Balcony Waterproofing

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I have built a fairly large balcony (and flat roof) in block and beam (6m x 3m) and need to waterproof before adding a screed and tiles. From what I have read Firestone EPDM appears to be a sensible solution but not clear what the best way to build this up or whether the EPDM needs any textile layers for protection.

Has anyone got any ideas please

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Are you insulating?

Whats wrong with Asphalt/promenade/spartan tiles?

Screed on top of EPDM? :confused:

You can also felt/promenade tile.

Your falls should be in before waterproofing.
 
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insulation is under the deck - it has to be a cold deck because of the size of overhang /cantilever

had asphalt on previous balcony and it leaked after less than 10 years through one of the seams - I understand that EDPM membranes typically last 40 - 50 years and because they are layed as a single sheet they are less likely to leak

fall of about 1 in 40 is already built in

need a screed above the block and beam and drainage channels will be cast into this.

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had asphalt on previous balcony and it leaked after less than 10 years through one of the seams

Asphalt has no 'seams'.

I understand that EDPM membranes typically last 40 - 50 years and because they are layed as a single sheet they are less likely to leak

That is a myth ;)
 
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