Commercial Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Leak Repair Edmonton, November 2015

Below you will find a routine leak repair service call for a commercial client by our Edmonton roofing repair crew. The following reports underline some of the work we do with other contractors and trades, such as plumbers.  Inspection, November 19 2015: We began to sweep the rock layer on the flat roof to expose the surface so that we could start looking for leaks. After speaking with the building manager, our crew has been asked to wait for a plumber before we inspect the drains. The second part of our inspection entails what units need to be removed.
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The client was the owner of a multi-residential apartment unit.
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We started by sweeping away rocks on the flat roof to look for the potential causes of water that was leaking into the building.
20151119_135419 Roof Report, November 21 2015: Today the crew removed more gravel from the roof. A couple leaks were patched up. The site manager gave us the go-ahead to remove one unit from the roof. Roof Report, November 23 2015: Today we shoveled more rock from the roof to find more holes that needed patching. Once it started snowing, we covered the roof and shut down the site.
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We eventually found a few holes throughout the roof that needed patching.
Roof Report, November 25 2015: We removed the one unit that the building manager had requested to be taken off-site. We also started working on two drains but were later informed that the owners were having all the pipes replaced, including on the other two drains that we were not given permission to begin work on. The remaining two pipes were added to the work order and we will have to wait until they have completed the pipe replacement before proceedings.
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We removed a unit off-site at the building manager's request and patched over it.
Roof Report, November 26 2015: We are still waiting for the plumber so that we can proceed with the inspection and maintenance on the remaining two drains. This site should be completed on Saturday. Site Completion, November 30 2015: We finished the site today, on schedule. The remaining two drains were replaced, which we had to add to the original work order. Another possible leak location was sealed. As well, any metal that we removed from the walls was reinstalled. Another rooftop unit was disposed of, as well.
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First drain replacement, with coatings around the seams.
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We then sealed in the second newly installed drain pipe.
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After sealing a final possible leak location, we reinstalled the cap flashing that we had previously removed.
< End Report > CODE: 106A 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 Tar and Gravel Leak Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

The report below covers some small repairs made to a leak in the client's tar and gravel roofing system. We attended to their concerns, and later advised that the roof be replaced. Continue reading Commercial Tar and Gravel Leak Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

Tar and Gravel Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

Below you will find roofing reports from the Edmonton roofing repair crew. This client's residential building needs repairs to a low-slope tar and gravel roof. There are some leaks and damage that requires attention, in addition to some work with the gutters and chimney area. Continue reading Tar and Gravel Roofing 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

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

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
Tar And Gravel Cracking
Mastic Repair
Mastic Repair
Tar And Gravel Flat Roof Repair
Tar And Gravel Flat Roof Repair
roof repaired
Flat Repair
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.

Edmonton Flat Roof Repairs, June 22, 2015.

Article: Edmonton Flat Roof Repairs to Commercial Roof in Alberta.

Below you will find a report from the flat roof repair crew in Edmonton Alberta installing a vent and a high-dome on a tar and gravel roof. This was an hourly dispatch emergency roof repair on a local bakery. February 20, 2014: Flat Roof Crew Arrives on Site.  
Arrived 10720 124th Street Edmonton Alberta with the crew. We completed our safety paperwork. I got the repair crew to start preparing for repairs. The crew shoveled snow and spud-ed iced gravel from the affected areas.
I had to go to supplier and pick up a 3 inch high dome to properly seal a penetration on the roof.
Arrived back on site. We installed a 6 inch vent for the heater and installed the 3 inch high-dome for the leaking penetration. We used gum and mesh after roof was spudded and cleaned around the leak areas. We also gummed the empty gum box with sopramastic.
The roof is water tight and repairs are completed.
Flat Roofing Repair
Flat Roofing Repair - flashing in dome. Roof gravel and ice was removed from area and roof prepped by spudding the BUR roof area.
Flat Roofing Repair Crew
Flat Roofing Repair Crew installing mesh and mastic around dome.
Edmonton Flat Roof Repair
Edmonton Flat Roof Repair in process.
Flat Roof Repair
Flat Roof Repair - roof goose neck installation.
Flat Roofing Edmonton
Flat Roofing Edmonton. Completed repair.
Gum Box
Gum Box installed on flat roof.
  CONTACT US Call our 24 Hour Emergency Edmonton 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.