Jun 01, 2011 9:16 pm
Approx cost to lay pavers
I've been told that laying pavers is cheaper than laying tiles. Is that true? Job size similar to the above.
May 30, 2011 9:22 am
Can you polish a screeded slab?
Nah, it's just me thinking that I'd change my mind after all heights are determined and all is done and that if I decide not to tile, that I could have a slightly polished…
Colour On Concrete??
If the builder plans to use only the colored sealer, then i would say this is not what is specified.
I'm not sure how color on works but I…
S72 or S62 Mesh?
SL 72 for a drive way (7mm and 200mm spacing or squares).
Might even go 32mpa, just in case a truck reverses on it.
5 inches but not 5cm.
$1700 for concrete at…
May 25, 2011 11:44 am
Piering require for concrete patio
If the House foundations around your alfresco area is on piers or is all filled ground piers may be needed but otherwise you shouldn't need them
Just Poured H Class Slab Cracks?
Shrinkage cracks.... its normal, as in slabs are rarely cured properly these days, so most slabs, especially high volume project builds get them to some extent.
Retrofit polished concrete floor
Oh well... too late. DH has gone and bought 110sqm of tiles on me! Maybe next time. I have been able to get heaps of info from reading this forum anyways so will be…
exposing exposed aggregate
most popular retardent is MBT for 24 hr retardent (next day wash off
basic steps for finish-
hand trowel edges abbutting walls etc as you screed and wash with…
Cracks in Driveway and Patio Concrete
Only cracks 'Should" be at the formed joints. Only trouble is lots of concreters don't place reinforcement correctly or do the right thing when forming joints.
Concreter in Melbournes West
Could you please recommend me a concreter in West Melbourne (Wyndham Vale?) I am after coloured concrete, I've rung one guy and he didn't want to do the job…
The price of a slab for paving!?!
They are so busy, I am lucky they are doing it for me. I havn't even been able to get them out to look at the area we are having done yet. If I could help you I would,…
May 06, 2011 8:52 am
Name That Exposed Aggregate!
Midways have good concrete and a good display area, my driveway was from them. Its a few years old now and I decided to give it a grind and seal it with Nu Tech Pavecoat.…
Weep holes are too high.
NewInPointCook, where did they place the damp proof course?
Weep holes do not work by themselves (in isolation); they are only effective if they are a part of a 'weep…
Urgent help! Issue with concrete pour!!
^ I've seen that too. Maybe you can call him and ask if the formwork is finished, or if he still has to install the chairs (and insist on them if he doesn't use it).
What to do with front veranda?
Probably the lowest cost options that I have used in the past is pavers laid on a stabilised sand bed. Thats about 100mm of sand with 5% cement. this gives a stronger…
May 03, 2011 12:29 pm
Pebbles/Garden Bed around slab
Get some advice from a landscaper/lawyer and really good drainage. We have 2 small garden beds up against the front of our house with drought tolerant plants. Haven't…
choosing a concreter
Our finished product looks great compared with the job done for CC_newhome. Bad luck with that guy.
1 slab is 20mm out in one corner and another slab has a hollow in it…
Paging onc_artisan, Paging onc_artisan?
Send a PM to user onc_artisan on this forum. He is a grano (concreter) and may be interested or if He's not available may be able…
Apr 23, 2011 3:23 pm
premixed bags of liquid limestone?
goto urbanstone / lumeah and buy a bag of limestone render, same stuff premixed with cream cement only diffrence is aggregate size but for a ptach that wont matter same MPa as well
Stamped concrete - is this acceptable?
That column sits on the foundation slab of our house and is square with the house. The pillar looks crooked thanks to the optical illusions of the crooked lines make! I…
I have got an old concrete driveway that needs coating. I has been painted previously. I realise the driveway may have to be sanded back first.
I am looking for…
Driveway and Alfresco flooring
I am looking for a concreter to build the driveway in exposed aggregate and coloured concrete flooring(thinking of stencilled concrete).
Any recommendations for…
Making a poured concrete wall
If your going to go to all the effort of pouring a concrete wall, instead of tiling it why don't you get it polished.
It will look better than tiles and probably last…
Dowelling in concrete
Slabs resist the effect of trench subsidence by shear strength. The issue with subsidence is that you never know whether you will have to deal with the slab acting as a…
Paying for Substandard Work?
No I would pay the price that I was quoted.
My key point is IF the the grano admits fault and says they'll fix it, then they should be given the opportunity to do so.
Has anyone ordered their own concrete?
We'd have to have more than one load for sure. They were even planning a 2 day pour. There would be a small difference in colour at the join (or so I'm told). Also one guy…