Your balcony in Fort Myers, FL is constantly being exposed to the harsh Florida weather. Consequently, it can experience staining, leaks, and other signs of water damage. If you have concerns about your balcony, Innovative Construction Solutions can help.
The Innovative Construction Solutions team is made up of professionals with various building, construction, design and architectural expertise, and includes architects, landscape architects, engineers, general contractors and seasoned project managers. These industry experts will identify the problem and recommend solutions for long-term fixes. Our goal is to win your satisfaction for a job well done.
Warning Signs of Balcony/Deck Damage
Even if your balcony was built to code, wood rot and other environmental factors could compromise its integrity.
While you may not be able to eyeball the balcony and gauge whether it is structurally safe and sound, there are warning signs of water damage and deterioration you can spot that mean you should call an inspector as soon as possible.
- Visible efflorescence coming from the outside edge of deck system (This is a sign that water is pooling or not draining properly.)
- Water staining from leaks or pooling water
- Leaking at windows, doors, door thresholds or from underneath the deck
- Difficulty opening and closing windows or doors due to swelling of wood
- Deteriorating wood or dry rot
- Cracked or missing tiles
- Cracked or missing grout
- Peeling or blistering paint
- Weakened joints at balcony railings and structural posts
In the case of a concrete balcony, if the steel inside the concrete is exposed to oxygen, it will expand, cracking the concrete, and causing it to fall apart. For balconies and decks near the ocean, like here in Florida, salt can get into the concrete and create an acidic situation that will corrode it.
If you identify any of these signs of weakness, hire a professional inspector from Innovative Construction Solutions to take a closer look.
Repairing Water Damage
Water damage won’t fix itself and, in all likelihood, the problem will only get worse. A problem that might be a simple fix today can easily turn into a large scale, expensive repair down the road. Quick fixes, such as covering cracks or rust with sealers or tile, may not solve the problem, and, worse yet, could trap moisture and cause bigger problems.
Innovative Construction Solutions can completely restore the beauty of your balcony, safely remove failed coatings, and bring a weathered balcony back to life.
If you are a builder, our waterproofing services will help you protect the homes you build from the ravages of Florida’s weather and extend the life of your new construction homes.
Call Innovative Construction Solutions today at (239) 384-5890 to learn more about our balcony repair services in Fort Myers, FL. We are available to help you find an affordable and effective solution.