Portfolio: Balcony Slope Reversal

Location:

Toronto, ON

Repair Types:

Balcony slope reversal, concrete patching, thin patch applications

Typical scope of balcony work consists of surface patches, crack repairs - which run from the unit wall out to the street - and surface non-slippery decorative finish. In some cases, the slope of the balcony floor needs to be reversed to drain the water away from the unit wall. Slope reversal is done by applying an adhesive layer together with polymer cement in a thin-patch configuration.


Balcony Patching
All loose unsound concrete is removed, and concrete surfaces are cleaned in preparation for patching and restoration of balcony slab geometry.


Under traditional repair methods, large parts of the balcony slab would require complete demolition and recasting. The use of specialized concrete adhesives and polymer cement permits thin-patch applications, making the job much more cost-efficient and faster.


Balcony Slope Reversal
In some cases, the balcony slope becomes either flat or inverted into the unit. Balcony slope reversal is not possible with traditional repair methods, as they cannot produce thin-patch application where patch thickness varies between 0.25 and 0.01 inches (traditionally, patching requires a minimum of two-inch demolition in the affected area). 


The use of specialized concrete adhesives and polymer cement permits thin-patch applications, making the job much more cost-efficient and faster.