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neilandrach
neilandrach
1 February 2012

Cleaning and Sealing Pavers

Cleaning and Sealing Pavers

Hi Miteq, I've recently laid Austral Clay brick pavers and need to seal them - I have approx 80m2 in total. I have a some vanadium salt staining which I plan to remove…

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neilandrach
Feb 01, 2012 8:32 pm
bigclick_dean
bigclick_dean
30 January 2012

Problem with concrete shed slab

Problem with concrete shed slab

So there is still hope for it? Is it normal for it to still be quite brittle/soft at this point? We had to use some premix bags too as we were a little short and the…

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bigclick_dean
Jan 30, 2012 8:15 pm
djayasi
djayasi
29 January 2012

looking for a driveway company

looking for a driveway company

Hi there did you find a concreter for the driveway... Need to find one who can do similar driveways to MJH display homes.... Thanks

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djayasi
Jan 29, 2012 8:43 am
winner
winner
28 January 2012

What to do???? Slab poured and Drainage in Wrong spot?

What to do???? Slab poured and Drainage in Wrong spot?

Will drilling the slab to relocate the drainage pipe effect the integrity of the slab

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winner
Jan 28, 2012 3:49 pm
MissReid
MissReid
27 January 2012

Stencilled concrete driveway and new kerbing? Advice plz!

Stencilled concrete driveway and new kerbing? Advice plz!

Hi everyone, My fiancé and I are building a new home in northwest Brisbane and are looking to get some quotes for a stencilled concrete driveway. We have a small issue…

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MissReid
Jan 27, 2012 1:17 pm
MissReid
Tome
Tome
26 January 2012

DIY - Paving my Driveway - Got some questions

DIY - Paving my Driveway - Got some questions

Use render, sand and cement 3-1 mix, since you have a concrete base, only if you know what your doing though because you only get one go at it when using cement, else just…

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Tome
Jan 26, 2012 1:25 am
Tome
Eastern Decks
Eastern Decks
17 January 2012

paver - geelong region

paver - geelong region

G'day mate, Jarrod Trevanion is the guys name. He lives in Geelong, I dont have his number on me but his email is jaytrev@hotmail.com. His business is called black and…

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Eastern Decks
Jan 17, 2012 12:15 am

Ok all done :) I can say that I'm 95% happy with it.. there are a few parts that are lighter than the rest but generally it is cohesive.…

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Victoria_g06
Jan 01, 2012 6:26 pm
Victoria_g06
bashworth
bashworth
29 December 2011

Pattern Concrete Vs Paving - Suggetions?

Pattern Concrete Vs Paving - Suggetions?

I would get the builder to do the driveway so you have got clean access to the house as soon as you have the keys. The other paths you can do later. Sorry I can't help…

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bashworth
Dec 29, 2011 6:52 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
20 December 2011

The effects of constant water on concrete and mortar

The effects of constant water on concrete and mortar

Water doesn't have any effect on cement so there shouldn't be a rush to do something. If you can't drain the water away I suppose you could make a sump and put a small…

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bashworth
Dec 20, 2011 5:06 am
bashworth

Thanks Pulpo. Aggregate I mean exposed aggregate. We just want to make sure these cracks aren't going to get any worse. Some of the edges are very brittle and…

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Rizzo
Dec 18, 2011 3:21 pm
Safetyswitch
Safetyswitch
14 December 2011

Rendering concrete floor

Rendering concrete floor

Try BondCrete mixed with fresh cement. You can also add oxide colour to get a coloured finish...

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Safetyswitch
Dec 14, 2011 8:16 am
HouseFenster
HouseFenster
8 December 2011

Marble on concrete???

Marble on concrete???

Concrete will work, just make sure you don't have any air pockets under the marble. If the concrete is flat but falling away thin set concrete might be better to "glue"…

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HouseFenster
Dec 08, 2011 6:53 am
KTKTKT
KTKTKT
5 December 2011

Concreter recommendations for Sydneys North (Hornsby)

Concreter recommendations for Sydneys North (Hornsby)

I am now doing the same. Just wondering if you got any pms in reply? I am in Carlingford.

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KTKTKT
Dec 05, 2011 5:20 pm
Tome
Tome
4 December 2011

Water seepage through concrete (still going!)

Water seepage through concrete (still going!)

Im just having a stab in the dark here but do you have a mains water supply pipe running anywhere near the driveways leaking expansion joint?

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Tome
Dec 04, 2011 12:20 am
Tome
Tome
Tome
4 December 2011

New concrete driveway on top of old concrete driveway

New concrete driveway on top of old concrete driveway

Whats the difference in the quote with or without the removal of the existing concrete? maybe a good idea to remove the existing concrete your self and save $$$ Why are…

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Tome
Dec 03, 2011 11:43 pm
Tome
Tome
Tome
4 December 2011

Is this acceptable or common practice

Is this acceptable or common practice

Every expansion joints I have seen have been straight but I cant think of any reason why they should be straight, looks good to me, I agree with onc_artisan.

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Tome
Dec 03, 2011 11:31 pm
Tome
bashworth
bashworth
1 December 2011

Dowel Joints in Concrete Path

Dowel Joints in Concrete Path

Have a read of the following document its got loads of good information http://www.concrete.net.au/publications ... veways.pdf

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bashworth
Dec 01, 2011 10:44 am
bashworth
avion
avion
24 November 2011

Advice Needed On My First Paving Job

Advice Needed On My First Paving Job

Many of the paver manufactures have DIY guides and quantity calculators on their websites. here's an example with both: http://www.boral.com.au/brochures/order ... st=0&scr=1

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avion
Nov 24, 2011 8:26 am
avion
NEWLYWEDS
NEWLYWEDS
23 November 2011

Recommend me a good concreter

Recommend me a good concreter

No one?? That's hard to believe.. are they all that bad?

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NEWLYWEDS
Nov 23, 2011 9:17 am
concadores
concadores
21 November 2011

polished conc! how to tell if your gettin your$ worth

polished conc! how to tell if your gettin your$ worth

a few little tips for those of you considering polished conc 1. take the time visit jobs in your surrounding area 2. photos on the net may look good from certain angles…

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concadores
Nov 21, 2011 3:55 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
21 November 2011

New slap height vs weep holes

New slap height vs weep holes

True that is preferable. But if we were setting a bifold door to…

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ECOECO
Nov 21, 2011 9:32 am
ECOECO
northernperthreno
northernperthreno
11 November 2011

Potential Slad issue found in bathroom during reno

Potential Slad issue found in bathroom during reno

Hey, Many thanks will do more investigations. Yes bath coming our and full shower going in plus wall mount vanity etc so plumbing changes so looking at pulling the crap…

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northernperthreno
Nov 11, 2011 8:03 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
9 November 2011

Slab Movement

Slab Movement

Is it a serious problem? Do I still need buy this house? How much does it cost to repair this. I thought your questions would be best…

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Uncle Arfur
Nov 09, 2011 1:13 pm
MarkJones
MarkJones
5 November 2011

core drilling questions

core drilling questions

Was hoping someone could advise about a few questions I have regarding concrete core drilling. I need to install a balustrade along the edge of a concrete slab,slab edge…

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MarkJones
Nov 05, 2011 5:51 pm
Aiah
Aiah
5 November 2011

2 pour slab

2 pour slab

looks pretty good to me. dang you got some retaining to do!

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Aiah
Nov 05, 2011 5:34 pm
Aiah
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thebigbuild
Nov 03, 2011 4:50 pm
Lex
Lex
3 November 2011

Different Textures available in Finish?

Different Textures available in Finish?

kyton you are right, the non-machine finish is very hard to sweep etc. Maybe I'd still opt for a machine finish, provided that there are some anti-slip coatings/sealers…

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Lex
Nov 03, 2011 7:11 am
Lex
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
30 October 2011

Paving on Cement Slab area

Paving on Cement Slab area

I had a quote last week for a paved driveway and the recommendation was to first lay a 50mm thick concrete slab then later glue the pavers in place with exterior grade…

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HappyCamper_au
Oct 30, 2011 8:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
29 October 2011

concrete for verandah against house - above damp course

concrete for verandah against house - above damp course

It may also void the builders warranty regarding termite proofing for the slab !!! Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 29, 2011 1:32 pm
Aiah
Aiah
26 October 2011

P Class Slab - what is involved in laying

P Class Slab - what is involved in laying

Ive seen P sites with 100mm polystyrene sheets laid onto the plastic membrane and then the 300mm waffle pods laid on top of them. the slab was completely isolated from the…

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Aiah
Oct 26, 2011 3:10 pm
Aiah
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
24 October 2011

Can anyone clarify the term "prepare the site" for me? (pic)

Can anyone clarify the term "prepare the site" for me? (pic)

OK I'm a little confused (and by no means an expert on these things) but to answer your original question; if someone said to me they were going…

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chrisandkate
Oct 24, 2011 3:15 pm
Aiah
Aiah
20 October 2011

coloured concrete curing question of concern - please help!

coloured concrete curing question of concern - please help!

Its true, concrete can look mottled or blotchy as it cures. Is it coloured through mix? throw on colour? Photos would help.

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Aiah
Oct 20, 2011 5:16 am
Aiah
Concerned customer
Concerned customer
19 October 2011

coloured concrete curing question of concern - please help!

coloured concrete curing question of concern - please help!

Hi, we had coloured concrete poured outside and under our deck 8 days ago now. the finish is terrible - patchy, blotchy and the sealant is uneven and darker in…

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Concerned customer
Oct 19, 2011 7:30 pm
nicksmith
nicksmith
16 October 2011

Concreter recommendations, western Brissy

Concreter recommendations, western Brissy

same here im looking for a concreter in western brissy to do my driveway and around the house

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nicksmith
Oct 16, 2011 6:36 pm
noway
noway
12 October 2011

Lap pool, slab reinforcement, I'm an idiot....

Lap pool, slab reinforcement, I'm an idiot....
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Do your research, question the contract and the quote and then ensure you don't make the worst possible mistake. Under NO circumstances of any king, even if they offer to…

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noway
Oct 12, 2011 7:06 pm
Aiah
Aiah
5 October 2011

cost for drop edge beams - concrete slab

cost for drop edge beams - concrete slab

Id say the price includes everything else extra that goes along with dropped edge beams. more work, more excavations, more steel, more concrete, more bricks + 20-30%…

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Aiah
Oct 05, 2011 4:14 pm
Aiah
Stormy
Stormy
3 October 2011

How should concrete slab in garage be finished off?

How should concrete slab in garage be finished off?

Oh, and yes, it can be used on driveways. We havent done our driveway yet but we will have colour through the concrete, where as the sealer we used is a medium grey…

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Stormy
Oct 03, 2011 7:28 pm
Stormy
Tamara1975
Tamara1975
30 September 2011

Frameless glass concrete footing depth please???

Frameless glass concrete footing depth please???

the concrete footing will be 1/2 way in existing soil, (digging out 150mm approx) we will be backfilling to the concrete with clay type soil. Good question by the way.

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Tamara1975
Sep 30, 2011 6:41 am
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
26 September 2011

Can you recommend someone for driveway (exposed aggregate)

Can you recommend someone for driveway (exposed aggregate)

Thanks Bam. Goggled Impact services and comes with Mark Reid...will get in touch with him for some quotes :)

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Madison27AA
Sep 26, 2011 5:35 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 September 2011

Replacing damaged gutter crossing

Replacing damaged gutter crossing

Most concretors should be able to do this but some councils have a recommended list so I would check with them.

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bashworth
Sep 25, 2011 8:33 am
bashworth
Saritha
Saritha
23 September 2011

Sandstone pavers as retaining wall cladding

Sandstone pavers as retaining wall cladding

I made a water wall, over 1m high and used Sikaflex construction adhesive for the cladding. Can't remember which one, just go and read the…

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Saritha
Sep 23, 2011 12:49 pm
deejaydot
deejaydot
15 September 2011

Slab over existing slab?

Slab over existing slab?

I had a similar experience about 3 years ago. Slab for house and garage were poured (although both were done at the same time). Design was for garage floor level to be…

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deejaydot
Sep 15, 2011 4:25 pm
bashworth
bashworth
7 September 2011

Cutting the mesh in driveways

Cutting the mesh in driveways

Hi lex I meant something like the contraction joints used by the RTA Here is a link to the RTA concrete pavement design drawings.

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bashworth
Sep 07, 2011 4:36 pm
bashworth
B STAR
B STAR
5 September 2011

Is an old slab reinforced?

Is an old slab reinforced?

Concrete is weak without steel, and doesn't work with out it.

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B STAR
Sep 05, 2011 9:35 pm
davinci
davinci
4 September 2011

Exterior paving for multiple areas...

Exterior paving for multiple areas...

All comes down to budget. What is your budget per sqm mtr for the paver, tile etc? There are good and bad points in all types of surface coverings around pools

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davinci
Sep 04, 2011 4:51 pm
davinci
Onebuild
Onebuild
4 September 2011

Slab poured - is this an issue?

Slab poured - is this an issue?

I know I'm too late on this but I would be very worried that this section of the slab does not meet AS 2870 and AS 3660.1 I would be asking the builder to please explain…

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Onebuild
Sep 04, 2011 3:07 pm
adamRL
adamRL
31 August 2011

Laying new steps over existing natural stone

Laying new steps over existing natural stone

Hi all First time post :) While I am going through the other posts and answering where I can, I thought I'd put one in. Is it possible to put concrete or some sort of…

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adamRL
Aug 31, 2011 2:57 pm


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