Balcony leaks are most often caused by failing waterproofing membranes. The most common cause is lack of proper and regular grout and sealer maintenance. Membranes create a barrier against water, and there are many areas where they can fail, including wall upturns, balustrades, drains, and anywhere water can enter. Any leaks, if left undetected or unfixed, can cause bigger leaks, result in significant damage and costly repairs.
Waterproofing accounts for a tiny percentage of building costs, but balconies are the biggest cause of waterproofing failures. You should therefore ensure periodic and even proactive grout and sealer maintenance, no matter how your balconies were constructed from the preparation stage.
Unlike most other structures in your home, your balcony is exposed to the elements and different types of weather. This means that its integrity is always at risk. As a result, regular maintenance and inspection are even more critical. Leaks are caused by a variety of factors.
Identifying leaks early and resolving them at the onset is the best course of action. It can prevent expensive repairs in the future. Maintaining your balcony regularly is a must. The following are some signs that you have a leak in your balcony:
Missing grout or cracks in the grout can allow water to penetrate under the tiles and possibly damage the waterproofing membrane. You can almost always tell if your balcony has a leak by loose tiles or cracked tiles. When you step on these tiles, you may hear a hollow sound. Water can penetrate the cracks and accumulate under the tiles, causing gradual damage to the waterproof membrane.
Water pooling under tiled areas is indicated by the presence of white crusting on grout lines.
We recommend that you contact us, the experts, for regular checks and repairs to the grout and sealer in your balcony to prevent the waterproof membrane from failing. In order to identify the problems and fix the underlying causes, we will inspect the balcony. In order to fix your leaking balcony, we offer a comprehensive repair and epoxy re-grouting service. If you don’t want to remove tiles, we offer a makeover service for your balcony.
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