How do you cover up Styrofoam foundation?

There is no perfect material for covering and protecting exterior foam on foundations. Use metal or plastic reinforcing to strengthen the cement parging on foundation foam boards. The most common approach is to apply a stucco-like “parged” finish with a surface-bonding cement.

How do you finish a styrofoam wall?

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Should I insulate the outside of my foundation?

Insulating the exterior foundation saves energy, protects basement walls from environmental damage and provides a drainage plane for water.

How do you fix exterior foundation insulation?

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What is foundation parging?

Parging is the coating applied to the visible (above-grade) portion of your home’s foundation walls. It is applied to both poured-concrete and concrete-block foundations to hide surface imperfections, marks from formwork and the like, so its role is essentially decorative.

How do I cover my ICF foundation outside?

Stucco provides a beautiful exterior finish for ICF. Stucco provides a weather resistant finish to the ICF. Other advantages of stucco include rot-, rust-, and fire-resistance. Stucco cladding comes in three types: traditional stucco, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), and thin-coat acrylic stucco.

How do you get rid of parging?

Water soaks into the parging, then expands as it freezes, cracking the surface and breaking off chunks. You’ll need to start by removing all the old parging using a combination of hand tools (a one-inch wide cold chisel and two-pound mallet) and possibly a rotary hammer fitted with a straight chisel.

How long should parging last?

This is unfortunate because parging should last 30-50 years! Can you believe that? And even after that time, it should only need repaired mostly due to weathering.

How much does it cost to parge a foundation?

Parge foundation walls $3 – $4 / sq. ft.

What can I use instead of parging?

You can use acrylic stucco as a viable option for parging over concrete foundation walls. However, not all concrete foundation walls can effectively be parged using acrylic stucco. This kind of parging system comprises the last three layers Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems, commonly referred to as EIFS.

Why is parging important?

Parging provides an extra layer of insulation against rain, wind, ice and snow. But more importantly, it helps protect the foundation from those elements. When your foundation has seams and holes and pits, the expansion and contraction that come along with freeze and thaw cycles can cause pieces to crack and fall away.

Is parging waterproof?

Parging itself isn’t specifically waterproof, but it can be immensely beneficial to the overall waterproofing process. Adding a layer of parging to the outside of your home’s foundation walls will provide an extra barrier for any water-proofing membranes or coatings applied.

Will parging stop leaks?

While parging is not waterproofing, and shouldn’t be thought of as a good enough barrier in and of itself, it can be an important player on your home’s waterproofing team. Parge coats, properly applied, can act as a barrier against rain and snow for the foundation walls that rise above the soil.

Should you Parge a foundation?

How Can We Help? Parging and sealing are absolute musts for foundation walls with exterior insulation, brickwork, or other materials. While parging is not exactly the same as waterproofing, it is an added layer of protection against moisture.