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 -
2) Waterproof peel-and-stick floor tiles
4) Treated wood
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!