I have a house with a walkout basement and this year we ended up removing a
lot more dirt and exposing the whole rear of the house. This means that only
part of the original basement wall was parged. I'd like to finish the job
properly but was wondering if there were alternatives to towelling? I'd
really prefer if there was a way to add colour at the same time. IS it
possible to use a modified concrete and polymer to spray on with a hopper
gun? How is outside stucco applied?
Are you in a cold climate area? Because...
.. a lot of the reason dirt is piled up against houses on the walkout side of a
walkout basement is because the foundation footers are absent or insufficiently
deep. It's cheeep frost-protection.
Might not apply to you, of course (even if the climate is cold), just something
to consider if it might.
Parging and strucco are basically the same thing. They just lay stucco
up in 2 or 3 coats. The top coat can be a different mix with color in
it, Stucco mix may also have some other acrylic bonding agent but it
is basically type S mortar. I have seen old timers "parge" using
nothing but portland and sand.
No but I suppose you could try it., I just doubt it will work and the
amount you need will be cumbersome in something that small. Why not
just trowel it on. Clean the wall with a pressure cleaner and paint
some link on it to enhance the bond. Start at the top and work down,
trowelling it off your hawk onto the wall. The stuff that falls will
land back on the hawk.
It will be very slow if you are building much of layer. We often
use a texture gun for a final finish, gives a bit of an orange
Look up Thoroseal, read the application portion of this page:
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