Filling and compacting products refer to bulk material used for filling holes or underneath new concrete or paving. These product are usually not used as a finished surface, but in some cases modified compaction materials can be successfully used for driveways and pathways. Modification means the addition of cement powder to make the finished surface more durable. See below for stabilised materials.
- Paving for a Patio, Garden Shed or Pathway – standard Ute Mesh 62 is generally sufficient
- Applications For Domestic Vehicle Traffic – Ute Mesh 62 (a higher grade mesh may be required depending on the traffic. Engineering advice might be required before proceeding.)
- Crossovers: Usually 7mm (RF72)
- House Slabs: 7mm or 8mm. (RF72 or RF82)
- Slabs For Water Tanks: Usually 6 or 7mm (Ute Mesh 62 or RF72)
The codes used to distinguish reinforcing mesh refer to the Australian Standards. The first number refers to the diameter of the steel (5, 6, 7 & 8 all refer to mm). The second number (2) refers to the grid size, in this case 2 is 200mm or 20 cm. So Ute Mesh 62 features 6mm bar in a 200mm square grid.