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# 142623 18-Mar-2014 22:44
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Hey all, wondering if anyone knows of a company in Auckland that does concrete re-shaping? The top of my driveway has a small lip that I need to remove about 5 - 10mm from - due to the angle of the driveway it just catches the underneath of my car as I drive over it.

Anyone know who I should be talking to - I've heard of Concrete cutting companies but not sure who can provide a 'shaping' service?

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  # 1008537 18-Mar-2014 22:47
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You want concrete grinding services... http://www.auckland-concrete-grinding.nzip.net.nz/

or Hire one and do it yourself.

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  # 1008876 19-Mar-2014 11:47
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If you are open to bit of DIY and you have an angle grinder, buy a blade from Mitre10/Bunnings and grind if off yourself.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1009325 19-Mar-2014 20:21
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These guys may be worth a call : Holer 
As well as supplying trade, so able to refer you to a concrete grinding service in your area, they can supply diamond blades etc for DIY (with a grinder).
I expect grinding off a lip as described with standard 125mm masonry disks would be a real mission.  A diamond cup like this may do the trick.  
A very useful bit of kit to have in the workshop - they last a long time.  Don't forget to use safety glasses and good quality dust mask.
You can buy these at Mitre 10 etc, but at about double that price.

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  # 1009430 19-Mar-2014 22:33
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Depends on the aggregate but I really doubt you will need diamond for a job like that. Starting off with a rough Zec disc and finishing with a finer one would likely do the job.

It's a filthy job and plenty of hazards so if you don't have handyman gear already and an afternoon to spare just google 'auckland concrete grinding' or where ever and get a quote. It's a quick job done well for and experienced person with the best gear and you get a professional finish instead of something cheap that cost almost the same.

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