Defects with balcony of an apartment, in St Lucia, a South West suburb of Brisbane,
Defects with apartment balcony. Inspected by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.
Poor design defect:
- The balcony slab height is higher than the apartment interior slab which will allow direct water entry to the living area, even in light rain.
- The slab also does not have sufficient fall away from the sliding door opening towards the relief holes.
- Drain relief holes (tubes fitted through brick walls of the balcony) are far too small
- Rain water will not escape quickly enough, before it enters the apartment interior.
Defects with apartment balcony. Important note:
Although larger drain relief holes are required, this will not compensate for the slab level differences also lack of fall to the reliefs.