Definition of pargeting in US English:


(also parging)


  • Plaster or mortar applied in a layer over a part of a building, especially ornamental plasterwork.

    • ‘He notes that had a solid joint been used, there should have also been notes about interior mortar parging of the back up block as well as a ‘tar like building paper’ to prevent water migration to interior finishes.’
    • ‘The Real Estate agent claimed he told the purchasers about minor work on cracks and parging that had to be done each Spring, but felt the purchasers were ‘secure’ under the warranty he provided for the purchasers.’
    • ‘At the bottom was a large piece of stone or parging which blocked a substantial part of the opening and above this was other finer debris.’
    • ‘I found the new rectory across the road, less than half the size, not a tenth of the grandeur and not even displaying a bit of pargeting.’
    plasterwork, stucco
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