I need an advice on the correct paving procedure. I have a two years old house which has a slab on fill, class "M". We are on the side of the hill so my right…
DYO paving a big area
My hubby did ours on the last house we built. It was about 20 years ago. Big area. When we first planned to build here he said he was going to do it but after…
Liquid Limestone Finishing
Our LL finish also came out "rough". I was partly annoyned at the installer for not mentioning about the choice of smooth or rough finishing, but i had simply assumed it…
Driveway concretor reference.
i had my driveway done in exposed.
there are a few driveways done around my area and they all look crap compared to mine.
i had mine done by a bloke from ballarat.
Footings next to existing wall
You will need a feature/contour survey and an engineer will have to design the footings. They will tell you if it can be done or not.
You will probably want a re…
outdoor concrete area
A couple of pictures would help a lot in this situation. You can use a site like photobucket or imageshack to post them.
It sounds like because of the slop of the…
Removal of broken up concrete slabs
Like Rory I find it it surprising that you found a skip bin company that refused to take concrete (but I can think of one reason).
First up, I wonder if their questions…
Yeah my builder quoted for them but we said we'd get our own. He said it wouldn't be until the end of the build and if we changed our minds it would be the same cost.
Driveway specifications - a bit confusing
Thanks guys, and those links are fabulous.
What bothers me is these superficial joints - the text says: if the cracking happens, it should happen along the cut. I don't…
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…
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