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  • 3AW Big House Interview 2

    Posted: July 29 2014

    This interview is from the Big House program on 3AW. Phillip McGibbony from Nupave is brought in as an expert panelist for concrete and paving conversations. Topics Covered: Sand soil vs Clay soil Control Joints in Concrete Sealing concrete to protect from stains What ratio to mix cement Fix Paths cracking away from house Fixing […]

  • 3AW Big House Interview 1

    Posted: July 29 2014

    This interview is from the Big House program on 3AW. Phillip McGibbony from Nupave is brought in as an expert panelist for concrete and paving conversations. Topics Covered: Reducing Slip on Concrete Removing Trip Hazards Painted concrete going white Sealing concrete from stains

  • How to fix my garden path?

    Posted: June 30 2014

    Graham: Good morning, I live in Hoppers Crossing, have a house about 15 years old and it’s got paths around it but they’re cracking away from the house. Is that a heavy fix or an easy fix?  Phil (Nupave): I’m imagining you’ve got a little bit of what we’d call fretting around the edge of […]

  • How can I fix the cracks in my driveway?

    Posted: June 20 2014

    Bill: Good morning to all of you. I have a drive and it’s been down for 43 years, and it’s cracked in certain parts which is understandable. Is there any way I can just, I thought about mixing some cement up into a cream and doing it over with a brush, to fill the cracks. […]

  • What ratio of sand and cement should I use?

    Posted: June 10 2014

    Daniel: Good morning, I’d like to know with a cement mixer, making up up a 6 x 6 concrete slab. What ratio of sand, cement and aggregate should I use? I’m just saying to the other listeners, when they hire, get some sand and cement, what’s the ratio? Four, two and one? Phil (Nupave): The days […]

  • How should I seal my Pergola concrete?

    Posted: May 31 2014

    Tyson: I’ve done a 3 x 3 square metre slab which a pergola’s sitting on, I did it about 6 months ago. I just want to know what I should do about sealing it, sealing the concrete and waterproofing it. What sort of product I should use?  Phil (Nupave): Are you trying to waterproof it […]

  • Why do different councils require different concrete strengths?

    Posted: May 21 2014

    Excerpt from 3AW Radio Interview Ron: I used to work in Sydney and you’d go to one council and they’d say okay the cross over – 4 inches, okay. Next council, cross over – 4 inches, with steel. Next council – 5 inches of concrete, steel and chairs. Phil (Nupave): Ron, it’s exactly the same here in […]