Landscaper has ruined my pavers. Advice?
What is the outcome of this?
He should not of used chlorine to try and remove the mud stains, it sounds like the acid was not applied evenly, it should be reapplied by…
concrete form board
Thanks guys for your input will be endeavoring to do as one pour as i know this is best had a quote to shotcrete $380 per metre supply and spray will most likely go down…
Concrete - What's reasonable?
I wouldnt let a project builder handle your driveway.
I dont know for sure, but i would say, Masto have subcontracted it out to another company, who has in turn…
I would like to get the drive way, portico stamped concerted, is it a good idea and what are the normal rates per sqm
Our Alfresco gets poured after the house is nearly done, so its separate from the house slab completely.
You'll have to wait and see what the levels of the…
Stencil job gone bad?
Thanks for the reply jax ... pics now removed as you've explained the process of how that 'scattered' look is achieved. I suppose there would be clients who actually ask…
Concrete step/stair height?
I have been in the industry for around 15 years and have always done stairs between 175mm an 185mm. 220mm is not even legal. Just be wary of anyone that tells you…
Cost of a driveway in Brisbane?
I,m not going to knock the process of oxide troweled into the top layer of concrete. I have had to do it a few times over the years. I would however recommend full…
I don't think it will be something we will be going with but I would still like to know what it looks like. I can't find a picture and we drove around some of the new…
Concreter/Ashpalt in Melb Eastern Suburbs
Hi Grant, just wondering how you went finding a reliable and good concreter as we also in the area looking for the same. If you found someone reliable can you PM me.
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…
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) …
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…
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…
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…
supposed to have Annual upkeep
I never did mine in the 9 years I lived in my house
What's stipple finish? Is it the same as "coved" finish??
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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.
Paving or Decking ??
For me decking is worth the downsides. It looks amazing.
Only trouble with liquid limestone is when/if it cracks.
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 …
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…
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
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…
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…
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
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…
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