Balustrades and barriers – a plastered and painted junction

Cause

A high risk detail known to result in leaks 

Repair

  • regularly maintain the paint coating if the detail is not causing problems - at the first major cladding maintenance consider rebuilding the junction to incorporate a saddle flashing 
  • where it is suspected that the building may be leaking and there is a risk of damage, engage a building surveyor to report on the building and advise on repair options