Parging Properly

This Summer, only part way done, I’ve encountered three homes where someone had parged over paint. If you were a mason in masonry school, I’d hope there’s an exam question that asks about proper preparation for parging.  One that sort of mirrors the instructions on a bag of parging cement Read More

Water-proofing basements

One of the most profitable trades is water-proofing the foundations of basements on existing homes. Pretty easy on a new home that is all exposed, and not so expensive.  But the price tag on many standard homes can range from 40,000 to 70,000 dollars. Here’s a thought.  Maybe it works Read More