ARTICLE: Eavestrough Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Installing Drip Edge for Proper Waterproofing at Fascia to Gutter Area. Installing Downspout Extensions for Drainage From Basement. Replace Damaged Downspouts.
Eavestrough Repair Edmonton. How to Maintain Your Eavestrough and Downspouts for Effective Building Envelope Water Proofing and Foundation Waterproofing.
The scope of work for this work site covered a number of waterproofing essentials. The primary waterproofing issues that were fixed were:
1. Foundation Waterproofing. The objective being terminating water away from your foundation for proper drainage and extending the life span of your basement.
To effectively waterproof your basement you must have a yard that is sloped away from the basement and you must also terminate roof rain water away from the foundation of your building.
In this instance the crew installed downspout extensions to achieve the goal.
2. Building Envelope Waterproofing. A. The objective in this instance is for rain water coming down the slope of the roof to terminate in the eaves-trough and not run between the fascia and gutter. B. The secondary objective is to prevent ice dams that build up in gutters to creep up under the shingles and on to the roof deck causing deck rot and possibly leaks.
A. When water comes off the roof and misses the gutter and goes between the gutter and fascia it may cause problems with your foundation and may cause ice dam problems or water ingress in to your soffit area. This can rot out your roof assembly at the soffit and fascia area.
To correct this our crew installed roof eave edge drip flashing along the length of the eave deck sheathing. This will cause the rain water to terminate in the gutter instead of running between the gutter and fascia.
B. Installing drip edge will also help (nominally) ice dams not get to the sheathing and rot out the roof deck. For optimum waterproofing at the eave edge you would want to install ice and water membrane on the sheathing so that if the ice from the gutter gets up and under the shingles and over the drip edge and on to the sheathing and melts then the ice and water underlay will protect the sheathing and avoid leaks. In this example it was not in our scope of work.
May 21, 2015: Crew Attends Site for Eaves-trough Maintenance and Waterproofing Tasks.
Site Location: 16310 Stony Plain Road Edmonton, Alberta.
Location Type: Commercial, Institutional.
3:30 pm we arrived on site. Performed safety protocol and site meeting.
SCOPE OF WORK: We installed 80 feet of drip edge metal flashing along the south side of the building (by the side entry) as well as to the north side of the building. To install the drip edge flashing we used roofing nails to secure the drip edge flashing to the deck side of the eave edge of the roof to allow for water run-off to enter gutter. The problem the customer was experiencing was water running down the sloped roof and getting between the gutters and the fascia and not actually getting in to the gutters.
After that was complete the next scope of work was install downspout extensions and to build brackets out of wood to help the down pipes stay off the ground. The extensions will now run the water away from the foundation of the property. For the brackets we cut and measured pieces of wood to rest the down pipe on. Once these were built we painted them brown to match the down pipe.
We also had to replace two pieces of down pipe as they were damaged .
6 pm leave site.
Man hours: 7 hours Materials used: 10 pieces of metal drip edge. 2 down pipes that we replaced. 6 2 x 3 (boards) for downspout extensions. Spray paint for downspout extensions. 100 roof nails.
OTHER PHOTOS FROM JOB
- (1) 6x6 scupper.
- (10) 100' dark brown downspout.
- 1 box of screws self tap.
- 1 pail - sopramastic gum/tar.
- 1 roll - reinforced mesh (jewt).
- (2) 5 gallon pails of pea gravel.
Article: Commercial Gutters Replacement in Edmonton, Alberta.Below you will find a report of a gutter installation from the metal roofing repair crew in Edmonton, Alberta. December 17, 2013: Metal Crew Arrives on Site. The crew filled their safety documents We then boxed the ends of the two existing gutters on the side of the building. We then boxed one end of the new gutter and worked on installing gutters on the front east end of the building. The crew then started to install more gutters and two pieces of flashing that had come off the building. The crew continued to install the rest of the gutters that we had on site 11 pieces total. We then made holes for the downspouts and removed snow on the west end of the roof where we will be installing gutters. December 22, 2013: Crew Finishes Site. Site is completed, there is a minor clean up to be completed Monday. < End Report > Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free. 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.
The scope of work is: Supply and install 2 downspouts outside of building. Replace all residential downspouts to industrial (all powder blue). Remove EPDM liner at gutter, vertical up wall 12", and vertical to roof connection on top of roof 12". Build up liquid rubber to slope to each drain. Cap flashing maintenance. Liquid rubber application to seam in the middle of roof (2' x 186'). Liquid rubber application to seam by and up vertical wall (4' x 186'). Liquid rubber to be applied on all penetration. Anything outside of the scope listed above will be considered a change order and additional charges will apply over and above the dollar amount stated in this contract. For this job you will require 4 drums of metalsafe. We may need to bring additional drums of metalsafe from Calgary if there are not enough for use on this job in Edmonton.
This client wants all of the residential downspout replaced with industrial downspout. A total of three downspouts from the upper roof to the lower, and a total of five from the lower roof eavestrough connected to the existing drains and extending through the industrial soffit to the ground. The upper downspouts are fairly straight forward. The lower ones are a little more complex and will require removal of the soffit/siding in the locations of the downspouts/drains (extending the industrial size downspouts through the soffit, then replacing the soffit). The bottom section of downpipes will have to be fastened into stone so a hammer drill will be required to fasten pipe straps. Colour of all the downspouts is to be Slate Blue. You will need a 32' ladder for access. I have compiled a material list needed below, as well I have attached pictures of the project. As before please keep me informed of the estimated start date, and the date you complete the project.
- 13 elbows.
- 154' industrial size downpipe.
- 16 pipe straps.
- 8 outlets.
- Put high build around air conditioning unit.
- Swapped water from the gutter.
- Inspected leak areas.
- Install downpipes and rain leaders.
- Screw centres above drip on fascia panels with neoprene washer screws (for wind proofing).
- Caulk PV's where the aluminum meets the neoprene gasket.
- Drive to city, purchase MS detail, return to site and apply product.
- Site cleanup and removal of all remaining material, break down pallet, final go over of site for screws and debris.