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How to Repair Parging

Smart Edmonton homeowners know that with a little elbow grease, they can save a lot of money with some DIY home repairs. After all, you can find out how to do just about anything on YouTube these days. In fact, we once prepared a list of home improvements every homeowner should try to do themselves; we also included a few you should not try at home.

How to Repair Parging

Parging is more than a mortar-based masonry material that can improve the curb appeal of your Edmonton home. It’s also the first layer of defence against the harsh conditions of winter. The correct concrete mixture to apply a functional, attractive parge coat is something that can take years to perfect – we should know; we have been providing parging Edmonton homeowners can trust since 2007.

How to Parge Foundation

To parge a foundation, first you will have to remove the cracked and chipped masonry with a specialized concrete chisel. Then you will scrub vigorously with a wire brush to remove any remaining debris and hose down the area to be parged thoroughly.

Once the vertical surface is completely dry, the parge coat is applied with a trowel. It’s a thin mixture that dries relatively quickly, so if you’re not careful you could end up with something that looks decidedly like it wasn’t done by professional parging contractor!

Masonry Repair

Masonry repair is a complicated process, and experience and expertise matter. Just like you wouldn’t take your car to a lawnmower company for an engine repair, you shouldn’t engage the services of a general masonry repair company for a highly specialized project like parging foundation walls.

Repair Basement Cracks

A basement crack is one of those issues that could be nothing, or it could signal a severe problem with the foundation. To find out if a crack in your basement requires a parging repair or foundation repair, your first call should be to a foundation specialist who can help determine the safest way to repair basement cracks.

If you’re wondering how to repair parging or how to parge a foundation, your best bet is to consult with a professional parging contractor Edmonton residents recommend. Contact J and J Coatings to arrange a no-obligation consultation for your home.