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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Parging (Not Brush Coating) Is Falling Off Above Grade

Article Number

1.8

Condition

PARGING (NOT BRUSH COATING) IS FALLING OFF ABOVE GRADE

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Hairline cracks are normal in parged surfaces; parging that is separating from the concrete block base is not acceptable.

Warranty

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.

Action

Parging not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

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.

  

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