How to Prevent Water Ingress on an External Balustrade Installation

We understand that when it comes to your external balustrade installation, you want it to look great and stand the test of time. One of the key factors in achieving this is preventing water ingress. In this easy-to-follow guide, we'll explain the importance of protecting your balustrades from water damage and provide you with simple solutions to keep them in excellent condition. Our Balcony Seal kit represents a groundbreaking solution for achieving water drainage and waterproofing in a variety of outdoor installations.

The Significance of Preventing Water Ingress

Water ingress may sound complex, but it's quite straightforward. It's all about making sure water doesn't find its way into your balustrades. This matters because when water gets in, it can create all sorts of issues. It can weaken the structure, cause rust, and even damage the appearance of your balustrades. We want to help you keep your balustrades strong and looking good for years to come.

How it Operates

The system operates by subtly elevating the channel a few millimeters above the substrate using drain blocks. The spaces between these drain blocks serve as water drainage channels, subsequently filled with sealant to establish a completely waterproofed balustrade installation. For optimal results, it is recommended to apply a rubber waterproof membrane to the surface.

The Role of Maintenance in Water Ingress Prevention

Preventing water ingress is not a one-time job; it's something you'll need to keep up with. Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your balustrades in top shape. This includes straightforward tasks like cleaning and regular inspections to ensure that water hasn't found a way in over time. By staying on top of maintenance, you'll keep your balustrades looking great and structurally sound. Click on the button down below to watch our latest video on how to prevent water ingress on an external balustrade!

Common Water Ingress Issues and Practical Solutions

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, issues can still crop up. But don't worry; we've got practical, uncomplicated solutions to help you address these problems. If you notice any issues, it's essential to deal with them promptly to prevent further damage. In instances where balconies and flat roofs are constructed with a slight pitch to facilitate rainwater drainage towards the roof's edge, the balustrade installer should incorporate drainage points beneath the channel. This prevents water accumulation around the channel's perimeter. View our suitable balustrade systems down below!

Maintenance and Care

If you're ready to safeguard your balustrades from water damage, Balustrade Superstore is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us for questions, quotes, or advice. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is standing by to help you. We hope this guide helps you understand how to prevent water ingress on an external balustrade installation. By following these simple methods and staying proactive with maintenance, you can keep your balustrades looking great and structurally sound for years to come. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help you protect your investment!

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