Custom Balcony Leak Detection Repairs & Waterproofing Balcony Leak Detection & Repair Melbourne
Leaking balconies 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 balcony leaks we can suggest the right repair for you today.
Some of the risks of leaving a leaking balcony untreated include:
- Water penetration of the surrounding external walls
- Visible water penetration in dwellings below or adjacent to the balcony
- Damage to electrical systems causing power outages or dangerous charges
- A rare, yet highly dangerous balcony collapse
Some of the more common reasons for leakage include:
- Porous and deteriorated grout.
- Cracks in perimeter and skirting tile seals.
- Waterproof membrane failure.
- Tile breakage and movement.
- Poor drainage and fall towards drainage.
- Doorway and balustrading issues.
To correctly diagnose a leaking balcony issue takes experience and thorough knowledge of the construction process. It also takes time to properly assess the balcony and the surrounding areas to identify other potential issues.
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Balcony Repairs Solutions
In order to properly diagnose your balcony problems, we have a process that we follow to allow us to conduct the balcony repairs properly.
Initial Inspection and Discussion
During our initial inspection, we talk to you about the problems you’re having with your balcony and document the works. We also explain the process in more detail so that you can ask any questions you might have about the work.
Unfortunately, most balcony repairs cannot be quoted at this stage as the issues have yet to be diagnosed. In some very rare cases we might be able to tell you what the issue is from a cursory inspection, but this is rare.
The next stage is required before balcony repairs can be properly quoted.
In order to determine where the leaks are and where they’re coming from, we need to conduct a water pressure test and also take moisture meter readings. Some leaks aren’t even coming from the balcony itself, and this is what we need to determine by following water trails. This phase can take anywhere from half an hour to a day.
Reporting and Quoting
From this testing, we produce a full report on the issues we have discovered, then quote the balcony repairs. Minor balcony repairs may only need recaulking. Major balcony repairs may need all the tiling and waterproofing to be removed and re-done from scratch. It all depends on the severity of the problems. There are also cheap temporary fixes that are available. We can epoxy grout and recaulk the balcony, filling every crevice or crack. It’s not an ideal solution but if you don’t have the money to spend on completely renovating your balcony, it could be an acceptable short term solution.
Major balcony repairs often involve ripping up the tiles, waterproofing membrane and screed to fully expose the substrate. Then, the entire area needs to be re-waterproofed, re-screeded and tiled, using epoxy grout and silicon/caulking. It’s a large undertaking which can sometimes be hampered by wet weather.
If you have a balcony that is in need of Melbourne’s top waterproofing company, please contact us today to arrange an inspection and testing. Don’t delay; your problems could be worsening without you knowing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately we can’t give you an estimate until testing begins. It could be 30 minutes, or it could be 10 hours – it depends on conditions.
It depends on the issue and the severity. It could be several hundred dollars, or it could be several thousand dollars or more. We suggest full testing to ensure you’re getting the right sort of balcony repairs.
Depends on the current work loads – it could be a couple of weeks before works can commence. Please contact us to find out availability.
OUR WATERPROOFING SERVICES Elite Waterproofing Specialists
We offer high-quality waterproofing systems to each part of the construction business. So regardless of the project, you’re operating. As a result, if you need a waterproofing solution we’re the perfect choice for you. We can work with you on your project where it be a simple waterproofing job or a roofing membrane which requires knowledge in the field to do right. We also offer different products depending on the job and the budget to provide more than one option.
So, you’re building or renovating and need internal waterproofing. You’ve come to the right place! Our family-owned team of waterproofers are fully licensed and accredited with Ardex membranes, and our combined experience spans decades.
Our external waterproofing services cover balconies and retaining walls. Using some of the most stringently tested products and methods with the best product warranties in the industry, our external waterproofing is second to none.
Do you have moderate to severe water damage that's starting to extend beyond the confines of a single room? Or maybe your bathroom walls are rotting away and the tiles are coming off, exposing unexpected damage.
Have you had the unfortunate experience of receiving second-rate waterproofing, and it's now damaging your home and allowing moisture into places it doesn't belong? Our waterproofing repairs can help you re-waterproof inadequate areas, relieve hydrostatic pressure, and provide proper drainage.
Having a balcony is a great thing, especially if you live in a small apartment, townhouse. It’s your outdoor entertaining area, your breath of fresh air. It’s good for gardens, outdoor living, and of course barbeques! However, when things go wrong and you find that your balcony is leaking, fixing it can be a real nightmare.