Paving & Concreting
bashworthExposed Aggregate Driveway - 25 or 32 MPA?
17 January 2013
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…
onc_artisanBuilding house South of Mandurah Thinking Polished Concrete?
17 January 2013
Well Sydney ATM but back to Margs today YAY! A few jobs to look at could you get to busso for a look at a partially completed one? I will PM details.
LunchtimeConcreter needed in Melbourne's West - reccomendations?
8 January 2013
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…
building-expertConcrete Cracking Overtime - help!
5 January 2013
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…
bashworthDo you need builders plastic before pouring a driveway?
6 December 2012
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…
BronkingCracks & discolouration in colour through concrete driveway
29 November 2012
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…
LilianaDoes this amount of concrete sound normal?
3 November 2012
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…
Saint MikeAdvise on expansion joint around pool
3 November 2012
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…
GetjasonGood Quality Concrete Sealer for Exposed Agg
30 October 2012
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
bashworthconcreting in retaining posts
23 October 2012
This is a link to the design guide I quote on my blog: http://www.jimboombatimbers.com.au/Reta ... 0Walls.pdf
buildingwestNeighbour's driveway extends over my nature strip
22 October 2012
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…
LexDriveway - pros/cons of colour concrete v spray on
15 September 2012
This is a duplicate thread. We have already started discussing this topic in his other thread:…
Stewie DStone gouge in new concrete driveway
13 September 2012
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…
bashworthCan you pour concrete driveway slab onto brick pavers
28 August 2012
'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…