Parging is the coating applied to the above-grade portion of your home’s foundation walls. It is used to hide surface imperfections, marks from formwork and other irregularities. It's primary role is to enhance your home's appearance. Parging restores a nice smooth, uniform finish that enhances your property’s image.
It also has a useful purpose in that it acts as a shield against inclement weather. Winters in London are harsh, and once damaged, the condition of an exterior wall can quickly deteriorate as water freezes and expands inside small cracks which form.
For foundation walls with exterior insulation, the application of parging over an armature or other rigid finish material is critical to protect the insulation from impact and UV radiation.
Parging is commonly done, and at Elite Masonry Restoration, we have helped thousands of home owners improve the appearance of their home's foundation. We use the best techniques and our work comes with a warrantee. Contact us for an evaluation if you aren't happy with the appearance of your foundation walls to see if parging is the right solution for you.
Foundations are rigid and tend to crack over time. While minor cracks are not a cause for alarm, major cracks indicate significant movement, and can undermine a building’s structural integrity. It is wise not to ignore cracks in a foundation or concrete slab. Filling in these cracks and stopping them from spreading is essential to preventing serious structural issues in your home.
Even under the best of conditions, concrete moves a fraction of an inch here or there, not always resulting in a crack. Concrete expands on hot days and shrinks when the weather is cold. Therefore, when patching cracks in concrete, you need to use the right products and techniques.
For parging work or any kind of house foundation repair, call Elite Masonry Restoration today at 519-933-7440 for your free estimate. We serve London and the southwestern Ontario area.