Does Your New York City Balcony Need Maintenance?
No one wants their building’s balcony to collapse. On the other hand, no one wants to spend an insane amount of money to repair or replace their building’s balcony unless it is absolutely necessary.
Balconies are generally made of reinforced concrete. It is always a good idea to regularly check for any rust stains, cracks, spalling and loose railings. These can indicate that you have a balcony issue that needs to be addressed. The best time to check for any of these warning signs is at the end of winter.
With proper yearly maintenance, your concrete balcony can last for decades. Unfortunately, many balconies that improperly maintained will only last for a few years before they need to be fully restored.
Before you make any decisions regarding your balcony, you should consult with an architect. The architect will be able to determine if the balcony has enough stability and if it is structurally sound. If you have noticed a problem that needs to be repaired or maintained, do not hesitate to contact us today for a consultation.