The weather is warming up, and balcony inspection is pertinent because renters use their balconies the most during spring and summer. Therefore, now is an excellent time to ensure that balconies and terraces are safe. Although balcony inspections are essential, it often doesn’t happen enough. Railings are the perimeter, and the topside and underside of balconies need a thorough inspection. Here is why this inspection should be on your radar.
Inclement Weather Can Deteriorate a Balcony
Snow, freezing rain, and ice happen during the winter. These elements can cause a concrete balcony or terrace to deteriorate. Rust accumulation on the steel reinforcement within the concrete occurs when water infiltrates the cracks. Rust jacking causes cracks and spalls where insufficient coverage exists, potentially making the balcony’s edges unsafe. A balcony’s edges have concrete exposure on three sides.
Therefore, the potential of falling concrete is at its greatest.
When you identify these issues early, only moderate repairs are necessary. For example, you can install a new deck coating to prevent significant structural damage. During inspections, you can also learn about solutions on how to waterproof a balcony or ensure proper drainage.
Weight Also Deteriorates Structures
You can ensure that the outdoor area is as sturdy as possible with an inspection. In addition to precipitation affecting concrete, so can weight. The weight of people and outdoor furniture causes this outdoor structure to experience normal wear and tear.
Maintenance Saves Money
Regular commercial building inspections prevent costly repairs. Once again, identifying issues sooner rather than later will prevent severe structural damage. It would be best not to avoid a loose railing because issues will make balconies or terraces more stable over time.
Ensure Maximum Safety
Balcony inspections prevent injuries and keep everyone safe. This structure might seem secure. However, specifications exist for a reason. Protect all renters or users and avoid liability. It’s shocking the significance that spacing and balcony railing height makes.
You never want a concrete structure to collapse. Since we are experts at concrete scanning, you should hire us to ensure that your commercial property is safe. We have over 25 years of experience in the industry.
Concrete Visions Will Get The Job Done Right
Concrete Visions has been working with clients for over 25 years. Our G&M Services installers are certified with the industry’s major firestop product manufacturers. As part of our firestop service, we can assess abnormal field conditions and, with the manufacturer’s technical support assistance, provide engineering judgments in a timely fashion to comply with contract specifications. Our Field Mechanics undergo ongoing training, including mandatory monthly safety meetings, weekly Toolbox Talks where safety and equipment information is shared, and training on safe work standards and safety best practices.