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.