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Parging Explained

Masonry restoration is not just tuckpointing; this type of repair work also includes a procedure called parging. This procedure is an economical way to improve the appearance of: concrete, brick, or stone wall, column, chimney, or foundation. Similar to stucco, parging is a layer of specially-mixed mortar. Do-it-yourself parging kits Read More »

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Waterproofing A Masonry Chimney

Among the myths that abound regarding chimneys is the notion that a masonry structure is waterproof. While it is true that bricks and mortar are sturdy and durable when properly put together, they are also susceptible to damage from water penetration. Bricks and mortar readily absorb water, but release it Read More »