Parging People also ask

What colour is it? Can I get different colours?

A. 95% of all parging is a variation on grey. The exact shade of grey usually changes depending on the wall, the cement, and the drying time. Different pigments do exist to alter the colour. If customers ask for different colour parging we will add the colour of black, brown, brick colour (red).

Types of parging

There are two types of parge coatings: cement and acrylic. The table below compares the main features of each.

Cement parging
Composition A blend of Type ‘S’ Masonry Cement, Fine Sand, and additives to produce water and impact-resistant coating for above or below grade use on masonry surfaces.
Water and impact-resistant Coating or Parging for Block walls or Poured Concrete. Can be used as a decorative exterior or interior wall finish.
Characteristics  Easily trowels to a smooth finish.
Bonds strongly to existing surfaces.
Can be used above or below grade.
Water and impact resistant.
With the addition of Acrylic Bonding Agent can be used on Extruded Insulation Board.
In 66 LB (30KG) BAGS 56 PER SKID
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Acrylic Parging
CompositionAcrylic finishes are a blend of 100% acrylic co-polymers, an aggregate either composed of marble or quartz, liquid pigments, and other proprietary ingredients. This “high performing” finish was originally designed to go over Exterior Insulation Finish Systems known as EIFS is designed to be very flexible and crack resistant. Therefore, the finish must have the same characteristics as the rest of the assembly. While acrylic finishes won’t stop Portland cement plaster from cracking, they have a higher crack-resistant quality than cement-based finishes.
Characteristics  Results in a high-quality, durable exterior finish. Very good adherence, flexibility, and airtightness. Ideal for locations exposed to de-icing salts. Available in a wide range of colors and textures. More expensive than cement mixes.   Stucco and Textures samples
Acrylic Parge

Why does Parging fall off?

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The following conditions must be respected to ensure successful foundation

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  • The most important step is to wash the wall with a power washer
  • The surface must be moistened before application of the mixture.
  • The surface must be moistened before application of the mixture.
  • Application and curing temperature (at least 5°C) must be respected.
  • Parging must be periodically moistened during the curing period.

For a foundation wall with exterior insulation, either mix can be used, but the following condition must be respected: a metal armature or fiberglass panel must be anchored through the insulation into the foundation cement before applying the parging. The upper portion of the insulation must be covered with flashing, i.e., a membrane that will prevent water infiltration.

Will my new parging match my existing parging?

We always match the specific finish of the parging. The color will likely not be the same, usually because older parging is dirty and polluted, but the new parging will change over time to blend more closely. Also, every cement has a different color

Why you need to use a concrete bonding agent?

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parging bonding agent

A bonding agent (bonding adhesive) needs to be rolled onto the existing concrete first to ensure that the fresh concrete will successfully adhere. This is also true of Concrete Foundation if the concrete is used to fill gaps caused by damage. The new won’t adhere to the old without the help of a bonding adhesive concrete over concrete application according to my experience Best one

Can parging be painted? Yes, but…

Yes parging can be painted

  • but needs to be cure time for 30 days then you can paint the parging
  • needs of two coats

If the parging has been painted and you want to change it, the options are to:

  • remove the paint coat with a wire brush or grinder and then re-parging
  • anchor a metal armature into the foundation and cover it with a new parging coat.
  • remove the existing parging along with the paint and re-parge.
what is type s cement?
Type S Mortar is the ideal product for masonry at or below grade. Even though it is usually specified for those kinds of jobs, it offers great quality. Type S has high compressive strength (1800 psi) but adds high tensile bond strength. Type S mortars are required to have a minimum of 1800 psi and their mixes usually give you strengths ranging between 2300 and 3000 psi. This type of mortar performs well while fighting soil pressure and wind, or while under seismic conditions. Type S contains 2 parts portland cement, 1 part hydrated lime, and 9 parts sand.  
Characteristics  Type S: masonry foundations, manholes, retaining walls, sewers, and brick patios and brick pavements.
what is type s cement?
what is type Type N?
Composition Type N is described as a general-purpose mortar mix and can be used in above grade, exterior, and interior load-bearing installations. It is also associated most commonly with soft stone masonry. This type is ideal for anything that is exposed to severe weather and high heat. Type N is a medium compressive-strength (750 psi) mortar and can achieve 28-day strength between 1500 and 2400 psi. Type N is made of 1 part portland cement, 1 part lime, and 6 parts sand.
Characteristics  Type N: exterior and above-grade walls, brick, chimneys
what is type Type N?
SPEC MIX® Polymer Modified Adhered Veneer Mortar
CompositionSpec Mix Polymer Modified Stone Veneer MortarOptimal blend of dry cementitious materials, masonry sand, and performance enhancing admixtures
Formulated as a cohesive material with consistent workability, high water retention and excellent bond strength
Meets requirements of ASTM C 270, ASTM C 1714, and CSA A179 for Type S mortar including TMS 402/602 shear strength requirementsSpec Mix Polymer Modified Stone Veneer Mortar Alta exterior ltd Spec Mix Polymer Modified Stone Veneer MortarSPEC MIX® Polymer Modified Adhered Veneer Mortar
Characteristics  is a technologically advanced adhered veneer mortar for use in bonding adhered manufactured stone veneer, natural thin cut stone and thin brick to a cementitious substrate.
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Composition foundation Concrete WaterproofingVersaGuard – with patent-pending InnerCreteTM Technology, is designed to provide maximum concrete waterproofing and protection for applications where surfaces will be painted or coated and optimal coating adhesion is required.
VersaGuard chemically modifies the concrete to create a permanent, integral and consistent waterproofing membrane from 2mm to 4mm below the surface.  The surface profile is maintained, so can be painted or coated with optimal adhesion or left with its natural finish.  VersaGuard provides complete waterproofing protection and versatility and eliminates the need for traditional sealants or coatings.
VersaGuard – with InnerCreteTM Technology, is the most effective, eco-friendly solution to protect concrete and other cement-based materials from:
• Water penetration
• Hairline cracking
• Efflorescence prevention
• Chemical attack
• Rebar corrosion
• Coating delamination
• Environmental factors
• Abrasion and erosion
• Oil, odors and maintenance issues
• Mold and mildew

VersaGuard maintains concrete breathability while improving durability and reducing maintenance requirements

VersaGuard is for use on
All new and existing concrete and cement-based materials with an unpainted, untreated surface.
For indoor and outdoor use
For vertical and horizontal surfaces

Waterproof coatings and sealers for brickwork and masonry

Un-protected brick walls and masonry are often quite porous. Over time this can lead to problems such as damp caused by water ingress, so ensuring brick walls and masonry are waterproof will prolong their lifespan. Our Brick Sealers and Masonry Protection Cream will act as protective waterproofers for brickwork and masonry and help to prevent damage caused by the spread of damp.

The Brick Sealer is a clear invisible sealer once dry and will not alter the appearance of brick walls. It provides lasting protection to brick walls by making them water resistant.

In a storm or adverse weather, Masonry Protection Cream will keep walls dry and help prevent water ingress which can often lead to damp. It will also protect against spalling of brickwork caused by freeze/thaw conditions. Excessive rainfall in a storm is the biggest problem for dry walls that are porous, so a brick wall sealer is essential to create that waterproofing effect.
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