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Parging over old brick & bad mortar (interior)

Parging over old brick & bad mortar (interior)

Old 04-02-03, 02:19 PM
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Parging over old brick & bad mortar (interior)

I need to parge

I have an old townhome (1893) and the mortar on the inside wall in the attic is falling apart (Just at the front of the house). it's getting so bad, I can pick it apart with my fingers. A Mason said that I should parge this entire area. The mixture he suggested is two parts Type S Mortar and three parts sand mix (He might have said just sand) There is not need to repoint since no - one will ever see this.

I've been reading a lot about getting the right type of Mortar for the home, so I was a little suspicous about the Type S portion of his suggestion.

I just want to double check to see if this is right - what say the forum?
Do you agree with the mixture?
Any other suggestions

As always, thank you.
Old 04-03-03, 06:41 PM
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I don't see a problem using the type s in this application, all though 3:1 should be an easier mix, and yes thats just 3 parts masonry sand to 1 part mortar. I have never tried it but they sell a surface bonding cement product in the home centers that might be worth a try.

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