concrete: machine v hand trowling
If the shed is big enough for control joints its big enough to want to use a machine, I would be goin for a machine finish.
The guy who quoted for hand troweling probably…
Best Pool Paver
The info on resealing every couple of years is incorrect. As long as you use a Penetrating Sealer and i would recommend Waterbased because its safer to use and very DIY…
We have recently had an exposed aggregate driveway poured and sealed, however it is highly exposed. To the point where it is very uncomfortable to walk on…
Concrete path slope
We built our house in Point cook did 1m paths around the house, but in one place near the garage the path is sloping towards the hot water system near the slab. Do you…
Jun 25, 2010 8:33 pm
Cheapest option for driveway
We are in the process of getting quotes for our driveway.
We are looking at getting plain concrete and then sealing it, is this one of the cheapest options or is there…
Jun 26, 2010 12:53 pm
Road base for large paving job
You would need the roadbase as level as possible - its the best way to ensure a flat paving finish. Generally you would have about 50mm of compacted sand above the roadbase.
concrete driveway against house footings
Currently our driveway runs against the side of our house. The house is double brick and on footings and stumps. Our block and driveway is on a steep slope. I want to dig…
Can anyone help with a contractor they could recommend for asphalt driveways? Building in Ringwood East, Melbourne.
cost of paving?
Hi Sparkles - reading through some of the other threads convinced me to get our paving done onto concrete rather than onto roadbase. Added a bit to the quote but is…
Who does what and in what order?
1 Concrete or paving (we're leaning towards coloured concrete or exposed agg)
2 A new retaining wall
3 A pergola
4 Small amount of grass (and…
Driveway - concreting
Get a quote - The materials 'should' be listed
If not, ask and apply them to the quote and sign off on it
That is : Concrete mix design ( 20, 25, 32 mpa…
boncrete and paint mix
I have a large amount of exterior paint that I want to use up. Thinking of mixing it with boncrete and use as paving paint. Apparently boncrete is not moisture tolerant…
Need Eureka Tiles
We are having our driveway repaired and the concreter accidently cracked a step which is paved with Eureka tiles 110 x 110 cm called "Red Cobble". We need about 80 and we…
stamped concrete for Alfresco?
You could stamp the concrete and if you dont like it put decking over it.
In my experience the stamping doesnt cost much more at all.
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…
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!
Jul 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Hi there we have a resin that is been made just for this type of job its polyurethane and wont yellow like epoxy
Step up or excavate??
just bear in mind the highest step you can have is 190mm. You may end up with 2 steps
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…
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.
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…
what should i do..
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.
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…
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…
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…