How to Repair Parging: A Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to repair damaged parging on your foundation walls with this step-by-step guide from ECO-Max Construction, Calgary’s trusted parging repair experts.

How to Repair Parging

Parging is a thin layer of mortar or cement mixture applied to the exterior of foundation walls to improve appearance and provide protection. Over time, parging can become damaged due to weathering, impact, or other factors. If you notice cracks, chips, or loose parging on your foundation, it’s essential to repair it promptly to prevent further deterioration. At ECO-Max Construction, we specialize in professional parging repair services in Calgary, but if you’re a DIY enthusiast, here’s a step-by-step guide to help you repair parging yourself.

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How to Repair Parging: a Step-by-Step Guide

Prepare the Surface

Begin by removing any loose or damaged parging from the wall using a wire brush, scraper, or chisel. Be careful not to damage the underlying masonry. Clean the surface thoroughly to ensure a strong bond between the old and new parging.

Mix the Parging Material

In a mixing bucket, combine the parging mixture according to the manufacturer's instructions. Typically, this involves mixing cement, sand, and water in the proper ratios. You can also add a bonding agent or acrylic fortifier to improve adhesion and durability.

Dampen the Wall

Before applying the new parging, moisten the wall surface with water. This helps create a better bond between the existing wall and the new parging material, ensuring a long-lasting repair.

Apply the Parging

Using a trowel, spread the parging mixture onto the wall, starting from the bottom and working your way up. Apply a thin, even layer, pressing firmly to ensure good adhesion. If necessary, build up additional layers to achieve the desired thickness.

Smooth and Texture

Once the parging is applied, use a trowel or parging float to smooth the surface and create the desired texture. You can match the existing texture of the wall or create a new one based on your preference.

Cure and Protect

Allow the repaired parging to cure according to the manufacturer's instructions. This usually involves keeping the surface damp for a few days and protecting it from extreme weather conditions. Covering the parging with a plastic sheet or using a curing compound can help retain moisture during the curing process.

When to Call a Professional

While DIY parging repair is possible, it can be challenging, especially for larger areas or if you’re unsure about the process. If you’re not confident in your ability to repair the parging or if the damage is extensive, it’s best to call a professional parging repair service like ECO-Max Construction.

Our experienced team has the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to assess the damage and provide a long-lasting, high-quality repair. We use industry-best practices and top-quality materials to ensure your foundation is protected and looks its best.

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