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McKinnon
McKinnon
8 August 2012

VCAT - Concrete retaining water

VCAT - Concrete retaining water

We are applying to VCAT and one of the problems with the house is that our concrete alfresco is not to regulation. Really the cheapest alternative is to rip it up and do…

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McKinnon
Aug 08, 2012 9:14 pm
oneness
oneness
31 July 2012

What is better? Exposed Aggregate vs Coloured Concrete?

What is better? Exposed Aggregate vs Coloured Concrete?

Another option to consider perhaps which I have seen done very successfully is to have poured limestone which has a coloured oxide or something through it. The colour I…

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oneness
Jul 31, 2012 9:57 pm
Casa2
Casa2
26 July 2012

how to expand concrete?

how to expand concrete?

To work out the U value for different percentages, just multiply the individual U values by the percentage (for example 10% = 0.1) and add them all together. The new U…

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Casa2
Jul 26, 2012 10:47 pm
Spud
Spud
25 July 2012

Concrete stain removal; Australian product Marcmove.

Concrete stain removal; Australian product Marcmove.

Hydro isnt going to clean at all , its going to remove the layer by etching it away leaving massive patching and different textures > good luck…

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Spud
Jul 25, 2012 8:13 am
Getjason
Getjason
25 July 2012

Cost of Polished concrete??

Cost of Polished concrete??

I wanted Hiperfloor(which is aparently the best) but was told if I do overlay the concrete might crack due to the heavy machinery. hahahaha The System is only as…

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Getjason
Jul 25, 2012 3:00 am
PHL
PHL
23 July 2012

Exfoliated basalt (bluestone) "tile" supplier Sydney

Exfoliated basalt (bluestone) "tile" supplier Sydney

Does anyone know of any good exfoliated basalt "tile" suppliers in Sydney? We need 400x400x20mm (I gather 20mm is the thinnest for exfoliated basalt due to cracking during…

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PHL
Jul 24, 2012 12:37 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
19 July 2012

Concrete Finishes

Concrete Finishes

Extra level of density and the dealer doesn't wear off.

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onc_artisan
Jul 20, 2012 12:48 am
onc_artisan
oneness
oneness
11 July 2012

ANYONE KNOW IF ITS OK TO POUR ANOTHER SLAB OVER EXISTING

ANYONE KNOW IF ITS OK TO POUR ANOTHER SLAB OVER EXISTING
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Thanx Onc but you have now confused me more than ever! lol Too much tech talk straight over my head!

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oneness
Jul 11, 2012 7:59 pm
Rory
Rory
10 July 2012

Concrete Driveway - Payment Breakdown

Concrete Driveway - Payment Breakdown

There is no need for more than a 50% payment before completion as thats all that is needed to cover materials. Anything more than that then be careful. If its an…

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Rory
Jul 10, 2012 7:37 pm
Rory
Getjason
Getjason
6 July 2012

Concrete slab "Dusting" and erosion?

Concrete slab "Dusting" and erosion?

Nope just moisture coming through your slab hydrostatically , powder is effloresence just salts in the concrete . NOT much you can do since you have already painted your…

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Getjason
Jul 06, 2012 2:59 am
Getjason
Getjason
4 July 2012

Sealing Sandstone

Sealing Sandstone

wow there are some crazy expert on here , no wonder Onc gets so much repair work

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Getjason
Jul 04, 2012 2:43 pm
wokwon
wokwon
4 July 2012

Boundary concrete to prevent slab infiltration

Boundary concrete to prevent slab infiltration

Thanks Adam.M I've laid more than a few slabs so I'm not underestimating the effort. Budget is very tight so I'll need to DIY where possible.

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wokwon
Jul 04, 2012 9:57 am
kassan1973
kassan1973
3 July 2012

Crushed rock at a reasonable price

Crushed rock at a reasonable price

Hi all , does anyone know where i can purchase crushed rock melbourne north approx 1.5 metres, have priced it from the quarrys for 20.50c a tonne but they wont load a…

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kassan1973
Jul 03, 2012 11:52 pm
a_minnie
a_minnie
28 June 2012

Painting concrete - pros & cons

Painting concrete - pros & cons

I dont remember the name of the brand - it was supposed to be a sealer, so i was under the impression that it soaked in more like a stain, but i guess you live and you…

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a_minnie
Jun 28, 2012 8:37 am
a_minnie
squashedrex
squashedrex
27 June 2012

Know of a concretor called Elitecrete?

Know of a concretor called Elitecrete?

I think he is referring to a Newcastle based concreter. Not sure if your still interested but we tried getting this guy out to do a quote. Twice he failed to show after…

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squashedrex
Jun 27, 2012 10:46 am
Getjason
Getjason
25 June 2012

Concrete slab with solid timber floors, tiles and carpet

Concrete slab with solid timber floors, tiles and carpet

That doesnt control the RH level in new slabs , Common mistake in the concrete industry is using curing compounds on concrete that is to have a floor covering here is why…

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Getjason
Jun 25, 2012 9:39 pm
Getjason
Getjason
23 June 2012

Dusty concrete

Dusty concrete

Nope sealer not going to help , have a option i can steer you in if you want to PM me of a product i now that will stop the dusting and seal it at the same time without…

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Getjason
Jun 23, 2012 12:35 pm
Getjason
Getjason
23 June 2012

Acceptable marks left after driveway?

Acceptable marks left after driveway?

If its actaully coloured slurry yes use acid but watch out as you will change the texture and create a visable patch your stuck with forever , there are less nasty eco…

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Getjason
Jun 23, 2012 12:06 pm
abrogard
abrogard
20 June 2012

What is a Good Thick, Sticky Slurry ?

What is a Good Thick, Sticky Slurry ?

I have an area on the driveway that collects a pool of water when it rains. Maximum about 5mm deep. Seeing how spilled concrete slurry sticks sometimes on other…

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abrogard
Jun 20, 2012 9:40 am
gogo65
gogo65
18 June 2012

Costs for driveway for pebblecrete or coloured concrete?

Costs for driveway for pebblecrete or coloured concrete?

OMG, I think that is my friends house, is it on the castle hill/kellyville border? Hers was over $150/lm, but it looks superb

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gogo65
Jun 18, 2012 10:17 pm
gogo65
bashworth
bashworth
18 June 2012

brick pier crack and can be tilted !!

brick pier crack and can be tilted !!

If it was me. I would be knocking them down and rebuilding them to at least the minimum dimensions of 340 x 340mm.

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bashworth
Jun 18, 2012 5:51 pm
bashworth
bradley14
bradley14
11 June 2012

concreting

concreting

I am after a concretor around the Newcastle/hunter area anyone used or no one. for coloured driveway

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bradley14
Jun 11, 2012 3:27 pm
cattycatcat
cattycatcat
27 May 2012

Can anyone recommend concreter in Wallan?

Can anyone recommend concreter in Wallan?

Thank you :-) I'll give him a call. Sent from my iPhone so please excuse my spelling mist cakes ;)

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cattycatcat
May 27, 2012 10:37 pm
cattycatcat
miteq
miteq
23 May 2012

Efflorescence?? Little help please gurus.

Efflorescence?? Little help please gurus.

almost bet it is an additive in the mortar used for coping, ie : bond crete, lanotec, weld crete etc when the coping is installed there is…

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miteq
May 23, 2012 2:39 pm
jj1
jj1
19 May 2012

Driveway/Fencing

Driveway/Fencing

Thanks cherub

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jj1
May 19, 2012 1:35 pm
tinkster
tinkster
14 May 2012

Recommendations for Aggregate Driveway - Perth

Recommendations for Aggregate Driveway - Perth

Lifestone paving did mine and were amazing! Great service all the way through.

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tinkster
May 14, 2012 8:03 pm
tinkster
Carolleigh
Carolleigh
13 May 2012

Exposed Aggregate Driveway

Exposed Aggregate Driveway

Hi, I'm after some recommendations in this area too. Can someone help please?

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Carolleigh
May 13, 2012 11:39 pm
mdswat
mdswat
6 May 2012

outdoor tiles around pool

outdoor tiles around pool

as the topic says, can i use outdoor tiles around a pool? or do i stay with the pavers, what are the pros and cons.

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mdswat
May 06, 2012 8:52 pm
springtime
springtime
5 May 2012

Waffle Pod Slab - Insulation advantages?

Waffle Pod Slab - Insulation advantages?

Hi, I know this post is probably a bit late, but if anybody is interested, we've just moved into our new house & it has a waffle pod slab. I can tell you it does seem to…

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springtime
May 05, 2012 11:34 pm
Wateman
Wateman
2 May 2012

Recommendations for driveway in South East Vic?

Recommendations for driveway in South East Vic?

Hi, we are organizing our driveways for our new house in Pakenham, and wondering if anybody can recommend some converters? Probably just looking at coloured concrete.

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Wateman
May 02, 2012 10:53 am
Wateman
kikichan
kikichan
24 April 2012

Does anybody know any good concreters in western Sydney?

Does anybody know any good concreters in western Sydney?

I think concreter who made our slab is reliable and skillful. He has over 30 years experiences (his dad has been concreter for over 50 years) and does regular jobs for…

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kikichan
Apr 24, 2012 9:24 pm
71monaro
71monaro
22 April 2012

Ceramic Floor Tiles for Outdoors

Ceramic Floor Tiles for Outdoors

We have polished porcelin tiles inside, then the same tile in a honed version that was sold as for outside, in the alfresco. Now we want to extend the outdoor area beyond…

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71monaro
Apr 22, 2012 9:16 pm
megg
megg
22 April 2012

Changing Colour -2nd Coat of Berger Jet Dry for our Driveway

Changing Colour -2nd Coat of Berger Jet Dry for our Driveway

I'm watching with interest.... we are just about to paint over our existing outdoor area, as we have extended it, and the original concrete (which is pattern of blocks)…

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megg
Apr 22, 2012 9:51 am
megg
domus01
domus01
19 April 2012

Recess in a house slab

Recess in a house slab

Thanks all of you for your advice and support. I am delighted to say that my personal letter to the General Manager of Allworth Homes produced results. He has agreed to…

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domus01
Apr 19, 2012 9:13 pm
Integrity
Integrity
16 April 2012

Should concretor undertake curing of house slab?

Should concretor undertake curing of house slab?

AS2870 Residential slabs and footings states that "concrete shall be transpored, placed, compacted and cured in accordance with good building…

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Integrity
Apr 16, 2012 10:02 pm
davinci
davinci
15 April 2012

Average Paving costs

Average Paving costs

800x400 flamed granite app. $50 sq mtr rough screed slab, with rock, membrane, sl62, chairs 25 mpa conc. $55 - $75 sq mtr labour to lay copers upto $70 l/m inc. caulk…

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davinci
Apr 15, 2012 2:57 pm
davinci
banoncom
banoncom
14 April 2012

Pattern Pave Concrete in Adelaide

Pattern Pave Concrete in Adelaide

Hi Can anyone recommend a Pattern Pave Concreter in the Adelaide area? Thank you

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banoncom
Apr 14, 2012 9:03 am
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cherub
Apr 12, 2012 5:38 pm
AubinGroveFan
AubinGroveFan
11 April 2012

Trex Decking or Moda Tiling

Trex Decking or Moda Tiling

Hi AGF. Can't comment on the tiles but have installed the trex decking for customers and it is very good. Trex is definitely one of the best…

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AubinGroveFan
Apr 11, 2012 3:02 pm
mgilla
mgilla
5 April 2012

Paved edges becoming loose

Paved edges becoming loose

A good Tile glue will give you the best results.

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mgilla
Apr 05, 2012 8:40 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
3 April 2012

Coloured Concrete - to seal or not to seal

Coloured Concrete - to seal or not to seal

Seal both. Uneven color and flaking will only arise from poor product or workmanship with the concrete and not the sealer IMO

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chrisandkate
Apr 03, 2012 4:00 pm
notremaison
notremaison
3 April 2012

driveway + paving + retaining wall = $20,000!!

driveway + paving + retaining wall = $20,000!!
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We always get 3 quotes, try servicecentral.com.au you can either break up the bits such as driveway will be a concreter, wall will be brickies. A lot will subcontract…

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notremaison
Apr 03, 2012 9:48 am
building-expert
building-expert
1 April 2012

Water penetration in concrete slab. Advice requested pls

Water penetration in concrete slab. Advice requested pls

Dampness coming through can a difficult problem to fix and it should not be happening. All I can tell from the pictures is that you definitely have a problem. The most…

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building-expert
Apr 01, 2012 10:07 am
building-expert
Rory
Rory
29 March 2012

Who is responsible?

Who is responsible?

get him to do it and ask he gets an extra man on hand and that its done early in the morning to make the job easier for him.. concretors usually get caught out like this…

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Rory
Mar 29, 2012 11:32 am
Rory
Rory
Rory
29 March 2012

Coloured Concrete Driveway - Top layer or Coloured Through?

Coloured Concrete Driveway - Top layer or Coloured Through?
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Unless your a fan of bold colours for your house then, colour through is the way to go. Its finicky so you need a smart concretor. Also I would use a bagged oxide from a…

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Rory
Mar 29, 2012 11:24 am
Rory
kaarob
kaarob
22 March 2012

2012 engineered conc. slab prices?

2012 engineered conc. slab prices?

As last posts on average slab prices seem to be about 2009 vintage, can I have some info on current prices/m2 for an engineered garage slab please? Summary…

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kaarob
Mar 22, 2012 5:21 pm
Pitto
Pitto
19 March 2012

removing grout haze from glass pool fencing?

removing grout haze from glass pool fencing?

thanks for the replys, The lads over on another reno forum recommended using white Vinegar, and it worked a treat. the grout haze was residue from the glass panels being…

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Pitto
Mar 19, 2012 10:03 pm

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