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how to waterproof a balcony floor

NEW CONSTRUCTION. 1 Building codes can vary by State as waterproofing applies to concrete slabs or wood frame structures. A basic principle with new construction buildings is to view the job with the perspective that building movement will occur and therefore to secure all wall/floor joints, drains, 

Don't assume all waterproofed membranes perform the same. Do check the waterproof membrane certification for limitations such as maximum floor areas and suitable substrates to ensure you are meeting the necessary installation requirements. Don't have the balcony floor levels at the same level as the internal floor.

Prior to tiling, apply a coat of Acrylic Waterproofing Primer to the surface and then apply Flexible Waterproofing Membrane to the whole floor and edges of the balcony, corners and floor/wall joints will require Reinforcing Tape to cater for any joint movement. Also required is a Leak Control Flange fitted to the drain pipe, this 

They are also not typically used as during snowy months, which means that rain and snow may sit on the balcony flooring for extended amounts of time. This moisture can lead to staining, rotting, pitting or cracking of the balcony's materials. Waterproofing the balcony helps keep moisture on the surface of the material, rather 

Since every balcony is different in design, this article takes a general look at the topic of waterproofing a tiled balcony using a variety of products that are applied onto the existing tiled surface. All waterproofing jobs, no matter what the design of a balcony, need to fully address water drainage points, as well as wall and floor 

As the rainy season raises its head, you may come to realise that your balcony was not sealed or waterproofed correctly. Carrying out the proper background preparation procedures in waterproofing exterior suspended areas before tiling takes place is essential.

On a tiled balcony it is essential to carry out the correct preparation and to waterproof exterior areas before tiling commences, to prevent water seeping through tiles are cracked, loose or hollow sounding, or where the level of the current floor does not allow for a height increase, tiles will need to be removed and replace.

Liquid Rubber will waterproof existing balconies and also ideal for new construction. Liquid Rubber membranes succeed where older traditional waterproof products fail; extremely flexible so moves with structures, seamless (no joins for future leaks), safe to use and Seal & Waterproof floor bearers and joists.

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