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keninpa

06:26AM | 12/09/01
Member Since: 12/08/01
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Bvbasement
We would like to use our basement. It has a cement floor but the walls are very old stone. The dirt or mortar is very powdery in places and falls out if you bump it. We would like to put up walls. I have heard of parging, but can't find any information. Is this what we are supposed to do? Are there any other options?

Jay J

06:57AM | 12/09/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi keninpa,

Parging is the application of mortar over brick (usually.) Here's some background (which spared me the explanation.)

Parging

Next, contact a materials mfgr. for a handout or a book reference on how to do this job. You may need a wire mesh since your surface is uneven. Plus, I think you want a pre-mixed parging mix vs. mixing one yourself. There are books and handouts - You just have to ctc. the right 'source' (like a mfgr, or something.)

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

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