EPDM Roof with Patch Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

Below is a summary of a brief repair job undertaken by our commercial roofing repair crew. The client reached out to us to address a leak in their multi-level EPDM roof (with rock ballast) outside of Edmonton. Continue reading EPDM Roof with Patch Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

Commercial Flat Roof Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

Below is an overview of a swiftly-completed job at one of our clients' commercial location. Two small leaks and some missing flashing were all that we required, so we sent over two crew members to handle it.  Continue reading Commercial Flat Roof Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

EPDM Roofing Replacement, July and August 2015, Edmonton

Below you will find a series of ongoing reports for a client in Edmonton looking to re-roof their building with an EPDM system. The building is a low slope duplex, where the entire roof would receive treatment with the new surface. Continue reading EPDM Roofing Replacement, July and August 2015, Edmonton

Photo Journal: Flat Roof Leak Inspection Edmonton AB, March 2014

Flat Roof Leak Inspection Edmonton - Below you will find a photo journal and emergency roof repair assessment from our Edmonton roofing repair crew at a commercial roofing site. Although the call began as a tar and gravel flat roof leak repair, the extent of damage escalated to the client requesting a quotation for flat roof recovery or replacement options. More field reports will be posted as they become available for this site. Regular Flat Roof Maintenance Will Save You Money. If you own a flat roof it is critical for you to conduct regular inspections, maintenance and repairs as needed. You will save considerable money if you do this twice per year. The reason it saves you money is that a complete flat roof replacement is expensive and 9 in 10 times had maintenance been done the replacement would not be required. If you do not do regular inspections and maintenance you could face a catastrophic failure which has occurred to this roof below. Simple spring and fall inspection and maintenance would have avoided a costly re-roof. Click here for a proper flat roof inspection and maintenance check-list. Emergency Flat Roof Inspection Edmonton, March 29 2014: Flat Roof Leaks. There are multiple large leak problems on this commercial tar and gravel flat roof that are currently being managed with buckets. Flat Roof Ponding. The roof assembly is carrying considerable ponding all over that is definitely a concern with dead weight load on the roof in times of sudden storms or in winter freeze thaw situations. Roof Drains. There are two drains on the roof that are useless; the previous contractors did not sump them properly. Roof Maintenance. Previous roof maintenance contractors did not remove the gravel before using tar to patch spots that needed repair. An excessive amount of tar has also allowed trapped air to cause blistering. Gum Boxes. Four gum boxes were actually near open water, and it was able to get into them. This is also contributing to some of the leaks. Roof Membrane. The tar and gravel roof membrane has become weather cracked from the sun, contributed by an improper ballast spread. If the pea gravel is not covering the bitumen layers the UV of the sun will dry out the bitumen causing it to crack and ultimately leak. Blisters. There is mass blistering of the roof membrane in multiple areas. If they continue, water will enter there as well. Several of the blisters on the roof are cratering water into them. Temporary Flat Roof Repairs. While we were on-site, we attempted to drain as much water as possible. The client called off the temporary repairs since the problems have become greater than simple roof maintenance work. The client has requested a quotation on roof replacement or recovery options.
Pitch pan pocket (gum box) is allowing water to enter. Needs maintenance.
Pitch pan pocket (gum box) is allowing water to enter. Needs maintenance.
Gum box needs to be filled.
Gum box needs to be filled.
Gum Box - Pitch Pan Pccket.
Gum Box.
Considerable roof ponding that was much worse prior to pumping water off roof.
Considerable roof ponding that was much worse prior to pumping water off roof.
Unit curb flashing is deficient and needs repair or replacement preferably.
Unit curb flashing is deficient and needs repair or replacement preferably.
Pea gravel is vacant on this section of roof allowing UV rays to dry out bitumen layers causing bitumen to crack and allow leaks in the building.
Pea gravel is vacant on this section of roof allowing UV rays to dry out bitumen layers causing bitumen to crack and allow leaks in the building.
Water ponding around flashing at curb of rooftop unit.
Water ponding around flashing at curb of rooftop unit.
Photo of tar and gravel roof showing all the rooftop units etc.
Photo of tar and gravel roof showing all the rooftop units etc.
Roofers vacuuming off water and using sump pumps to get water off roof.
Roofers vacuuming off water and using sump pumps to get water off roof.
Water ponding on Edmonton Tar and Gravel flat roof.
Water ponding on Edmonton Tar and Gravel flat roof.
Ponding water at various locations of flat roof.
Ponding water at various locations of flat roof.
Pea gravel on tar and gravel roof is vacant.
Pea gravel on tar and gravel roof is vacant.
Roof drain in bottom right of photo is not installed properly (it should be sumped down) to allow more water to get to drain.
Roof drain in bottom right of photo is not installed properly (it should be sumped down) to allow more water to get to drain.
Ponding everywhere on this flat roof.
Ponding everywhere on this flat roof.
Flat Roof Leak Inspection Edmonton
Flat Roof Leak Inspection Edmonton
Flat roof inspection reveals roof blisters at numerous locations.
Flat roof inspection reveals roof blisters at numerous locations.
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Residential Roof Leak Repair in Edmonton AB, July 22 2015

Below you will find an initial assessment for an ongoing residential site by our Edmonton roofing repair crew. More reports will be posted as they become available. Initial Assessment, July 22 2015: We arrived on-site at 1:00 pm and were lead by the client to two leaks in the shop. One was coming from around the skylight, and another one around the chimney stack in the middle near the edge of the roof. Upon inspecting the roof top-side, we observed that the acrylic MASTIC around the chimney was cracking and lifting in areas. It should be removed and replaced with seam tape and liquid rubber. The penetrations require the same. It is only a matter of time until it begins to leak around the entire skylight. There are also cracks and splits in the skylight, which seems to have had been coated with spray foam. The metal gum box also needs to be topped off. There is a metal boot top-side as well that looks like it was only spray foamed. The roof measurements are 85 ft. long by 51 ft. wide, and the skylight was 4 ft. x 4 ft. It should take 25 man hours to clean and repair the penetrations, apply some gum patch into the metal boot, and cover the foam/top up the gum box with rubber MASTIC. < TO BE CONTINUED > Code: 154 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.

Roof Leak Repair in Edmonton AB, December 2014 and July 2015

Below you will find an assessment and field report from the Edmonton roof leak repair crew for a residential client. The roof had been experiencing leaks on two occasions due to a lack of proper ventilation and insulation. Assessment, December 12 2014: By the time we had arrived, the leaking had stopped. However, our client still had buckets out in her kitchen for water collection. The client also showed me the garage, where there appeared to be water damaged on the ceiling. Again, no evident leaking at the time of assessment. A roof inspection was also completed, and we found 4 in. of ice damming.
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Water collection in kitchen
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Interior assessment
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Ice damming
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First leak site
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Second leak site
  Installation, July 20 2015: When I arrived on-site, the client showed me two leaks. One was in the living room and another in a bedroom. Both leaks were in line with each other. On the roof, a crack running half the length of the roof was found - the same cracked that was fixed the year before. The crack had probably reoccurred due to a lack of insulation and venting. We fixed the crack again with LR and the client was notified about the insulation and ventilation.
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Crack running the roof length
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Flooding the area
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LR, post-application
  < End Report > Code: 6407 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 Repair Pitch Pockets Edmonton Alberta June 22, 2015

ARTICLE: Flat Roof Repair Sealing Pitch Pockets on a Residential House in Edmonton Alberta.

The Following Article is of a small Flat Roof Repair doing  pitch pockets in Edmonton. The repairs we completed were sealing pitch pockets.  as well as adding cap stripping to areas of the deck that were starting to split. Wednesday June 17, 2015 Crew Arrives at 116 St. Edmonton Alberta for Repairs.

9am arrive on site. First thing we had to do was clean the inside of the pitch pockets the best we could. Once they were clean we then could complete the flat roof repair of pitch pockets. We then added portable sealer in to the pitch pockets to ensure water can not breach the system.

Once that was all done. We then added a bead of caulking around the perimeter of the pitch pockets to ensure a good seal.

As for the cap  stripping, We added 3 peices to the s.w corner of the deck where the old cap was starting to split.

11 am leave site.

Cap Stripping we added around a scupper.
Cap Stripping we added around a scupper.
Cap stripping we added to deck.
Cap stripping we added to deck.
Cap Stripping we added to corner of deck.
Cap Stripping we added to corner of deck.
Pitch pocket all sealed in.
Pitch pocket all sealed in.
 
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.
CODE: 10245

Flat Roof Repair Edmonton Emergency Repairs June 22, 2015.

Article: Flat roof repair Edmonton emergency repairs on a commercial storage building in Edmonton Alberta.

The following roof report is of an emergency roofing repair call we received during a rainstorm here in Edmonton, Alberta. The customer wanted us to come to his place of business and repair the leaks that were occurring. Monday June 22, 2015 Crew arrives at 14630 128 Avenue, Edmonton to complete repairs. I got a call from this customer at our regular customer location. He is the new head of maintenance on site. He was saying they have a leak on the west wall of the building, in the center. Upon inspection I found numerous rips in the roof along with the membrane completely separated from the drain.

There were two different scopes of work we had to complete to stop all the leaks.

They are as follows:

Gum patches to 3 or more areas.

For this repair we had  to use mastic and reinforcement mesh to seal up leaks. This consisted of  putting one layer of mastic on the affected area, followed by reinforcement mesh on top of the mastic. We then added one more layer of mastic to seal in the mesh.

Flat Roof Repair Edmonton Emergency  repairs ,Area which needed a gum patch.
Area which needed a gum patch.
A little hole on surface of roof that needed to be patched.
A little hole on surface of roof that needed to be patched.
Another area of concern, where we applied a gum patch.
Another area of concern, where we applied a gum patch.
 

Replace the roof drain with new drain "3 inch" and roof the drain in using SBS 2 ply torch-on system.

For this scope we had to rip out the old drain. and install a new one. Once the new drain was installed. We had to roof it in using a 2 ply SBS system. for this we laid out the base and torched it to the deck of the roof. We then installed the cap layer to the base layer.

Drain we had to replace.
Drain we had to replace.

Man hours to complete:  20.

Materials needed: 5 ft of cap. 5 ft of base. 1 can of spray primer. 1-3 inch drain. 1 can of mastic. 1 roll of 6 inch reinforcement mesh.

  Article Topics: Edmonton Roof Repair, Flat Roof, Emergency Repair   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. CODE:14630

Flat Roof Repair Edmonton Mastic Patches June 22, 2015

Article: Flat Roof Repair Edmonton Mastic Patches Used to Patch Leaks Around Rooftop Drain.

Below is a brief article on patching leaks on a BUR flat roof in Edmonton. Our crew had to locate leaks and patch them using mastic and reinforcement mesh. to prevent anymore leakage from occurring. Thursday June 18,2015 Crew arrives at 11408 Jasper Ave to Complete Repairs.

11 am arrive on site. I had 4 guys on site when we first got there. We had to  search for the leak for awhile, the leak was above the drain in the center of the roof. Once we shoveled back the gravel and located potential leak spots. We then had to patch the leaks with mastic to prevent any further leakage. For this we covered the leak with a layer of mastic. Once the first layer was down, we then cut reinforcement mesh to place on top of the layer of mastic. We then covered the mesh with one last layer of mastic to seal in the mesh that we installed.

leak in BUR Roof That needed repairs.
Leak in BUR roof that needed repairs.
Another area around drain that needed patching.
Another gash In the surface of the BUR roof that needed patching.
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Completed mastic patch around rooftop drain.
Another completed Mastic patch .
Another completed mastic patch .
flat roof repair Edmonton Mastic Patch near rooftop drain.
Mastic patch near rooftop drain.
 

Man Hours to complete repair: 7.5 man hours.

Materials Used:

2 cans of mastic 1 roll of mesh 6 inch.

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.
CODE:11408

Roof Coating Edmonton. Metal Roof. June 15, 2015.

Article: Industrial Liquid Rubber Metal Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.

The roof report below outlines the application scope of work for a liquid rubber roof coating to an industrial standing seam metal roof in Edmonton, Alberta. Roof Coating Edmonton. Roof coatings have been around almost as long as metal roofing has. At issue however, especially in Canada, is finding a roof coating that actually performs to its suitable use and purpose. The purpose of a roof coating is to extend the life of your metal roof and to provide leak free service during that extension of time.
If the coating doesn't provide leak free service and does not therefore extend the life-cycle of your metal roof your money is then lost.
There are two primary reasons roof coatings (specifically in Canada) typically do not fulfill expectations. The first reason is that many of the coatings that are used in Canada are not designed for the harsh weather we have in Canada - specifically the cold temperatures, brutal damage caused by ice dams and the weight of snow loads. The other reason is that the coating itself is just part of the job. In other words, the whole scope of work is what makes a roof coating work properly.
Applying the coating is just a small part of a successful roof coating.
To understand the full scope of work required in Canada for a roof coating to be successful, visit this link to our local Edmonton Roof Repair website and watch the metal roof coating video. It explains in detail what is required for a roof coating in Canada to work. Our roof coatings extend the country from the west coast to eastern Canada and everywhere between. We now coat millions of square feet of liquid rubber in Canada and our crews have become leaders in the industry as a result. I can confidently state the we are one of, if not the largest roof coating companies in Canada. Our clients include everyone from farm owners, acreages, mills, large commercial operations to industrial complexes to oil and gas sites. We have coatings on buildings at mines in the mountains, mills, on tanks, in ponds, on roofs, on foundations, industrial gutters, waterproofing walls and almost everywhere you could image waterproofing to be required. Below is a report from Edmonton, Alberta. In 2013 this client asked us to perform spot roof repairs with liquid rubber to the lower metal roof. The next year (in 2014) they had us back to do spot repairs to the larger upper metal roof at their plant and to coat the complete lower roof included an internal hidden gutter. To this point we haven't had a call-back for any leaks and the customer is very satisfied with the result. August 22, 2014: Roof Coating Crew Arrives First Day For Work.  Site Location: 5604 59 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta. We accomplished getting all the units except for one and all the penetrations waterproofed on the upper shop roof with liquid rubber and mesh and/or seam tape (which was 18 units and about 50 penetrations). All units where meshed and sealed with liquid rubber. Tomorrow we will get all the metal roof seams waterproofed (which is about 2100 lineal feet) and we probably won't start the office roof coating until late tomorrow.
Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta. Liquid Rubber. Metal Roof. Industrial.
Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta. Liquid Rubber. Metal Roof. Industrial. Before photo.
Metal Roof - Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.
Metal Roof - Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.
Old Patch Work to roof that cracked and peeled (asphalt product).
Old Patch Work to roof that cracked and peeled (asphalt product).
Full Roof photo of lower office roof. Liquid rubber prep started at seam.
Full Roof photo of lower office roof. Liquid rubber prep started at seam.
Crew Member Starting Liquid Rubber Meshing Around Unit
Crew Member Starting Liquid Rubber Meshing Around Unit
  August 24, 2014: Crew Arrives Back On Site.  Today the crew got almost all the seams on the upper shop roof all sealed in with liquid rubber, and the bad ones with mesh and liquid rubber. I have about 150 feet left to finish in the morning and then we will be starting the coating on the lower office roof.
Mesh Before Liquid Rubber
Mesh Before Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber Around Penitration
Liquid Rubber Around Penetration
Liquid Rubber Seam
Liquid Rubber Seam
  August 25, 2014: Crew Arrives Back On Site. Today we finished all the units and penetrations on the office roof. We also got half the roof rolled (coated). We are on schedule for site completion tomorrow.
Liquid Rubber Half The Roof Completed
Liquid Rubber Half The Roof Completed
Liquid Rubber To Metal
Liquid Rubber To Metal
Liquid Rubber Coating To Half The Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating To Half The Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Coating
  August 26, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site And Completes Job.  Today we were down a guy, but we managed to finish the lower shop roof coating completely. When job was finished I did a site walk through with the customer and he was very happy with the work.
Liquid Rubber Coating Completed
Liquid Rubber Coating Completed
Liquid Rubber Coating In Edmonton
Liquid Rubber Coating In Edmonton
Liquid Rubber To Commercial Building
Liquid Rubber To Industrial Building Lower Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Coating
  < End of 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. 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.