How to Handle Concrete Balcony Repair

The state of your balcony is critical to the safety of your building. At Adriatic Restoration, we can help you understand the importance of concrete balcony repair and how to handle it.

When To Call for Balcony Repair
Neglected balconies are a danger to those atop the balcony and those below it. Without a regular inspection, you could put your staff, guests or tenants at risk. When examining your building, first take its age into account. When was the last time you had your balcony examined?

Additionally, you should examine:
• Your building’s exposure to the elements
• Cracks in the concrete or water penetration
• Corrosion on the railing
Falling concrete is a major warning sign that your balcony needs to be repaired.

What To Expect During a Balcony Repair
During a balcony repair, we will remove all of the deteriorated steel and concrete. Next, we re-enforce the remaining steel and apply patching material with similar properties to your original concrete.
In addition to restoring the structural integrity, we can also use concrete deck painting to waterproof your balcony and make it look new again.

When it comes to your balcony’s safety, you need to invest in regular inspections and repairs. To find out how we can assist with your concrete balcony repair, contact us at Adriatic Restoration as soon as possible!

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What to Look for in a Concrete Balcony Repair

Maintaining a Safe Balcony

Apartment managers know a balcony can be a selling point for apartment shoppers, as well as a factor in retaining tenants. Balconies are especially important to high-rise rentals and other multi-family dwellings, allowing tenants to enjoy outside activities like barbecuing, container gardening or just watching the sunset. For aesthetic appeal and safety, it’s important that concrete balcony repairs are made at the first sign of wear.

What to Look For

  •  Cracks: All cracks are something to consider, no matter how small. Water that penetrates the cracks can freeze and expand to leave an even bigger crack. If cracks run diagonally, it may point to structural damage.
  • Spalling: A sign that water has permeated the concrete is flaking or chipping, known in the industry as “spalling.” If not repaired, the concrete will continue to deteriorate and impact both the safety and aesthetic appeal.
  • Rust: Water can damage reinforcement steel within the concrete, causing it to rust, which in turn affects the strength of the steel. This can be a huge problem if not taken care of and the concrete fails, causing an even bigger safety issue.

Make Lasting Repairs

When a crack or other damage is spotted, contact a professional repair business that can evaluate the problem and make lasting repairs. Choose a company with the ability to make a combination of repairs, so you can be sure that you’re not just fixing the problem, but also what’s causing the problem. Look for one with the following capabilities:

  • Replacement, resurfacing: Remove damaged concrete and restore the balcony.
  • Brick and adobe repair: To ensure any affected surface is repaired.
  • Repair of all things concrete: This includes steps, slabs, floors and foundations.
  • Waterproofing: Help prevent cracks and other damage by sealing concrete surfaces.

When faced with concrete balcony repairs, contact a company that specializes in commercial buildings, apartment buildings, condominiums and high-rises.