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1 month1 monthkitty1kitty1 posted:
Registration & Licensed Concreters

Hi, Am having trouble finding any registered concreter in Melbourne. Does anyone know of one that does works in Melbourne West?
Works will definitely be over $5,000
Many thanks

4 months4 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Slab

Hi.
I was just outside looking at our home and was wondering why our slab is lower than both our neighbours? Our street is flat and with out home we have…

4 months4 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Reinforcement

Thanks. I guess with so many different contractors doing it their way i wondered if there was a requirement enforced by the NCC that must be followed in using reinforcement…

4 months4 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Reinforcement

Thanks thats very helpful info. Do you know if there is an Australian Standard required by the BCA for driveway and footpath concrete work?

4 months4 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Reinforcement

Thanks for the info. I have had alook around other homes for a while. Most have the steel mesh reo for the driveway only and not the path. But i…

4 months4 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Reinforcement

Thanks for the reply.
Is it part of any BCA requirements though? I mean its not for a home slab but for driveway and path.

4 months4 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Reinforcement

Hi,
I am trying to find out more info on concrete driveways and paths and I have researched with the use of steel mesh on bar chairs it is suppose…

5 months5 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Apartment Bathroom Renovation

Thanka for the info. The tile stripper trades said they normally just remove the tiles and shower base leaving the cement floor which they would sand down to ready for…

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5 months5 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Apartment Bathroom Renovation

This is what the bathroom looks like.

5 months5 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Apartment Bathroom Renovation

Thanks.
Would taking off the floor tiles in the bathroom affect the waterproofing? The demo trades said it wouldn't but wanting to make sure first.

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5 months5 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Apartment Bathroom Renovation

Hi all, Just wanting some advice on a bathroom renovation in an apartment. It is a small bathroom with just toilet, vanity, and shower. I will be removing the shower…

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9 months9 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Replacing Weep Holes with Brick Vents

Hi all. I just wondering if anyone knows if I would be able to cover up a weep hole and replace it a brick above with a brick vent? I…

10 months10 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

Thanks building-expert. I will get it in writing from them for sure. Do you know where I can find that using loose fill is not allowed to be used…

10 months10 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

So after months of going back and forth I finally got the builder to come out to take a look and they have said not using temporary downpipes or proper…

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12 months12 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

I have looked at other properties on my street done by the same builder and no downpipes or sloped grading has been done either. The soil surrounding their properties with…

12 months12 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

Yes. The concreter is willing to work with me as he is adament he did not and would not slope the concrete towards the home.
Do u think the slab is…

12 months12 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

Front on it is sloping towards the drains side on is level. He means that the concrete has moved from original grade. He showed me points of able flex that…

12 months12 monthskitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

Update: A concrete veteran has come to look at the perimeter and said the concrete has popped thats why it is level. He confirmed it by looking at the expansion…

1 year1 yearkitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

Thanks for all your help SaveH2O. The help and advise from all of you is the only thing keeping me from not breaking down right now. ::smile::

1 year1 yearkitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

The builder sends him out to check on the home at 3 months to check the inside and outside of the home and to follow up maintenance issues.

1 year1 yearkitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

Oh no, from the end of December till nearly the end January the house was not worked on as it was holidays, hence that's why down pipes only went up…

1 year1 yearkitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

Roof was up towards the end of October, and down pipes installed end of January.

1 year1 yearkitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

I laid the straight edge along different points of the foot path and most of it is level. There is a small lip on the boundry edge and I can…

1 year1 yearkitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

So although my concrete perimeter path is level the amount of water that would pass through the expansion foam between the wall and path is nothing compared to having the…

1 year1 yearkitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

No the land belongs to an estate company who we also bought our land from.

1 year1 yearkitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

Looking at weather conditions in the past year, how what is the threshold for alot of rain, to that to cause slab movement? I guess I am not sure what…

1 year1 yearkitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

Thanks SaveH20, I have engaged the services of Building Expert to come and inspect the property so hopefully he will be able to help me further.
I have also talked…

1 year1 yearkitty1kitty1 posted:
Concrete Perimeter around home

We have a pre-construction termite protection barrier, would that make any difference?
Also, with the cracks etc, can that be due to bad plastering or anything like that as well?…

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