Dry Balcony And Attach Terrace Waterproofing.


How to Waterproof a Balcony or a Terrace

  • Introduction
  • What to do before waterproofing a balcony or a terrace
  • Steps to waterproof a balcony or a terrace
  • How to avoid leaks on the balcony or terrace
  • Characteristics of the ideal product to waterproof a balcony or terrace
  • Example of well-done work

Introduction

In the realization of waterproofing systems for balconies or terraces it’s important the ability to know how to evaluate and consequently choose the waterproofing system best suited to the existing situation regardless of whether it’s a new construction or the adjustment of a pre-existing situation; it’s therefore necessary realize it to perfection, paying particular attention to all types of details and to the accurate treatment of them, which in most cases represent the critical points from which water leaks occur causing the subsequent problems.

What to do before waterproofing a balcony or a terrace

In order to waterproof a balcony or a terrace, first of all it’s necessary to evaluate the existing conditions of the area to be treated because, depending on the state of conservation of the balcony or terrace on which you want to intervene, there are different solutions and different steps to follow, more or less invasive to restore or to do a new waterproofing system.

The first thing to evaluate is the state of the existing flooring, that is the visible layer, which is also the easiest to investigate regarding its state of conservation. This evaluation can be carried out, for example, by checking if the volumes of the joints are consistent or missing, because in most cases it’s from the joints that the water starts to infiltrate and therefore the waterproofing effect of the finish is missing. Consequently, the water will begin to deteriorate the whole pack, with serious damage to the elements. In parallel, it’s possible to check the status of the elements of the flooring, in fact, even if these are for outdoor and therefore waterproofing, any cracks or breakages of the same provide access to water creating infiltration points.

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Steps to waterproof a balcony or a terrace

First of all, it’s necessary to distinguish whether it’s necessary to carry out waterproofing again or if we are talking about the restoration of an already existing waterproofing system of a balcony or terrace. This evaluation allows us to understand at what level of the waterproofing package we need to intervene.

First of all, it’s necessary to distinguish whether it’s necessary to carry out waterproofing again or if we are talking about the restoration of an already existing waterproofing system of a balcony or terrace. This evaluation allows us to understand at what level of the waterproofing package we need to intervene.