Parging is a term used in the construction industry to describe the process of applying a thin layer of cement-based mortar to the surface of a concrete wall. The purpose of parging is to provide a smooth, even surface that can be painted or finished with a decorative coating.
One of the primary reasons for parging is to protect the concrete from weathering and erosion. Concrete walls that are exposed to the elements can deteriorate over time due to freeze-thaw cycles (which occurs often enough here in Richmond Hill), moisture, and other environmental factors. By applying a layer of parging, the wall is protected from these elements, which can extend the life of the wall.
Parging can also improve the appearance of a concrete wall. Concrete walls are often rough and uneven, with seams and gaps between the blocks. Parging can create a smooth surface that is more visually appealing and easier to work with, as well as cover up imperfections in the concrete, such as cracks or chips.
The process typically involves cleaning the surface of the concrete wall and applying a bonding agent to improve adhesion. A layer of mortar is then applied using a trowel or spray gun. The mortar is smoothed and leveled to create an even surface, and then allowed to dry and cure.
Whether you are a homeowner looking to improve the appearance of your exterior walls, parging can provide a durable and attractive finish that will last for years to come. Feel free to contact our masonry contractors in Richmond Hill at Richmond Hill Fence to find out more information and schedule a free consultation.