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…
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.
No, unfortunately not a new house, it is a removal house
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…
Mar 22, 2011 10:17 am
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…
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!!
Mar 14, 2011 6:26 am
Light coloured pavers - maintenance?
Thanks, tm ... have to admit that I thought that your a/f tiles were grey
Hmmm ... if tiles are so hard to keep clean, I can only imagine that pavers would be even…
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…
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
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…
concrete colours - Help !!!
We have spent more time & angst on our ... !@#$%^ driveway than the rest of the house !
... I can sense another sleepless night approaching …
Paving or Decking ??
For me decking is worth the downsides. It looks amazing.
Only trouble with liquid limestone is when/if it cracks.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Mar 04, 2011 11:57 am
Coloured sealer on plain concrete
BTW, noticed that this site says "93 MPA strength after 28 days" ... "A finish that is stronger than concrete itself" ...
This finish layer then…
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…
Perth concretor wanted ASAP for crossover
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…
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…
What's stipple finish? Is it the same as "coved" finish??
supposed to have Annual upkeep
I never did mine in the 9 years I lived in my house
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…
DRIVEWAY - SAW CUTS
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…
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…
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) …
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…