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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 5:04 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 11:32 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 12:20 pm
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 11:31 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 9:38 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 10:16 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 8:32 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 9:07 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 7:14 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 10:40 am
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
10 June 2011

is it important to seal a coloured concrete driveway?

is it important to seal a coloured concrete driveway?

Thanks. the concretor didn't seem too interested or that concerned in sealing the driveway and suggested i do it myself. we're going to get a…

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Victoria_g06
Jun 10, 2011 8:29 am
Victoria_g06
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
9 June 2011

STAGED POUR VERSUS SINGLE POUR

STAGED POUR VERSUS SINGLE POUR

^^ that and a sever reduction in the number of cold joins.

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onc_artisan
Jun 09, 2011 10:06 pm
onc_artisan
Starz
Starz
9 June 2011

Exterior Inground Lights in concrete, whats the process?

Exterior Inground Lights in concrete, whats the process?

okay, yes makes sense now. The electrician has laid the conduit to from the garage to the posts so I just have to show the concreter the plastic box and get the concreter…

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Starz
Jun 09, 2011 1:17 pm
Starz
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brbp
Jun 07, 2011 11:14 am
Lex
Lex
3 June 2011

Concrete piers in WET clay

Concrete piers in WET clay

Thanks so much Pulpo ::smile:: These piers will support a patio slab (light weight), but still ... the slab will be separate to the house slab (no link) but will be abutting…

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Lex
Jun 03, 2011 4:06 pm
Lex
jassy
jassy
1 June 2011

Soil under slab washing away

Soil under slab washing away

No functionning camera at the moment, I'm afraid.

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jassy
Jun 01, 2011 10:16 pm
bicko123
bicko123
1 June 2011

Do we need a concrete pump?

Do we need a concrete pump?
1, 2, 3

Rightio :th: (Still haven't heard of 2 layers of fabric laying directly one on another ::hyst:: but it…

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bicko123
Jun 01, 2011 9:49 pm
Lex
Lex
1 June 2011

Recourse re: bad pavers?

Recourse re: bad pavers?

Geez :shock: ... what some suppliers say without blinking :evil: How did you go with this?

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Lex
Jun 01, 2011 12:59 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
1 June 2011

Approx cost to lay pavers

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.

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Lex
Jun 01, 2011 12:56 pm
Lex
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avion
May 30, 2011 10:22 am
avion
Lex
Lex
27 May 2011

Can you polish a screeded slab?

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…

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Lex
May 27, 2011 8:53 pm
Lex
msolok
msolok
27 May 2011

Colour On Concrete??

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…

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msolok
May 27, 2011 1:49 pm
Pulpo
Pulpo
25 May 2011

S72 or S62 Mesh?

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…

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Pulpo
May 25, 2011 12:44 pm
bashworth
bashworth
25 May 2011

Piering require for concrete patio

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

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bashworth
May 25, 2011 7:42 am
bashworth
shakyreno
shakyreno
24 May 2011

Jetmaster open fireplace hearth requirements

Jetmaster open fireplace hearth requirements

I love the look of the concrete ones too Aiah, but don't want to introduce another element into this open plan space (will be using the same surface in our kitchen and…

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shakyreno
May 24, 2011 9:08 pm
shakyreno
Aiah
Aiah
24 May 2011

Just Poured H Class Slab Cracks?

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. Some on…

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Aiah
May 24, 2011 8:11 pm
Aiah
bashworth
bashworth
24 May 2011

Reo in shed slab?

Reo in shed slab?

Yes you need to put mesh in at least SL52 with at least 100mm of concrete. Here is a useful link for the concreting. http://www.concrete.net.au/publications ... Basics.pdf

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bashworth
May 24, 2011 6:45 pm
bashworth
TripleCCC
TripleCCC
19 May 2011

Retrofit polished concrete floor

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…

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TripleCCC
May 19, 2011 5:59 pm
peter1
peter1
18 May 2011

Stencil vs Stamp vs Tiles vs Pavers

Stencil vs Stamp vs Tiles vs Pavers

Thanks for replying. Yes, it was a typo, I meant tiles. I will visit some display homes to get more ideas.

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peter1
May 18, 2011 9:08 pm
evo550
evo550
16 May 2011

Advice for choosing concrete/concreter please

Advice for choosing concrete/concreter please

Is there any concreter certificates the person doing it should have that I will ask for? Any advice greatly…

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evo550
May 16, 2011 10:21 pm
davinci
davinci
13 May 2011

exposing exposed aggregate

exposing exposed aggregate

most popular retardent is MBT for 24 hr retardent (next day wash off basic steps for finish- screed hand trowel edges abbutting walls etc as you screed and wash with…

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davinci
May 13, 2011 9:04 am
davinci
1sthome
1sthome
9 May 2011

$6000 for 62sqm concrete driveway ? Is this OK?

$6000 for 62sqm concrete driveway ? Is this OK?

what's the approx. volume of concrete needed? what extent of work is involved? I think a $/m2 comparison isn't always that accurate. We had 65m2 laid as 2 slabs but they…

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1sthome
May 09, 2011 11:45 pm
bashworth
bashworth
9 May 2011

Cracks in Driveway and Patio Concrete

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.

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bashworth
May 09, 2011 12:46 pm
bashworth
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
7 May 2011

Concreter in Melbournes West

Concreter in Melbournes West

Hi everyone, 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…

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Victoria_g06
May 07, 2011 4:41 pm
Victoria_g06
deb17
deb17
6 May 2011

The price of a slab for paving!?!

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,…

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deb17
May 06, 2011 9:52 am
m_shawry
m_shawry
6 May 2011

Name That Exposed Aggregate!

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.…

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m_shawry
May 06, 2011 7:29 am
m_shawry
Lex
Lex
5 May 2011

Weep holes are too high.

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…

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Lex
May 05, 2011 8:16 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
5 May 2011

Urgent help! Issue with concrete pour!!

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). Not…

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Lex
May 05, 2011 9:16 am
Lex
bashworth
bashworth
3 May 2011

What to do with front veranda?

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…

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bashworth
May 03, 2011 7:55 pm
bashworth
bashworth
bashworth
3 May 2011

ISSUE WITH CONCRETING PLS HELP.

ISSUE WITH CONCRETING PLS HELP.

Fairly easy DIY job for small jobs…

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bashworth
May 03, 2011 7:45 pm
bashworth
davinci
davinci
2 May 2011

Paving landscaping quotes recs

Paving landscaping quotes recs

If you still require a quotation let me know. Troy

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davinci
May 02, 2011 10:54 am
davinci
Ruby52550
Ruby52550
1 May 2011

Pebbles/Garden Bed around slab

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…

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Ruby52550
May 01, 2011 11:43 pm
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Aiah
Apr 28, 2011 7:54 am
Aiah
1sthome
1sthome
27 April 2011

choosing a concreter

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…

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1sthome
Apr 27, 2011 11:28 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
27 April 2011

Recommend

Recommend

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…

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chrisandkate
Apr 27, 2011 3:56 pm
somesundays
somesundays
26 April 2011

topping a concrete slab

topping a concrete slab

many thanks for your advice & prompt responses. Best regards.

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somesundays
Apr 26, 2011 7:31 pm


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