FAQ's

Where are you and what areas do you service?

We are located in Royalla just outside of the ACT.  We service all of Canberra, the Queanbeyan region, Yass and surrounding areas.  If your area is not listed please contact us to see if it is viable.

  • All of Canberra
  • Burra
  • Captains Flat
  • Carwoola
  • Googong
  • Gundaroo
  • Hall
  • Jerrabomberra
  • Queanbeyan
  • Royalla
  • Sutton
  • Tharwa
  • Uriarra

What is included in the base pricing for concrete supply and placement of a project?

Our base rate pricing is inclusive of formwork, steel mesh, chairs, jointex, concrete and labour to complete the desired works. Other provided services such as excavation and sub base are charged depending on if they are required and vary from project to project.


How soon can you start my project after approval of the quotation?

Typically, there is a 2-4 week period before the commencement of a new project depending on the current work load.  Dave will be upfront with our current work load at the time of quoting.  Some times are busy than others like the lead up to Christmas.  We endeavour to stay as close as possible to the time frame provided at the time of approval.  The weather is our worst enemy with time as rain and concreting don’t mix.  If there is a delay we will contact you and keep you updated.


I have picked two or more colours and I can’t decide. Can you help me?

Choosing colours and patterns can be very time consuming and stressful.  The colour charts are there to give you an indication of the colour but as you are dealing with a natural product there will be variations from the printed version.  We have sample boards that you can take and place in different areas of your home to see how the colours and patterns will compliment your home.  We are constantly updating as we complete new projects.  Ask to see our samples.


How thick should my concrete be?

We work using a minimum of 100mm thick concrete for all of our standard concrete projects like driveways and paths, unless specified by an Engineer.  We ensure we meet all Australian Standards.  When we quote a project we ask what you will primarily be using the area for and will recommend a strength of concrete (25MPA or greater) and depth (100mm or greater) to suit.  For example, a driveway used for parking a heavy vehicle could be 32MPA concrete and 125-150mm deep.  While the path to your clothes line could be 100mm thick using 25MPA concrete.


Do I need reinforcement mesh?

We do not complete any concreting works without reinforcement mesh so we meet Australian Standards.  Again depending on the type of concrete, the size of the area and what the area is to be used for, will determine what size of mesh we use.  At a minimum we use SL62 for foot traffic concrete.


Do you remove old concrete, fill, garden beds and tree stumps?

Yes we do!  Down Right Concreting has all the equipment to excavate your project to get it to the correct levels and shape ready for concreting.  DRC Excavation Services is part of our business.  We have a Bobcat, Dingo machine, 3 Tonne excavator and a 16T Tipper Truck.  If a tree stump grinder is required we will take care of that for you, which of course you would have been quoted for.


How long before I can use my concrete?

Concrete requires curing time so 7-8 days is recommended.  If your new concrete is to be sealed, then you may have to wait another couple of days so that the sealer has completely dried.