LICENCED & INSURED SERVICES


CONCRETE & PARGING


A popular service request at AVENUE ROAD MASONRY; is for the rehabilitation, or installation of concrete walkways, poured concrete stairs, and patios.

Additionally we are able to provide repairs to concrete foundations, including necessary waterproofing, and retaining walls.

Many older homes in the GTA have original concrete parging, as a finished surface over exposed foundation walls, chimneys, and exterior wall surfaces. Proper restoration of these areas can involve the installation of metal lathes; over which a cement scratch coat, and cement finish coat are applied.

Rely on skilled masons whom have the experience to perform a superior and durable result.

It is common to see cement parging directly applied over deteriorated brick chimneys or parapet walls. While this method is relied upon by some, as a low cost fix; it does not represent the best approach for durability. Over time the concrete can deteriorate and shale off in chunks.

We believe such a job should be done well, by first insuring the integrity of the structural masonry ( bricks or blocks beneath); then securing a proper lathe to provide better adhesion of the finished concrete surface.

Commercial clients can obtain installation for concrete loading docks, ramps, and structural concrete repair,  including various masonry repair services.

Please view our testimonials, which attest to a professional, and lasting result.


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The Parging Concrete Guide

The Parging Concrete Guide

September 10, 2020

The most common areas that may require concrete parging are masonry chimneys or building walls (particularly aged ones that are demonstrating brick deterioration in some volume), concrete block foundation walls, and surfaces which have previously had cement parging installed. When undertaking such work, the key is proper preparation of the surfaces to be parged with […]

Common Defects in Brick Masonry Due to Workmanship

Common Defects in Brick Masonry Due to Workmanship

August 18, 2020

Brick masonry is a craft which takes many years to become proficient. Typically the trade is passed on from one generation to another, and likely represents one of the oldest trade professions known in countries across the globe. An experienced brick masonry specialist will tell you that after decades in the trade, one can recognize […]

What Is Foundation Waterproofing?

What Is Foundation Waterproofing?

July 20, 2020

Many clients inquire about the process involved to complete foundation waterproofing. The first step is to define what the purpose of the activity is. Simply put; foundation waterproofing involves the prevention of groundwater/moisture, penetrating through a building’s foundation walls, which can result in damage to interior spaces below grade (such as basements), and preventing the […]