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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 7:53 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 12:49 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 11:44 am
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 6:42 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 8:08 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 7:11 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 5:45 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 4:59 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 8:08 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 9:21 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 8:04 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 10:45 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 11:46 am
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 3:41 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 8:52 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 6:29 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 7:16 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 8:16 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 6:55 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 6:45 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 9:54 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 10:43 pm
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Aiah
Apr 28, 2011 6:54 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 10:28 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 2:56 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 6:31 pm
Paul8
Paul8
23 April 2011

Driveway paving in bad drainage area,, or alternatives??

Driveway paving in bad drainage area,, or alternatives??

Thanks guys, my drainpipes get piped into my 7000 gallon rainwater tank, and when its full which it usually is, the overflow goes straight onto the lawn which is simply…

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Paul8
Apr 23, 2011 3:23 pm
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onc_artisan
Apr 23, 2011 10:22 am
onc_artisan
btherl
btherl
21 April 2011

Covered weep holes :(

Covered weep holes :(

This document has some pictures and a description of what can happen when your paving or garden bed is too high.. http://www.concrete.net.au/publications ... mpness.pdf

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btherl
Apr 21, 2011 11:38 am
btherl
davinci
davinci
20 April 2011

premixed bags of liquid limestone?

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

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davinci
Apr 20, 2011 5:08 pm
davinci
maigraith
maigraith
20 April 2011

Stamped concrete - is this acceptable?

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…

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maigraith
Apr 20, 2011 3:34 pm
Lex
Lex
20 April 2011

New coloured concrete driveway - What is acceptable?

New coloured concrete driveway - What is acceptable?
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So that's a smooth one? I guess like on garage floors? That could be too slippery indeed. However, I've found a solution :D Spray-on decorative. :lol: Looks gorgeous, like…

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Lex
Apr 20, 2011 3:29 pm
Lex
tilt10
tilt10
18 April 2011

Driveway coating

Driveway coating

Hi 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…

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tilt10
Apr 18, 2011 2:52 pm
Lex
Lex
14 April 2011

How do you build this??

How do you build this??

:shock: :shock: Yeah, I had a look at your house before, great work there, chippy!! :: :: Thanks chippy :D

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Lex
Apr 14, 2011 8:26 pm
Lex
lakgar
lakgar
12 April 2011

Driveway and Alfresco flooring

Driveway and Alfresco flooring

Hi I am looking for a concreter to build the driveway in exposed aggregate and coloured concrete flooring(thinking of stencilled concrete). Any recommendations for…

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lakgar
Apr 12, 2011 7:29 pm
m_shawry
m_shawry
6 April 2011

Making a poured concrete wall

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…

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m_shawry
Apr 06, 2011 6:17 am
m_shawry
noremac
noremac
5 April 2011

Epoxy Garage floor in bulk , anyone know where I can get it?

Epoxy Garage floor in bulk , anyone know where I can get it?

see this link http://www.autochic.com.au/news/pimping ... loor-Kits/ I would like the finish with out the flakes though through the house living areas. Maybe sprinkle on…

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noremac
Apr 05, 2011 7:21 pm
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

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