Did you know that Balconies are the most common cause of Building Leaks!

November 29, 2017

Over the years there has been a huge growth in multi-storey private residences and high rise buildings to meet the demands of the ever increasing population. You would hope that builders get it right, however, we know that this is not always the case. So we can find once a building is completed it will have a list of defects that require fixing. Fixing balcony leaks can be a problem as it is difficult to diagnose leaks and come up with effective methods to stop them

 

 

 

SO WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MAIN SIGNS OF BALCONY LEAKS?

 

There are a number of vital signs to look at where there may be a potential balcony leak. The questions you need to ask yourself are:

 

Do you have …

 

  • Water damage spreading down external walls?

  • Discoloured walls or ceilings?

  • Leaking windows, doors or doorsill?

  • Sticking doors, windows or plaster cracks?

  • Moving tiles or cracked grout?

  • Neighbours downstairs complaining about collapsing ceilings? 

  • Regular water leaks, especially during heavy rain? 

 

 

 

 

YOU HAVE IDENTIFIED THE PROBLEM, SO WHAT NEXT?

 

You can call out an “expert” who may suggest reconstructing the full balcony with new tiles and waterproofing, which could cost in the region of $10,000 - $20,000. This may still not fix the real problem.

$$$ DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! $$$

There are other remedial actions that will be more cost effective. The key feature is that you call a genuine expert who knows what they are doing. They should be able to diagnose the problem and look for cost effective solutions.

 

 

Call Martin and the team at the Leak Professionals on 0403 139 994, or email us at info@theleakpreofessionals.com.au

 

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