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Looking for a professional concreter near you? Concreting is often the foundation of your building project, and you want to make sure it lasts for years, so it’s a job best left to the professionals. Your concrete contractor will help you work through your design and layout issues, and ensure your project meets the local council’s building and compliance processes, as well. When you hire a skilled concrete contractor, you get a better job that looks professional, lasts longer, and keeps your building or structure compliant.

Whether you’re looking for someone to lay a new driveway, make some paths in the backyard, or lay the slab for a new shed, it’s important to get the right concreter near you for the job. Airtasker can connect you with local professional concrete contractors who will ensure your concreting looks great and stands up to the test of time.

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Top Concreting related questions

What does a concrete contractor do?

Concrete contractors mix concrete using cement and sand using cement mixers or cement trucks. Once the concrete is mixed, they lay, spread, compact, and finish the concrete to create foundations, slabs, paths, driveways, and more.

What qualifications do you need to be a concreter?

Concreters don’t need any qualifications - concreting skills are generally picked up through on the job training, as an apprentice or trainee.

What’s the best way to prepare for concreting before my concrete contractor arrives?

Prepare your area by ensuring there’s clear access, minimal debris, and space for tools and equipment. If you have pets, it’s a good idea to arrange pet sitting or tie them well out of the way so they don’t get into wet concrete. Depending on the what’s being concreted, your contractor will usually take the prep work from there, including excavation, levelling, and measurement.

How long will I need to wait for my concrete to set and dry?

Depending on the size of the area, it can take 24-48 hours for concrete to dry, and up to a month to cure completely. You should avoid putting anything heavy on the concrete for at least a week.

How do I find the best concreter near me?

Find the best concreter near you by checking their reviews and any examples of their previous work. When you hire a local concreter through Airtasker, you can see what previous customers say about their work, review their profile, and make sure they’re a good match for your task.

What does it cost to hire a concrete contractor?

The cost of concreting will depend on the size of the job and what finish you need. A plain slab will cost around $65-$85 per square metre, while more decorative finishes can cost up to $150 per square metre. Some areas that need to meet building and council standards, such as driveways and house slabs, will cost more to cover the compliance aspect.

What do concrete services include?

Concrete services involve more than just mixing and pouring concrete. Your local concreter can help with everything from giving advice, cutting concrete, and removing old concrete, to laying the slab and installing things like washing lines and fence posts. Here’s what you can expect when you hire a concreter near you:

Concrete cutting

Concrete contractors don’t just install new concrete - they’ll also help get rid of old concrete too. They might do this before you lay new concrete, or if you decide to move a shed or patio, and replace your old concrete with grass or gardens. They’ll use heavy-duty tools to safely remove concrete, cut up and remove old pathways, remove washing lines, pull out fence posts, and remove broken sections of concrete to prepare for repairs.

Preparing the base

Before laying new concrete, your concreter will start by preparing the base to ensure  a long-lasting, quality finish for your concreting that doesn’t crack or crumble. First, they’ll measure and mark out the area and prepare the base by leveling the ground. If the soil is clay-based or you’ll have heavy loads on the concrete, your concreter may create a reinforcement layer with gravel first. This is compacted with a plate-based leveler, giving each layer a smooth finish before the next is laid.

Setting up form guides and insulation

Once the ground is level, your concreter will mark out the area with form guides and string to ensure a consistent depth of concrete. Your concreter will build a slight angle into the concrete to allow for water runoff. If the concrete is for an indoor area, they’ll also install damp-proofing and insulation before laying the concrete. 

Laying concrete slabs

Concrete slabs are popular for house foundations, concrete flooring, sheds, and carports, thanks to their durability, termite-proofing, and thermal properties. Slack thickness will depend on the ground underneath, as well as the expected load that it will hold. A concreter near you will advise on factors like insulation and waterproofing for your concrete slab for local conditions. Then they’ll order a concrete delivery, ensuring your concrete is mixed consistently, then poured within the form guides. They’ll use a shovel to make sure the concrete fills out each edge and corner and remove air pockets. Finally, they’ll use a screed to level out the concrete, using the formwork as a guide.

Laying concrete driveways

A new concrete driveway can dramatically improve the street appeal of your home, and there are many decorative concrete options available. Whether you need a new driveway, a replacement, or you want to add stone or paved look with coloured concrete, a local concreter near you can help. Driveway concreting often requires council approval, so it’s important to find a concrete contractor that is aware of local by-laws and can ensure compliance.

Concrete finishing

Once the concrete for your slab or driveway is poured and starts to set, your local concrete contractor will finish the surface. They’ll use a broom to make a roughened, easier-to-grip surface for outdoor areas, or a trowel to make it smoother for indoor flooring. Your new concrete will need 24-48 hours to dry, and shouldn’t be used heavily for at least 7 days. If your concrete is indoors, you may want to request another finish, like concrete floor polishing to help seal your concrete and give it an on-trend industrial look.

Recent Concreting tasks

Break up and remove concrete

£1,000

Brighton, East Sussex

3rd May 2019

We would like to landscape our garden. First job is to break up the concrete slab and take away the aggregate. If anyone has experience in this please get in touch. No rush time can be flexible. Think it's a good week or two of work.

URGENT Brick wall (30mm thick) cut straight

£60

Chislehurst, Greater London

20th Mar 2019

See photo which shows cut line through an exterior wall approx 700mm long. I need someone with BIG cutter who is experienced and can make cut as straight as possible.

Small handmade concrete cast pot. 5.5 x 8cm

£200

Cambridge Heath, Greater London, E2

4th Oct 2018

I am in need of 100 small concrete pots. They need to be well finished and have a wall thickness of 0.7mm - 0.9mm. I would like to be handmade and cast in moulds. The concrete should not be to crumbly when dry. I have images to share or can post the pot i am trying to recreate.

Break up and remove concrete area in the garden

£500

West Ham, Greater London, E15

15th Jun 2018

Hi I have a concrete outdoor area measuring 24 x 6 ft. The concrete appears about 1.5 inches thick and presumably has been laid on hard core. I would like the area breaking up and the concrete and hard core removed. I have no idea how long this job would take but happy to discuss/negotiate on a price. It may need a pneumatic to break it up but again Im not sure. I live in Plaistow. Thanks Joy

Excellent and so quick! thank you Martin

Fixing shed and leveling concrete slabs

£300

Epsom, Surrey

8th May 2018

Fix rotten wood on shed and leveling of concrete slabs

Need handyman for concrete job.

£250

Parsons Green, Greater London, SW6

28th Apr 2019

Needs to removed old concrete with breaker from aproximately 7 sqm floor surface at 10 cm depth and it needs to be filling with new concrete. It will be at W10 postcode and will take two days. Can anybody will be able to do that ?

Blue and grey bricks, concrete slabs

£40

Brampton Ash, Northamptonshire

6th Mar 2019

Removal of approx 450 bricks and 30-40m2 of concrete slabs, mostly still in original square/rectangular form. Photos available

Break up a small concrete path

£50

Brockley, Greater London, SE4

12th Aug 2018

around 3metres x 50cm of a concrete victorian path that needs to be broken up. It was hidden by the lawn....which won't grow. We will remove the rubble ourselves.

Mixing concrete

£100

Arnos Grove, Greater London, N11

30th May 2018

To mix concrete for small job to fill [Content Moderated] m

Repointing of block paving

£750

Vauxhall, Greater London, SE11

4th May 2018

Repointing approx. 3 - 4 sqm of driveway and repair to ACO drain channel.

Concrete broken

£150

Charing Cross, Greater London

4th May 2019

I need someone to break through about 6 inches of concrete across an area of roughly 4m2. Below is soil. The concrete then needs to be removed

Concrete posts removal

£20

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

26th Mar 2019

I need someone to remove two 8ft reinforced concrete posts. There are some concrete attached to it at he bottom. They used to be washing line posts but we dug them out.

Paving in patio

£50

Whitton, Greater London

26th Jan 2019

1 sq meter with concrete bedding

Break old concrete walkway and remove

£100

Kilburn, Greater London, NW6

11th Aug 2018

18sqm of old concrete walkway needs breaking and removing.

Take out railway sleepers

£150

West Norwood, Greater London, SE27

21st May 2018

Knock down all the railway sleepers for flat surface

How much does Concreting cost?

The average cost of Concreting is between:£113 - £187on Airtasker

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