Australians love sitting out on their balcony either to enjoy a BBQ with family or friends, having a few drinks with some mates or just enjoying some quiet time reading a book or having a snooze on a deck chair. Balcony waterproofing is sometimes a forgotten step in the construction process, especially if you are a bit handy yourself and decide to build an upstairs extension with a balcony or even a deck out in the backyard.
It is very often underestimated how important this step is, but the benefits of waterproofing your balcony are vast and from a long-term point of view, could save you from many unwanted damages and repairs.
As balconies are exposed to wind, rain, hail and the sun they can take the brunt after some time in the elements. Consequently, balconies can start leaking which can result in some serious issues.
Balcony Leaking Issues –
- Could cause structural damage to your balcony or even home. Especially if the balcony is sitting above a lounge room or kitchen ceiling.
- Damage to tiles, paint or plaster
- In the worst case scenario, the balcony could collapse. See details of a balcony collapse in California due to water damage.
Importance of Balcony Waterproofing –
Balcony waterproofing is very important from the beginning of construction to prevent water damage and leakage. It also saves significant costs in the future if your balcony starts deteriorating from water leakages. Making sure your balcony is waterproofed is a vital step in ensuring the long-term stability of your balcony and preventing any unwanted damage in the future.
If you think your balcony is leaking, please contact us and we can come out and access the damage. We also specialise in tiling.
Here at Aqualert Waterproofing, we have several years of experience in waterproofing and tiling. We follow the Building Code of Australia and the Australian Standards (AS3740-1994). Check out our gallery to see our work.