Balcony waterproofing is the process of protecting the surface of a balcony from water penetration. This can include both the floor and walls of the balcony. Balcony waterproofing services are typically offered by professional contractors who have experience in this type of work.
The process of balcony waterproofing usually starts with a thorough inspection of the balcony to identify any problem areas such as cracks, holes, or areas of wear and tear. After identifying the problem areas, the contractor will recommend the best course of action to address those issues. This may include repair or replacement of damaged balcony materials, as well as the application of a waterproofing membrane or coating.
Waterproofing membrane or coating are typically applied to the surface of the balcony to create a barrier that prevents water from penetrating the surface. This can be done by applying a liquid coating or by installing a sheet membrane.
There are several methods of balcony waterproofing, including:
Membrane-applied waterproofing: A waterproofing membrane, such as TPO, PVC or EPDM, is adhered to the balcony surface using a specific adhesive.
Liquid-applied waterproofing: A liquid coating is applied to the balcony surface to create a waterproof barrier.
Caulking and sealant: A silicone-based sealant is applied to all the joints, corners and gaps in the balcony to prevent water from seeping in.
It’s also important to maintain regular inspections and maintenance of the waterproofing system to ensure that it continues to function correctly. Additionally, it’s recommended to have proper drainage and slope on the balcony surface to avoid water accumulation and to clean the balcony regularly to avoid debris buildup.