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onc_artisan
onc_artisan
7 February 2011

Small Concreting Job - Confused Beginner!

Small Concreting Job - Confused Beginner!

as above^^ If you don't dowel the joint you might end up with sand jacking causing the lip TDL is talking about.

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onc_artisan
Feb 07, 2011 9:13 am
onc_artisan
housewash
housewash
7 February 2011

Landscaper has ruined my pavers. Advice?

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…

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housewash
Feb 07, 2011 5:30 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
8 February 2011

concrete form board

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…

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kassan1973
Feb 08, 2011 8:32 pm
Aiah
Aiah
9 February 2011

Concrete - What's reasonable?

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…

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Aiah
Feb 09, 2011 3:13 pm
Aiah
abraham
abraham
9 February 2011

Stamped concreting

Stamped concreting

Hi, I would like to get the drive way, portico stamped concerted, is it a good idea and what are the normal rates per sqm

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abraham
Feb 09, 2011 9:53 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
11 February 2011

Decking Alternates?

Decking Alternates?

Oh OK. 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…

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chrisandkate
Feb 11, 2011 12:14 pm
davinci
davinci
11 February 2011

Pool coping paver - bullnose or standard? (Boral Aspenstone)

Pool coping paver - bullnose or standard? (Boral Aspenstone)

for the price standard boral pavers arnt overly competitive or of a high quality. Maybe look at natural stone like granite in 32 mm thickness or if you like man made…

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davinci
Feb 11, 2011 4:05 pm
davinci
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onc_artisan
Feb 12, 2011 9:52 pm
onc_artisan
Lex
Lex
13 February 2011

Stencil job gone bad?

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…

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Lex
Feb 13, 2011 7:19 pm
Lex
qlarson
qlarson
14 February 2011

Concrete step/stair height?

Concrete step/stair height?

Hello, 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…

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qlarson
Feb 14, 2011 5:24 pm
Lex
Lex
15 February 2011

Slabs - Calling all engineering & experienced minds ...

Slabs - Calling all engineering & experienced minds ...

Yep, pretty much, i drew it to scale, specifiying what materials i was going to use (which are available off the council websites)…

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Lex
Feb 14, 2011 11:01 pm
Lex
qlarson
qlarson
15 February 2011

Cost of a driveway in Brisbane?

Cost of a driveway in Brisbane?

Hello, 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…

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qlarson
Feb 15, 2011 3:37 pm
luvlee79
luvlee79
16 February 2011

single/double driveway

single/double driveway

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…

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luvlee79
Feb 16, 2011 1:55 pm
radiuz
radiuz
16 February 2011

Concreter/Ashpalt in Melb Eastern Suburbs

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.

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radiuz
Feb 16, 2011 8:15 pm
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Lex
Feb 17, 2011 8:09 pm
Lex
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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kristyv
Mar 22, 2011 8:51 am
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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