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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 7:41 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 6:35 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 9:33 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 1:49 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 5:25 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 5:36 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 10:35 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 5:51 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 4:07 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 3:57 pm
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 12:06 pm
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 4:39 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 4:32 pm
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zeitgeber
Aug 20, 2011 11:23 am
zeitgeber
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Casa2
Aug 19, 2011 4:29 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 11:00 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 9:04 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 6:50 pm
Lex
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Lex
Aug 07, 2011 7:53 pm
Lex
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Lex
Aug 05, 2011 9:41 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 9:59 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 10:12 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 2:41 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 12:34 pm
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 9:54 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 7:55 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 11:14 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 3:25 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 4:32 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
23 July 2011

Concrete against fence

Concrete against fence

Great thread. Any updates?

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Testedbytime
Jul 23, 2011 11:07 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 5:17 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 1:25 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 10:35 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 5:37 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 8:32 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 1:04 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 9:39 pm
tinkster
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
9 July 2011

A piece of concrete... polished

A piece of concrete... polished
1, 2

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 12:43 pm
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 4:02 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 8:52 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 5:27 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 7:32 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 30, 2011 12:30 am
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 3:45 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 11:11 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 26, 2011 12:04 am
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 1:25 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 11:23 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 11:17 pm
Planned LScape


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