Leaking Balcony Repairs and Upgrades

Balcony Upgrade

The Importance of Balcony Repairs

Balcony repairs are frequently necessitated by exposure to the elements. From issues resulting from a leaking balcony to the replacement of balcony surfaces, BIM Sydney offers all of your balcony repair needs.

If you have a leaking balcony, don’t wait – contact our team today.

When Do You Need Balcony Repairs?

Here are some of the most common problems we address. Keep an eye out for the following signs that leaking balcony repairs may be necessary.

Water Damage And Leaking Balconies

Balcony leaks are a major concern as it can lead to larger scale issues and even the need for structural repairs. 

Water ingress can happen due to various reasons such as improper drainage, cracks in the surface, lack of flashing around doors or windows, or even poorly installed waterproofing membrane. Left unaddressed and without the proper waterproofing membranes, water ingress can lead to further balcony deterioration.

Cracks In The Balcony

Cracks in the concrete balcony surface can be caused by environmental factors, improper construction or movement of the building. Cracks can undermine the balcony waterproofing and allow water to seep in and worsen the problem.

Deterioration From Leaking Balconies

Balcony materials like wood and metal are prone to rot, rust or corrode over time. 

Exposure to environmental elements and the weather without the right level of balcony waterproofing can weaken the structural integrity.

Drainage Problems

Poor drainage in balconies and rooftop terraces can lead to water pooling on the balcony tiles and surface. This can not only detract from the aesthetics but also damage the balcony materials and create a breeding ground for mould and mildew.

Balcony Repair And Membrane Service

Balcony leaks are a common problem. Leaks within the surface of a balcony can lead to mould along with structural and pest problems.

With various solutions for a leaking balcony, make sure to reach out to BIM Sydney today. Our contractors will suggest the right balcony leak repairs for you today.

Using Membranes in Balcony Repairs

Initial Investigation and Analysis of the Leaking Balcony

Our experienced teams will examine your leaking balconies. Tell-tale signs of balcony leaks include smell, tile and grout discolouration, gaps around tiles or swollen timbers around door frames.

High Pressure Water Blasting 

In order to ensure the work we complete is of the highest possible standard, we take care to make sure that the surfaces we work on are as clean as possible. We use high pressure water blasting to thoroughly clean down the surface we are repairing before applying a new waterproof membrane.

Waterproof Membrane for the Ultimate Leaking Balcony Repairs

We use a waterproofing membrane application that can be applied to the surface of any leaking balcony, courtyard or tiles of rooftop terraces. This means that we may be able to avoid ripping up and replacing tiles in order to seal the surface. 

This innovative approach to applying a waterproof membrane can be a more effective and cheaper balcony waterproofing solution in most cases.

How Balcony Repairs Work

Balcony repairs involve a multi-step process to ensure a lasting fix.

1. Assessment

A qualified professional will first thoroughly inspect the balcony to identify the nature and extent of the damage and leaking balconies.

This may involve tools like borescopes to examine hard-to-reach areas and check difficult-to-access deck waterproofing.

Our team’s assessment will also determine if the balcony itself is compromised needing structural repairs.

2. Planning and Material Selection (Waterproofing membrane)

Based on the assessment, a comprehensive plan outlining the recommended balcony repairs will be created. This plan will include the specific steps and materials required.

The choice of waterproof membrane material will depend on the type of structural damage, the balcony’s overall condition, and local building codes.

3. Balcony Repairs

Depending on the severity of the damage, balcony repairs can range from:

  • Patching minor cracks to prevent further balcony leaks
  • Replacing damaged tiles or decking boards
  • Repairing or replacing structural elements
  • Applying a waterproofing membrane or general balcony waterproofing

In severe cases of structural damage, reinforcing the balcony structure may be required.

4. Balcony Waterproofing

Proper balcony waterproofing is crucial to prevent future leaks and damage.

This may involve applying a sealant or waterproofing membrane to the balcony surface and ensuring proper drainage. The more effective and earlier that balcony leak repairs are carried out, the more contained the damage and easier to carry out the leaking balcony repairs will be.

Additional Considerations with Leaking Balconies

Depending on the type of leaking balconies and the nature of the repairs required, additional steps may need to be required.

For instance, if extensive balcony repairs are completed or a new waterproof membrane applied, the railings might need to be replaced to meet safety regulations. Please let our team know if you have noticed structural damage to your balcony.

Call BIM Sydney for all your leaking balcony and balcony repair needs

Are you worried about leaking balconies? Are you looking for professional remedial builders to reapply an effective waterproof membrane for your balcony?

BIM Sydney is here to help. We specialise in balcony waterproofing and all things balcony membranes to ensure your leaking balcony is fully repaired.

One of our contractors will be happy to discuss your leaking balcony and provide guidance as to how a waterproof membrane solution can help.

Call us today on 02 9938 1740 or 0418 407 419 or email us at quotes@bimsydney.com.au or contact us online for a free balcony waterproofing quote.

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