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Pulpo
Pulpo
26 August 2011

HELP! Runaway Concretor:FIX IT PROPERTY SERVICES

HELP! Runaway Concretor:FIX IT PROPERTY SERVICES

That sucks. Consumer affairs don't hold your breath. When someone threatens with consumer affairs (not directly to me) I have a laugh. I know you see your driveway…

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Pulpo
Aug 26, 2011 11:06 am
davinci
davinci
25 August 2011

CLASSICSTONE PAVER - HUNTER or WILLOW COLOUR

CLASSICSTONE PAVER - HUNTER or WILLOW COLOUR

would not recommend classicstone, riverstone or most wet press pavers. Try Urbanstone, they have just had a price reduction. Natural stone is generally cheaper than man made

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davinci
Aug 25, 2011 3:39 pm
davinci
Pulpo
Pulpo
24 August 2011

Not sealing concrete pavers

Not sealing concrete pavers

Sealing concrete pavers depending on cost would be better. I have used and seen so many sealers for concrete its just never ending. Some are like clear paint, they…

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Pulpo
Aug 24, 2011 3:32 pm
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zeitgeber
Aug 20, 2011 10:23 am
zeitgeber
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Casa2
Aug 19, 2011 3:29 pm
ozx6r
ozx6r
15 August 2011

Is this a reasonable quote for concrete polishing?

Is this a reasonable quote for concrete polishing?

If the $110 per meter is to much and you are willing to go with a topical sealer eg.epoxy try ringing the company back and asking if they can quote to do a "Grind and…

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ozx6r
Aug 15, 2011 10:00 pm
ozx6r
ozx6r
15 August 2011

Tooled vs. Saw-cut Joints

Tooled vs. Saw-cut Joints

Yeah Soff-cut is the name of the system and it was purchased buy Husqvarna a few years back. There are other versions of early entry systems eg "cardinal" . Soffcut is the…

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ozx6r
Aug 15, 2011 8:04 pm
Lex
Lex
15 August 2011

Timber stakes concreted into slab

Timber stakes concreted into slab

In this case, the only purpose of the stakes was to maintain the cover to the sides/edges. The concretor was simply negligent enough to leave them there. The owner did not…

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Lex
Aug 15, 2011 5:50 pm
Lex
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Lex
Aug 07, 2011 6:53 pm
Lex
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Lex
Aug 05, 2011 8:41 pm
Lex
timpen
timpen
4 August 2011

Liquid limestone versus poured concrete - advice appreciated

Liquid limestone versus poured concrete - advice appreciated

Vegemite, not sure where you are located but if you around Perth with bore water don't go for light coloured liquid limestone., We did, even with sealing it we still get…

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timpen
Aug 04, 2011 8:59 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
3 August 2011

Colouring Driveway - Best Option?

Colouring Driveway - Best Option?

adding anything to the the concrete mix will change its strength, its just a matter of whether it strengthens it or weakens it. Like I said, if the concreter is any good…

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chrisandkate
Aug 03, 2011 9:12 am
Lex
Lex
1 August 2011

Leaving downpipes clear of concrete

Leaving downpipes clear of concrete

Thanks for your comments, bobbie, I'm glad that you find this at least a bit useful ... I am still looking for some healthy discussion about this ... :roll: By some weird…

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Lex
Aug 01, 2011 1:41 pm
Lex
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
1 August 2011

Concreting quotes please.

Concreting quotes please.

This isn't a forum to get prices/quotes for work. More just sharing info on things that come up during builds and such. As a price range for what I have been quoted for…

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chrisandkate
Aug 01, 2011 11:34 am
Casa2
Casa2
1 August 2011

Slab details confusion

Slab details confusion

If you've signed a contract then stick to it. It sounds liek the builder is tryign to extract some more money from you.

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Casa2
Aug 01, 2011 8:54 am
Twiggy
Twiggy
30 July 2011

Paving, what do I need to know?

Paving, what do I need to know?

We're moving into our house soon (yay) and we'll be doing a paved path from the footpath up to (and inside) the portico. I'm looking into the possibility of doing this…

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Twiggy
Jul 30, 2011 6:55 am
Twiggy
GrahamH
GrahamH
27 July 2011

Refinishing 50 year old rough concrete

Refinishing 50 year old rough concrete

Thanks for the feedback. I did wonder about the rusted reo, so that is sorted, Thanks chrisandkate, I forget the previous post I read, I was under the impression that…

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GrahamH
Jul 27, 2011 10:14 pm
spc_tan
spc_tan
26 July 2011

Please recommned a good driveway/concretor - Mel East

Please recommned a good driveway/concretor - Mel East

Hi Yellow, We just had our concreting done in Doncaster. Matt and his team did a great job and offered great service. We had our front done in exposed aggregate and the…

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spc_tan
Jul 26, 2011 2:25 pm
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
24 July 2011

Flexible grout for pool brick pavers

Flexible grout for pool brick pavers

Hi Guys, Got some old brick pavers around pool area that I have re-grouted with wet sand/cement...got a few areas where the brick pavers are loose(i.e. on sand…

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frankgrimes
Jul 24, 2011 3:32 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
23 July 2011

Concrete against fence

Concrete against fence

Great thread. Any updates?

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Testedbytime
Jul 23, 2011 10:07 pm
stillwaters
stillwaters
22 July 2011

Exposed Aggregate Quote - N/E Melbourne

Exposed Aggregate Quote - N/E Melbourne

Hi Stillwaters, Did you end up getting your exposed aggregate done? Weve just moved in (Lalor) and looking for some concretors in the…

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stillwaters
Jul 22, 2011 4:17 pm
bashworth
bashworth
22 July 2011

Does this need retaining?

Does this need retaining?

Suggest you talk to your power company they are all different.

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bashworth
Jul 22, 2011 12:25 pm
bashworth
Lex
Lex
20 July 2011

Calling all concrete/foundation experts!

Calling all concrete/foundation experts!

Ok, fair enough ... although ... ::hyst:: ::hyst:: Oh hang on, aren't slabs (eg. waffles on some piers) supposed to be "suspended" and therefore don't rely on the ground to hold them?…

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Lex
Jul 20, 2011 9:35 pm
Lex
bashworth
bashworth
18 July 2011

any idea how many pavers we need

any idea how many pavers we need

Hi Toppings are a well graded gravel. (well graded means a mixture of stones from about 10mm down to sand). This packs down well to form a firm surface. Tuscan toppings…

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bashworth
Jul 18, 2011 4:37 pm
bashworth
Lex
Lex
13 July 2011

Tipping fees when concreting

Tipping fees when concreting
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Thanks for your reply, Pulpo. I've heard from engineers that a base is used to level the surface, so that the concrete stays approx. the same thickness. Some base…

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Lex
Jul 13, 2011 7:32 am
Lex
Pondering_Pinky
Pondering_Pinky
12 July 2011

Concreter suggestion - Waffle Pod Footing - Adelaide

Concreter suggestion - Waffle Pod Footing - Adelaide

Hello, I am looking for a concreter in the western suburbs of Adelaide to pour a waffle pod foundation for a extension that I am owner building. I have had trouble…

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Pondering_Pinky
Jul 12, 2011 12:04 am
tinkster
tinkster
9 July 2011

Reccomendations for Lidquid Limestone Perth

Reccomendations for Lidquid Limestone Perth

1-2 hairline cracks wouldn't be an issue, and wouldn't be worth mentioning :)

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tinkster
Jul 09, 2011 8:39 pm
tinkster
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
9 July 2011

A piece of concrete... polished

A piece of concrete... polished
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I love the look of polished concrete. We want to have this on the basement floor of our new place. Fingers crossed!

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HomeAngels
Jul 09, 2011 11:43 am
HomeAngels
Mclaren
Mclaren
7 July 2011

ReidLoch Concerete: Unpleasent experience

ReidLoch Concerete: Unpleasent experience

That's a shocking thing to do ... he's probably changed the name of his company by now too. Do you think someone at G-Stone knows him if they passed on your details?

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Mclaren
Jul 07, 2011 3:02 pm
Mclaren
Lex
Lex
6 July 2011

Concreting around Reticulated Termite Systems

Concreting around Reticulated Termite Systems

Yep, and if anyone got confused by this long-ish thread :lol: , I repeat my 2 questions: 1) I would like to know what kind of sand (or maybe soil??) they have installed…

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Lex
Jul 06, 2011 7:52 am
Lex
StartingOut
StartingOut
5 July 2011

Painting pergola concrete slab

Painting pergola concrete slab

Hmm, you know, I never thought of that. Chances are we'll put in a composite timber deck on top of the slab in the years to come, so hopefully it won't matter whether we…

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StartingOut
Jul 05, 2011 4:27 pm
Lex
Lex
3 July 2011

What is a cold joint in concrete construction?

What is a cold joint in concrete construction?

Thanks evo ... well, they poured it and all was done in about 1 hour :shock: I haven't noticed any cold joints being created, and unless some 30 minutes on a cloudy and cold…

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Lex
Jul 03, 2011 6:32 pm
Lex
CA3105
CA3105
29 June 2011

Aggregate Pavers for driveway

Aggregate Pavers for driveway

mmm ill keep looking around got a bit to go before we need them just dont want to leave it to last min , may go back to the display home and…

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CA3105
Jun 29, 2011 11:30 pm
coffeegal
coffeegal
29 June 2011

I think I regret paving

I think I regret paving

If you have not wet polymeric sand at the end of the job, then it can blow out before it is set, or when it next rains it may splash the sand out of the…

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coffeegal
Jun 29, 2011 2:45 pm
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
27 June 2011

Paving vs liquid limestone

Paving vs liquid limestone

Cool. Well if you do need to know the name of it, then just post in this thread and I'll give him a call.

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mrs_smith
Jun 27, 2011 10:11 pm
mrs_smith

Hi B3, So sorry for the long delay in the pictures you requested. Here they are (although they're not the best pictures,…

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aldavies3
Jun 25, 2011 11:04 pm
birdirt
birdirt
22 June 2011

Paver Cleaning & Re Sanding Pricing?

Paver Cleaning & Re Sanding Pricing?

Hello all, I am pricing a job to pressure clean a paved area of about 250m2, apply fresh (polymeric) sand, and compact using a plate compactor. Can anyone here give me a…

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birdirt
Jun 22, 2011 12:25 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
21 June 2011

Laying sandstone pavers over concrete

Laying sandstone pavers over concrete

Grouting the pavers would be the better option, and the strongest. When sand is swept into the gaps and it retains a bit of moisture, it can lead to a band of…

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Planned LScape
Jun 21, 2011 10:23 pm
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
Planned LScape
21 June 2011

Sealed paving???

Sealed paving???

Sealing is a great idea, it protects the surface, keeps it's colour better and makes cleaning easier. We usually use a penetrating sealer, which absorbs into the paver and…

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Planned LScape
Jun 21, 2011 10:17 pm
Planned LScape
rockabilly_kid
rockabilly_kid
21 June 2011

urgent advice - bolted cap screw

urgent advice - bolted cap screw

It looks like it's toward the edge of the driveway anyway, so it probably wouldn't cop traffic much. I dare say they'd withstand being rolled over occasionally, though as…

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rockabilly_kid
Jun 21, 2011 4:04 pm
rockabilly_kid
B STAR
B STAR
21 June 2011

house slab price ???????

house slab price ???????

slabs vary a lot by nature. I seen many slabs around 330 squaremeter cost less than 30K recently. I built mine 3 years ago and it cost 26/27K (cant remember exactly).…

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B STAR
Jun 21, 2011 10:32 am
Templestowe
Templestowe
20 June 2011

Black Concrete..

Black Concrete..

The best black oxide I have used is Caf-X black iron oxide. 2 bags per cube and I got a nice dark black concrete. Also the finishing tools used on concrete bring the…

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Templestowe
Jun 20, 2011 11:20 am
Dollar
Dollar
19 June 2011

Need your opinion about our pavers

Need your opinion about our pavers

My toes and fingers are crossed for you VJ. Would like to hear how you go.

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Dollar
Jun 19, 2011 10:31 pm
NBEllington250E
NBEllington250E
16 June 2011

Our Slab due to be poured Monday.

Our Slab due to be poured Monday.

The extra cost for the slab was just over $5000. Apparently concrete here in Echuca is twice the price than elsewhere. ::: My apologies for removing my photos but I felt…

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NBEllington250E
Jun 16, 2011 8:38 pm
frankgrimes
frankgrimes
16 June 2011

Brick pavers around pool - re grouting, and cleaning

Brick pavers around pool - re grouting, and cleaning

Frank, you could try an outdoor pre-mix tile grout, which has smaller sand particle size, and may seep into the gaps a bit more. If they…

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frankgrimes
Jun 16, 2011 9:16 am
chuth77
chuth77
15 June 2011

Recommendations for Concreter - Northside Brisbane - Shed???

Recommendations for Concreter - Northside Brisbane - Shed???

I'm looking for someone to pour/finish my shed slab... 15m x 6.5m x 125mm... Anyone on here have any recommendations of people they have used, good service and good price?

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chuth77
Jun 15, 2011 7:32 pm
Lex
Lex
15 June 2011

10 mm Abelflex or "Approved equivalent"

10 mm Abelflex or "Approved equivalent"

:lol: OK, the first :lol: was for "this was funny" (I love rants :D ) Then the :x was for "grrrr .... I agree with the above, I hate it what they do (to many of us)" Better?? :shock:

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Lex
Jun 15, 2011 8:07 am
Lex
cherub
cherub
15 June 2011

Permeable Paving - Does anyone know anything about it?

Permeable Paving - Does anyone know anything about it?

We have permeable and normal concrete sections. Starts with cross over (normal coloured concrete), then section of permeable (olive+grey colour),and simply alternates for…

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cherub
Jun 15, 2011 6:14 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
11 June 2011

Driveways and gates

Driveways and gates

Thanks for that. Providing that the driveway is flat there shouldn't be an issue installing the track a few years down the track? Or should it be done soon after?

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blueblueblue
Jun 11, 2011 9:40 am


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