Concrete over an existing slab in a shed?
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…
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.
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.
HELP!!! Worst concrete ever - photos added
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…
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). …
Sep 24, 2010 12:52 pm
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?
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…
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…
Oct 05, 2010 6:10 pm
Used Grass cell with good results just follow prep work for best results.
retaining wall advice please
sounding like the issues I will have with the new house I'm building, I want ducted heating, so the back will be cut 800mm and refilled.
Grey masonary blocks are…
Oct 16, 2010 2:08 am
Thats really strange.
- So no rain,
- Bright sunny day
How hot was it? did they use water to get a finish? using water usually gives a less than perfect looking finish.…
getting ready to do my driveway and looking for some opinions.
we were originally going to go exposed aggregate but decided against it as its such a massive…
Concrete Laying Quotes
Just wondering how much would it cost to lay a concrete around 7m length by 3 metres wide.
Which are the recommended companies in Perth? I was thinking about…
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 6:18 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 9:45 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 2:52 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 7:24 pm
Oh I see, I was wondering what sort of job you'd get for that price! lol
Oct 31, 2010 4:10 pm
Nov 02, 2010 12:05 am
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 10:45 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 8:56 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 9:08 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 4:25 pm