Paving & Concreting
Sealing Concrete Pathway
We're putting in concrete side pathways along both sides of the house as well as just plain concrete carport. Would I need to seal this? Are there any advantages…
I’m not sure if this is the right section as this is my first time but I am trying to find someone that does gravel driveways like this picture as an example that will…
Driveway thickness under 100 mm
I'm glad that they got back to you.
Sorry that I couldn't be more definitive re the legal status of AS3727 but I am reasonably confident that it hasn't been legislated.…
Brisbane Conceters - a Rant
Thank you for your most excellent contributions here. I guess this thread really got under your skin, since you signed up just to reply? Hilarious. Hey I reckon your next…
Which ever way you do it, you'll need to have a waterproof layer and pour all at once. Especially if it's under natural ground level.
Jan 25, 2017 7:49 pm
Restoring old brick paving grout
We have clay brick pavers around our pool that are about 35-40 years old. They are laid on a sand cement base. The pavers are still in good condition and still level. The…
Steel in Concrete Slab HELP PLEASE
Bought 10 acres further out of town and when i contacted the building inspector about approval he laughed and said build what you like just don't go building a factory and…
Oct 28, 2016 1:40 pm
Brisbane/Ipswich Concreters required
All I can say is good luck finding someone to actually give you a quote and then to either turn up to do the work or to stick to the quote they gave you.
Big enough driveway to reverse a car
Normally,Plan driveways with a minimum of 10 feet of width for each vehicle. If space allows, use wider spacing for easier walk-about space between vehicles, the driveway,…
Cracked cement layer under brick paving
Some of my thoughts:
Most likely the concrete base did not have reinforcement and a compressed road base so it wouldn't take much to crack. The tree roots could have led…
Expansion joint foam aka able flex
Thanks for the reply. I'm more so actually wondering when to use the able flex if there's a law on it or not.
I have able flex where it meets the brickwork but where it…
Qld Driveway Quote - too high?
Make sure you check out previous jobs. Exposed aggregate is somewhat of an art and it can easily go wrong if they've not much experience.
It’s quite normal to have cracks on your concrete. My family home that has concrete in its driveway was like this for years and we didn’t do anything about it. It was…
Sealing exposed aggregate driveway?
Is this Sealer 202 a brand and from where can be sourced?
Our driveway was sealed only two months ago but our Concreter used some super ****…
Sep 03, 2015 9:23 am
Black & White Exposed Aggregate
Has anyone got or seen exposed aggregate using Charcoal or Black cement with White stones?
Wanting to do this for my driveway but looking for different versions.
Polish concrete in a waffle pot slab
yep well all that would be expensive... a standard concrete topping of 32mpa with select stones around $75 a sq mtr placed. I don't like putting metal strips in because…
Jan 16, 2015 4:44 pm
You can use a sand and cement mixture but make sure you don't get it too wet.
Travertine without slab
My alfresco is under the main roof with a cedar lined ceiling so I wanted a certain look. I will be continuing the stone from inside through the alfresco. My concern is…
Coloured concrete paving.
That is a chemical residue that has been left behind from the stripper .. Use a degreaser to remove this . Once you have removed the residue insure that the surface is…
Is this normal??
Yes we have sent written complaint about the work. Suddenly there was a heap of grinding today to tidy things up slightly but no acknowledgement of defects, only request…
Question regarding the finished quality and tollerances of exposed agregate concrete. This is the second attempt for the builder to do a driveway for us on our…
Sand and Gravel Mix
Hi guys, i am looking or somewhere to buy sand and gravel mix for a concrete slab in Brisbane. any recommendations would be much appreciated. On that note is the correct…
Jun 14, 2013 7:32 am
Feb 10, 2013 12:38 pm
Fix cracked concrete stencilling?
Thanks for the feedback. After weeks of haggling, chasing and disinterest it became clear that nothing was going to happen. Since the stencilling is just on our front…
What finish to concrete floor.
years ago a work friend had the concrete in the main living area of the house stained ( like driveway stain) when the slab was laid. they planned to eventually put down…
Stone gouge in new concrete driveway
Wait until it cures, then wait another couple of months and if it still bugs you then mix up a stiff mortar mix and fill it - not very wet either.
Seriously, you probably…
Exposed aggregate, advice needed
It seems to me that landscaper came too early and interfered with concreter's work.
Landscaper ignored your instructions not to do it (you are builder in…
Mar 19, 2012 9:03 pm
core drilling questions
Was hoping someone could advise about a few questions I have regarding concrete core drilling.
I need to install a balustrade along the edge of a concrete slab,slab edge…