Balcony Channel Drains
Balcony channel drains can not only provide a more sophisticated look and feel to your balcony but can also make it easier for your tilers to lay down tiles after the waterproofing has been completed.
We’ll also supply special stud wedges and assist your carpenter on how to install them if the floor joists are not dropped already. Monaco Waterproofing contractors can provide further support and suggestions to your tradesmen on site about what the next steps to take to fully waterproof your premise.
If you’re in the process of currently building a new house and you’re up to the frame stage – before you’ve installed your James Hardy Scyon boards to your balcony – Monaco Waterproofing contractors can come out to your premises and help you design a fall to suite our specifically designed channel drains.
Especially in the winter months, when you can lose countless weeks with the generic screed balconies, our channel drain system is ideal. As screed is a type of concrete (sand & cement), it is prone to retaining moisture long after the rain has passed. This is a huge issue for waterproofers such as us because we can not apply our membrane over a screed with a moisture content higher than 6%. We can avoid this problem by implementing our channel drain system. With our channel drain system, the carpenter can install the chosen external flooring over the dropped (angled) floor joists or the wedges. Once that is completed our contractors can apply our waterproofing over the flooring and install our channel grate. This process will not only save on construction time but also reduce the chances of future leaks.
Future leaks with screeding? Since screed is a form of concrete, it is very rigid, which tends to crack as the structure of the balcony starts to move with the changing seasons. By eliminating screed from balconies we are able to use the chosen external flooring, which is flexible and able to move with structure of the balcony, therefore eliminating the chance of cracking substrate.
Balcony Drains come in many shapes and sizes — depending on where you position it (such against the wall or off the wall). Monaco Waterproofing contractors can come out to your location to measure up your area, supply and install custom sizes Balcony Drains to suit your requirements
All Balcony Drains are made from high-quality stainless steel materials — but most importantly — Balcony Drates DO NOT require balcony screed to be applied beforehand. Thus it is a time efficient exercises that isn’t dependent on the weather which is turn is cost efficient.