Repairs to Leaking Balconies with Building Services Australia
Effects of Water Ingress
- Balconies and walkways are exposed to the destructive forces of the elements: rain, wind, sunlight, and freezing conditions.
- Penetration of water through top balcony surface and exposed edges of both reinforced concrete balconies and timber framed balconies leads to deterioration.
- Deterioration of the balcony structure causes significant defects to occur, such as concrete spalling.
- Accumulation of calcium crystals and salts, known as "Efflorescence" occurs on balcony surfaces only in the presence of water.