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Concrete balconies are gaining some momentum in residential construction. For many years, concrete balconies were prevalent in commercial and large, multi-unit residential buildings. If you are interested in this, read on for more details.

Bill Uselmann
Williams Propertys LLC
417-499-2521
1115 W Austin st
Webb City, MO
 
Focal Point Interiors
(417) 623-0717
2010 Roosevelt Ave
Joplin, MO
 
Hayward Construction
(417) 624-4331
19470 Gum Rd
Joplin, MO
 
Barnard C E Construction Co Llc
(417) 624-3096
3000 N Saint Louis Ave
Joplin, MO
 
Arnold Plumbing Company
(417) 206-7562
3501 W Red Iron Dr
Joplin, MO
 
Lowe'S Home Improvement Warehouse Of Joplin
(417) 782-1940
2600 S Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO
 
Pro Roofing And Remodeling
(417) 782-1092
PO Box 3653
Joplin, MO
 
American Construction Inc
(417) 781-6811
329 N Main
Joplin, MO
 
J & M Construction
(417) 624-2309
930 Roosevelt Ave
Joplin, MO
 
Springer'S Remodeling & Home Repair
(417) 626-8424
1113 Shady Pine Ln
Joplin, MO
 

Paved Concrete Balconies

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Concrete balconies are no longer just for large buildings; bring one to your home. Photo Credit: seier seier seier

Concrete balconies are gaining some momentum in residential construction. For many years, concrete balconies were prevalent in commercial and large, multi-unit residential buildings. Issues with thermal bridging, due to heat loss through the concrete from the interior of the home, kept the focus on steel for some time. It was no problem, however, that modern engineers couldn't solve, and today many homes utilize paved concrete balconies to add a modern flare to their home design.

Concrete offers several advantages including:

  • Speed without Spending. Pouring concrete is much faster and typically cheaper than other popular decking materials such as wood (although pouring a second-floor balcony, including steel framing, will be considerably more expensive than other common concrete applications).
  • Maintenance. Concrete is long lasting and easy to clean. A sealer is highly recommended for weatherproofing, a task that must be completed every year or so.
  • Diversity. Paved balconies are often colorfully sealed, painted, tiled, and even carpeted.

Concrete balconies are no simple feat of engineering. Carefully designed framing and steel reinforcement are essential. Therefore, hiring a structural engineer and professional concrete contractor is highly recommended.

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