FAQs2018-12-12T17:58:50+00:00

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When can I drive on my driveway?2018-12-07T13:22:06+00:00

We recommend you wait at least one week after installation before you drive on your new driveway. This allows the concrete to cure and set properly.

When can I walk on my concrete?2018-12-07T13:22:03+00:00

We recommend you wait at least 48 hours after installation. This will give the concrete time to set properly.

What can I use to keep my concrete clean?2018-12-07T13:22:09+00:00

Soapy water, a broom and a good hosing should do the trick. We offer concrete cleaning for a more in-depth clean, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for a comprehensive quotation.

When can I hose my concrete?2018-12-07T13:22:36+00:00

We recommend you wait a week after installation before hosing your concrete.

Why has my concrete cracked?2018-12-09T17:08:55+00:00

Concrete is made from natural materials which expand and contract with changes in moisture and temperature. The overall tendency is for the concrete to contract and this can cause cracking at an early age of the concrete.

We place control joints in the concrete slab which encourages the concrete to crack along these ‘pre-planned cracks’ so when the concrete contracts, it will crack in the control joint instead of randomly across the slab.

Irregular cracks sometimes do appear, but don’t be alarmed, these won’t affect the integrity of the concrete.

Should I seal my concrete and how often will I need to seal it?2018-11-30T08:54:11+00:00

We recommend sealing decorative concrete to help protect it from substances such as car oil and grime. Sealing also helps to reduce any fading. You may need to reseal every 3-5 years depending on the volume of traffic on the area.

Does coloured concrete fade?2018-12-09T17:09:23+00:00

Coloured concrete can fade to some degree over time depending on the volume of traffic and the weather conditions. Ask our experts how to maintain your coloured concrete and how to keep it vibrant and fresh.

Can all concreters place exposed aggregate concrete?2018-12-09T17:09:33+00:00

No. If exposed aggregate is your choice of concrete, you need an experienced concreter who has the skill necessary to achieve a beautiful and even finish.

What maintenance is required for decorative concrete?2018-12-09T17:07:28+00:00

For coloured & exposed aggregate concrete cleaning; soapy water, a broom and a good hosing should do the trick. We offer concrete cleaning for a more in-depth clean, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice and a comprehensive quotation.

We recommend having a sealer applied to exposed aggregate and coloured concrete. Sealing helps to reduce any possible fading and helps to keep the pigment and stones rich and vibrant. You may need to reseal every 3-5 years depending on the volume of traffic on the area.

Maintenance for polished concrete is minimal. To clean, use hot water and/or a cleaner made for polished concrete. Do not use products such as degreasers or acid-based cleaners as they will etch the concrete and reduce the gloss. For dusting, use a dry Micro-Fibre Dust Mop. Although polished concrete is durable, it is also breathable and porous, so ensure that any spills are wiped up immediately and not left to soak into the floor.

How long until I can walk on polished concrete?2018-12-09T17:09:55+00:00

Depending on the type of polish and finish, you can walk on your polished concrete almost straight away. Please check with us prior to walking on it. You should wait at least 72 hours before allowing water to touch the floor – this gives the sealer/stain protectant time to cure.

Is polished concrete slippery?2018-11-30T08:58:13+00:00

No more than other hard flooring surfaces. Almost any surface is slippery when water is added. We can add a texturised product to help reduce slippage if required.

How do I find the available colours, mixes & stencil patterns?2018-12-16T14:05:00+00:00
Can you stain concrete if you want a different colour?2018-12-09T17:11:51+00:00

Yes! There are multiple options available to you. We can clean back the surface of the concrete and apply colour or depending on your desired finish, tinted sealer or covacrete may be a more preferable option.

Can you colour match new concrete to existing concrete?2018-11-30T08:59:46+00:00

Yes! We do our best to match as closely as possible to the colour or aggregate mix of your existing concrete. The shading and colour may vary between the new and existing concrete depending on the amount of time the concrete has been there for and what the conditions are around the existing concrete.

Do I have to book concreting or can I hire you for earthmoving or demolition only?2018-12-16T14:04:37+00:00

Yes you can! We offer various services that can be quoted in a package or individually. As you will see on our homepage, our services cover: concretingretaining wallsearthmovinglandscapingdemolitiontree loppingstump grinding and soon we will be adding  asbestos removal to our repertoire.

What type of retaining walls do you specialise in?2018-12-09T17:13:37+00:00

We have extensive experience in both block retaining walls and concrete sleeper retaining walls. Our experience also extends to decorative retaining walls.

Can you remove my existing concrete?2018-11-30T09:01:19+00:00

Absolutely! We can remove and dispose of any existing concrete, tiles, dirt, trees or debris. No job too big or too small.

Can I book multiple services with you?2018-12-09T17:14:20+00:00

Absolutely! We can package our services for you and tailor them to meet your specific requirements. This way, you are saving time and money by hiring the one contractor for any concretingretaining wallsearthmoving, landscaping, demolitiontree loppingstump grinding and soon we will be adding  asbestos removal. One contractor, one point of contact.

Do I have to book concreting or can I hire you for earthmoving or demolition only?2018-12-16T14:04:53+00:00

Yes you can! We offer various services that can be quoted in a package or individually. As you will see on our homepage, our services cover: concretingretaining wallsearthmovinglandscapingdemolitiontree loppingstump grinding and soon we will be adding  asbestos removal to our repertoire.

What areas do you service?2018-11-30T09:02:42+00:00

Our services not only span all of Brisbane including North Brisbane and South Brisbane, but also the Western Suburbs, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Sunshine Coast, Morton Bay and their surrounding areas and at times interstate.

Do you specialise in industrial & commercial projects as well as residential?2018-11-30T09:03:15+00:00

Yes! JPD Concreting Specialists are your choice for all industrial, commercial and residential projects.

How do I make a booking or make an enquiry?2018-12-09T17:10:28+00:00

You can either call on +61-422-235-077 or email  estimator@jpdconcreting.com.au

Is JPD Concreting Specialists Pty Ltd fully licensed?2018-11-30T09:05:29+00:00

Yes. JPD Concreting Specialists Pty Ltd is fully licensed company with the QBCC. License number: 15046256

Is JPD Concreting Specialists Pty Ltd fully insured?2018-11-30T09:05:48+00:00

Yes. JPD Concreting Specialists Pty Ltd is a fully insured company through WorkCover Queensland and have Public Liability Insurance also.