Many residents are tempted to throw a carpet over their waterproof balcony deck, but even carpets labeled “outdoor” can be disastrous for waterproof decks.
Water easily passes through the carpet, then the carpet traps the moisture in between the carpet and the deck. This wears away at the waterproof coating, especially if the decks are not kept up with reseals every three years.
When this occurs, it may look like the extent of the damage is discoloration to the deck coating, while underneath, the supporting wood is rotted and possibly forming mold.
Many HOAs and apartment complexes have updated their rules and regulations to ban all carpeting from waterproof deck surfaces.
If your residents have been placing carpeting on their decks, or if you haven’t had your decks inspected within the past three years, contact a waterproofing specialist such as WICR Waterproofing & Decking for a free inspection. A trained specialist can immediately spot water intrusion issues that may not be visible on the surface.
Contact WICR Waterproofing & Decking at 888-429-2909 for expert waterproofing in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County.