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Would you accept this path? Hopefully you can see the mound of concrete around the drains then the slope around it with no real straight gradient. I’m told I don’t…

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Kim72
Mar 13, 2019 6:46 am
Manhattan52
Manhattan52
19 November 2018

Porous Driveway recommendations

Porous Driveway recommendations

I need a porous driveway product for a KDRB. Looking at 320sqm. Has anyone used any particular products or recommendations. Both stoneset products and Trihex pavers look…

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Manhattan52
Nov 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Manhattan52
onggie
onggie
22 October 2018

Can someone identify this style of driveway

Can someone identify this style of driveway

Ok, with some help from another person I have discovered what this method is called and how they do it. It is sprayed onto the driveway and is called; Spray Fleck or Spray Crete

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onggie
Oct 22, 2018 4:07 pm
Jordann
Jordann
23 March 2018

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Companies Recommendation

Exposed Aggregate Driveway Companies Recommendation

Hello, We're building in Edmonsonpark (Sydney West) and is nearing the end of our build. Would like to ask if anyone has any recommendation for companies that does…

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Jordann
Mar 23, 2018 12:01 am
Jordann

Thanks building- expert. Unfortunately the slab isn't all straight lines.. there are done concrete bulges and also what looks to be excess brick mortar. I suspect the…

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sydneysider
Mar 07, 2018 11:15 pm
CD12JD
CD12JD
27 December 2017

Concrete skirt/path drainage on neighbouring property

Concrete skirt/path drainage on neighbouring property

Hi everyone I have a question regarding drainage for concrete pathways, we have finished our build and have moved in, next door is in the process of building and its been…

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CD12JD
Dec 27, 2017 6:55 pm
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
5 December 2017

Thoughts on polished concrete quote

Thoughts on polished concrete quote

If you are confusing about polished concrete quote you can go with wide company. I hired this company in april and they did good work and also they helped me to chosing…

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brucefil2011
Dec 05, 2017 5:26 am
brucefil2011
brucefil2011
5 December 2017

Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms

Grind & Seal existing (old concrete) Bedrooms

if your in Melbourne speak to concretefx there great. I'm doing polished concrete plus grind and seal on a new build with them. There not the cheapest but they won't rip…

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brucefil2011
Dec 05, 2017 5:21 am
bg100
bg100
6 November 2017

Concrete/Mortar for Sandstone Rock Retianing Wall

Concrete/Mortar for Sandstone Rock Retianing Wall

Just bumping this request. Any advice would be appreciated.

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bg100
Nov 06, 2017 2:14 pm
zappa141
zappa141
18 October 2017

Driveway cracks and sealer

Driveway cracks and sealer

Hi Guys, I have a similar problem, had my driveway poured about 4 months ago and now i have noticed a crack. My drive is about 5 meters wide and about 9 meters long. My…

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zappa141
Oct 18, 2017 5:41 pm
building-expert
building-expert
6 October 2017

Pouring Piers Prior to shed slab.

Pouring Piers Prior to shed slab.

Shed floor should be of similar standard as a concrete driveway, I would go for 110mm +F82 and I would definitely go with edge beam design. You may want to drive and park…

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building-expert
Oct 06, 2017 11:18 am
building-expert
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aloenyx
Sep 07, 2017 9:06 pm
aloenyx
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brodav83
Sep 04, 2017 2:18 pm

The ORG's purpose is to provide a point where any sewage surcharge can discharge to an outside area to protect the interior of the house. The ORG must be a minimum of 75mm…

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SaveH2O
Jul 16, 2017 7:25 pm
SaveH2O
TimK
TimK
3 May 2017

Painting concrete

Painting concrete

Hi guys, already done a fair bit of research on this and think I've pretty much got it figured out apart from how much hydrochloric acid I need. It's a clean new slab,…

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TimK
May 03, 2017 12:29 pm
TimK
bashworth
bashworth
4 April 2017

EZ Roll Gravel Pavers?

EZ Roll Gravel Pavers?

Surepave. . .you can buy it at Bunnings. . . . around $40/m2

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bashworth
Apr 04, 2017 8:48 pm
bashworth
GillyM
GillyM
14 March 2017

Steep, slippery driveway........ looking for suggestions?

Steep, slippery driveway........ looking for suggestions?

Received a msg abut this from Venessa, but HomeOne says I can't respond as the user is no longer registered, so hopefully Venessa will read this, and I will respond here! …

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GillyM
Mar 14, 2017 8:16 pm
GillyM
Rory
Rory
9 March 2017

HELP Removing throw on concrete color off porch tiles ?

HELP Removing throw on concrete color off porch tiles ?

Using an acid or chemical will not damage the tiles. But it will damage the concrete. And you might end up with a lot of effort and a mediocre result. It would probably be…

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Rory
Mar 09, 2017 1:27 pm
Rory
ozyboy84
ozyboy84
20 February 2017

Be Warned - unlicensed concreter Primo Concreting Steven

Be Warned - unlicensed concreter Primo Concreting Steven

Hi I was recently ripped off by Steve Costello from Primo concreting He gave a fake licence and i mistakenly paid him upfront Ive since found out that his unlicensed…

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ozyboy84
Feb 20, 2017 7:02 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
18 January 2017

Failed Concrete?

Failed Concrete?

I would be more concerned as to why/how the water is getting into the garage.

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SaveH2O
Jan 18, 2017 6:00 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
31 December 2016

Cardboard Stuck on Cement

Cardboard Stuck on Cement

It will decompose in time.

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SaveH2O
Dec 31, 2016 8:37 pm
SaveH2O
Lea889
Lea889
20 November 2016

New House - Concrete Driveway Concerns (Please Help)

New House - Concrete Driveway Concerns (Please Help)

Thank you Waldorf_Grange_Build for your response. Unfortunately, I'm in Sydney. I've already engaged a pre-handover inspection, just waiting confirmation if the driveway…

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Lea889
Nov 20, 2016 12:04 pm
Rory
Rory
2 November 2016

Quotes + Pro's and Con's

Quotes + Pro's and Con's

Eek. Please do not get plain grey concrete and colour seal. Its the cowboy (cheap builders) way of doing it. The driveway will look tired in about 4 years. Or sometimes…

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Rory
Nov 02, 2016 9:28 pm
Rory
hongsil
hongsil
20 October 2016

concrete Driveway - Inner city Sydney recommendation

concrete Driveway - Inner city Sydney recommendation

Hi Everyone, Could you please recommend the concrete driveway contractor for inner City? Thanks

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hongsil
Oct 20, 2016 10:36 pm
bashworth
bashworth
2 October 2016

Repainting stenciled concrete

Repainting stenciled concrete

A photo would be useful. Could try brushing 2.3mm of sand into the 'joints' painting with a roller and then washing the sand out. might need a pressure washer as top of…

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bashworth
Oct 02, 2016 10:55 am
bashworth
purpleal
purpleal
29 August 2016

Driveway Offplan

Driveway Offplan

Hi All, Does anyone know of anyone/company that will provide a quote for a driveway off plan? Our bank wants a quote for our finance but we are finding it difficult…

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purpleal
Aug 29, 2016 3:37 pm
mikegrg1
mikegrg1
21 August 2016

Concreter in south / west sydney

Concreter in south / west sydney

Hi guys, Would you be able to recommend some good concreter for driveway around south / west sydney. Thanks heaps

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mikegrg1
Aug 21, 2016 9:15 am
mikegrg1
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mikegrg1
Jul 06, 2016 6:50 pm
mikegrg1
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 July 2016

Travertine Pavers???

Travertine Pavers???

Merbau is fine for outdoor use but as I said previously most hardwoods will leach tannin onto paths, slabs etc until they reach an equilibrium and the staining stops. It's…

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Stewie D
Jul 04, 2016 12:40 pm
Liliana
Liliana
12 May 2016

Construction inspectors recommendations? Slab issues? Sydney

Construction inspectors recommendations? Slab issues? Sydney

Hi Bella, I'm in Melbourne so I can't direct you to anyone in Sydney. Have you looked through the Yellow Pages and rung a few of them. Or maybe there is another thread…

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Liliana
May 12, 2016 12:55 pm
qebtel
qebtel
25 April 2016

Cost of Concrete and concretor

Cost of Concrete and concretor

Concrete Material cost may be different from contractor to contractor, it also depends on quality of work that you expect from a contractor.

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qebtel
Apr 25, 2016 3:47 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
29 March 2016

Paver sealer recommendations

Paver sealer recommendations

It's interesting that you find Bluestone to be porous. It's a natural stone that absorbs liquid. I would consider that porous.

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Crazyk
Mar 29, 2016 11:36 am
Crazyk
KLB
KLB
5 March 2016

How soon can formwork be removed?

How soon can formwork be removed?

Ours was removed same day aswell.

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KLB
Mar 05, 2016 8:53 am
KLB
saintlypaul
saintlypaul
1 March 2016

Patio Deck Extension ideas and approach

Patio Deck Extension ideas and approach

Hi my query is about extending my existing tiled patio. There are three different layers that I would like to make a consistent height and then tile over. If you look at…

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saintlypaul
Mar 01, 2016 11:03 pm
evaw
evaw
21 February 2016

Filling in grasscrete

Filling in grasscrete

Thank you Joynz ans Stewie D. The driveway is not sloping but it gets frequent flooding from the property next door, which sits higher than ours. If we plant, the grass…

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evaw
Feb 21, 2016 1:01 pm
AJW
AJW
14 February 2016

How many bags of GP for my little shed? HELP

How many bags of GP for my little shed? HELP

You could actually be better off getting a small concrete truck out. You need about 0.3 cubic metres, should be under $300 delivered.

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AJW
Feb 14, 2016 10:56 am
jknightsmith
jknightsmith
4 February 2016

DIY outdoor honed/burnished/polished concrete.

DIY outdoor honed/burnished/polished concrete.

Did you do this? A couple of ways it can be done. 1. When the concrete is touch dry, spray it with water, this will lift the top layer off and leave the aggregate…

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jknightsmith
Feb 04, 2016 12:31 am
mb21
mb21
18 December 2015

Sandstone paver thickness

Sandstone paver thickness

Hoping someone can let me know what is acceptable for a variation in natural stone paver? I've received my 30mm Himalayan sandstone paver (the creates they got delivered…

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mb21
Dec 18, 2015 11:00 pm
Lids
Lids
14 December 2015

Travatine paver and black pebble path

Travatine paver and black pebble path

Planning a concrete path using 300 x 300 travertine pavers in a checkerboard pattern surrounded by 20m polished black pebbles. Something my wife saw at a resort in Bali…

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Lids
Dec 14, 2015 3:06 pm
Gaggy
Gaggy
1 December 2015

Crack in new New Driveway. Is it normal?

Crack in new New Driveway. Is it normal?

Thanks guys. I have asked my concreter again and he said he will fix it when he seals it. If this crack is not going to be a big problem, I will live with it before asking…

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Gaggy
Dec 01, 2015 12:11 pm
Gaggy
Matt1
Matt1
29 November 2015

Cost to lay tiles - is this reasonable?

Cost to lay tiles - is this reasonable?

Good question. I'll have to ask but pretty sure he is. I'm supplying the tiles and he's doing the rest. Price was $60m2 for glue or $80 for screed.

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Matt1
Nov 29, 2015 7:51 pm
Matt1
jjcp
jjcp
25 November 2015

Precast concrete front fence

Precast concrete front fence

Hi Stewie, I was planing to DIY it but just did a trial run (600mmx150mmx200mm), it didnt turn out so good. It wasn't smooth as the pic above. Also, I dont have the time…

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jjcp
Nov 25, 2015 1:39 pm
The Concrete Firm
The Concrete Firm
14 November 2015

Raised Concrete Help Around Garage

Raised Concrete Help Around Garage

Hi Scott, The best fix is ripping out and relaying the raised panel. And make sure that they bolt the new panel to the garage so that it doesnt raise again. I imagine…

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The Concrete Firm
Nov 14, 2015 10:51 am
The Concrete Firm
bryn
bryn
27 October 2015

vapor barrier deterioration

vapor barrier deterioration

The slab was set out 6 weeks ago, and the plastic sheeting for the vapour barrier has deteriorated completely. One section which was older plastic is fine, so it pretty…

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bryn
Oct 27, 2015 8:57 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
11 September 2015

Thickness of concrete vs. mesh size

Thickness of concrete vs. mesh size
1, 2

I would go the 100mm slab thoughout w/- extra thickening abutting pavers and you should make sure you get it..HTH

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 11, 2015 7:11 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
qebtel
qebtel
20 July 2015

Where did the concreters in Sydney go?

Where did the concreters in Sydney go?

Standard response from most tradies when they have work on. They only get in touch when they are looking for work, otherwise care factor zero.

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qebtel
Jul 20, 2015 1:37 pm
sebjub
sebjub
15 July 2015

Help with Paver preping !!

Help with Paver preping !!

If you are on clay i would be making sure that the water is not going to cause slab heave, the pebbles may stop the ground drying out.

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sebjub
Jul 15, 2015 4:39 pm
TomCat
TomCat
8 June 2015

Opinions on Travertine Driveways

Opinions on Travertine Driveways

We've had a travertine dining table and coffee table for 20+ years. I definitely wouldn't have travertine outside. The thought of a driveway sends shudders down my spine. …

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TomCat
Jun 08, 2015 5:37 pm
TomCat
Crazyk
Crazyk
30 May 2015

Concrete slab level reference

Concrete slab level reference

In Vic from memory the RL can vary up to 40mm from drawing

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Crazyk
May 30, 2015 8:38 pm
Crazyk

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