Concrete Contractor Darwin

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    Welcome to Pro Concreter Darwin

    Whether you are constructing or repairing patios, driveways, pathways, retaining walls, or house slabs, we are a one-stop-shop for home improvement services.
    Pro Concreter Darwin is a locally owned contractor business that offers commercial and residential concrete services in driveways, footpaths, shed/house slabs, patios, and retaining walls. We work across all of Darwin, Palmerston, Howard Springs and other areas of Northern Territory.
    We have more than ten years of work experience in designing, repairing, and installing driveways, slabs, patios, retaining walls, and other outdoor structures.
    All our technicians are insured and licensed to operate in this area, and all along, we have been offering high-quality services to our clients.
    Our services include driveways/pathways, patios, retaining walls, house/shed slabs, and other outdoor structures. Please feel free to browse our website for more information on our services.

    Our Services
    We are experts in all sorts of concretes, and we can complete working on your projects within your stipulated time. We always use the latest tools and technologies to ensure that you get high-quality services.
    All our employees are licensed and insured to design, install, and repair patios, driveways, pathways, retaining walls, and house/shed slabs. We are committed to delivering high-quality services within your budget and timelines.

    Driveways & Footpaths

    Before we construct your driveways, we consult with you and note down your requirements. We are committed to building a solid driveway that can withstand the impact of vehicle traffics.
    We have highly skilled contractors can design and build pathways with the right drainage systems. We ensure that we install suitable pathways that will allow rain water fall quickly without flooding your area.
    At Pro Concreter Darwin, we can design, construct, or renovate your driveway with excellent finishes. We understand the diverse needs of our clients, and that is why we are offering you different driveways, such as stencil driveways, colored driveways, and stamped driveways.
    With our immense experience, we understand what our clients like, and we always recommend valuable services to them. For instance, we prefer designing driveways that match your house in terms of shape, design, and color. 

    Patios

    A patio is an extension of your home for outdoor activities, such as dining and recreation. At Pro Concreter Darwin, we can design patios which also serve as drainage for your yard.
    We are aware that a patio is always exposed to nature, and it needs regular maintenance and repair to make it attractive and long-lasting. At Pro Concreter Darwin, you can get masons, painters, tiles setters, and carpenters who are competent in repairing and installing patios in your area.
    Our technicians have experience in repairing and fixing damaged patio bricks, concrete, or anything affecting the safety or looks of your patios.
    At Pro Concreter Darwin, we are committed to providing you with a high-quality product that will last for so long. We have been constructing patios for the past ten years, and we guarantee to offer you high-quality services.
    We create patios from a variety of materials, such as bricks, pebbles, gravel, gravel, concrete pavers, and decomposed granite. More importantly, we apply a high degree of craftsmanship to install patios that are beautiful and long-lasting.
    We understand that a patio space is limited to flooring, and we can construct an outdoor fireplace or a kitchen area for you. In case you like some privacy to the patio, we can build a low wall around it.

    “The team at Pro Concreter Darwin did a fantastic job on our patio – couldn’t have asked for any more. The team were very efficient and finished in good time, and cleaned up after themselves! Would recommend to anyone!” – Scott Wilson, Palmerston

    “We had a great experience with Pro Concreter Darwin. Our new driveway looks great. High quality finish and workmanship. Would use again 100%.” Craig O’connor. Darwin

    Concrete Finishes and Textures

    We offer our customers a wide variety of concrete finishes to suit their preference. Most concrete jobs are done with a smooth surface using trowels and screeds. A screed is used to level out the cement to remove excess and fill in the gaps in the surface.

    • Stamped Concrete
    • Exposed Aggregate 
    • Salt Finish
    • Coloured Concrete
    • Polished
    Stenciled
    Swirled Finish
    Broom Finish

    Concrete, as plain and simple as it appears, is very versatile and can be crafted in a number of ways depending on the project at hand!

    Speak to one of our specialists today to find out more about our options for customers.

    Slabs and Foundations

    Shed and house slabs are essential for the foundation of your structure. At Pro Concreter Darwin, we have expertise in making strong concrete slabs for your house and shed.

    Concrete slabs are the most durable materials that you can use to construct a solid foundation for your house or shed. At Pro Concreter Darwin, we have dedicated and experienced contractors who are committed to delivering your projects on time and within your budget.

    It is crucial to note that concrete slabs can either be post-tension or steel-reinforced concrete slabs. The post-tension slabs have cables tensioned at the edges of the slabs to make them remain in compression. Our contractors can use any of these depending on your choice.

    On the other hand, in the steel-reinforced slabs, steel rods are used to hold the concrete together.  At Pro Concreter Darwin, we can make any concrete slab for your shed or house.

    We are conversant with the technicalities surrounding the construction of sheds and house slabs. Before we construct your house slab, we examine the nature of the soil to determine whether your area is susceptible to frost.

    Our contractors have vast experience in house and shed construction. Before we build your shed or house slab, we assess the following: whether surface water will be flowing towards your shed/house, whether the level of the proposed floor is above the surrounding ground, and whether the area is flooded when it rains.

    Retaining Walls

    A well built retaining wall is meant to hold back rocks and soil to protect your landscape from erosion and runoff. At Pro Concreter Darwin, we have experience in designing and constructing robust retaining walls that can last for so long.

    If a retaining wall is constructed poorly, it can lean and even topple At Pro Concreter Darwin, we build robust retaining walls that can stand the test of time.

    We also partner with Darwin Landscapers and are able to construct our customers a variety of different retaining walls from gabion style, gravity style, anchored walls, timber, stone, and sheet pile retaining walls.

    Talk to us about your upcoming home and garden renovation project and we will be able to help from start to finish!

    FAQ

    Can I lay my own concrete slab?

    For DIY concrete work use a ready-mix crack-resistant cement mix. Create a wood frame around the area you want to place concrete.

    • Pour a layer of concrete mix and then add a steel reinforcement balls layer on top.
    • Spray paint around the outside of the cement
    • Install the rebar securely in place
    • Tap the sides of the box using a hammer
    • Cover the slab with a plastic sheet
    • Remove the wooden frame.

    What’s the cost of laying a 20×20 slab?

    On average, a 20×20 slab costs $2,468. The cost per square foot is between $4 and $8 on average. However, most homeowners spend on average between $5.35 to $6.17 per square foot for both materials and installation.
    The final cost depends on slabs thickness, size and any special reinforcement, e.g., wire mesh or rebar.

    What are concrete slabs used for?

    A concrete slab is a major structural feature of modern buildings. Slabs have a thickness of between 100mm and 500mm and are used to build horizontal surfaces like ceilings, floors and roof decks.

    Is gravel required underneath concrete?

    Whether you pour cement for a footpath or patio, a strong shingle base is required to prevent the cement from cracking and shifting – this is especially important in clay soil because it doesn’t drain well, which results in water residing underneath the cement and slowly eroding the soil.

    How Much Does it Cost to Lay A 20×30′ slab?

    This is 600 square feet, or a little under 56 square metres (slabs normally measured in feet)
    Going off the amount of $75 to $110 per m2, that would be between $4200 and $6050. 

    What is the Cost of A Concrete Slab?

    On average, concrete slabs can cost anywhere from $75 to $110/m2. Factors influencing this are

    • Size of job/ area
    • Thickness of slab
    • Any finishes/ decorations on top
    • Accessibility

    If your slab is going on a flat plot of land with no access issues, expect the price to be on the lower end of the scale. If it looks like the concreter will have to use a concrete pump to lay the cement, it will probably be on the higher side.

    Can I pour concrete over existing concrete?

    Adding a layer of concrete over existing concrete doesn’t join the two because the cement in the concrete doesn’t have a natural bonding agent. That means the concrete sits as a separate layer on top of the existing one. Thus, it doesn’t produce a robust and serviceable floor.
    Additionally, when you bond a block of new concrete to an old one, cracks in the old slab transfer up to the new slab within a day or two.

    How Thick Should a Concrete Slab Be?

    This is dependant on the overall reason. for the slab, but the minimum should be 5cm. If the slab is thicker, this means it will be stronger and more durable, so for residential constructions,  we normally go off the minimum of 10cm for a concrete shed or house slab.

    A house concrete foundation might be thicker than a slab for a shed or a garage. It will require more cement and more labour, so will cost will be higher.

    Is concrete better than Asphalt for a driveway?

    Concrete driveways last longer than the asphalt driveways. However, concrete is quite expensive to install. Besides, concrete can easily crack during winter or suffer damage in case you use the wrong de-icing products.
    On the other hand, Asphalt is flexible; thus, less likely to crack. However, it requires more maintenance than concrete. But it is easier to repair. A well-installed and maintained Asphalt driveway can last up to 25 years.

    How thick should concrete be for a driveway?

    4 inches. For a non-reinforced pavement, a thickness of four inches is standard for passenger car driveways. However, for 5 or 6 inches thickness, reinforcement is necessary, and such breadth works well for heavier vehicles.

    How Much Does a Concrete Driveway Cost?

    Residents in NT can expect to pay around $2,000 for a standard 30 m2 concrete driveway or approx $65/ m2 which includes both labour and materials.

    The overall dollar amount will depend on the overall size of the quote, preferred finish and decorations to the cement driveway your are laying.
    If your driveway is on a sloped, this can easily add another $10per m2 to the job.
    Also, if you have additional work like excavation or removal needing done, this can bring the price up to over $100/ m2 for the additional labour costs and material.

    For a 21 m2 driveway on level surface using standard practices with no decoration, the cost would be approx $1,500 plus GST. 

    Contact Us Today

    Call us today for a free quote, and let’s talk about your upcoming construction project to see if we can be helping you. We work all over Darwin, helping clients in both residential and commercial construction projects. Whether it’s a new driveway, patio, stairwell, or new home being built, leave the concreting to the professionals!