Paving & Concreting
supposed to have Annual upkeep
I never did mine in the 9 years I lived in my house
What's stipple finish? Is it the same as "coved" finish??
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…
Perth concretor wanted ASAP for crossover
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…
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…
Coloured sealer on plain concrete
BTW, noticed that this site says "93 MPA strength after 28 days" ... "A finish that is stronger than concrete itself" ...
This finish layer then…
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.
Mar 04, 2011 12:57 pm
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…
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…
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.
Paving or Decking ??
For me decking is worth the downsides. It looks amazing.
Only trouble with liquid limestone is when/if it cracks.
concrete colours - Help !!!
We have spent more time & angst on our ... !@#$%^ driveway than the rest of the house !
... I can sense another sleepless night approaching …
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…
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
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…
Light coloured pavers - maintenance?
Thanks, tm ... have to admit that I thought that your a/f tiles were grey
Hmmm ... if tiles are so hard to keep clean, I can only imagine that pavers would be even…
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!!
Mar 14, 2011 7:26 am
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…
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…
Mar 22, 2011 11:17 am
No, unfortunately not a new house, it is a removal house
Paving and Concreted Basement
Pavers. There are some beautiful ones and cheap as chips, just go to a big Amber yard and look outside in not so flashy sections.
Has anyone ordered their own concrete?
We'd have to have more than one load for sure. They were even planning a 2 day pour. There would be a small difference in colour at the join (or so I'm told). Also one guy…
Paying for Substandard Work?
No I would pay the price that I was quoted.
My key point is IF the the grano admits fault and says they'll fix it, then they should be given the opportunity to do so.
Making a poured concrete wall
If your going to go to all the effort of pouring a concrete wall, instead of tiling it why don't you get it polished.
It will look better than tiles and probably last…
Driveway and Alfresco flooring
I am looking for a concreter to build the driveway in exposed aggregate and coloured concrete flooring(thinking of stencilled concrete).
Any recommendations for…
I have got an old concrete driveway that needs coating. I has been painted previously. I realise the driveway may have to be sanded back first.
I am looking for…
Stamped concrete - is this acceptable?
That column sits on the foundation slab of our house and is square with the house. The pillar looks crooked thanks to the optical illusions of the crooked lines make! I…
premixed bags of liquid limestone?
goto urbanstone / lumeah and buy a bag of limestone render, same stuff premixed with cream cement only diffrence is aggregate size but for a ptach that wont matter same MPa as well