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Old 28.06.2020, 10:42
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Replace tiles on balcony without affecting water seal?

Am looking to replace balcony floor tiles and have asked the Building Management company and Building Architect for the documentation on the construction, so that when I replace the tiles, I do not inadvertently affect the water seal.

Is it normal that no one can supply the documentation? I'm getting an assessment done to confirm there is no water penetrating past the water seal at current, but I don't want to run into problems in future.

Any suggestions/recommendations are welcome.

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Old 28.06.2020, 16:09
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Re: Replace tiles on balcony without affecting water seal?

Ours are being replaced in all apartments in out building, it was decided to not remove the original tiles for this reason, rather install the new ones on top.

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Re: Replace tiles on balcony without affecting water seal?

Thanks for your reply. May I ask if you had done any analysis to confirm there was no water trapped underneath the original tiles (so as to avoid damage to the building water seal, etc).
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Re: Replace tiles on balcony without affecting water seal?

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Thanks for your reply. May I ask if you had done any analysis to confirm there was no water trapped underneath the original tiles (so as to avoid damage to the building water seal, etc).
I guess they just concluded no water was going anywhere obvious, you could always paint a membrane over the existing tiles to be sure if you are worries.
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Re: Replace tiles on balcony without affecting water seal?

I'd say it's unlikely to affect any waterproofing but you could paint or lay a waterproof course before laying the new tiles, after the old ones have been taken off. Assuming a standard concrete construction.
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