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  • By the summer of 2001 they were gearing up for the most demanding task -- "parging," or hand brushing, a thin coat of concrete slurry containing the buff-colored gravel and cement onto the sculpture's 103 figures and using another mix to restore about two dozen missing or severely eroded details.

    Chicago Reader

  • The vault is a semicircle covered with a grill onto which a portland cement parging is fixed.

    47. Tannin produced from pine bark

  • Flues should have a smooth parging or lining, or they will be apt to draw with difficulty.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

  • Plus I don't have much to do other than my 2009 taxes, parging one foundation wall, redoing all the bathrooms, driving to Ottawa and back, finish raking the yard, playing all day with four kids, fixing the sink faucet and watching the Final Four.

    Gen X at 40

  • Just before the parging was to begin, Art Institute and Park District project managers met with the consultants and Dajnowski's crew in the shed.

    Chicago Reader

  • The price was $3200, which includes filling in and parging

    The Home Improvement Ninja


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  • Parging is the activity of placing a cement mortar finish on the surface of a building to increase water resistance. It is often used to cover over rough stone or masonry foundations. It can also be used as a noun indicating the material on the surface of the wall.

    Close synonyms; plaster, stucco. However, the materials are distinct in each of these cases.

    See parge, parget.

    October 26, 2011