Best Balcony Waterproofing Methods: Ensuring Structural Integrity and Efficiency
"There are leaking balconies all over Melbourne and the multi story apartment boom is contributing to this defective housing crisis".
This unfortunate statement was taken from an article titled “Melbourne’s high-rise nightmares taking a toll on residents and investors” from The Age Melbourne 25th September 2016.
There are several key points within this article I would like to emphasise:
Accumulation of calcium salts, known as “Efflorescence” occurs on balcony surfaces only in the presence of water.
Balcony repairs - complete strip out and major structural building works due to waterproofing failure and subsequent water leaks.
Balcony Design & Construction
Construction Methods Change & Adapt
Is the determination to push construction projects to meet demand a disaster in the making?
Balcony Collapse in Berkeley California Cause Six Deaths
Many experts believe a balcony collapse that caused six deaths, due to exposure to water.
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Factors Causing Balconies to Leak
In my experience, there are recurring issues causing waterproof failure:
Best Balcony Waterproofing Method
Fix Leaking Balconies - Product & Installation
Successful remedial waterproofing system for leaking balconies:
Solvent-free, water-based building products offer immediate solutions to both safer worksites plus quality, high performance adhesives and protection.
Liquid Applied Membranes are our preferred waterproofing product & method of choice for balcony repairs & restoration.