Portfolio: Concrete Balcony Restoration

Location:

Etobicoke, ON

Repair Types:

Concrete crack repair, concrete patching, balcony slope reversal

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 Crack Repair
Crack repair – whenever possible – is the most cost-efficient way to avoid future extensive balcony repair. Traditionally speaking, two slabs of concrete cannot be glued together when there is a crack. Our specialized materials make monolithic 1.85 MPa adhesion possible, which allows for complete concrete repair and restoration. It works both on single-defined and multiple cracks.


Balcony Decorative Protective Finish
After the balcony slab is fully repaired, protective coating is applied to ensure long-lasting balcony waterproofing. It is followed by a final layer of specialized UV-resistant, non-slip paint with a nice decorative finish.


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.