What Is Parging?

Have you ever heard the word parging before and thought, what is that? Well you’re in the right place. Today’s blog goes over everything to do with parging, explaining what it is, how it is done, show some examples of before and after parging homes, explain key benefits and lastly break down the cost you can expect for parging services in Toronto.

brick wall with parging recently completed

Parging is the process of applying a thin coating of specialized cement to interior and exterior masonry walls. It is not only done to help with waterproofing, filling holes and small cracks, but there are some people who use it to create a smooth, aesthetically pleasing finish to their walls among all of the other key benefits.

5 Key Benefits Of Parging

There are many reasons a homeowner may want to consider foundation parging in Toronto, especially since we face extreme weather elements. A home’s foundation with cracks and holes can become a major problem if not dealt with sooner than later. 

Weather Resistant Barrier For Your Homes Foundation

Parging your homes foundation walls helps to create an additional weather resistant barrier to help protect your home through all the elements. Our extreme winters here in Toronto are a major threat to our homes, ensure your foundation is protected through parging.

Heat can be escaping your home completely un-noticed through cracks and holes in your foundation walls. This requires your furnace to be on more often which will increase energy costs. Parging allows us to seal all of the cracks and holes in your foundation walls to prevent this and actually help reduce your energy costs by keeping all of the heat inside your home.

Reduces Your Energy Bill And Maintenance Costs

Keeps Those Pesky Insects & Critters Out!

Most insects and critters find their way into your home through openings in the foundation. A fresh layer of parging will seal all of the entry points and create a new barrier they won’t be able to get through for years and years to come.

Parging is a great way to change up the look of your home while also adding a new protection to your homes foundation. Some use parging as a way to create an aesthetically pleasing look for their homes foundation.

Boosts Curb Appeal

Long Lasting Protection

Parging is very long lasting! Due to the extreme weather we face in Toronto your parging will typically last up to 10 years. This will also vary and if you’re ever wondering what the condition of your existing parging is call the experts at TRT!

Typical Parging Cost

Parging pricing can vary significantly for a variety of reasons. The two most important factors are the size of the area being parged and the condition of the walls. If the walls are breaking apart and really damaged it will take. a lot more work to properly clean and apply the parging. On the other end, if the walls are in a good condition it will be a lot faster to complete the work. When it comes to parging you want to ensure the walls are properly cleaned to really make sure the parging bonds as strong as possible to the existing wall. The price for parging can vary significantly but a good broad range would be somewhere in the range of : $1,000 – $15,000+

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