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Rory
Rory
28 July 2010

Stamped Concrete Driveway

Stamped Concrete Driveway

To greatly reduce the slip factor you can go for a light stamp texture. . a seamless stamp with saw cuts fits the bill. In my opinion it looks far better than the usual…

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Rory
Jul 28, 2010 7:51 pm
Rory
Casa2
Casa2
29 July 2010

Terminology question..

Terminology question..

Totally agree that F82 is the way to go. Not because the concrete needs it, but becasue when it's stepped on it doesn't distort. And the concreters will step onit plenty!

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Casa2
Jul 29, 2010 7:14 pm
Axarock systems
Axarock systems
31 July 2010

Bonding stones.

Bonding stones.

Hi there we have a resin that is been made just for this type of job its polyurethane and wont yellow like epoxy ::smile::

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Axarock systems
Jul 31, 2010 10:45 am
kateypink
kateypink
31 July 2010

Step up or excavate??

Step up or excavate??

just bear in mind the highest step you can have is 190mm. You may end up with 2 steps

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kateypink
Jul 31, 2010 9:40 pm
cocopops
cocopops
2 August 2010

slab approved SUBJECT TO ?

slab approved SUBJECT TO ?

unfortunately he has already been paid. in hindsight that is exactly what i s/d have done. the building surveyoe passed the inspection based on the builders undertaking…

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cocopops
Aug 02, 2010 8:37 am
cherub
cherub
8 August 2010

sandstone paver thickness

sandstone paver thickness

Would not lay that thickness sandstone on sand base. they would be more for glueing to slab applications. 50 mm would be preferred thickness.

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cherub
Aug 08, 2010 7:56 am
boz
boz
9 August 2010

Concrete floor slabs

Concrete floor slabs

Hi Can anyone please let me know what the going rate per m2 both labour only and supply waffle pod floor slab is. also any decent concrete layers around western sydney…

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boz
Aug 09, 2010 3:20 pm
prov1xno1
prov1xno1
9 August 2010

what should i do..

what should i do..

hi i have a concrete path all the way around my house. in some spots the path doesnt get any sun, and because we have had so much rain the path is always damp. it has…

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prov1xno1
Aug 09, 2010 7:19 pm
Jaymark
Jaymark
10 August 2010

Can anyone help me with Stamped concrete??

Can anyone help me with Stamped concrete??

Thank you, .i found a mob that will do it for $70 perm2.. Jm

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Jaymark
Aug 10, 2010 9:31 pm
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onc_artisan
Aug 10, 2010 10:24 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
10 August 2010

New 'blistering' slab... why and how to paint

New 'blistering' slab... why and how to paint

Bleed water happens after the job is placed... To me it look as though they use the broom waaaay to early in the process. PM me if you want to, I might have a cue or 2 to share. :wink:

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onc_artisan
Aug 10, 2010 10:30 pm
onc_artisan
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nemisis
Aug 12, 2010 8:48 am
brett3516
brett3516
12 August 2010

Painting Clay Driveway Pavers?

Painting Clay Driveway Pavers?

I have a clay paved driveway which my wife wants to change the colour of to better match the house. Stamping & stenciling & ripping up the pavers (they wont stamp/stencil…

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brett3516
Aug 12, 2010 4:09 pm
Dove
Dove
15 August 2010

Concrete Over Storm Water Pipes.

Concrete Over Storm Water Pipes.

I'm building in Melb West. The site survey recommends paving around the house to regulate moiature. The plans show the storm water running under the garage as well as all…

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Dove
Aug 15, 2010 7:04 pm
Dove
Dove
Dove
15 August 2010

Concrete Roof Tiles!

Concrete Roof Tiles!

My builder recently had me reselect roof tiles as the colour and specification had been discontinued. Very reluctantly we agreed to a tile from their range that was close…

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Dove
Aug 15, 2010 7:13 pm
Dove
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
15 August 2010

DIY concrete footing for retaining wall

DIY concrete footing for retaining wall

sika flex pro for the jointing and ask for a liquid waterproofing membrane. Do 3 coats per the directions

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onc_artisan
Aug 15, 2010 10:50 pm
onc_artisan
memphis
memphis
16 August 2010

Polished concrete, slab pour?

Polished concrete, slab pour?

All good; I will let Onc deal with it and put it out of my mind :D

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memphis
Aug 16, 2010 11:33 am
memphis
VijayGaba
VijayGaba
16 August 2010

Exposed Aggregate Driveway - Any recommendations?

Exposed Aggregate Driveway - Any recommendations?
1, 2, 3

Hi members, I am building at Truganina VIC (western Melbourne suburb), can you please also send PM me some good concreter who is good in doing exposed aggregate. I can…

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VijayGaba
Aug 16, 2010 11:33 pm
ring09
ring09
17 August 2010

driveway sealing

driveway sealing

Priti, you dont say where you are but there is a good concrete supplier in Epping, Australian Slatecrete suppliers, I think it's Yale Drive, off Coppers St, they sell all…

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ring09
Aug 17, 2010 11:21 am
ring09
xanthrope
xanthrope
17 August 2010

Ideas for fixing broken concrete driveway

Ideas for fixing broken concrete driveway

Old fashioned driveways can actually look quit charming if maintained well. They look better than the run-of-the-mill plain concrete driveways you see people building…

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xanthrope
Aug 17, 2010 4:14 pm
xanthrope
SharonC
SharonC
21 August 2010

Driveway Recommendations & Paver colours

Driveway Recommendations & Paver colours

Thanks for your comments Jacaranda. Heres a photo of the house now we've done limestone paving on front verandah and the driveways been paved. Next project is putting…

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SharonC
Aug 21, 2010 12:31 am
cmooring
cmooring
27 August 2010

Has anyone used these particular Pavers?

Has anyone used these particular Pavers?

We have paved around a pool area and under our patio with…

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cmooring
Aug 27, 2010 12:22 am
cmooring
davinci
davinci
28 August 2010

Exposed Aggregate Recommendations!

Exposed Aggregate Recommendations!

call mentone premix they have a list of installers in your area

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davinci
Aug 28, 2010 6:01 pm
davinci
Adam.M
Adam.M
6 September 2010

DIY Q: block paving driveway

DIY Q: block paving driveway

dreamhouse, paving a driveway with little fall is what you want to ensure a good drainage. There are heaps of guides out there to help which include Boral's website and…

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Adam.M
Sep 06, 2010 9:47 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
6 September 2010

Show me your AGGREGATE driveway

Show me your AGGREGATE driveway
1, 2

If less than 40 sq mtrs about $120 sq mtr plus site works. Depending on colour and aggregate mix.

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onc_artisan
Sep 06, 2010 3:43 pm
onc_artisan
newlek
newlek
6 September 2010

Paving or Decking

Paving or Decking

Thanks for the responses. I think going to look at some displays is a great idea. I've seen some pics of display homes with what looks like tiled patios which look good…

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newlek
Sep 06, 2010 10:13 pm
SherWin
SherWin
12 September 2010

Bored Concrete Piers

Bored Concrete Piers

Thank you everyone for your responses ..... they all have been very interesting and helpful ...... will definitely be following this through with the builder. Just as a…

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SherWin
Sep 12, 2010 11:58 am
bicko123
bicko123
12 September 2010

Front Verandah - concrete quote

Front Verandah - concrete quote

Getting rid of the concrete will be where a big chunk of the costs will be. Labour intensive! can you do it…

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bicko123
Sep 12, 2010 12:36 pm
Poopee
Poopee
12 September 2010

Leveling area of uneven pavers for a 2100L rainewater tank

Leveling area of uneven pavers for a 2100L rainewater tank

Thanks davinci & Huggy_B for the posts so far. They've been much help. I also went down to the local boral and the guy suggested laying a 60mm layer of rubble and then…

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Poopee
Sep 12, 2010 12:42 pm
coylum
coylum
12 September 2010

Best patio covering

Best patio covering

We have a suspended outdoor patio in full sun which also forms the roof of the workshop below and must be watertight - it is about 3 x 5M. The support…

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coylum
Sep 12, 2010 4:59 pm
art_r
art_r
15 September 2010

Raft slab

Raft slab

Hi All, Doing a home extension, converting a carport into an internal room. Doing this as an owner builder to save $$ and want to start calling around to get some…

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art_r
Sep 15, 2010 9:32 pm
cmooring
cmooring
17 September 2010

Concrete over an existing slab in a shed?

Concrete over an existing slab in a shed?

Hi All, I am curious about suggestions for concreting over an existing slab. I realise it isn't as good as removing the existing slab and having it relaid, but I can't…

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cmooring
Sep 17, 2010 10:59 pm
cmooring
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
19 September 2010

advise regarding providing concrete belt around house

advise regarding providing concrete belt around house

Edge 'beams' tend to retain the soil moisture content seasonally. This will reduce cracking, together with all the other things mentioned.(plumbing, falls etc)

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onc_artisan
Sep 19, 2010 10:54 am
onc_artisan
kel
kel
19 September 2010

waffle pod

waffle pod

susd They will replace them with bricks when bricks laying starts. I had the same, and I am told it is supposed to be a decorative feature.

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kel
Sep 19, 2010 4:58 pm
*stew*
*stew*
19 September 2010

Polished concrete driveway?

Polished concrete driveway?

Thanks Onc. The tenants will be out by next weekend so I'll get some pics when it's completely empty. It's prob about 130sqm all up - all open plan... Cheers.

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*stew*
Sep 19, 2010 11:46 pm
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rramesh
Sep 20, 2010 12:22 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
20 September 2010

Exposed Aggregate - Perth

Exposed Aggregate - Perth

Interesting spelling :D They have lots. Some even have display centers

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onc_artisan
Sep 20, 2010 11:54 pm
onc_artisan
Aiah
Aiah
22 September 2010

HELP!!! Worst concrete ever - photos added

HELP!!! Worst concrete ever - photos added
1, 2, 3, 4

You get what you pay for, be wary when you are offered a "cheaper" rate for cash. its dodgy. Cheapest quote is usually cheap for a reason, and most deserve what they pay…

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Aiah
Sep 22, 2010 4:34 pm
Aiah
Chuq
Chuq
24 September 2010

Advice on 100m driveway

Advice on 100m driveway

The last 2 houses my parents lived in had 50m driveways.. both times the driveways were redone when they lived there. The most recent was bitumened (this was early 90s). …

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Chuq
Sep 24, 2010 11:52 am
Chuq
kristofw
kristofw
26 September 2010

Cost of kerbing in Perth/WA ?

Cost of kerbing in Perth/WA ?

I'm considering concrete kerbing for my driveway. What's the resonable cost/m in Perth, WA ? Any gotchas, recommendations, etc? Chris

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kristofw
Sep 26, 2010 11:23 am
kristofw
xanthrope
xanthrope
28 September 2010

Where to get concrete reinforcing wire?

Where to get concrete reinforcing wire?

Some garden centres that specialize more in soils and rock, do store them.

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xanthrope
Sep 28, 2010 5:44 pm
xanthrope
Jagw
Jagw
2 October 2010

Paving suggestions to match Boral Coco????

Paving suggestions to match Boral Coco????

Hi all. We are in the process of rebuilding, and are bricking in Boral Aspire Coco. We're trying to choose some pavers to go with the brick, but are having a bit of…

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Jagw
Oct 02, 2010 7:58 pm
geo
geo
3 October 2010

Concrete gurus - need your opinions :)

Concrete gurus - need your opinions :)

We have a renovator home which really needs a driveway. We have road base there now as a temporary measure and due to the slope and all the rain we're getting isn't going…

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geo
Oct 03, 2010 3:09 pm
davinci
davinci
4 October 2010

Edge Tiles on Acrylic Pool not sticking

Edge Tiles on Acrylic Pool not sticking

acrylic as in fibreglass? is there a concrete beam around the perimeter of the pool? are the tiles / bullnose on the top of the pool beam (horizontal surface) or on the…

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davinci
Oct 04, 2010 6:06 pm
davinci
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take2
Oct 05, 2010 5:10 pm
take2
cherub
cherub
7 October 2010

grass pavers

grass pavers

Used Grass cell with good results just follow prep work for best results.

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cherub
Oct 07, 2010 6:09 am


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