DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Bricks, Masonry and Concrete > Parging Cement vs. Non-Shrinking Grout




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-08-2011, 06:53 PM  
il_reno
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: ottawa, ontario
Posts: 3
Default Parging Cement vs. Non-Shrinking Grout

My basement walls are very old poured concrete, and the outside was recently completely excavated and waterproofed. Smaller cracks and holes were filled with non-shrinking grout, as is usually done.
I now want to fix broken and flaking areas on the interior wall. Some are crevices or small (shallow) holes where I have tapped and scrubbed out loose material, e.g. around windows, and similar. These parts I will fill also with non-shrinking grout as on the outside, given that they are deeper "holes". Other areas have become very rough over a larger section just from loose material.

My question: What material is best to use on the larger flaking areas? While parging mix (parging cement) would seem good just for a superficial coating, these areas are bad enough that they almost need some strength added, or need "repairing" - and here is why I am thinking non-shrinking grout.

What really would be the difference between parging mix and non-shrinking grout here?

Thanks.



__________________
il_reno is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-09-2011, 08:50 AM  
joecaption
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hartfield VA, VA
Posts: 1,397
Liked 51 Times on 42 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I would wire brush those areas and use hydrolic cement. It expands and holds far better the any other mix. Then for looks you could parge over it.

__________________
joecaption is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Grout Stains Steve_H Flooring 0 05-19-2011 03:08 PM
Putting in grout serpentine5 Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 3 10-31-2010 10:17 PM
grout question daniel2229 Flooring 6 05-01-2008 08:13 AM
Shrinking Particle Board Problem...Need Help! Layna Flooring 1 03-06-2008 03:42 AM
Dirty grout JTR Flooring 3 05-14-2005 07:19 AM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS