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Effective Balcony Waterproofing Ideas

The aesthetic appearance and structural longevity of your dream home tremendously depend on the adequacy, and effectiveness of waterproofing for external balcony. This is because external balconies are extremely vulnerable to changing weather conditions, especially heavy rains or snow, that can potentially lead to leaks, cracks, chips, and unsafe joints. 

 Hence, for an area as vulnerable as the balcony, waterproofing solutions are an integral part of its building or renovation process, and cannot be taken lightly. After all, nobody wants to deal with a leaking balcony down the track!

Choosing the best-suited balcony waterproofing solutions is critical to prevent water ingress. Hence we have compiled a list of effective ideas for waterproofing your balcony -

Fill in the cracks

An effective, and evergreen balcony waterproofing solution is to identify any cracks, and gaps, and fill them with some kind of bathroom sealant or polyurethane caulk. Doing so ensures that rainwater and runoff do not seep into the, which can otherwise cause a lot of structural damage besides ruining the cosmetic appearance of your house.

Pro tip - Asian Paint’s SmartCare Crack Seal is a ready-to-use fiber-based compound with the crack-filling ability for both interior and exterior surfaces, and ensures superior crack bridging.


Opt for a balcony waterproofing membrane

Waterproofing membranes are essentially rubber or PVC sheeting, which makes for a good solution to waterproof your balcony flooring, as you can hide this membrane under any kind of flooring surface. However, it is important to note that laying down a waterproof membrane takes place before the floor tile is laid. Opting for this membrane will ensure that water will not seep into walls, and will instead flow into a drain. And it is an ideal solution for exterior balcony waterproofing.

Pro tip -Asian Paint’s SmartCare waterproofing membrane is a triple-layered, tough, elastic sealing laminated film that offers long-lasting floor waterproofing.


Choose waterproofing balcony flooring options

Yet another effective idea for balcony waterproofing is choosing waterproof flooring options such as the following - 


1) Fibreglass


2) Waterproof peel-and-stick floor tiles


3) Vinyl


4) Treated wood


5) Concrete


6) Linoleum


 7) Artificial grass


Paint balcony walls with waterproof primer

Before you go ahead with waterproof exterior painting, add a coat of waterproof primer to your balcony walls, as it ensures double coverage, and protection from water leakage, and damage. 

Pro tip -  Asian Paint’s Damp Block 2K is a two component, high-performance coating, which provides superior waterproofing for interior walls, and tackles common problems like efflorescence


Install balcony enclosure

One of the easiest ways to waterproof your balcony is by adding an enclosure, that not only serves the purpose of waterproofing the space, but also enhances the aesthetic appearance. You can opt for a glass panel enclosure that can convert your balcony into more of an indoor room with a view!



Balcony waterproofing ideas - Asian Paints



1. What are the waterproof balcony flooring options?

There are several waterproof balcony flooring options, but the most popular balcony flooring waterproof choice is fiberglass. This material holds the innate ability to withstand heavy traffic, and water damage, making it one of the best options for balcony flooring waterproof. The fiberglass balcony floor is waterproof and will not crack or disintegrate when exposed to water. Some other balcony flooring waterproof options include the following -


  1. Liquid rubber balcony membrane

  2. Vinyl

  3. Waterproof peel-and-stick floor tiles

  4. Treated wood

  5. Concrete

  6. Linoleum

  7. Artificial grass


2. How to do waterproof wooden flooring for balcony?

A self-adhesive waterproofing membrane is best suited to waterproof wooden flooring for balcony. And Asian Paints Smart Waterproofing Membrane is a triple-layered, tough, elastic, and alkali-resistant sealing laminated film that has excellent adhesion properties, and comes with a 10-year waterproof warranty!

How can Asian Paints Help You With Choosing Balcony Waterproofing Ideas?

Your balcony waterproofing contractor must be the ultimate savior who not only protects the aesthetics of your space but also safeguards the structural integrity of your dream home! Hence it is important to choose the right balcony waterproofing contractor, who can offer valuable service for the money you invest in exterior balcony waterproofing solutions. 

So what are you waiting for? Book your appointment with our Asian Paints waterproofing experts, and kickstart the procedure of waterproofing for external balcony today!


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