Flat Roof Skirt Deck Installation, August 2015, Edmonton

Below you will find a series of ongoing reports for a residential client in Edmonton, Alberta. The client requires a DuraDek roof skirt replacement. Parts of the flat roof are currently exposed to the elements, so we must examine all exposed areas for damage and ensure that the new installation ties in to the old. Continue reading Flat Roof Skirt Deck Installation, August 2015, Edmonton

Edmonton Rooftop Balcony Leak Repair, July 2015

Rooftop Balcony Leak Repair Edmonton - Below you will find a series of ongoing reports for a residential client in Edmonton, Alberta. The client requires leak maintenance where a PVC rooftop deck and a tar and gravel flat roof connect and flat roof recovery or replacement to the tar and gravel flat roof. Project manager notes have also been included.  This single family home in Edmonton Alberta has a second story rooftop deck (a deck that is over a heated living space is considered a rooftop deck - it needs a membrane suitable for over heated living spaces such as a flat roof membrane). It issue is the homeowners recently purchased the home and came to realize the second story balcony was leaking in to the home causing significant damage. So they hired a deck company to replace the membrane on the deck, but the decking company could not re-connect the balcony membrane to the tar and gravel roof that runs around the house as a skirt. The home-owner asked us to inspect the tar and gravel flat roof skirt and the need for the rooftop deck membrane to be connected properly (the deck membrane that was recently installed is a PVC and the PVC will not of course bond to a tar and gravel roof so a break needs to be constructed and then both the PVC deck membrane and the tar and gravel roof need to be tied in correctly). They also asked us to inspect the tar and gravel flat roof on top of the house. Update (07-30-2015): More posts to come as the work continues at this site. Update (07-30-2015): Quotation added New Client Call, July 24 2015:
  • Service: Roofing
  • Type: Residential flat roof
  • We have small issue with the roof section that joins up with the deck. There is water infiltration culminating in leaks.
Background The client purchased their home a few years ago; it is two storeys. The second story has a walk-out balcony over a heated living space. The balcony itself connected to a tar and gravel roof skirt that goes around the house. The balcony membrane was in a failed condition, so they had it replaced with a "vinyl" deck membrane not long ago. An inspection will also be required for the tar and gravel flat roof on the main roof. Concerns:
  1. The flat roof skirt that wraps the house which connects to the vinyl deck needs an assessment for replacement options.
  2. Most recently, there was a water ingress as the previous decking contractor did not correctly set a temporary waterproof scenario where the deck meets the flat roof skirt. An infrared technologist was called in and said there is no considerable issues in the walls, but considering the flat roof skirt's age there may be an issue with rotting joists or sheathing.
  3. An inspection is required on the connection area between the vinyl deck and the flat roof skirt. Is there a suitable break between the two sections appropriate for us to roof in the skirt properly?
  4. Inspect the main flat roof above for any maintenance concerns and estimate the expected life-cycle for future replacement considerations.
  5. Ask the client for the manufacturer name of the vinyl used for the most recent roof/deck replacement. When a roof deck is installed over a heated living space, there needs to be a product that is intended not only for use as a deck membrane, but also as a rooftop (low slope) roof membrane.
Assessment, July 25 2015: We arrived on-site at 1:00 pm and the client asked how much it would cost for us to only tie-in the new DuraDek material to the little roof that goes around the house as well as both ends where the deck and roof meets. The roof itself is a BUR roof and it was leaking into the house on the left side. The other end is fine, but the client wants some tie-in maintenance done there as well. We also did a main roof inspection for completeness.
Tar and gravel flat roof repair inspection Edmonton.
Upper tar and gravel flat roof that did not required repairs at this time.
Tar and gravel flat roof drawing.
Drawing from flat roof repair tech of tar and gravel flat roof skirt that needs replacement and upper tar and gravel flat roof.
Temporary waterproofing homeowner has at connection between PVC rooftop deck and tar and gravel flat roof.
Temporary waterproofing homeowner has at connection between PVC rooftop deck and tar and gravel flat roof.
Tar and gravel flat roof skirt that goes around house.
Tar and gravel flat roof skirt that goes around house.
Tar and gravel flat roof that needs to be replaced.
Tar and gravel flat roof that needs to be replaced.
Other end of tar and gravel flat roof that needs to be replaced - it connects to the rooftop deck that has the PVC membrane installed.
Other end of tar and gravel flat roof that needs to be replaced - it connects to the rooftop deck that has the PVC membrane installed.
This is a photo of the upper tar and gravel flat roof that was inspected that does not require repair, maintenance or replacement at this time.
This is a photo of the upper tar and gravel flat roof that was inspected that does not require repair, maintenance or replacement at this time.
Temporary waterproofing between PVC deck membrane and flat roof.
Temporary waterproofing between PVC deck membrane and flat roof.
This is a clear image of new PVC roof balcony membrane (with railing installed) and temporary waterproofing at connection with flat roof.
This is a clear image of new PVC roof balcony membrane (with railing installed) and temporary waterproofing at connection with flat roof.
  Quotation Processed, July 30 2015:
  • Tie-in new DuraDek material to tar and gravel roof on both ends
  • Tie-in DuraDek material to tar and gravel roof and replace tar and gravel roof roundabout. Choose from EPDM, TPO, PVC, or 2-ply SBS torch-on
  • Main flat roof on top is not leaking and does not require repair or maintenance at this time.
  Click here for more information on our rooftop deck waterproofing and membranes. < End Report > Code: 14003 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.

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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Tar and Gravel Roofing Recovery, July 2011, Edmonton

This report follows repairs made to both levels of a client's tar and gravel roof. The gravel was removed, the roof itself patched and repaired, all before a thorough coating of liquid rubber was applied. Continue reading Tar and Gravel Roofing Recovery, July 2011, Edmonton

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.

Ongoing Roof Leak and Drain Repair in Fort Saskatchewan, July 2015

Below you will find an ongoing series of reports for a leak repair in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. The site is currently a work in progress. More updates will be posted as they become available. Scope of Work, July 21 2015: Upon arriving on-site, the client advised me about two leak sites - one in the kitchen and one above a light fixture by the washroom. On the roof, there was a major water ponding issue and lack of drainage. There is also a fryer vent that has major dripping onto the rubber. The grease that is leaking out has, over time, started to eat away at it [the rubber]. Structural integrity has been lost, so the next step is to cut out the damaged area and replace it with a 12 ft. x 12 ft. EPDM fixture. The next scope of work would be to install an internal drain, piped in by a plumber. < End Report > Code: 100 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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  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 Drain Repair Edmonton, July 1, 2015.

Article: Tar And Gravel Flat Roof Drain Repair Edmonton Alberta To Commercial Building.

Below you will find a report from the flat roof repair crew in Edmonton Alberta conducting there report and repairs.  October 29, 2014: Assessment Completed  The client has two leaks. Originally it was one, but the manager said it was two. He then showed me leak number one.  It is in the center of the store. When I got up to roof, the roof was in good shape and I couldn't find the leak but upon further investigation the leak is coming from the drain. There are multiple seams in the drain pipe and I would recommend that two u-flows be installed in that drain, by the way it was designed it would need two.
There are multiple holes in the wall that need to be plugged as water can and is getting in there and most certainly the cause of the leak
4 to 6 man hours to complete
Leak Identified On Roof
Our assessment began with a walk-around of the perimeter, noting any deficiencies at common leak entry points.
Leak From Inside Building
Water-damaged ceiling panels were removed and our technicians checked the building envelope for leak entry points, deficiencies.
Tar And Gravel Flat Roof Repairs Edmonton
Two u-flows were required for the drain.
Drain Leak
Multiple seams at the drain pipe suggested it was one of the leak entry points.
Leak Identified
Second leak entry point, with holes that needed to be plugged in the wall.
  December 2, 2014: Crew Attended And Completed Repairs.   < 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. 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.

Commercial Building Tar & Gravel Flat Roofing Repair Edmonton, July 1 2015

Article: Tar And Gravel Flat Roofing Edmonton, Commercial Building.

Below you will find a report from the flat roofing repair crew. September 23, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site For Hourly Dispatch Roofing Repairs.  There was a seam that was split open; it was the width of the roofing. Also at the bottom of the seam was a bunch of other cracks. I applied spud to the area around the seam and other trouble areas. We fixed them using Sopramastic and mesh. Flat roofing repair is completed. Material used:
  • 3 cans of Sopramastic.
  • 1 roll of 6 inch mesh.
Tar And Gravel Cracking
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Mastic Repair
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mastic application
Flat Roof Repair With Mastic
Tar And Gravel Roof Cracked
Tar And Gravel Roof Cracked
< End Report  > CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roofing 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.

Tar And Gravel Chimney Leak, Edmonton, June 26, 2015.

Article: Tar And Gravel Chimney Leak In Edmonton Alberta To Residential Home.

Below you will find a article with the flat roofing repair crew in Edmonton Alberta Canada while they were repairing a Tar and Gravel chimney leak.  September 9, 2014: Crew Arrives For Assessment.  The over all roof is in good shape. As far as the leak around the chimney I would be looking at around 6 man hours, and one can of sopra mastic and  one roll of mesh. Also I noticed that there is a bunch of cracks in the chimney, Which are deep and this could also be the source of the leak.
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Chimney Cracks On Top
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Tar And Gravel Chimney Leak
Tar And Gravel Chimney Leak
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  September 25, 2014: Crew Arrives To Site And Completes Repair.  Repaired leak around chimney on tar and gravel roof. Material used was one can of  sopra mastic and one roll of 6 inch mesh.   < 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. 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: 7616.