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  • Balcony Epoxy a Risk to My Health

    Posted by Terry Gibson on July 4, 2022 at 6:42 am


    Message: I am very stressed…an epoxy is being applied to our balconies but I do not want a carcinogenic product on my balcony…I have offered to research an organic compound for my deck, pay for it myself and get the board to approve before applied.
    Everything in my condo is organic or eco friendly…management is telling me they are coming in like it or now, with locksmith and RCMP. I cannot get appointment with lawyer before late July and yet they are at my building now doing decks…do I have any options here…please help…stressed in Fort McMurray…thank you

    Mark Hambridge replied 1 year, 4 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Mark Hambridge

    July 5, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Terry, like your correspondent, we are concerned about non-toxic remedies to life. Our balconies were epoxy-repaired several years ago, following some 20 years of decay – possibly more, depending on our complex’s previous developers and owners. The time to apply and cure our balcony epoxy coatings was short. We keep our balcony door closed, except for ventilation in summer. The surface is covered with porous plastic tiles (available from IKEA) to ensure ventilation and drainage. We have experienced no problems over the 16 years we have lived in this apartment. Perhaps your correspondent is too concerned? Once the epoxy has ‘set’, there should be no future problems (and the balcony is protected from decay, mould and rot).

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