Parging is a thin layer typically applied near the base of a house or commercial

property, it usually runs right where the foundation and ground meet. There

are many benefits to parging including: 

  • Added layer of insulation
  • Protection of the foundation
  • Aesthetically pleasing

 

 

Being in Edmonton we have hot summers and harshly cold winters, this puts

our parging at risk of cracks and deterioration. However, parging is at the

most risk in spring time when the water melts from the snow and comes in

contact with the finishing of the parging. The moisture from the water and ice

causes it to seep through the mortar mixture and finishing which then causes

swelling from the inside. The damage starts by small cracking then progresses

to a larger damaged area then eventually if not taken care of, the entire finish

can come right off. If repairs are not done sufficiently and on time, water can

leak into not only the walls but floors as well if they are wooden. 

 

When doing parging repairs it it important to take off the existing layer and

then put a new fresh coat on; placing a new layer on top of the existing

damaged layer is not only a waster of money but ineffective due to the

existing cracks. 

 

For more information on pricing, contact us at info@metexteriors.com or call

us at 780-938-9106.