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We Repair So Many Balconies.

We spend so much time repairing water leaks in balconies.

Poor waterproofing means leaks and most builders use general tradespeople and not waterproofing experts.

Why should this lady be affected by water leaks?

Let’s give you a heads up on what you need to know about membranes for balconies.

Waterproofing basics.

To ensure a comprehensive property solution, it’s vital to several waterproof areas of a property, including roofs, bathrooms, basements, balconies, planter boxes and terrace areas.

There are several varieties of the balcony, including cantilevered, hung and stacked. Regardless of construction, waterproofing for your patio is crucial. A membrane should cover the balcony floor and extend partially up adjoining walls to form a robust, water-resistant barrier.

Like roofs, balcony structures are directly exposed to the environment, and their load-bearing properties may also make them susceptible to water ingress. Given they connect with living or working areas, any leak or other waterproofing issue will likely affect occupants and – if left untreated – the structural integrity of your property.

Common Issues

Waterproofing faults in balconies are common. Sometimes, it might be because of a problem with the initial design or inadequate planning during construction. And neglecting ongoing preventative maintenance will affect membrane longevity.

Effective waterproofing design for balconies should direct water flow away from the façade. It will need to incorporate adequate drainage, and it will also need to take environmental factors into account, such as extreme climates or overhanging trees – where leaves or twigs may frequently block drains.

Successful waterproofing requires careful consideration of balcony design. A quality membrane installed on a balcony, for instance, will not adequately protect your property if there are issues with the materials below or above it. A porous layer above a membrane can provide a channel for water that affects membrane integrity – and that’s why we also look after all remediation requirements.

How do you take action?

Occupants will likely notice a leak quickly, but some water damage can lie hidden from view for substantial periods.

When water finds a channel into your walls, floors or façade, it can start wearing the foundations from within. The first signs may be flaking paint, cracks or mould. By this stage, there’s a chance that you have an issue such as concrete spalling, the first stage of concrete cancer.

There are plenty of benefits, as such early detection and treatment for tenants and property owners. Ongoing preventative maintenance can help you identify potential issues early, and that will help keep your waterproofing membrane – and building – in good shape.

Solutions

The Danrae Group team always takes a tailored approach to waterproofing design. However, we would generally opt for a sheet membrane for balconies, more suited for extreme weather conditions. Sheet membranes are also typically flexible and durable, can be root-resistant if required, UV stable and heat-reflective. Plus, they’re compatible with downpipes and PVC fittings, depending upon the system being used. Some sheet membranes can be laid directly over damp substrates if required.

Our remediation process will involve leak detection and complete remediation if it’s an existing balcony. We may need to remove existing tiles to prepare the substrate. We lay the membrane, re-tile the area, and test all joins afterwards to ensure it’s 100% watertight.

Every Danrae Group solution is tailored to clients and property. And to ensure a quality and efficient solution, we manage every project end-to-end, with everything from stakeholder correspondence to crane hire, if required.

You Can Trust Danrae.

At Danrae Group, we provide end-to-end project management and comprehensive leak detection, solution design, waterproofing and remediation from our skilled in-house team of waterproofing contractors and trades professionals.

Our team tailors every solution design to the type and location of the property, we triple test every waterproofing installation, and we provide a full waterproofing guarantee. We also offer preventative maintenance plans to preserve your waterproofing solution and the integrity and value of your property.

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Best membrane solutions for balconies?

Danrae Group has provided quality waterproofing solutions for decades, and we specialise in first-class strata, construction, civil, government and commercial solutions.

We implicitly understand solution design, remediation and preventative maintenance. And because our expert waterproofers are trained to work with every type of membrane, we will always install the most suitable membrane for property and the environment.

Here’s what you need to know about membranes for balconies… and why complete flexibility with membrane choice will ensure an efficient and long-lasting waterproofing solution.

Waterproofing basics.

To ensure a comprehensive property solution, it’s vital to several waterproof areas of a property, including roofs, bathrooms, basements, balconies, planter boxes and terrace areas.

There are several varieties of the balcony, including cantilevered, hung and stacked. Regardless of construction, waterproofing for your patio is crucial. A membrane should cover the balcony floor and extend partially up adjoining walls to form a robust, water-resistant barrier.

Like roofs, balcony structures are directly exposed to the environment, and their load-bearing properties may also make them susceptible to water ingress. Given they connect with living or working areas, any leak or other waterproofing issue will likely affect occupants and – if left untreated – the structural integrity of your property.

Common Issues

Waterproofing faults in balconies are common. Sometimes, it might be because of a problem with the initial design or inadequate planning during construction. And neglecting ongoing preventative maintenance will affect membrane longevity.

Effective waterproofing design for balconies should direct water flow away from the façade. It will need to incorporate adequate drainage, and it will also need to take environmental factors into account, such as extreme climates or overhanging trees – where leaves or twigs may frequently block drains.

Successful waterproofing requires careful consideration of balcony design. A quality membrane installed on a balcony, for instance, will not adequately protect your property if there are issues with the materials below or above it. A porous layer above a membrane can provide a channel for water that affects membrane integrity – and that’s why we also look after all remediation requirements.

How do you take action?

Occupants will likely notice a leak quickly, but some water damage can lie hidden from view for substantial periods.

When water finds a channel into your walls, floors or façade, it can start wearing the foundations from within. The first signs may be flaking paint, cracks or mould. By this stage, there’s a chance that you have an issue such as concrete spalling, the first stage of concrete cancer.

There are plenty of benefits, as such early detection and treatment for tenants and property owners. Ongoing preventative maintenance can help you identify potential issues early, and that will help keep your waterproofing membrane – and building – in good shape.

Solutions

The Danrae Group team always takes a tailored approach to waterproofing design. However, we would generally opt for a sheet membrane for balconies, more suited for extreme weather conditions. Sheet membranes are also typically flexible and durable, can be root-resistant if required, UV stable and heat-reflective. Plus, they’re compatible with downpipes and PVC fittings, depending upon the system being used. Some sheet membranes can be laid directly over damp substrates if required.

Our remediation process will involve leak detection and complete remediation if it’s an existing balcony. We may need to remove existing tiles to prepare the substrate. We lay the membrane, re-tile the area, and test all joins afterwards to ensure it’s 100% watertight.

Every Danrae Group solution is tailored to clients and property. And to ensure a quality and efficient solution, we manage every project end-to-end, with everything from stakeholder correspondence to crane hire, if required.

Our approach.

As every strata manager knows, a waterproofing issue that affects tenants requires a fast fix.

But it’s important to understand too that leaks, concrete cancer and other issues will worsen if undiagnosed.

The best approach to balcony waterproofing is a holistic plan that includes a comprehensive design, a quality membrane and full remediation. Once your job is complete, regular preventative maintenance is a must.

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