Plastering your foundation walls is an easy way to make a previously painted or cracking foundation wall look better and keep insects and water out. If your foundation walls or steps have been painted, wire lathing is needed for the cement to create a physical bond to the surface. Without the lathing, the cement will have no adhesion power and shortly peel away. Surfaces that are unpainted require no lathing as the cement will chemically bond to the original masonry wall.
Below grade, cement plaster (parging) is used as a homes first defense in waterproofing your foundation. On the outside of your foundation walls is a coating of cement plaster, which is typically rolled over with foundation tar. Overtime, the tar breaks down and cracks start to form in the masonry. If you are experiencing moisture in your foundation, call us to schedule a consultation as the first step to a moisture free basement or crawlspace.