Foundation Waterproofing Systems

Skip Water Damage: Why Balcony Waterproofing Is Critical

Balcony waterproofing is a critical part of the building, hi-rise and apartment maintenance. To forego waterproofing can be dangerous.

The Dangers of Skipping Balcony Waterproofing

If you have cracks on your hi-rise or commercial building’s balcony, they can compromise the structural integrity of the building. No matter the size of the crack, all cracks allow water to penetrate the material. Water penetration not only affects the deck but also affects the reinforcement frame, causing it to rust. When the reinforcement frame rusts, it can cause concrete spalling.

As water enters cracks in the balcony, it pools and freezes when the temperature drops. As the water freezes, ice expands and causes the crack to grow.

The Process of Waterproofing

The waterproofing solution depends on the balcony or deck material. For concrete patios, we examine the state of the concrete, make any repairs to cracks before applying a waterproof coating.

Other types of waterproofing include:

  • Deck waterproofing: We use a waterproof coating for the deck. When there is a mistake in deck membrane installation, it can cause water to infiltrate the deck instead. Deck coatings extend the life of your deck, parking garages and expansion joints.
  • Foundation waterproofing systems: Waterproofing the foundation walls upholds your building’s structural integrity. We can use an epoxy injection to create a seal to prevent water and air from entering the foundation.

At Adriatic Restoration, we can examine your deck and provide deck waterproofing. We provide restoration for various buildings, including landmark, office, hi-rise and apartment buildings. Contact us today to find out more.