Repair of balconies can include concrete repair, railing removal/reinstallation or replacement, deck coatings, replacement of caulk and repair of adjacent brick, dryvit or other exterior wall finishes. Two issues are unique to balconies.
The first is the extreme proximity to the owner's living quarters. With all of the potential activities listed above taking place within feet of the living quarters, a consistent systemic approach to these repairs is critical to the success of the project.
The second is the connection of a thin slab of concrete to a typically metal railing. The connection detail, typically embedment with grout, is the most common area for deterioration of concrete to start. Modifying these details as part of the repair has over the years lead to longer term repairs.