Balcony Waterproofing: 7 Facts You Need To Know

Balcony waterproofing not only improves the aesthetics of your balcony, but it also provides a layer of protection for this structure and the adjacent structures. At Thome Waterproofing we can provide you with quality balcony waterproofing, but first, let’s look at some facts about this service.

1. Balcony Waterproofing Prevents Structural Damage

Water infiltration can cause significant damage to the concrete and steel within a balcony’s structure. Waterproofing prevents water from entering and corroding these materials, thereby extending the balcony’s lifespan and maintaining its structural integrity.

It’s important to note that while waterproofing can go a long way toward preventing damage to your structures, proper drainage also is important. You will need to ensure that your balcony has drainage that prevents water from pooling up and that this water drains off the deck and away from your structure. When we come to provide estimates for work, we can identify any areas of concern regarding drainage.

2. Waterproofing Prevents Leaks In Underlying Spaces

If your balcony is not waterproofed properly, any excess rainwater can seep into the exterior walls as well as seeping into the structures below. We’ve seen many instances of water seepage from improperly sealed and waterproofed balconies causing damage to the walls and ceilings below the balcony. Often these leaks are mistaken for roof leaks when it’s actually the balcony and a lack of proper waterproofing that’s the culprit.

3. Waterproofing Prevents Mold

Moisture trapped in and around balconies can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. These not only pose health risks but also can cause unsightly stains and damage to surfaces. Waterproofing helps keep these areas dry and free from fungal growth.

Again, balcony or deck waterproofing can prevent water from seeping into the walls of your structure. Even if you don’t notice leaks in your walls or ceiling, these damp areas are the perfect breeding ground for mold, which is toxic and poses a health risk to your family and/or tenants.

4. Waterproofing Enhances Your Property Value

Whether you are a homeowner seeking balcony waterproofing services or perhaps a business owner that manages an office park, apartment community or another type of commercial property, waterproofing improves the aesthetics of your property and ultimately this increases the property value.

A freshly waterproofed balcony adds to the ambiance of this structure and can entice buyers or new tenants. Regular waterproofing also showcases your commitment to keeping your property in the best possible shape which is attractive to potential buyers or renters.

At Thome Waterproofing, our waterproofing contractors can provide you with decorative coatings for your balcony and concrete decks. These further enhance the appearance and value of these spaces.

5. Waterproofing Reduces Maintenance Costs

A well-waterproofed balcony, deck or walkway is easier to clean, but effective waterproofing also minimizes the need for frequent repairs and maintenance both for the balcony surfaces as well as the railings. With proper maintenance and the regular application of waterproofing systems or waterproofing products, you can greatly extend the life of your balcony and ensure that this structure remains sturdy and safe.

6. Waterproofing Increases Safety

Excess water and moisture can make balcony surfaces slippery, posing a safety risk. Waterproofing reduces slip hazards by ensuring that surfaces remain dry. We also can use non-slip waterproofing membranes to further improve safety on a balcony, decks, walkways or the concrete areas around a swimming pool.

7. Waterproofing Can Be A Legal Requirement

In some areas, local building codes require balconies to meet certain waterproofing standards. Proper waterproofing ensures compliance with these regulations, helping business owners and property managers avoid costly fines or legal penalties. Even if this is not a legal requirement in your area, waterproofing increases safety which lowers your risk of injuries occurring on your property.

Waterproofing Solutions From Thome Waterproofing

At Thome, balcony waterproofing is one of our areas of specialization, but it’s just one of the many services that we offer. We can waterproof balconies for homeowners or for any type of commercial property. We also offer the following:

Our team of waterproofing experts can handle any size task, including large commercial projects, but we also serve homeowners throughout the Los Angeles metro area, including Ventura County. We work with a huge range of waterproofing systems and membranes and have the experience and know-how to complete any size project on time and on budget.

Contact Thome Waterproofing Today!

Again, we serve commercial and residential clients throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties, including Bel-Air, Beverly Hills, Calabasas, Canoga Park, Encino, the Hollywood Hills, Pacific Palisades, Studio City and other surrounding areas.

Whether you need balcony waterproofing or another of our waterproofing services, we are always here to help. To schedule a free consultation, you can call us at (818) 899-1234 or click on the Contact Us tab on our homepage.