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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 10:11 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 8:51 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 5:19 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 11:23 pm
building-expert
building-expert
5 January 2013

Concrete Cracking Overtime - help!

Concrete Cracking Overtime - help!
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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 8:57 pm
building-expert
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onc_artisan
Jan 04, 2013 1:11 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 3:42 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 8:23 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 10:04 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 3:26 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 4:46 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 4:18 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 8:21 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 7:22 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 7:23 pm
humble
humble
23 November 2012

staining on concrete

staining on concrete

CLR.. that is all.

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humble
Nov 23, 2012 9:14 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 5:36 am
bashworth

Most of the other treatment companies have a similar…

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Stewie D
Nov 13, 2012 12:13 pm
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 9:14 pm
buildingadvice
buildingadvice
8 November 2012

Concreator Illawarra/Wollongong

Concreator Illawarra/Wollongong

Hey, We would be happy to help you out with a quote, we are based in the wollongong area and have been working in it for 30 years. If you would like more details or to…

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buildingadvice
Nov 08, 2012 5:57 pm
kexkez
kexkez
8 November 2012

What finish to concrete floor.

What finish to concrete floor.

years ago a work friend had the concrete in the main living area of the house stained ( like driveway stain) when the slab was laid. they planned to eventually put down…

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kexkez
Nov 08, 2012 10:29 am
kexkez
Liliana
Liliana
3 November 2012

Does this amount of concrete sound normal?

Does this amount of concrete sound normal?

The provisional sum for the concrete slab was $24,000. The two invoices together come to about 21,000 but if only the second invoice reflects what the builder actually…

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Liliana
Nov 03, 2012 9:34 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
3 November 2012

Advise on expansion joint around pool

Advise on expansion joint around pool

I see you have a cover. Not sure where you are - but are you happy with it - ie do you think you needed it - AND did you also get a roller ? Just an observation from a…

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Saint Mike
Nov 03, 2012 1:21 pm
Saint Mike
46fan
46fan
30 October 2012

Concrete slab - small one

Concrete slab - small one

that was very helpful, thanks B STAR, I will go on a hunt

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46fan
Oct 30, 2012 8:53 pm
Getjason
Getjason
30 October 2012

Good Quality Concrete Sealer for Exposed Agg

Good Quality Concrete Sealer for Exposed Agg

Yup . do a search on here for Newlook Coolstain , they have an awesome DIY concrete sealers and colour stains , no peeling , flaking , eco friendly and best of all Easy to apply

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Getjason
Oct 30, 2012 4:13 pm
Lex
Lex
24 October 2012

Rectification options for my driveway

Rectification options for my driveway

Getjason, why wouldn't you give us all a hint as to the proper way of fixing this problem?!! No need to keep it so secretive. What are you suggesting the OP should do? You…

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Lex
Oct 24, 2012 8:52 am
Lex
Getjason
Getjason
24 October 2012

Polished Concrete Outside

Polished Concrete Outside

Polished concrete and ground concrete with a non slip sealer are TOTALLY different things. my suggestion would be to grind it to a suitable finish and seal with a…

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Getjason
Oct 24, 2012 1:00 am
buildingwest
buildingwest
22 October 2012

Neighbour's driveway extends over my nature strip

Neighbour's driveway extends over my nature strip
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Most councils when building require as asset protection permit. It normally appears as a charge under your site costs. As it technically looks like a cross over…

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buildingwest
Oct 22, 2012 7:40 pm
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
21 October 2012

DIY making your own concrete pavers ?

DIY making your own concrete pavers ?

http://www.pavermaker.com/howto.html#bm what about the paver maker? im going to get one of these just to have a bit of fun around the block

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theoneandonly?
Oct 21, 2012 8:06 am
theoneandonly?
theoneandonly?
21 October 2012

Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall

i wouldnt be starting the bottom course of bricks on dry concrete, but thats me i would bed them in wet concrete but thats just me

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theoneandonly?
Oct 21, 2012 8:03 am
chip
chip
11 October 2012

Concretor recommendation please - Sydney

Concretor recommendation please - Sydney

I would also be interested as well, if someone could PM me their recommendation that would be appreciated.

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chip
Oct 11, 2012 8:58 am
Casa2
Casa2
1 October 2012

Suspended slab vs Waffle slab

Suspended slab vs Waffle slab

lukele, did you mean to ask what is the difference between a waffle pod slab and a conventional slab on ground?

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Casa2
Oct 01, 2012 10:53 pm
McKinnon
McKinnon
20 September 2012

Can't find Pier Caps 1 1/2x2 bricks

Can't find Pier Caps 1 1/2x2 bricks

Yeah, caps for brick fence piers. FOUND THEM THE brick is rendered and I have wrought iron in between so a paver will not do http://www.dpam.com.au/online-store-buy ...…

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McKinnon
Sep 20, 2012 7:56 pm
Lex
Lex
15 September 2012

Driveway - pros/cons of colour concrete v spray on

Driveway - pros/cons of colour concrete v spray on

This is a duplicate thread. We have already started discussing this topic in his other thread:…

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Lex
Sep 15, 2012 11:58 am
Lex
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 September 2012

Stone gouge in new concrete driveway

Stone gouge in new concrete driveway

Wait until it cures, then wait another couple of months and if it still bugs you then mix up a stiff mortar mix and fill it - not very wet either. Seriously, you probably…

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Stewie D
Sep 13, 2012 11:33 am
Adrian008
Adrian008
10 September 2012

exposed aggregate

exposed aggregate

Hi Hoping for some help. I'm needing to chose an exposed aggregate colour for my driveway and path but having trouble deciding. I have predominantly grey colours ie zinc…

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Adrian008
Sep 10, 2012 11:56 pm
travelbug
travelbug
8 September 2012

Paver recommendations

Paver recommendations

Can anyone recommend a paver in Sydney? I have a near new pool but we want to add another row of pavers around it. Thanks.

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travelbug
Sep 08, 2012 8:42 pm
building-expert
building-expert
8 September 2012

Exposed aggregate, advice needed

Exposed aggregate, advice needed

lizzyando It seems to me that landscaper came too early and interfered with concreter's work. Landscaper ignored your instructions not to do it (you are builder in…

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building-expert
Sep 08, 2012 6:42 pm
building-expert
oneness
oneness
8 September 2012

Concrete vs liquid limestone driveway?

Concrete vs liquid limestone driveway?

Hi BIGZ We currently have a liquid limestone driveway and alfresco area...the driveway is reinforced with mesh and supposed to be 100mm thick and the alfresco not…

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oneness
Sep 08, 2012 6:39 pm
dvestate
dvestate
5 September 2012

Paving - Sand and how much?

Paving - Sand and how much?

Yeah plenty of water onto it atm 2

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dvestate
Sep 05, 2012 3:42 pm
Backyard Shenanigans
Backyard Shenanigans
1 September 2012

Crushed granite vs concrete

Crushed granite vs concrete

Thank you very much, bashworth, much appreciated.

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Backyard Shenanigans
Sep 01, 2012 12:59 pm
bashworth
bashworth
28 August 2012

Can you pour concrete driveway slab onto brick pavers

Can you pour concrete driveway slab onto brick pavers

'IF' the driveway is firm now it should be OK as long as: 1. You apply a total long lasting weedkiller 2. You level the surface first with gravel 3. You put a reasonable…

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bashworth
Aug 28, 2012 7:17 pm
bashworth
Johnson
Johnson
28 August 2012

Manufactured cobblestones... help?

Manufactured cobblestones... help?

Brilliant! Thanks! EDIT: Just confirming, the second one (Europave) has gone out of business. The Boral product looks good though...

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Johnson
Aug 28, 2012 1:28 pm
Johnson
peter1
peter1
27 August 2012

Concreting around the drain

Concreting around the drain

Indeed they do! Thanks for the tip!

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peter1
Aug 27, 2012 8:11 pm
tengals
tengals
27 August 2012

what did you pay for your exposed aggregate driveway?

what did you pay for your exposed aggregate driveway?

thanks humble, i will try, but like you said they might not come this far

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tengals
Aug 27, 2012 7:17 pm
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chrisandkate
Aug 27, 2012 3:14 pm
mgilla
mgilla
10 August 2012

How to lay tiles on concrete - External

How to lay tiles on concrete - External

I'd just give it a pressure cleanand let it dry. You can leave an expansion joint down the middle if its longer than 9M, otherwise I wouldn't worry. Take your time with…

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mgilla
Aug 10, 2012 6:13 pm

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