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Cement Parging & Chimney Repair in Ottawa

Need prompt and expert services on your parging chimney requirements? Reitano Concrete Ltd provides parging services and chimney repairs in Ottawa to existing and brand new homes. Did you know that parging can protect your home’s foundations? As a coating applied to the visible part of foundations, cement parging will serve as a barrier against the outdoor elements. It will also cover minor imperfections of your foundations.


Existing parging can be repaired depending on the severity of the damage. Let the professionals take care of any repairs to ensure the work is done properly. Whether you need parging or chimney repairs, Ottawa’s Reitano Concrete Ltd will protect the integrity of your structure and keep it looking its best. Give us a call to book a service.

What is Parging?

Parging is the process of applying a masonry-based mortar to the interior or exterior walls made of block, brick or stone. In some cases, parging is done to simply give a finished look to the structure. For example, concrete blocks and poured concrete walls often have a rough texture and may need parging to provide a smoother appearance. In other cases, this method is used to protect a building and keep mortar from failing. While parging is not a waterproofing agent, it can help keep water out of your house or business. This process is an economical solution with a number of benefits. If done incorrectly, parging can actually trap water between the exterior and the parge coat, making it important to book an experienced contractor.

The parging process is as follows:

  • First, the area to be covered is thoroughly cleaned. Loose mortar, soot or any other dirt is scrubbed off using detergent. This is done to ensure that parging sticks well to the chimney.
  • The walls are rinsed and deeply eroded bricks are chiselled and replaced. This is done to ensure that you don’t face problems in the future.
  • The walls are kept moist while applying a thick layer of mortar. It is crucial to be vigilant at this stage because if the mortar is not applied properly on the damp walls and kept moist throughout the process, the mortar mix will spread unevenly and likely break.
  • The wall needs to dry for a day before the second coat is applied, which not be more than 3/8-inch thick. Skip the second coat if you are satisfied with the wall after only one coat.

Keep in mind that a chimney needs constant upkeep. If you are observing a lot of debris around the fireplace, it’s time to call us. Along with our parging services, we are also proud to offer floor finishing, concrete repairs and interlocking services. Our aim is to make sure that your property remains in the best possible shape. You can contact Reitano Concrete Ltd to know more about them.

Signs You May Need Chimney Repairs

Chimneys are often one of the first elements of a home to deteriorate due to the constant exposure to the elements and the freezing and thawing that can wreak havoc on the brick and mortar. Over time, the brickwork and lining of the chimney may become damaged due to various reasons. Here are some of the common signs that indicate your Ottawa chimney may need repairs:

  • Mortar is visibly deteriorating or falling out between bricks
  • Bricks are bulging or the facing of the brick has come off
  • Bricks are discoloured
  • Cracks in the chimney crown which may allow more water to seep in between the chimney and liner
  • Round or square chimney tile at the top is cracked or broken
  • Rust is seen in the damper or firebox – indicating excessive moisture has entered the system
  • Shaling flue tiles – thin slices of tile may be visible at bottom of the chimney indicating a serious condition and potentially a fire hazard

If you see any of the problems listed, you should get your chimney inspected before it threatens the safety of your home and leads to more costly repairs.



Request Parging or Chimney Repair in Ottawa

Keep your structure sound by requesting parging or chimney repair in Ottawa from the experienced team at Reitano Concrete Ltd. Our family business believes in an honest, up-front approach and will give you a detailed estimate of the job. Contact us today to keep your property protected!

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2773 Fenton Road

Gloucester, Ontario K1T 3T8



Service Area: Ottawa Valley

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