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Old 06-18-2008, 11:59 AM  
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Default Exterior spalling on cinder block foundation wall

Sections of the parging on the cinder block foundation wall outside started to fall away over the winter, so this month, I started to knock it away to replace it. Underneath, I found that some of the cinderblocks are starting to spall.

In some cases, about 1/8 an inch of the block face would come off with the parging.

So my question is, is it OK to just cover this up again with the cement I'm using? (QuickWall from Quikrete) Or do I need to do other repairs first?

I'm relatively new to this whole repairing thing, so any help anyone could give is welcome.

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Old 06-18-2008, 09:21 PM  
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Parging on any outside masonry usually doesn't last very long in climates that are subjected to heavy freeze & thaw. It's likely to be something you have to keep up on a yearly basis. Just make sure you get everything loose off, and follow the directions of your product closely. Most recommend you wet the masonry a little before application so it will bond better.

Is this a mortar troweled directly to the block or a stucco over a wire mesh?

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