Water doesn't drain away from my balcony

John Conlin / 26 April 2018

A reader's balcony always has puddles for days after it rains.



Question

We have a third floor balcony. There is no balcony above us. The balcony floor is concrete surrounded by a brick wall about four feet high.

Although there is a drain in one corner there is no slope on the floor which stays wet for days after rain. Any solution would be welcome.

Answer

Paving supports may solve your problem. They can be used with floor tiles, quarry tiles, lightweight promenade tiles or timber decking. They consist of plastic discs placed beneath each junction of four tiles to create a drainage void beneath and to keep the tiles slightly apart so that water drains down the open joints and lies beneath the tile allowing the surface to dry quickly.

There are several versions available. ‘Caro’ and ‘Pavepad’ come to mind.



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