Project Size: 104sqm
There’s always that one job, that’s booked in with plenty of time before the Christmas break, that gets delayed from the builder just those few extra days, which then mean we can’t get bookings until after the break and our client needs to wait a few more weeks. This is that job for 2017 / 2018, in the end though, definitely worth waiting a bit longer for.
We priced this project up with our client as building commenced in around mid 2017, then to return after hand over to get the driveway and some pathways in. Our clients where very cautious with what colour / style of stone they installed, even driving all the way to Maroochydore to check the installed samples from our suppliers (local suppliers didn’t have updated samples of the stones as of yet).
After the stone was picked, the typical preparation ensued in regards to removal of the curbing, sub-grade and all the steel requirements to hold everything together.
As always, I like to separate my decorative projects allowing for smaller pours (especially in Summer), but also allowing for proper construction joints at areas that are more prone to cracking than others.
Our first pour on this one saw the rear and side paths completed, along with the top parking section until we got to the roll over heading down the hill (high % crack area). This is where we stopped, allowed for a cold joint dowel connection, then returned the next day to finish things off.
The heat was a killer on this job and we were right out in it without a cloud to save us. We also like to pour our Exposed quite dry as it allows for better stone spread and wash off, also being a relatively steep driveway, the concrete was placed at about 70-80 slump. Given this, plus the heat, we were literally seeing stars during placement, not big, but hard yakka.
The end result was worth the sweat though, with a lovely, even spread of stone throughout, with good levels and a smooth look as the driveway transitions to the house and the front entry.
Thank you to our client as always, especially for your patience as well and understanding with the Christmas break, it’s good to see you’re all moved in now and we wish you the best with the future.