exposed aggregate outdoor area - pictures?
Hey onc , well, EA is just not my thing - unless it's on a driveway and hopefully done a bit smoother (as you seem to suggest). I get flashbacks of pictures of old EA in…
filling for a concrete/paved footpath
I am thinking of DIY concreting/paving the area (footpath) around the house but currently, the ground (soil fill ??) is too low (around the same height as the slab, i can…
Oct 22, 2010 5:18 pm
Paving, how to stop it moving
no, much of the sand has been washed down or away I guess, I think it's normal... we did refill it a little while back but it just gets washed…
Thinking of DIY paving, any suggestions
We did our own paving and you can easily tell it's not a professional job, but that probably says more about our skill than anything else I'm sure we would have been much…
Would appreciate any advice.
I have removed my old waterline tiles and glue patches. Water line area is due to get rendered, prior to tiler placing tiles. Tiler…
Tiling a concrete patio
I'm planning to tile my concrete patio. It is divided into three equal parts by expansion joints and I'm guessing I shouldn't tile over the expansion joints. That's my…
Oct 24, 2010 8:45 pm
Why so many grey driveways?
Dark grey to match all the dark grey roof tiles that seem to be popular at the moment.
Don't mind how they look, but think they would absorb a lot of heat in the summer sun!!!
Oct 28, 2010 1:52 pm
Auspod waffle pods
No never used these pods.
I have used hunter and builda void pods.
All similar nothing too fancy, put my foot through a few.
What are their prices?
If a big place they…
Oct 29, 2010 6:24 pm
Oh I see, I was wondering what sort of job you'd get for that price! lol
Oct 31, 2010 3:10 pm
Nov 01, 2010 11:05 pm
Watering cracked slab
Wide enough to put my fingernail through (although the cracks are not that deep) but not a credit card.
I have been examining cracks over the last week and they haven't…
Nov 04, 2010 9:45 pm
Slab not parallel to frame
Our slab has been laided and the builders have started the frame work. Everything good so far except in the laundry the slab wet area cut out and the frame are not…
Nov 06, 2010 7:56 pm
Onc and CC,
Can i suggest something that worked for me in the past. Probably depends on the type of sealer i suppose.
Anyway I used a paint…
Nov 08, 2010 8:08 am
Concreter in the West
Not sure if this post is still alive, but can someone PM me contact details of recommended concreters (also in the west side)?
Slab not parallel to frame
i think it is called "frame overhang"
tolerance level is 10mm if i am not wrong, you might want to read this
As far as I am concerned ICF is definately the way to go.
Just make sure that you also factor in the cost of double glazing and you'll also need to fully render the house…
Nov 09, 2010 3:25 pm
Slight surface cracks appear
I've had my aggregate down for about 3-4 months now, in about 4 spots there is slight surface crack which you can really only see when you hose the conrete down. Anyway to…
Coloured concrete- mixed or top layer?
oxide in conc will fade so it needs sealing, casting top of conc. with coloured hardener will also fade so it needs sealing. only colourer sealing on plain conc. will need…
Pavers for Backyard
What is the best material floor pavers for the backyard?
I don't mind paying extra money for the best..
Brick, Sandstone, Limestone, Glass, Marble, Other??
Concreting problem - My rights?
Can you see if reo mesh has been used?
Check the side of the slab there may be a bit of it exposed or perhaps shine a tourch into the crack.
I think we'll be paving on a slab base now after reading this Thanks for the details davinci
Pavers for Backyard
It is a pretty crazy price. I assum it'd be a bit cheaper in WA, seeings how that where they come from. It'd still be more than the average paver though.
Granite is really…
How to remove brick pavers?
Should be pretty easy to remove. They only put cement around the edges to hold everything in place, so once you've broken that (should be easy enough with a hammer), you…
Try Gumtree. I just got a whole bunch for free. They're dirty, but could be cleaned, and anyway I don't care - that's my garden bed edging sorted
Tips for getting concrete right
What ONC said. He knows.
The one thing I would mention about watering a slab, is that the slab needs to have a constant pool of water on it.
Many people think that…
Loose Stones - Exposed Agg
Yea mate ill grab a photo soon.
Its pretty bad and looks terrible. Place has it front and back. Front is loose everywhere, and was not waterproofed so theres a few drips…
Concrete or Pave
Hey Double B, did you end up going paving or concrete? As you know we are building with Dechellis and we have a slope like yours on the driveway. We are trying to find…