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Rory

Melbourne
Joined 26 June 2009
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15 d15 dRoryRory posted:
Multiple cracks on 4 day old driveway

You will always see the cracks after it rains due to them holding water. Even if its sealed. Also I have never seen a concrete crossover sealed. That would not…

15 d15 dRoryRory posted:
Hytec Concrete Colours - Dalmation

Best thing to do is call Hytec and ask if they can give you an address in your area where it has been poured.. also ask them how long ago…

1 year1 yearRoryRory posted:
Concrete foundation for a garage on sloping block

$6-10k most likely. It all depends on the excavations needed and if the wall is to be included and size of it etc, You would need to get…

1 year1 yearRoryRory posted:
Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway

I would never leave a customer with that for a finished job, however as far as your rights go, I think they are allowed to walk away from it as…

1 year1 yearRoryRory posted:
Crane in driveway

just watch out for the legs the crane rests its weight on.. they can crack your driveway. Im a concreter, I just repaired a broken driveway from this last week.…

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3 years3 yearsRoryRory posted:
Glue or something to hold pebbles together

The resin they use for permeable paving. Shop around for a better price. I think basf are one of the manufacturer's.

3 years3 yearsRoryRory posted:
Sealing Concrete Pathway

Also a concrete warehouse type place. The sealer will likely be less than half the price of burnings.
Allcon
Concreters warehouse
Parchem
Midway building supplies.
To name a few.

3 years3 yearsRoryRory posted:
Sealing Concrete Pathway

It would probably look nicer for longer. Less likely to stain etc.
I would say if you DIY it then go ahead. Its probably not worth paying someone to seal…

3 years3 yearsRoryRory posted:
Is this exposed aggregate normal?

Really the most you should of paid would of been the cost of the concrete. $7k.. There was no value in the labour. A reputable company would of ripped…

3 years3 yearsRoryRory posted:
Is this expected with exposed aggregate?

Looks like it was poured on a windy day. Possibly hot too. Those types of cracks are from the surface drying too quickly. Looks like they lost control of the…

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5 years5 yearsRoryRory posted:
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…

6 years6 yearsRoryRory posted:
What do you use for boxing up under a concrete slab

Its a bit hard to advise as I cant actually see the job but im sure you can get a concreter to come in and quote to do both the…

6 years6 yearsRoryRory posted:
Anyone used filler on cracked exposed aggregrate driveway?

you never know... I have a feeling it will be too white and stand out from 10 times further away than the hairline crack... or be something that crumbles away…

6 years6 yearsRoryRory posted:
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.…

6 years6 yearsRoryRory posted:
What do you use for boxing up under a concrete slab

It sounds like you need to build retaining walls around your slab. They do not have to be made of timber.
Once this is done crushed rock compacted every 100mm…

6 years6 yearsRoryRory posted:
Anyone used filler on cracked exposed aggregrate driveway?

Filling the crack will make it much more noticeable than leaving it. Its a really bad idea. (unless you find a specialist that has had success in the past then…

8 years8 yearsRoryRory posted:
Exposed Aggregate cost

It just means they may have to get an extra delivery instead of having it all in one truck. This might cost $100-$200 extra if one area is tiny or…

8 years8 yearsRoryRory posted:
Average cost for a driveway?

$110 is pretty standard for a good job. But the rate per sqm starts to climb on smaller jobs.
As it happens Im actually sat infront of my computer right…

8 years8 yearsRoryRory posted:
DIY Polished concrete floors

While I am a concreter I had never tried polishing concrete until last year when my friend built a house. He paid for the materials and grinder hire and I…

9 years9 yearsRoryRory posted:
Which size aggregate gentler on feet?

Sorry Im not sure how to link to the gallery. You will have to try a different computer to see the link. The websites working.
Regards
Rory

9 years9 yearsRoryRory posted:
Which size aggregate gentler on feet?

The main factor that determines whether its rough or smooth is the choice of a crushed aggregate vs a pebble aggregate.
Aggregate thats been crushed will have better grip underfoot…

10 years10 yearsRoryRory posted:
VCAT - Concrete retaining water

If the water is falling towards the house now and it is a new build property the likelyhood is that over time water will drain down between the house and…

10 years10 yearsRoryRory posted:
What is better? Exposed Aggregate vs Coloured Concrete?

Hey Jason,
I have never had variation in colour through with exposed aggregate as you described. Because the finished surface is not seen until the concrete is exposed the day after…

10 years10 yearsRoryRory posted:
Concrete stain removal; Australian product Marcmove.

The acid is not going to damage the rebar inside the concrete. Its alkaline in there and the acid will not penetrate that far.
I guess hydro will only clean…

10 years10 yearsRoryRory posted:
What is better? Exposed Aggregate vs Coloured Concrete?

just got to pipe up again re the above,
It sounds like this advise relates to a bad job you have had done?
If done properly there will be no…

10 years10 yearsRoryRory posted:
What is better? Exposed Aggregate vs Coloured Concrete?

I'd say exposed is the way to go. Choose a dark mix to avoid the grubby look. Thats usually the off white driveways that show the dirt. Due to…

10 years10 yearsRoryRory posted:
Concrete Driveway - Payment Breakdown

There is no need for more than a 50% payment before completion as thats all that is needed to cover materials. Anything more than that then be careful. If…

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