St. Albert Liquid Rubber Roof Coating, July 2014

After GRS had attended to this site several times the year prior [links below], they returned to this residential client's building to inspect the liquid rubber resurfacing and see what steps need to be done to cease future hassles on this roof. Continue reading St. Albert Liquid Rubber Roof Coating, July 2014

Edmonton Flat Roof Drain Installation, July 2013

GRS returned to a roof recovery job performed the year prior, when we recovered a tar and gravel roof with a new EPDM system. The client was worried about water ponding and reached out to us for quotation on drain installation. The client reached out to us to address water ponding on their flat roof, recently recovered with EPDM. There is 4-5 inches of standing water atop the roof for many days after rainfall, and would like to know what options are available for drainage to prevent structural strain. We sent out one of our journeymen to inspect the site, and their recommendation was that we install two drop drains and one scupper to facilitate better drainage. One of the problems observed by the crew member is that the dimensions of the house require eight feet of slope to properly drain the roof, something obviously not present in the flat-roof system as it is. Shortly after assessment, we provided the customer a quote for drain installation (two drop drains and one scupper). The client agreed and we set out the following day to carry out the intended work. Note: When attempting roof recovery, GRS notes that the existing roof is resurfaced as-is, unless you opt for re-engineering of the existing slope (typically more common with replacement, rather than recovery jobs). Whatever water ponding that was present before the recovery will be present after! IMAG0256 IMAG0258 IMAG0257 IMAG0255 IMAG0322 IMAG0323 IMAG0324 IMAG0325-1 IMAG0325 IMAG0326 IMAG0327 IMAG0328 IMAG0329 Field Report, July 19 2013: We went back to the residence the following morning for 7:30am, and work carried on through to 1:00pm. The servicing technician installed both requested drains (one 3" flat aluminum, the other as 4" flat aluminum). The scupper drain (6" x 4") was also installed with U-Flow clamps. We needed to wait for the proper colour of downpipe to accompany the scupper, so arrangements were made with the client to return within a few days once the pipe has arrived. (Update July 21, 2013: Downpipe received and installed.) < End Report > CODE: 14014 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Edmonton Residential Roof Recovery & Skylight Repair, July 2013

This residential client in Edmonton required a roof recovery as the entire rooftop was flooded with water. The client also requires repairs to the skylights to ensure that water does not leak through them. Inspection, July 22, 2013: This is a tar and gravel roof that measures 32.5 square ft. with the lineal footage of the metal being 275 ft. The roof is completely flooded and two skylights on the back of the roof have slow leaks. They have been repaired previously with torch-on membrane. The two skylights need to be built up and we also recommend overflows be installed. The roof condition is poor to fair as there is buckling and ridging is apparent. The client would also like a quote for two 6 x 8 ft. skylights to be removed. Hardware on the roof currently:
  • (6) 4 inch plumb stacks.
  • (1) 12 inch b-vent.
  • (1) 6 inch b-vent.
  • (2) low skylights.
  • (2) pyramid skylights.
IMG_1215 IMG_3031 IMG_3816 IMG_5180IMG_8887 Roof Report, October 4, 2013: The first ten feet are 80% done, extra work was required for the 2 boxed in skylights. Extra time was also needed to deal with the solid wood (cutting it down to 2 inches to support the outside edge of the new iso and fascia board). We boxed in the curb for the north skylights with 3/8 plywood over the torched curb. We then installed RPF around the perimeter and on the 5 ft. center line of the TPO sheet. Following this we installed one run of TPO in the NW corner. Roof Report, October 7, 2013: We completed the seal from the previous day and finished another 10 ft. of roof up to the drain. Due to weather threats we will still allow the original roof to drain while continuing onto the next 10 ft. Roof Report, October 8, 2013: We completed the seal around the chimneys and I went to pick up the rest of the material required to finish the job. Unfortunately during the day the night seal was walked on and water started to drip down after the owners had left. With the water sitting on the hard wood floors it started to curl the corners of the wood. I think they need to be sanded and refinished in a 4 ft. by 6 ft. area in the hallway. IMG_0382 IMG_0383 IMG_0384 IMG_0385 IMG_0386 Roof Report, October 15, 2013: We managed to finish the roof just before the rain hit, but we still have to clean up the roof and ground. A bin was brought at the end of the day so we will have to deal with that tomorrow as well. My plan is to get the crew started in the morning and then complete two other inspections. I will come back to load up the truck and stay overnight again to make sure that the bins are removed from site. The customer is happy with the work and is going to talk to the project coordinator about the floor in his house. IMG_0395 IMG_0396 IMG_0397
< End Report > CODE: 8619 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.
 

St. Albert Liquid Rubber Roof Coating, July 2013

This report is the first in a series of repairs and services that GRS has carried out for this particular client and their residential roofing system. The first covers a liquid rubber application to seal up some leaks in the existing roof. The article will be updated with links [at the bottom of this page] once the other reports have been posted. Quotation Delivered: June 13, 2013 GRS delivered a quotation to the client, detailing both the replacement and roof recovery options available to their existing roofing system. The client elected to move forward with an engineered liquid rubber roof recovery, so we booked them in for service to commence shortly.   Roof Report: July 16, 2013 The crew arrived on site for 4:30pm, setting up the area for the work to be carried out. Come 8:00pm, the site was fully prepared and the crew departed for the evening.   Roof Report: August 2, 2013 The GRS team went back to the client's site to get back to working on the recovery. The bulk of the day consisted of removing as much of the Portland cement as possible, and identifying all the possible areas of water ingress. Once the cement had been cleared out, they applied Barr squeegee-grade over the affected areas to smooth out the surface. The final task for the day was spraying on a flood coat of the liquid rubber, using up around one-third of the barrel of solution. With the leaks dealt with, the team departed the job site, considering it complete. Regrettably, there are no photos for this project that remain accessible - please accept our apologies! The featured image above is from a later project at the same location, giving an indication of the roof's status.   Follow-up Visits to the Site: http://edmontonroofrepair.ca/st-albert-liquid-rubber-roof-repair-december-2013/ http://edmontonroofrepair.ca/st-albert-temporary-tarp-roof-repair-december-2013/ http://edmontonroofrepair.ca/st-albert-liquid-rubber-roof-recovery-july-2013-2/   CODE: 60 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.  

Edson Commercial Metal Roof Repairs, July 2013

This commercial client in Edson, Alberta required metal roof repairs as the penetrations on the roof were leaking. A new gutter installation and antenna removal was also requested by the client.
Inspection and Roof Report, July 27, 2013:
We went through the building with the owner and he showed us the areas where the building was leaking inside. We then took measurements of the eaves trough that had been damaged and the missing down pipe. Once the full crew arrived, the 3 of us went up on the roof and located the areas which were leaking. We removed the snow guard (330 ft.) and installed new screws while also starting on the caulking.  We removed the old antenna as per the client's request and and proceeded to caulk all of the units. We installed new cladding screws in holes of the removed snow guard and caulked the screw heads. Also caulked the ridge cap (250 ft.), and caulked all roof protrusions, ac, plumbing vents, and b-vents. Then we caulked the holes from the antenna stand and removed some stabilizing wires and anchors. We then down loaded all of the snow guards and the antenna from the roof. All items were placed in the truck for removal from site. The owner has 50 ft. of gutter but is going to keep for future repairs. 200 ft. of commercial gutter was needed for the replacement. A lift was required to get on roof.
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Edmonton Residential EPDM Roof Replacement, July 2013

This residential client required an EPDM re-roofing as the life of her current roof was nearing its end. The report details the initial EPDM replacement as well as subsequent follow up visits for repairs and maintenance. This is a two part article due to the size and scope of the project. After the initial quotation was accepted by the client, the crew began re-roofing the house using an EPDM system. The front and back of the house needed EPDM replacement, as well as a new drain installation. Some re-sloping was required. The following photo journal shows the EPDM install taking place. The drain on the rear of the roof still needs to be installed, as well as the skirt flashing. IMAG0440 IMAG0441 IMAG0442 IMAG0443 IMAG0444 IMAG0445 IMAG0446 IMAG0447 IMAG0448 IMAG0449 IMAG0450 IMAG0451 IMAG0452 IMAG0453 IMAG0454 IMAG0455 IMAG0456 IMAG0457 IMAG0458 IMAG0459 Service Follow-up:
Hi,
Lots of work got done on our roof on Thursday and early Friday morning so thanks for that.  We have a few problems though which I hope your guys can rectify as soon as possible.  I am worried about what will happen if we have a big rain.  The most important issue is the drain.
In order to alleviate the client's concerns, our crew was sent back immediately to work on the drain and ensure there were no leaks. The crew installed an extension of PVC pipe with an MJ clamp, replaced the metal cap flashing from the skylight, cleaned all of the gutters and drains, and applied new caulking to all of the metal flashing on the front of the house. A new heavy duty gutter was also to be installed at the client's request.

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Winter Maintenance (December): During the month of December that same year, the crew returned to perform a snow and ice removal service on the client's roof. 3 4 5 68 9 10
 Emergency Service Call (Water Leak): In January of 2014 the crew was dispatched to the home for an emergency leak repair service call. The client informed our crew that there was a fresh leak coming in from the kitchen ceiling. The crew inspected and found a three ft. crack in the ceiling pouring water into the kitchen. The crew immediately setup their ladders, a shop vacuum, and a water pump. They removed water and ice until approximately 1:30am that night, while also removing snow from the sloped side of the house. The next day the crew returned to check on the status of the leak and it was much better than the previous night. The client was happy with this but there was still work to be done. The crew started to drain the water from the roof (about 3 inches pooling in the middle). There was a major problem with ice damming on the roof which was causing the roof to sink and leak. The crew began to clean and patch the affected areas by applying primer followed by ep95. The crew pressed down to remove any air trapped in the patches and then finished with lap sealant. At this point there was no longer any ice or snow remaining on the roof. The crew once again checked for leaks and found that the kitchen leak had stopped. The client was very satisfied with this and will call back if there are any other issues.

This report is continued on another post, please click here to visit part two.

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Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Edmonton Commercial EPDM Roof Repair, July 2013

This report follows an EPDM repair on a commercial building in Edmonton. The original roof is in rough shape and there are multiple spots where water is leaking into the building. Some of the gravel has also been removed which is causing the tar to degrade underneath. SCOPE OF WORK
Entry, Small Tar/Gravel Roof:
  • Front NW entrance leaking around skylights. Re-seal skylights, restaurant and lobby, tar/gravel roof.
  • Skylight in main lobby (roof blistering across whole roof). Repair all blisters.
Pool Area TPO Roof:
  • Pool area, between skylights (TPO not high enough around power ventilator unit, TPO on wall pulled away 5'9" high up wall). Replace TPO and extend to area.
  • Repair hallway in front of exercise room (main floor).
Tower, EPDM Roof large stone spread 6 floor:
  • Repair two leaks on separate rooms (5th, 6th floor).
  • Repair hall on 6th floor.
  • Repair cracks around roof access hatch.
Inn Side Building area, Tar/gravel roof:
  • Repair leak on 3rd floor on south side of hall.
  • Blistering across whole south side of roof - repair blistering.
  • Heavy blistering around A.C units - repair blistering.
Banquet Side area, Tar/gravel roof sections:
  • Blistering across whole roof surface - repair blistering.
  • Heavy blistering around all units and all parapet walls - repair blistering.
The original state of the rooftop: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 The crew began on the EPDM repairs by locating all of the issues and cleaning the affected areas. These areas were then patched and caulked. Flex flashing was applied and the field seams were caulked under the clamping ring. Some scraping and spudding was also required in order to apply the plastic cement. At this point there is still some work to be done on the lower TPO section. Materials Used:
  • 6 pails of plastic cement.
  • 8 tubes of cut off.
  • 10 tubes of caulking.
  • Flex flashing.
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Materials Used:
  • 5 pails of plastic cement.
  • 1 role of 6" cotton.
  • 3 tubes of caulking .
The crew spoke with the client at the front desk and he is satisfied with the work done to date. The majority of the leaks have been repaired at this point.
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Cold Lake Inspection and Temporary Roof Repair, July 2013

This residential client in Cold Lake, AB required a roof inspection and a temporary roof repair to mitigate wind damage. This report briefly outlines the inspection and includes photos of the repair. Roof Report, June 11, 2013: There was wind damage to the garage and home (some blow off and a lot of lifting on front side). I could not get any good photos of the lift-age but I was able to get the blow off photos. I made temporary repairs where I could see plywood.
The house is a 130 bundle job architecture;
  • 100' x 18' sides.
  • 200' of cap.
  • 80' of valley.
We could re use all vents as they are in good shape. Garbage access is easy.
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< End Report > CODE: 1527 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Residential Flat Roof EPDM Installation in Edmonton AB, June to July 2013

Below you will find a series of reports and photographs from the Edmonton roofing repair crew for an EPDM installation on a residential flat roof. Drain and flashing installation was also added to the roof replacement package. The client initially had a tar and gravel system. Site Preparation, June 23 2013: Gravel removal was finished in preparation of tomorrow's EPDM installation.
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June 30 2013: The EPDM re-roofing has begun.  The client also made us aware that they had paid for another drain installation. We will return next week to do a metal and drain replacement.
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IMAG0415 July 1 2013: The skylight, flashing, and drain need replacement or reinstallation. The client approved our use of the front lawn for doing our work on that side of the house. July 2 2013: The EPDM re-roof is now complete. Remaining tasks include drain installation on the rear roof, skirt flashing (skylight, chimney), and installing perimeter metal. IMAG0440 IMAG0441 IMAG0442 IMAG0443 IMAG0444 IMAG0445 IMAG0446 IMAG0447 IMAG0448 IMAG0449 IMAG0450 IMAG0451 IMAG0452 IMAG0453 IMAG0454 IMAG0455 IMAG0456 IMAG0457 IMAG0458 IMAG0459 Rear Drain Installation IMAG0479 IMAG0480 IMAG0481 IMAG0482 IMAG0483 IMAG0484 IMAG0485   < End Report > Code: 140 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.