how well you clean it, the dust keeps returning :) You need to seal it…

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Getjason
Apr 23, 2013 4:43 pm
Getjason
Getjason
20 April 2013

Nu-Tech concrete finish

Nu-Tech concrete finish

Be sure that the product you use is breathable otherwise it will delaminate and flake . Also with Topical paints and sealers that are mostly smelly/solvent based they will…

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Getjason
Apr 20, 2013 2:55 pm
namweng
namweng
14 April 2013

concretor melbournw

concretor melbournw

Hi all, Anyone here got a good recommendation for a concreter? We are looking to pave our front exposed aggregate and back either slate or colored. Thanks

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namweng
Apr 14, 2013 12:14 pm
Perthguy
Perthguy
9 April 2013

Do i need to pull my slab up?

Do i need to pull my slab up?

I am converting my carport into another living space I presume that it would not be sealed.. Do i need to rip it up, lay the correct sealer and lay new stuff…

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Perthguy
Apr 09, 2013 8:48 pm
budgnbear
budgnbear
7 April 2013

cost of pebbles and pavers

cost of pebbles and pavers

Hey all, found a post with answers in landscaping ! Thanks.

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budgnbear
Apr 07, 2013 9:53 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 April 2013

Slate vs Colored Concrete (Mixed in) vs Top

Slate vs Colored Concrete (Mixed in) vs Top

You can ask that care be taken in the areas requiring the greatest need. That creating a rebate or set down will be problematic for the contractor to screed maybe ask if…

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onc_artisan
Apr 03, 2013 9:27 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 March 2013

Slab levelling & fall

Slab levelling & fall

Sounds like fun....n games. If you want to achieve 100mm finished thickness then the sand screed beneath the concrete would be profiled to get the falls to achieve 100 mm…

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onc_artisan
Mar 29, 2013 6:54 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
29 March 2013

Polished concrete

Polished concrete

$70 sq mtr just for the mix..yeah I'd say that was quite pricey.

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onc_artisan
Mar 29, 2013 6:44 am
onc_artisan
iHello
iHello
16 March 2013

Outwest Concrete good?

Outwest Concrete good?

We had exposed aggregate from Outwest Concrete and were very happy with it. We chose the F16. You can visit there yourself and see their…

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iHello
Mar 16, 2013 7:03 pm
Rod Pike
Rod Pike
14 March 2013

edge heave

edge heave

Thanks, I'll look into this further. Rod.

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Rod Pike
Mar 14, 2013 8:11 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
11 March 2013

Left with uneven alfresco slab for new house

Left with uneven alfresco slab for new house

Went to mediation at VCAT, builder wanted his last 5%, we held it back because some things weren't finished and defects not fixed. We had to hire a lawyer & barrister to…

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McKinnon
Mar 11, 2013 8:51 pm
Jaded_angel
Jaded_angel
8 March 2013

Budget Driveway Options

Budget Driveway Options

If you wanted just standard grey concrete, it shouldn't cost you much more than $3k. Anyone who is trying to quote you more than that is blatantly ripping you off. My…

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Jaded_angel
Mar 08, 2013 5:06 pm
dnawa
dnawa
7 March 2013

Inspection Point Cover

Inspection Point Cover

Try Webforge or Gatic these lids are commonly used in shopping centres and commercial projects.

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dnawa
Mar 07, 2013 8:25 pm
CC101
CC101
20 February 2013

Paving in Perth

Paving in Perth

hi Aubingrove fan - did u find any paver person?

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CC101
Feb 19, 2013 11:03 pm
NickosDIY
NickosDIY
12 February 2013

Cutting Natural blue stone paving

Cutting Natural blue stone paving

I have a really similar project planned for later this year. I am considering using a grinder to make some of the cuts. Would this work?

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NickosDIY
Feb 12, 2013 9:21 pm
Gibbo
Gibbo
10 February 2013

Recommendations for a driveway / concreter contractor Brissy

Recommendations for a driveway / concreter contractor Brissy

Hey Guys, We are looking to get a new driveway built and a slab put under the house at the back to. We would rather get it all done in one go so we are looking for…

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Gibbo
Feb 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Rouxbynne
Rouxbynne
8 February 2013

Polyaspartic concrete coating for driveway

Polyaspartic concrete coating for driveway

Epoxy coating with flake is very attractive and incredibly durable. However I would certainly not recommend it for any outdoor area, particularly a driveway. The problem…

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Rouxbynne
Feb 08, 2013 2:12 pm

thanks mike, below is the picture for it. I can't see any cracked, but the slab is not even level, so regardless, I will need to level it first by either fill in more…

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aquanow
Jan 30, 2013 9:37 am
Shaneos gurl
Shaneos gurl
30 January 2013

Info about driveway at McDonald Jones Displays at Oran Park?

Info about driveway at McDonald Jones Displays at Oran Park?

Hi. Check out hanson imagecrete i think thats what ur after.. Its beautiful stuff. Not something you see often either there is 3 different types.. Hope this helps..

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Shaneos gurl
Jan 30, 2013 12:19 am
scotty78
scotty78
25 January 2013

Colored concrete driveway quotes - difference in price?

Colored concrete driveway quotes - difference in price?

Hi there thanks for advice. I guess I didn't figure labour could consume so much of the cost. By the math above that work out at labour about $6500 of total. I guess it…

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scotty78
Jan 25, 2013 5:05 pm
SealerExpert
SealerExpert
23 January 2013

Paver Sealants

Paver Sealants

Go with a product called Crommelin Pool Pave Sealer'. Pool Paving Sealer is a clear water repellent treatment that…

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SealerExpert
Jan 23, 2013 12:14 pm
SealerExpert
cherub
cherub
22 January 2013

Bluestone pavers popping - fresh slab

Bluestone pavers popping - fresh slab

How did you lay them, adhesive or mortar? Bed thickness? What size paver, thickness? Expansion joints installed, how often is the area…

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cherub
Jan 22, 2013 7:19 pm
Liliana
Liliana
18 January 2013

Interesting driveway

Interesting driveway

Thanks for that Dragonchild and Bashworth. So no subsurface preparation necessary? I'll google grasscrete and see what I can find out.

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Liliana
Jan 18, 2013 10:25 am
bashworth
bashworth
17 January 2013

Exposed Aggregate Driveway - 25 or 32 MPA?

Exposed Aggregate Driveway - 25 or 32 MPA?

Increasing the strength is only likely to add a couple of dollars/m2 to the price, although 25N should be suitable (the Cement and Concrete Association consider N20…

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bashworth
Jan 17, 2013 3:46 pm
bashworth
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
17 January 2013

Building house South of Mandurah Thinking Polished Concrete?

Building house South of Mandurah Thinking Polished Concrete?

Well Sydney ATM :roll: but back to Margs today YAY! A few jobs to look at :wink: could you get to busso for a look at a partially completed one? I will PM details.

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onc_artisan
Jan 17, 2013 9:11 am
onc_artisan
macy_dog
macy_dog
15 January 2013

Fix cracked concrete stencilling?

Fix cracked concrete stencilling?

Thanks for the feedback. After weeks of haggling, chasing and disinterest it became clear that nothing was going to happen. Since the stencilling is just on our front…

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macy_dog
Jan 15, 2013 7:51 am
Lourance
Lourance
10 January 2013

Different coloured cement

Different coloured cement

From my personal experence (home handyman) as long as you use the same brand cement, sand and aggregate you shouldn’t see any differences.

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Lourance
Jan 10, 2013 4:19 pm
Lunchtime
Lunchtime
8 January 2013

Concreter needed in Melbourne's West - reccomendations?

Concreter needed in Melbourne's West - reccomendations?

highly recommend www.nathanporterconcreting.com.au he has done a lot of work around my estate including my own and have been happy with his work. Honest approach to…

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Lunchtime
Jan 08, 2013 10:23 pm
building-expert
building-expert
5 January 2013

Concrete Cracking Overtime - help!

Concrete Cracking Overtime - help!
1, 2

I have a different interpretation Cracks along ribs are flexural cracking at negative bending moment over ribs because reinforcing mesh is too low. If you look at the…

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building-expert
Jan 05, 2013 7:57 pm
building-expert
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onc_artisan
Jan 04, 2013 12:11 am
onc_artisan
akashra
akashra
1 January 2013

How to calculate how much concrete I need??

How to calculate how much concrete I need??

Hi I'm working on a project and I'm up to the concreting but I don't know how much to buy. I know how to calculate the volume of a square…

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akashra
Jan 01, 2013 2:42 pm
RobSz
RobSz
31 December 2012

Waterproofing brick retainer

Waterproofing brick retainer

Ok great, thanks. Is it quite simple to attach to bricks?? Going to organise in 2 weeks.

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RobSz
Dec 31, 2012 7:23 am
jimhome
jimhome
26 December 2012

Expansion Joint foam replacement

Expansion Joint foam replacement

We have several expansion joints in a sloping concrete driveway, where the expansion joint foam has now failed. Joints around around 10mm wide, probably a bit…

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jimhome
Dec 26, 2012 9:04 am
candycandy
candycandy
10 December 2012

Decorative Aggregates.

Decorative Aggregates.

I'm looking to place some decorative aggregate into a small section of our slab. We plan to pump in the concrete, then throw in the aggregate before it is troweled…

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candycandy
Dec 10, 2012 2:26 pm
Wateman
Wateman
9 December 2012

Cleaning coloured concrete

Cleaning coloured concrete

Hi is there a way to clear coloured concrete without damaging it? It looks like somebody has walked on our path near our front door with plain concrete on their boots and…

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Wateman
Dec 09, 2012 3:46 pm
Wateman
bashworth
bashworth
6 December 2012

Do you need builders plastic before pouring a driveway?

Do you need builders plastic before pouring a driveway?

You don't 'need' a polythene layer, but it is a better job with one. Polythene has 2 roles 1. Waterproofing under a habitable room. 2 Acting as a slip surface to allow…

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bashworth
Dec 06, 2012 3:18 pm
bashworth
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
2 December 2012

Stencilled / Designed Concrete ?

Stencilled / Designed Concrete ?

Has anyone got this and can they offer advice. Does it add much to the overall price of the base path / drive ? I guess the colour is like colouring paint ? They do it…

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Saint Mike
Dec 02, 2012 7:21 am
Saint Mike
margritdv
margritdv
1 December 2012

Concrete color mishap

Concrete color mishap

We had to have our colored through concrete driveway poured in two lots on separate days Concrete supplied by the same plant. When the first lot dried the color was …

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margritdv
Dec 01, 2012 6:22 am
Bronking
Bronking
29 November 2012

Cracks & discolouration in colour through concrete driveway

Cracks & discolouration in colour through concrete driveway

We are building a home through a builder and the driveway was poured last week. I have a couple of concerns and are looking for some advice about what could have caused…

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Bronking
Nov 29, 2012 6:23 pm
humble
humble
23 November 2012

staining on concrete

staining on concrete

CLR.. that is all.

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humble
Nov 23, 2012 8:14 am
bashworth
bashworth
16 November 2012

driveway paving on slope, needs advices

driveway paving on slope, needs advices

Some readymix suppliers will deliver 0.5m3 and aim to put some fence posts or similar at the same time

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bashworth
Nov 16, 2012 4:36 am
bashworth

Most of the other treatment companies have a similar…

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Stewie D
Nov 13, 2012 11:13 am
75etd
75etd
10 November 2012

Pool Paving Types and fixing methods

Pool Paving Types and fixing methods

We are getting a pool put in shortly and are a bit bamboozled by all the choices of pavers out there. I am leaning towards Travertine as the coping can be done in the…

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75etd
Nov 10, 2012 8:14 pm


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