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Madison

01:26PM | 08/02/05
Member Since: 07/25/04
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I have a usable 2nd floor balcony exposed to weather with an enclosed porch beneath. How do I keep rain from leaking through the balcony floor into the porch below. The balcony floor has 2 coats of primer, and 3 coats of paint and there are still minor leaks. Please help. The whole area was recently rebuilt and I want to protect it to last.

Altereagle

08:00PM | 08/02/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Typically you proof the 2nd floor with a torch down or membrane and or something similar then use duck boards, but it's dependent on the system as well as there are light weight concretes, vinyl, T&G and a myriad of other finishes.

I don't think it's possible to go back and water proof it totally... what do you have up there?

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http://decks-ca.com/

http://kingofcrown.com/

http://installcrown.com/

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

Madison

06:07AM | 08/04/05
Member Since: 07/25/04
2 lifetime posts
3/4 Inch treated Plywood. Can you recommend one of the various products to use on top of the paint. Nobody in our home stores have the answer for me.

Altereagle

09:21AM | 08/06/05
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
You can see if a Vinyl installer can place a membrane over the ply but I believe the paint will be an issue now.

There is lightweight concrete finish such as the one I used on the "greenvalley" project. That can get expensive as would tile.

Then there is system where you use tape & paint but I find it fails within a year or two without proper maintenance.

Lightweight concrete would be the best. Look for decking in the yellow pages for an installer in your area.

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http://decks-ca.com/

http://kingofcrown.com/

http://installcrown.com/

Alter Eagle Construction & Design


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