Athabasca DecTec Balcony Assessment, February 2015

Our client, located north of Edmonton, reached out to GRS to explore the option of installing DecTec Membrane on a balcony off the second floor of their building. Scope of Work: 1) Removal and disposal of existing roof assembly under the existing membrane that would interfere with new surface installation. 2) Removal/replace rotten sheathing (if any). 3) Mild increase to slope to encourage drainage. 4) Door openings may have to be customized to account for new slope. 5) Flashing may have to be re-done to accommodate new slope as well. 6) Deck railing removed and replaced to ensure safety. 7) Waterproofing of walls to allow for vertical installations. Ensures watertight fit. 8) Upon completion of 1-7 (as necessary), floating deck can then be installed to support viable systems (SBS Modified Torch, EPDM, TPO, or PVC), though DecTec does not require a floating deck to sit atop the membrane.   Proposed Solution DecTec bore GRS's recommendation for this project, as we employ all of the technicians typically required to see a successful installation. The client was simply looking for a quote for this type of project, which we were happy to provide.   Existing Decking: Pre-DecTec Installation 1 Pre-DecTec Installation 2 Pre-DecTec Installation 3 Pre-DecTec Installation 4 Pre-DecTec Installation 5 Pre-DecTec Installation 6     Until next time,         The Roofers at GRS CODE: 4510 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.  

Flat Roof Leak Repair Edmonton, January 22 2015.

Below you will find a report from the Edmonton roof repair crew for a commercial car wash roof located in Sherwood Park. There had been a flat roof leak. I met the crew on-site and went up to the car wash roof, where I found water was pouring through a curb on the concrete deck. I checked the curbs in the area leaking and found nothing. Then, I expanded the search and found an anchor installed through the roof membrane that was improperly sealed off. I installed a lick of gum over the problem area and asked the client to call me back if the problem persisted. Please note that this is only a temporary repair and we should return to check if the improper sealing was actually the cause of the leak. < End Report > Code: 2000 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.

Drayton Valley EPDM Flat Roof Replacement, July-Dec 2014

This report covers quotation and services carried out to a commercial building's flat roof in Edmonton. The GRS crew performed some spot repairs first, following it up with an outright EPDM roof replacement. Continue reading Drayton Valley EPDM Flat Roof Replacement, July-Dec 2014

Edmonton Downspout Installation, July 2014

This report covers the installation of industrial-grade downspouts at our client's commercial location. They had GRS conduct repairs to their roof in years prior, and  requested our help in reinforcing the downspout system. Quotation Delivered: July 16, 2014 After conducting some repairs at the client's location the winter prior, we advised them that there would be difficulties in repairing any downspout while the winter season continued. Now that warmer weather has arrived, it's time to conduct the repairs (or, in this case, a replacement). We delivered our quote for the installation of three new industrial-grade downspouts, and booked them in for early-mid July. Roof Report: July 7, 2014 The servicing technician arrived on site for 8:00am and did a site walk-through to investigate any further causes to leaks experienced over the weekend before. The problem was quickly identified as loose meshing where the metal meets the gutter, so it was fixed with a new piece of mesh and brush-grade liquid rubber solution. There was also a problem with the eavestroughs leaking when they were filled over a certain capacity. The problem can't be fixed while they are full, so the technician promised to return at a later date. This report will continue to be updated with more reports and in-progress photos as they're brought over from the old content system. CODE: 5611 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 Roof Drain Repair, June 2014

This report deals with a leak inside the building from a drain pipe coming from the roof. GRS arrived on location to find that it was not a problem with the roof itself, but was able to fix the client's concern and resolve the job quickly. Our crew member arrived to the site and met with the maintenance supervisor to see where the leak was coming into the building. Upon further investigation, the leak was not coming from the newly-built roof itself, but rather from a drain pipe that was plumbed through the inside of the building. The drain pipe's access fitting near the ground entry was loose and required more sealant. Having brought roofing tools unsuited to this particular job (this is a plumbing concern, not roofing), our crew member went to the local shop to pick up the necessary supplies. Returning to the site, the access fitting was quickly sealed and secured, resolving the problem.   20140611_085315_resized 20140611_085324_resized 20140611_085340_resized 20140611_085539_resized 20140611_085543_resized 20140611_095912_resized 20140611_095919_resized 20140611_095921_resized 20140611_085303_resized < End Report > CODE: 12828 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 Flat Roof Replacement, June 2014

GRS was contracted by this client to replaced their aging roof. Unfortunately, inclement weather dogged them at every turn, but the team persevered to get the roof installed as quickly as possible.
Table of Contents:
June 19 [Service Follow-Up]
Materials Ordered:
  • 190 Sheets of FR Board
  • 70 Rolls of 250 cap (grey)
  • 10 Rolls of sopraflash flamstick
  • 6 Rolls sopralap coverstrips
  • 3 Pails elastocol stick
  • 2,000 soprafix plates
The drains are also in need of replacement, and will be ordered once measurements are taken on-site. Roof Report: May 30, 2014 The roof was 'a lake' at the start of the day, and we were unable to get the existing roof ripped off. The bulk of the day was spent pumping water off of the roof. The weather reports were calling for more thunderstorms, so by the time the standing water was removed, there wouldn't have been a point in attempting to begin the roof removal so the day was finished early. 20140530_120428 20140530_133757 20140530_133803 20140530_133825_4 Roof Report: May 31, 2014 We started ripping off the roof today and got a section 20' x 40' finished. There would have been more progress, but the team encountered rotten wood underneath that needed replacing. Again, weather reports called for thunderstorms in the late afternoon, which arrived at a perfect time. The ripped-off section of the flat roof was sealed up and the team was off the roof just as the sky opened up to deliver the storm. 20140531_095740 20140531_131320 20140531_131331 20140531_131432 20140531_182945 20140531_182953 20140531_182958 20140531_183013 20140531_183028 20140531_183032 20140531_183108 Roof Report: June 1, 2015 We weren't willing to risk ripping more of the flat roof system today with more weather reports anticipating heavy rainfall, despite the sky looking relatively clear for the first portion of the day. Materials were moved onto the part of the roof already roofed-in, so the next section to rip is ready to go, with nothing in the way to hinder progress once it begins. 20140601_115156 20140601_115148 Roof Report: June 3, 2014 Today we were able to rip off a little bit more than 1,000 ftbefore the rain came in, leaving the job site around 65-70% completed. Stripping and the cover strips are on, and all of the laps are sealed. 20140602_185456 20140603_193517 20140603_193521 20140603_193607_1 20140603_193711 20140603_203757 20140603_203812 Roof Report: June 4, 2015 Today's rain prevented significant progress, but a 25' x 25' section of the flat roof was ripped, covered, and sealed before the more-serious rainfall arrived around 4:00pm. 20140603_203812 20140604_164653 20140604_164657 20140604_164703 Roof Report: June 5, 2014 It rained for most of the day, and water was building up to hinder progress. The bulk of the day was spent pumping water off the flat roof as it rained, assisted by the team pushing water towards the pump with brooms. 20140605_092146 20140605_092153 20140605_092158 20140605_105443 20140605_105445 20140605_105449 20140605_111716 20140605_111720 Roof Report: June 6, 2015 The crew put in a long day with the weather's long-overdue cooperation. The remainder of the roof has been ripped and covered, with all of the drains and plumbing vents installed as well. photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5 Roof Report: June 7, 2014 We finished the 180 patch for all of the plumbing vents before the rain managed to roll in for about 1:00pm. 20140607_130654 20140607_130704 20140607_130711 20140607_130735 20140607_130745 Roof Report: June 17, 2014 Today, we managed to get all of the gooseneck vents installed before the rain set in. It didn't rain too long or hard, so we were able to stay on site to make sure that everything was done for the day. There were 13 goosenecks to install, in addition to time-consuming detail work. Now, the roof is completely sealed around every penetration and we're ready to finish the cap sheeting. All-in there are 24 penetrations through the roof; 13 goosenecks, 9 plumbing vents, and 2 drains. There are also three existing curbs (dryer vent, gas vent, and the roof hatch). 20140617_154228 20140617_154312 20140617_154326 20140617_154332 20140617_154339 20140617_154347 20140617_154356 20140617_154406 Service Follow-Up: June 19, 2014 The team returned to the job site after a heavy rainfall to examine water flow and drainage, take photos, and check the seals. Everything looks good, so the job site is now complete. 20140619_174758 20140619_174800 20140619_174803 20140619_174817 20140619_174819 20140619_174843 20140619_174848 < End of Report > CODE: 10040 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.

Gutter Replacement Edmonton, December 2013

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.
Gutter Installation
Gutter Installation in Progress to Edmonton Commercial Building.
Installing new
Installing New Gutters.
Old
Old Gutters.
Installed
Gutters Installed
December 22, 2013: Crew Finishes Site.  Site is completed, there is a minor clean up to be completed Monday. Gutter Replacement Edmonton
Metal Crew Completes Gutter Job
Metal Crew Completes Gutter Job
Downspouts Installed
Downspouts Installed
Installed and Job Completed
Gutters Installed and Job Completed
< 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.

Edmonton Leak Inspection, December 2013

This report covers a leak inspection and repair carried out by GRS to one of our commercial client's metal roof system. We had to look through insulation and drain away some collected water from the ceiling. Inspection: December 21, 2013 We isolated the leaks to the southwest (about 20') and east (40' - 50') corners of the upper roof near the gutter systems. There was ice and snow buildup that had to be cleared away before a rooftop investigation could continue, so it was dealt with and we confirmed some potential areas for water ingress. The team also removed insulation from the ceiling one piece of plywood from the wall to inspect the area underneath the gutters. Findings: There was a great deal of moisture on the back of metal roof panels (that even poured out a bit when insulation was removed. The standing seam was wet to the touch (on the interior) and nearly dripping. This was likely caused by the amount of ice overfilling the gutter by 2" or more. There is also a possibility that the downpipe and gutter connection is leaking. In cases such as this, it could be that water freezes in the pipe, creeps over the connection, and seeps into the walls when it thaws out. Both of the leaks reported seem to stem from the same cause, which leaves us hopeful that repairs can be made to one location and prevent the problems in two. We advised the client of these possibilities, but informed them that there may be a few attempts made over the course of the season, considering the existing ice makes for difficulties in the repair attempts. For the time being, snow can be removed from the building's roof and EDM applied to the potential problem sites as a temporary fix to tide the client over until warmer weather arrives. image-1 image image-13 image-12 image-11 image-10 image-9 image-8 image-7 image-6 image-5 image-4 image-3 image-2 < End Report > CODE: 5611 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 Rooftop DecTec Installation, December 2013

The report below follows repairs made to this client's residential roof deck. They sought a DecTec installation, replacing the existing system with one to be more reliable. Unfortunately, the in-progress roof reports' photos are no longer available; the placeholder image above is another project of GRS' that illustrates a similar roofing system.   Inquiry Received: September 9, 2013 When we first heard from the client, they told us that their deck is built right into the roof (as a cutout), and the flat floor seems to have leaked. It appears that their previous repair job was not done properly, and they had worries that there would be more existing issues that had not yet been discovered.   Quotation Delivered: September 11, 2013 After hearing about the situation, GRS project management delivered a quotation was for roof deck repair and/or replacement options. We booked them in for service, set to repair the problematic areas.     Roof Report: December 7, 2013 Given the temperatures and snow buildup, the technician began their time on site by bringing up the heater to warm up the deck. By raising the temperature of the decking surface, it would be better prepared to accept the patching material. While the deck surface was warming up, the technician planed and sanded the deck joints to give a flush connection. At that point, the servicing technician installed the deck patch to alleviate problems with the reported leaking. They went over the next steps with the client, letting them know that the existing slope of the deck is moving water into the drain nicely. The rest of the job should be completed the following Monday with the DecTec installation. The GRS technician waited for the deck patch to set and dry in place. They put together a plan for the scope of work yet to be completed; details below.
  • Sand the deck patch down.
  • Cut the plywood on the walls to a height of 6", as the old membrane will not come off the walls and there is a gap from where the deck was lowered.
  • Replace the removed plywood with 1/2" plywood boards.
  • DecTec to then be installed.
  • Must then install peel-and-stick membrane to the door frames, power outlets, and lights in the area.
  • The vapour barrier must also be installed where needed.
  • The handrail, which is currently in a rotten/poorly state, will need to be removed and replaced with a new piece of lumber (2" x 8" x 12')
  • Install more peel-and-stick membrane to the top of parapet walls and the new hand rail.
  • In Spring 2014, Hardie Board and metal trims can be installed. It may be able to be done sooner, as the product doesn't need to be painted.
Unfortunately, the photos for this site are unavailable - please accept our apologies!   Roof Report: December 10, 2013 The GRS crew arrived on site for 8:00 with the day's paperwork only taking them until 8:15am. They began tearing out the plywood walls, working through 11:00am. After that, the area was cleaned and prepared for the floor membrane over the next couple of hours. The DecTec was installed between 1:30 and 6:45, with one of the team members departing for the evening around 4:00pm. The site was cleaned up between 6:30 and 6:45pm, with garbage disposed of and the materials and tools packed away.     Roof Report: December 11, 2013 The team started their day for 8:00 once again, filling out the pertinent paperwork and bringing all tools and materials into the work area by 8:30am. They began preparing the walls for the Tyvek wrapping by removing all of the preexisting staples and nails from the structure and surface. Half an hour later, they began installing the Tyvek wrapping, taped up the joints, and affixed peel-and-stick membrane to the area. The membrane was all installed by 5:00pm, so the team spent the next hour and a bit cleaning up the site, removing the materials and tools from the work area. Come 6:30pm, they were prepared to depart for the evening, and the jobsite complete.   CODE: 649 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.

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.