You can have your home looking beautiful again with soundness of mind by fixing the parging on your home and protecting your foundation as well as garage from leaks and water damage. If you are needing an estimate on a repair for your parging don't hesitate to give us a text or call! Our drive for your results are of the highest caliber so we may provide you with the best experience.
After mixing the sand, water, concrete elements and lime together to the right consistency, the parging mix is ready! It can now be applied using tools called hawks, trowels and floats. These are masonry tools that help scoop up and press the mixture onto the foundation walls.
Techniques for applying the parging mix involve using a wide trowel in an upward and angular motion. A constant pressure is then used in an effort to smooth out the mix to create the first coat of the parging. Once the initial coat is applied then a textured coat is put on top to create a unique look.
There are a wide array of designs and styles possible when it comes to how you would like your parging styled. You can also easily paint the parging once it's cured to match the decor of your home.
Putting parging on your foundation takes incredibly refined skills and finessed movements that are a result from a lot of practice. So make sure to give your local parging experts a call if you are in need of any new foundation parging or repairs!
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The mortar mix required for parging is made from a blend of sand, water, cement components and lime. Each component has it's own ratio, it's like baking a cake, the mix needs to be just right so it's not too thin and not too thick. Once combined in a cement mixer the mix is left to stir until it's just right.
A mixture that isn't the right consistency will result in a coat of parging that doesn't stick properly, cracks easily, and deteriorates in no time. You want a durable mixture that can stand up to the elements of our Canadian climate. That’s why we recommend getting a professional mason come in to ensure your parging needs are met and done right the first time around.
Do you need some parging done? Our parging mix is the best in quality and consistency to ensure our work results in an attractive and functional finish. Give your local parging experts a call today! Phone us at (587) 415 5060.
Parging is a masonry technique used by plasterers to cover the surface of concrete walls. Exposed portions of your home's foundation walls which are visible above grade, are usually parged to provide protection for the poured concrete or block walls.
Additionally, parging can be observed on retaining walls, porch steps and structural elements - in particular those that have a Mediterranean or French Chateau style. Although it’s not specifically meant for waterproofing, parging does create somewhat of a water-resistant barrier to help your home remain dry.
Parging also helps to improve the energy efficiency of your house by sealing holes and leaks in your concrete walls as a result of off-gassing (expulsion of trapped air) while the foundation was curing. The style in which parging is done can be very similar to stucco, which results in a very neat finished appearance.
A skilled masonry craftsman makes the process of parging look quite simple, but it does require considerable practice and time to achieve great results.
Our parging experts use a specialized mortar or cement mixture with the proper adherents to ensure a durable bond and quality cure. It is a great way to lift the overall appearance of your personal residence or commercial space, so if you need parging done - give EDM Parging a call today!