In addition to saving thousands of dollars by catching potential repairs early, routine inspections and resealing for waterproof decks are important for maintaining a community’s safety and reducing liabilities (especially after hot summer months).
Some of the primary causes of failures in the waterproofing of balcony decks stems from movement caused by temperature changes, and from swelling under surface that results in surface cracking. The surface temperature of decks can exceed 195ºF, and during summer months, the repeated heat exposure results in continued expansion.
While surface cracking may appear minor, they allow moisture to penetrate the surface and become trapped, leading to a host of much larger problems, such as mold growth, rot, leaking, and even costly structural damage.
Regular deck inspections are instrumental in finding any areas where moisture may penetrate the surface coating and underlying membrane, so that they can be repaired early and inexpensively. Timely inspections and reseal maintenance ensure that your waterproofing systems will maintain it’s integrity and last a lifetime.