Enduring Solutions for Balcony Leaks: The Right Products, Systems and Expertise for Durable Waterproofing
Repairs to leaking balconies require expert & correct waterproofing products & method to permanently stop water leaks.
Providing a membrane system that "works & lasts" is not difficult, however our Team has come across so many balconies that should not leak in the first place and then the repairs also fail to provide a solution to the problem.
As Registered Building Practitioners AND Certified Waterproofers, the Findlay-Evans Team always check leaking balconies with respect to balcony design & structure as well as the waterproofing system.
Very often leaking balconies are a combination of the above:
A waterproofing company that thinks CONSTRUCTION
A recent insurance survey has shown that “Balcony Waterproofing” has the highest failure rate of all areas in the building envelope.
However only 1.8% of the total construction cost is spent on waterproofing membranes for balcony areas, and yet leaking balconies account for a staggering 83% of building defect complaints.
Balcony Waterproofing Systems
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Experts suspect poor waterproofing in Berkeley balcony collapse. Sudden collapse of a Berkeley balcony last week that killed six and injured seven, experts say it's obvious what happened: water got into the balcony and didn't get out, rotting the wood that kept it in place. Read about this tragedy here.
The results of poor workmanship was sadly demonstrated in 2014 in the USA when an apartment balcony collapse with loss of lives and major injuries. The Berkeley balcony that failed was only 8 years old.
Tiling on its own is not an effective or acceptable as a waterproof barrier.
Despite the severity of the potential consequences of balcony failure, many property owners do not use qualified & certified waterproofers; often allowing tilers to apply the waterproofing membrane & also use sub standard products.
Commercial Balcony Repairs - Qualified Builders
As both Registered Building Practitioner & Certified Waterproofers, our Team offers construction & structural knowledge combined with waterproofing expertise.
Waterproofing Details for Balconies
To assist the public & building practitioners, the VBA has developed a list of important points to remember when designing, assessing, approving waterproofing standards for balconies.
Repairing a Leaking Balcony
Waterproof membrane best for remedial & repairs works
Liquid Applied Membranes
Seamless liquid applied elastomeric membranes have become the ultimate solution for balcony, deck and above ground waterproofing.
These extremely flexible membranes are capable of resisting UV rays - important if under timber decking - and also coping with structural movement and deformation.
Liquid Applied Membranes are a cost effective solution to waterproof a new balcony and/or repairs to existing balconies.
Case Study- Video Below
Liquid Applied Membranes
Liquid Applied Waterproofing Systems are the ideal membrane to use as a sealant around the most complex of balcony details - for example around handrail supports, joins & seams, roof penetrations, rainwater outlets.
Waterproofing Membrane under Timber Decks
Seamless liquid applied membranes have become the ultimate solution for deck waterproofing. A quality balcony waterproofing membrane is especially essential for preserving any area underneath timber decking from water causing ingression damage to rooms below.
Balcony Waterproofing - Australian Standards
Recent article in Melbourne's The Age 25 September 2016:
Summary of the Article key points:
Balcony Waterproofing Without Removing Tiles
Opinion piece by Paul Evans - President, Australian Institute of Waterproofing (AIW) 2017-2020
Membrane Protection for Balconies
Instant turf is a popular finish for many balconies & rooftop terraces. However Instant Turf is NOT a waterproof membrane itself - we have a high performance waterproofing system which also includes a premium protection between the membrane & instant turf.
Our Team provide a tough, robust and durable external laminate protection sheet using our premium system: ARMA-BLUE
Waterproofing Contractor - Testimonials
Melbourne Environmentally Friendly Coatings
Multi Level Apartment Balcony Waterproofing
Paul Evans is very professional in this approach towards giving the right advice regarding different products he uses and the best product to use for the given task. I would highly recommend Paul and Liquid Rubber to anyone seeking quality work performed by a professional team.
Virgon Construction Hawthorn Vix - Renato Virgona Manager/Director, Virgon Constructions
Fix Your Leaking Balconies Yourself
Liquid Rubber waterproof membrane can be purchase in handy DIY buckets. For more information go to website: www.diywaterproofing.com.au