Balconies & Decks

Construction defects associated with balconies and decks are numerous and can result in water intrusion causing damage to the interior and exterior of the building. Defects can also create an environment conducive to the growth of unhealthful molds and dry rot. Below is a list of the most common defects:

  • Failure to properly slope the deck away from building
  • Failure to properly waterproof balcony and deck members
  • Failure to properly install and/or seal deck drains
  • Failure to back prime wood members
  • Improper connection of deck to building
  • Improper sheet metal flashing
  • Improper nailing
Balcony Construction Defects