Parging - Steel Mesh or Not & Best Time of Year to do

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Posted by: from Peterborough
3/23/2019 at 3:04:29 PM


I read that it is best to use galvanized steel wire mesh under certain conditions. I'm getting some quotes for cement re-parging on a 1950s bungalow. Some contractors said they wouldn't use any mesh some said they would use the steel mesh. So, I am wondering, what are the conditions when it should be used?

Also, I would like to know, what is the best time of the year for parging? Can it be done any time of the year or should it only be done when dry and temps will not go below freezing?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Date/Time3/23/2019 at 5:59:20 PM


It depends on the foundation condition will you be parging on (poured concrete, cinder blocks, or rubble ext..)

Now as you mentioned it 1950s then we are assuming either cinder block or rubble foundation which were more used during then. therefore yes it is better installing wiring mesh. sometimes we use fiberglass mesh when its also cinder blocks and when the poured concrete foundations are not as really in a good condition.

Temperature should be above 5 degrees during day and night.

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Anne in Peterborough
Date/Time3/23/2019 at 6:17:44 PM

Hi Mike,

Thank you for the information - yes, I believe it is a rubble foundation judging by the wall texture where the parging came off.

Thanks again,


Parging - Steel Mesh or Not & Best Time of Year to do
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Dean in Peterborough
Date/Time10/11/2019 at 12:59:23 PM

Hi Anne. I am also looking to get some parging done, but want to ensure it fits the style of our house. Who would you recommend?

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