Project #166 | Enclosed Tile Balcony Leak Repairs – Houston, TX

Project: Residential Enclosed Tile Balcony Leak Repairs – Houston, Texas


This home has five decks…and all of them were leaking.

The leaking caused significant structural damage to the home as water infiltrated the building envelope, weakened wood and became prime breeding ground for unhealthy mold.

Many waterproofing details were neglected and others were installed without practical considerations. For example, a scupper for water drainage was positioned 35 feet above and directly over the front door.


The much needed waterproofing performance begins with a reliable product and ends with professional installation and attention to waterproofing details. Both were achieved by contacting trained an authorized Duradek installers at Home Defect Analysis & Solutions (now operating as Duradek of Texas).

The existing tiles were removed an the substrate was prepared with the recommended assembly using the Tiledek membrane as the method of waterproofing.

Drainage was re-routed into an adjacent gutter to keep the main entrance to the house dry below; and the finish was upgraded to a travertine surface.


Duradek’s Ultra Tiledek was the perfect under-tile waterproofing solution; and the proven detail techniques mastered by Duradek installers at the perimeters, drains and door pans ensured the small balcony had no further leak issues. The project was a success and the remaining four decks were also replaced.

View or download the .pdf version of Case History #166 for the complete case history with installer details and before and after pictures.

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