Wood balconies in Naples, FL are subject to harsh weather conditions and water migration in and out of the deck system 100% of the time. Repeated water intrusion can cause wood rot, deterioration, mold and fungus growth, and unsafe conditions. Balcony staining helps lock out moisture and protect it from the elements. 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 have a wide range of experience with balcony construction defects and can recommend solutions for long-term fixes.
Wood balcony construction typically includes windows and doors, walls, flooring, a waterproof covering (if above living spaces), structural members, posts and railings, lighting fixtures, and water-resistant flashings. Most of these penetrate the exterior of the structure. If any of the components are not properly installed, water intrusion is inevitable.
Signs of Trouble
You may notice balcony water damage in the following ways:
- Visible efflorescence coming from the outside edge of deck system (This is a sign that water is pooling or not draining properly.)
- Water stains 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 grout
- Cracked or missing tiles
- Peeling or blistering paint
- Weakened joints at balcony railings and structural posts
If you have noticed even one of the above symptoms and are not sure you have a problem, Innovative Construction Solutions can help. Part of our water management service involves leak detection and balcony leak repair.
Using state-of-the-art technology such as thermal imaging and electronic water detection, we can determine if you have balcony leaks, and where they are. This will help us isolate the source of the leaks and focus on the problem areas to prevent future leaking and damage.
Our professionals are highly trained and have experience in treating wood balconies. We can completely restore weathered balconies and deck systems with rich, luxurious penetrating stains that restore your deck’s beauty and are easy to maintain. We can safely remove failed coatings and bring your weathered deck back to life.
If you are a builder, you can add value to and extend the life of your new construction homes and set yourself apart from the competition by taking advantage of waterproofing services from Innovative Construction Solutions to protect the homes you build from the ravages of Florida’s weather.
Balcony leaks can lead to water damage and structural problems elsewhere. Balcony staining helps protect your Naples, FL balcony from the elements. Get in touch with Innovative Construction Solutions at (239) 384-5890 to learn more. Our goal is to win your satisfaction for a job well done.