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uncle tonksy
uncle tonksy
4 April 2011

Exposed aggregate driveway - Perth - Help

Exposed aggregate driveway - Perth - Help
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Thanks for that onc, will do the usual ring around again on days off. Will let you all know how it goes.

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uncle tonksy
Apr 04, 2011 10:53 pm
uncle tonksy
bashworth
bashworth
4 April 2011

Dowelling in concrete

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…

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bashworth
Apr 04, 2011 10:31 pm
bashworth
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
4 April 2011

Paying for Substandard Work?

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. If…

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chrisandkate
Apr 04, 2011 9:22 am
Lex
Lex
3 April 2011

Has anyone ordered their own concrete?

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…

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Lex
Apr 03, 2011 1:37 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
1 April 2011

Best method of curing an exposed aggregate driveway?

Best method of curing an exposed aggregate driveway?
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I totally agree, i, this is the best looking aggregate I've seen (well, at least in this shade)!! :: Looks super gorgeous!! Sorry, can't help with the spills of the…

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Lex
Apr 01, 2011 11:27 am
Lex
Lex
Lex
30 March 2011

Paving and Concreted Basement

Paving and Concreted Basement

Pavers. There are some beautiful ones and cheap as chips, just go to a big Amber yard and look outside in not so flashy sections.

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Lex
Mar 30, 2011 6:35 pm
Lex
Balicinta
Balicinta
30 March 2011

HELP!!!! Please

HELP!!!! Please

Hi There, No, unfortunately not a new house, it is a removal house :cry:

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Balicinta
Mar 30, 2011 4:53 pm
batman
batman
30 March 2011

Not all sealers created equal ?

Not all sealers created equal ?

Just out of curiosity, what wrong with the bunnings products? (not that I would normally use them)

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batman
Mar 30, 2011 11:34 am
Lex
Lex
30 March 2011

paving / concreting or pavers as stepping stones?

paving / concreting or pavers as stepping stones?

So, you already have the Aspenstone as pool coping? :th: If not, can you use 'Stoneworks Travertine' for that, instead of Aspenstone, to blend it all together? But anyway,…

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Lex
Mar 30, 2011 8:04 am
Lex
danrts
danrts
29 March 2011

boral aspenstone - anyone got any photos?

boral aspenstone - anyone got any photos?

has anyone paved using boral aspenstone? if so I'm thinking of paving using this and would be interested in some photos thanks daniel.

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danrts
Mar 29, 2011 10:14 pm
danrts
danrts
29 March 2011

Your opinion please: paving to connect two decks

Your opinion please: paving to connect two decks

thanks for the opinions. Davinci : the raised stepping stones look great, however a bit beyond what I'm looking to spend on the stepping stones!

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danrts
Mar 29, 2011 9:21 pm
Springleaf
Springleaf
28 March 2011

Budgeting Amount For Driveway?

Budgeting Amount For Driveway?

Thanks for the info guys, we'll check out those sites!

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Springleaf
Mar 28, 2011 6:45 am
Springleaf
pattycake4
pattycake4
25 March 2011

concrete or decking

concrete or decking
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Hi Onc,having working drawing done,when finish will get you to quote job .

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pattycake4
Mar 25, 2011 8:01 pm
danb
danb
22 March 2011

Paving Ideas

Paving Ideas

Standard driveway, 6m wide x 5m long, I had a few ideas but want to do something a little "different"! We went for the slate pattern, just liked the texture of it and…

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danb
Mar 22, 2011 10:17 am
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kristyv
Mar 22, 2011 8:51 am
Aiah
Aiah
20 March 2011

To Pin or Not To Pin - That is the Question?

To Pin or Not To Pin - That is the Question?

I have had 3 quotes to do the concrete driveway and paths around the house. Two of the concreters want to pin the driveway and paths to our Waffle…

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Aiah
Mar 20, 2011 1:33 pm
Aiah
Lex
Lex
19 March 2011

Exposed aggregate - dangerous for kids?

Exposed aggregate - dangerous for kids?
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Thanks donuts ::kissed:: Those soft colours are sooo beautiful! :shock: All I ever think of is a medium to dark grey!! ::hyst:: I think your driveway looks very good! Bet those in the know…

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Lex
Mar 19, 2011 8:58 pm
Lex
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
18 March 2011

who pays for a retaining wall

who pays for a retaining wall

As the other 2 stated your neighbor will be the one to flip for the retaining wall, but don't use concrete sleepers for the wall unless its a "I want concrete and nothing…

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chrisandkate
Mar 18, 2011 1:39 pm
mohit
mohit
14 March 2011

Pavers or tiles?

Pavers or tiles?

Lex, we are leaning towards Tiles on concrete. Have asked for some quotes...will post some before and after pics as and when it gets done!!

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mohit
Mar 14, 2011 6:26 am
Lex
Lex
12 March 2011

Light coloured pavers - maintenance?

Light coloured pavers - maintenance?

Thanks, tm :D ... have to admit that I thought that your a/f tiles were grey :oops: Hmmm ... if tiles are so hard to keep clean, I can only imagine that pavers would be even…

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Lex
Mar 12, 2011 10:48 pm
Lex
luke11
luke11
12 March 2011

Colour Concrete Driveway Price? North/East Suburbs of Melb

Colour Concrete Driveway Price? North/East Suburbs of Melb

Hi Chris And Kate, which company are you thinking of going with? Luke

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luke11
Mar 12, 2011 4:52 pm
luke11
bashworth
bashworth
11 March 2011

Sandstone paving on concrete questions

Sandstone paving on concrete questions

Basically expansion joints on small ground slabs are to ensure that expansion of the slab does'nt affect the adjacent structures. The joints needs to be against any fixed…

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bashworth
Mar 11, 2011 11:45 am
bashworth
MR DOGP
MR DOGP
9 March 2011

Concreter and Paver in Adelaide

Concreter and Paver in Adelaide

Hi, can somebody pass me the contact detail for the trades person in Adelaide for residential footing concrete and pavement? Thanks

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MR DOGP
Mar 09, 2011 12:27 pm
First_Timer_Ray
First_Timer_Ray
9 March 2011

When to stain a treated pine deck?

When to stain a treated pine deck?

We built a treated pine slat fence and left that for a few months before cleaning it and applying a merbau stain (both by Intergrain). With what leftovers decking planks…

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First_Timer_Ray
Mar 09, 2011 12:19 pm
First_Timer_Ray
Lex
Lex
9 March 2011

concrete colours - Help !!!

concrete colours - Help !!!
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We have spent more time & angst on our ... !@#$%^ driveway than the rest of the house ! ::: ... I can sense another sleepless night approaching …

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Lex
Mar 09, 2011 10:53 am
Lex
wrexter
wrexter
7 March 2011

Paving or Decking ??

Paving or Decking ??

For me decking is worth the downsides. It looks amazing. Only trouble with liquid limestone is when/if it cracks.

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wrexter
Mar 06, 2011 11:41 pm
wrexter
pacheco10
pacheco10
6 March 2011

Driveway.

Driveway.

I'm building a house in Murrumba Downs ,Qld. Does anyone recommend someone to do exposed agg d/way and concrete Alfresco area at reasonable rates. Thanks

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pacheco10
Mar 06, 2011 3:00 pm
Lukemac55
Lukemac55
5 March 2011

Decorative Saw Cut Concrete

Decorative Saw Cut Concrete

Thanks for your reply davinci, I was thinking about have the concrete very lightly polished not to expose the agg but just give the concrete a more stone like…

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Lukemac55
Mar 05, 2011 3:48 pm
EddieV
EddieV
4 March 2011

Road Base Variation

Road Base Variation

Im currently working on a PIY paving job in Adelaide and using road base and then sand under the pavers. I was wondering what is considered to be a suitable level of…

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EddieV
Mar 04, 2011 9:26 pm
Pulpo
Pulpo
4 March 2011

Coloured Concrete - Through or on Top?

Coloured Concrete - Through or on Top?

I think it does mention hardener for the on top products. I have done no research "why is that so" They must be hanging their hat on some bit of theory. Personally from…

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Pulpo
Mar 04, 2011 11:57 am
Lex
Lex
4 March 2011

Coloured sealer on plain concrete

Coloured sealer on plain concrete

Thanks kassan1973 :D BTW, noticed that this site says "93 MPA strength after 28 days" ... "A finish that is stronger than concrete itself" ... :shock: This finish layer then…

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Lex
Mar 04, 2011 8:18 am
Lex
devospad
devospad
4 March 2011

Any recommendations and cost of crossover in WA

Any recommendations and cost of crossover in WA

I was told by our CLO to do it after handover and get the guy that did the rest of our driveway to do it. It will probably cost a fortune which im hoping im wrong about...…

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devospad
Mar 03, 2011 11:52 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
3 March 2011

Re-sealing a concrete driveway

Re-sealing a concrete driveway

How about on secondment to the employer :lol: He's a nasty boss :lol:

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onc_artisan
Mar 03, 2011 5:54 pm
onc_artisan
bashworth
bashworth
3 March 2011

DPC height and weep hole height

DPC height and weep hole height

I would have thought that Major issue should be the DPC should be below the floor level for concrete floors or below the bearer level for suspended floors and the weep…

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bashworth
Mar 03, 2011 4:04 pm
bashworth
zoe's mama
zoe's mama
3 March 2011

Perth concretor wanted ASAP for crossover

Perth concretor wanted ASAP for crossover

Hi everyone Just seeking any recommendations for a concretor to pour a new crossover for us in the inner northern suburbs of Perth? We're on a main road so we're aware…

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zoe's mama
Mar 02, 2011 11:50 pm
bashworth
bashworth
1 March 2011

stormwater drainage - how deep

stormwater drainage - how deep

For a location like this where there is no big loads there is no real need for crushed rock/or sand under the pipe. Lay the pipe on the bottom of the trench and place sand…

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bashworth
Mar 01, 2011 3:52 pm
bashworth
Lex
Lex
1 March 2011

Driveway Finish

Driveway Finish

Rory, is that pic of a plain non-coloured concrete??

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Lex
Mar 01, 2011 8:16 am
Lex
Lex
Lex
1 March 2011

patio concrete

patio concrete

What's stipple finish? Is it the same as "coved" finish?? :oops:

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Lex
Mar 01, 2011 8:14 am
Lex
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
28 February 2011

Driveway maintenance

Driveway maintenance

supposed to have Annual upkeep I never did mine in the 9 years I lived in my house

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mecha-wombat
Feb 28, 2011 9:07 pm
mecha-wombat
coffeegal
coffeegal
27 February 2011

Age old debate concrete vs paving

Age old debate concrete vs paving

I made my decision to go with clay pavers. Cant wait to have it done. Thanks for all the thoughts.

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coffeegal
Feb 27, 2011 5:54 pm
Lex
Lex
27 February 2011

New concrete pockmarked

New concrete pockmarked

I've seen driveways poured right onto clay and it amazes and confuses me. I thought that concrete should always be poured onto a thick bed of compacted sharp rock. I…

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Lex
Feb 26, 2011 11:26 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
26 February 2011

DRIVEWAY - SAW CUTS

DRIVEWAY - SAW CUTS
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I thought there are 2 types of saw cuts: "mandatory" (those that help prevent cracking willy-nilly) and decorative. I thought that "mandatory" saw cuts should not be…

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Lex
Feb 26, 2011 10:58 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
26 February 2011

Stencilled concrete - Dead in water???

Stencilled concrete - Dead in water???

Saw one new-ish dwy done that way and it looks really good, we are considering it. What I really like about it is that the embossed pattern somewhat tones down the swirls…

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Lex
Feb 26, 2011 7:17 pm
Lex
kexkez
kexkez
26 February 2011

house bricks as pavers

house bricks as pavers

the path to our front door has been made with house bricks. because we have a huge area to eventually pave we have done this for the moment. ( ok for the past 18 mnths) …

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kexkez
Feb 26, 2011 12:55 pm
kexkez
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
24 February 2011

Show me your polished/ honed concrete floors!!! PLEASE

Show me your polished/ honed concrete floors!!! PLEASE

The search function holds the answers you are looking for. I'm pretty sure onc_artisan has a link to his photobucket that has some of the polished and honed jobs he has done too.

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chrisandkate
Feb 24, 2011 8:11 am
draco76
draco76
21 February 2011

wet concrete floor

wet concrete floor

thanks all.. will not worry about it for now i guess..

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draco76
Feb 21, 2011 10:41 pm
bashworth
bashworth
19 February 2011

exposed ground aroung the house

exposed ground aroung the house

I just keep the ground level a full brick below the weep holes and slope away from the house and have never had any problems in any of the houses I have lived in including…

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bashworth
Feb 19, 2011 1:56 pm
bashworth
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Lex
Feb 17, 2011 8:09 pm
Lex


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