Leaking balcony repairs in a Northern Beaches strata building

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Repair of failed waterproofing in multiple strata unit balconies.

Our strata waterproofing team were contacted by the managers of a large unit block in Dee Why on Sydney’s Northern Beaches when water started leaking into the units below.

Our waterproofers attended the building and ascertained that the waterproofing that had been done when the units were built and was now failing.

The majority of the multi-story apartment buildings and townhouse developments built around Sydney have tiled balconies and subsequently, we are seeing a rise in waterproofing problems encountered by residents, Owners Corporations and Strata Managers.

Like houses, units and townhouse buildings are prone to movement. As outlined above, this movement can lead to breakdowns in the waterproofing membranes.  Unfortunately, in some cases we see problems arising because tradespeople have “cut corners” in an effort to save money or get projects completed on time. This can make balconies prone to leaking both into the homeowners unit and, in many cases, the unit below.  In some cases, we have seen water flood into the unit each time it rains due to incorrect drainage and “fall” calculations.

How we repaired the leaking balconies at this Dee Why unit block.

To rectify and fix the leaking balconies and stop water from leaking into the units below, first our waterproofers had to remove the existing tiles and substrate from each balcony.

We then applied a new screed.  This was followed by multiple applications of flexible waterproofing.

And finally, each balcony was tiled and regrouted with a sealant added.

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(L) Waterproofing membrane applied. (R) Balcony retiled and sealed.

Do you have a strata waterproofing problem?

For more information about your balcony waterproofing issues and the solutions available, call or text us direct on 0416 292 002 or complete our online enquiry form.  We are available 24/7 to attend to emergency waterproofing problems and get you enjoying trouble-free balcony usage in no time.


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We are fully licensed waterproofing professionals who specialise in the repair and waterproofing of showers, baths and all wet areas around the home including bathrooms, laundries and kitchens. Additionally, we offer a complete shower restoration service that includes removing existing tiles, waterproofing and retiling the area leaving your shower looking as good as new.

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