Construction Performance Guidelines
PARGING (NOT BRUSH COATING) IS FALLING OFF ABOVE GRADE
Hairline cracks are normal in parged surfaces; parging that is separating from the concrete block base is not acceptable.
One-Year - Work and Materials. · Cracks resulting from normal shrinkage of materials due to normal drying after construction are not covered by the statutory warranty.
Parging not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.
The Building Code only requires parging (a cement-based layer) on concrete block foundation walls below grade. Brush coating, however, is only a cosmetic application over poured concrete foundation walls and is covered by item 1.15 “Brush coating on above grade poured concrete foundation wall is falling off”. Slight variation in the colour or texture of repaired areas is acceptable.