How to maintain your balcony? Start from proper waterproofing

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“Due to its geographical location and maritime exposure, Singapore’s climate is characterised by uniform temperature and pressure, high humidity and abundant rainfall.” Many sources states that the “rainy season” in Singapore is from December to January next year. We all know that’s not true. We experience heavy rainfalls throughout the year. This is why waterproofing can be so important to home owners in Singapore. Waterproofing balcony protect the surface from water damage including mold and dry rot. The first step for maintaining your balcony.

“This is especially important if you have a wood-frame balcony. Wood-framed balconies experience a high rate of failure: leaks, visible damage on the finishes below, and, worst of all, concealed structural damage from continued water migration. By the time structural distress becomes evident, it may be too late to implement waterproofing remedies alone—countless wood-framed balconies have required replacement because of severe rot. Balconies have many of the same details as other portions of the exterior building envelope, but there are also challenging details specific to this type of construction—topping slab edges, column penetrations, door sills, and handrail connections. They are vulnerable to decay because they catch rainfall and direct it to myriad intersecting planes.” — Ensuring Balcony Durability: Waterproofing details that stand the test of time

If you need any help in waterproofing your home. Reach us at +65 6677 2233 or email us at [email protected] and we will respond within 24 hours.

By | 2024-02-12T17:11:23+08:00 May 29th, 2020|Blog|