Paving & Concreting
Apr 23, 2011 4:23 pm
Paging onc_artisan, Paging onc_artisan?
Send a PM to user onc_artisan on this forum. He is a grano (concreter) and may be interested or if He's not available may be able…
choosing a concreter
Our finished product looks great compared with the job done for CC_newhome. Bad luck with that guy.
1 slab is 20mm out in one corner and another slab has a hollow in it…
Pebbles/Garden Bed around slab
Get some advice from a landscaper/lawyer and really good drainage. We have 2 small garden beds up against the front of our house with drought tolerant plants. Haven't…
May 03, 2011 1:29 pm
What to do with front veranda?
Probably the lowest cost options that I have used in the past is pavers laid on a stabilised sand bed. Thats about 100mm of sand with 5% cement. this gives a stronger…
Urgent help! Issue with concrete pour!!
^ I've seen that too. Maybe you can call him and ask if the formwork is finished, or if he still has to install the chairs (and insist on them if he doesn't use it).
Weep holes are too high.
NewInPointCook, where did they place the damp proof course?
Weep holes do not work by themselves (in isolation); they are only effective if they are a part of a 'weep…
Name That Exposed Aggregate!
Midways have good concrete and a good display area, my driveway was from them. Its a few years old now and I decided to give it a grind and seal it with Nu Tech Pavecoat.…
The price of a slab for paving!?!
They are so busy, I am lucky they are doing it for me. I havn't even been able to get them out to look at the area we are having done yet. If I could help you I would,…
May 06, 2011 9:52 am
Concreter in Melbournes West
Could you please recommend me a concreter in West Melbourne (Wyndham Vale?) I am after coloured concrete, I've rung one guy and he didn't want to do the job…
Cracks in Driveway and Patio Concrete
Only cracks 'Should" be at the formed joints. Only trouble is lots of concreters don't place reinforcement correctly or do the right thing when forming joints.
exposing exposed aggregate
most popular retardent is MBT for 24 hr retardent (next day wash off
basic steps for finish-
hand trowel edges abbutting walls etc as you screed and wash with…
Retrofit polished concrete floor
Oh well... too late. DH has gone and bought 110sqm of tiles on me! Maybe next time. I have been able to get heaps of info from reading this forum anyways so will be…
Just Poured H Class Slab Cracks?
Shrinkage cracks.... its normal, as in slabs are rarely cured properly these days, so most slabs, especially high volume project builds get them to some extent.
Piering require for concrete patio
If the House foundations around your alfresco area is on piers or is all filled ground piers may be needed but otherwise you shouldn't need them
S72 or S62 Mesh?
SL 72 for a drive way (7mm and 200mm spacing or squares).
Might even go 32mpa, just in case a truck reverses on it.
5 inches but not 5cm.
$1700 for concrete at…
May 25, 2011 12:44 pm
Colour On Concrete??
If the builder plans to use only the colored sealer, then i would say this is not what is specified.
I'm not sure how color on works but I…
Can you polish a screeded slab?
Nah, it's just me thinking that I'd change my mind after all heights are determined and all is done and that if I decide not to tile, that I could have a slightly polished…
May 30, 2011 10:22 am
Approx cost to lay pavers
I've been told that laying pavers is cheaper than laying tiles. Is that true? Job size similar to the above.
Jun 01, 2011 10:16 pm
Concrete piers in WET clay
Thanks so much Pulpo
These piers will support a patio slab (light weight), but still ... the slab will be separate to the house slab (no link) but will be abutting…
Jun 07, 2011 5:53 am
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Jun 09, 2011 1:17 pm
Driveways and gates
Thanks for that. Providing that the driveway is flat there shouldn't be an issue installing the track a few years down the track? Or should it be done soon after?
Our Slab due to be poured Monday.
The extra cost for the slab was just over $5000. Apparently concrete here in Echuca is twice the price than elsewhere.
My apologies for removing my photos but I felt…
The best black oxide I have used is Caf-X black iron oxide. 2 bags per cube and I got a nice dark black concrete.
Also the finishing tools used on concrete bring the…
house slab price ???????
slabs vary a lot by nature. I seen many slabs around 330 squaremeter cost less than 30K recently.
I built mine 3 years ago and it cost 26/27K (cant remember exactly).…
urgent advice - bolted cap screw
It looks like it's toward the edge of the driveway anyway, so it probably wouldn't cop traffic much. I dare say they'd withstand being rolled over occasionally, though as…