Commercial Roof Recovery for Existing Client in Edmonton AB, April to June 2015

Below you will find a series of quotations for an existing commercial client. We had previously dealt with some leaks for them as outlined here. This time, the client required a roof recovery for a 28 ft. x 44 ft. garage. Client files request, April 20 2015:
I know that you quoted on the small garage, we would like another quote that requires the following: layout, retrofit, TPO roof, no asphalt.
Quotation, April 20 2015:
  • Layover, remove stone.
  • Install new 2 in. polyisocyanurate and 0.45 mm TPO membrane.
  • New flashing is required all around to match the front of the building.
Assessment, June 22 2015: We arrived at 8:00 am and searched for roof leaks around the unit for two hours. With no luck, there was still the remaining task of installing the last drain unit over another one of the units which needed work. The roof on the second building is a 28 ft. x 44 ft. BUR roof on a wood deck that leaks in too many places to fix. One drain on the northwest corner and three other penetrations, as well as two vents and a motor exhaust are going through the roof. There is a 4 in. wood detail around the edge and one scupper. We suggest an EPDM roof recovery. The maintenance manager for the site also gave us a call to tell us that a leak was found on the west wall of the building. The crew found numerous rips in the roof along the membrane; it had been completely separated from the drain.

Materials:

  • 5 ft. of cap
  • 5 ft. of base
  • 1x can of spray primer
  • 1x 3 in. drain
  • 1 can of mastic
  • 1x roll of 6 in. reinforcement mesh
New quotation based on assessment, June 22 2015:
  • Gum patches to three or more areas
  • Replace the drain with a new 3 in. unit
  • Roof replacement using an SBS 2 ply system
  • Estimated time: 20 hours
< End Report > Code: 128 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 Roofing Repairs Edmonton, June 19, 2015.

Article: Flat Roofing Repairs Edmonton Alberta, Tar and Gravel Roof Repairs to Industrial Building.

Below you will find a report from the field regarding a split in a Tar and Gravel roof needing repairs.  March 8, 2014: Flat Roofing Repair Crew Arrives on Site.  4635 Eleniak Road Edmonton Alberta. The roof system is Tar and Gravel. The roof was clean no debris or loose material on it. We checked all penetrations on roof and they were fine. There is a 143 foot split from one end to the other of the roof. This is the main location of the leaks appearing in the buildings. We were able to begin repair but stopped due to not having enough material. I spoke to client to inform him that we would return Monday to complete the job.
Leak Identified
Leak Identified
Split in Membrane
Split in Membrane
Repair Started
Repair Started
  March 10, 2014: Repair Crew Arrives Back on Site.  We loaded the roof with 8 pales of gum , 4 rolls of jewt and tools. We had already prepped the work of clearing gravel, spud-ing the rocks in the felt and making sure the surface was clean for repairs. We began applying sopra-mastic gum with a layer of jewt for reinforcement then another layer of gum. Touched up a few gum boxes that needed more gum. The client would still like a quote on redoing the roof to brand new. Please contact him. Job is complete.
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair
Flat Roofing Repairs Edmonton
Flat Roofing Repairs Edmonton
Repair Completed
Repair 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 us at 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.

Flat Roof Repair Edmonton, June 19, 2015.

Article: Flat Roof Repair Edmonton to Tar and Gravel Membrane.

Tar and Gravel roofing was for decades the most common flat roofing system used for low slope roofing. Today however, torch on SBS and various single ply systems such as TPO, PVC and EPDM are more commonly installed. April 22, 2014: Flat Roof Repair Crew Arrives on Site to Complete Repairs. A tar and gravel roof, consists of a waterproof base layer, multiple layers of roofing felt laminated together with bitumen, and a surface layer pea gravel to protect from the UV. Assessment / Repair report 1. Multiple blisters. - Repaired using sopra-mastic/reinforced mesh/poly plastic. 2 Re-inspected vent and we had 3 that needed to be replaced rather then 6 as mentioned prior. -Removed old ones and replaced with new ones then its nailed in and covered with sopramatic/reinforced mesh/ poly.
Flat Roofing Repairs
Flat Roofing Repairs
Vents Replaced
Vents Replaced
Repairs Flat Roofing
Repairs Flat Roofing
Flat Roofing Repairs
Flat Roofing Repairs
Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Tar and Gravel Repair
Tar and Gravel Repair
      < 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 us at 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: 8930  

Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton, June 17, 2015.

Article: Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Replacement Edmonton to Residential Flat Roof.

Below is a brief roof site report from our Edmonton Flat Roofing Replacement crew. It is a residential roof with a tar and gravel roof that has failed. The crew will be installing a new 2 Ply SBS roofing membrane.  May 29, 2014: Crew Arrives on Site to Remove Gravel.  The gravel is all scraped in piles. Material is loaded on roof as you can see from the pictures. This roof has bad ponding issues there's only one 4 inch drain on the entire roof and of course the ponding is nowhere near the drain.
Gravel Removal
Gravel Removal
Material Loaded
Material Loaded
  June 1, 2014: Crew Arrives back on Site.  Ripped a 20×40 section. Would've ripped a little more but we ran into some rotten roof, so that delay took some time. It was calling for thunder and rain. Late afternoon. We got rain . Timing couldn't have been better. All sealed up and just got in the truck when the sky opened up.  
Flat Roofing
Flat Roofing base sheet installed.
Tar And Gravel Roof Replacement
Tar And Gravel Roof Replacement
  June 3, 2014: Crew Arrives back on Site. Ripped about the same amount today. There is approximately a 25 ×70 ft section left to rip. So as of right now probably 65-70% is ripped off & roofed in. Stripping is on. Cover strips are on. All laps are sealed.
Roof Ripped
Roof Ripped and base FR board.
SBS Roofing
SBS Roofing - base sheet FR.
Stripping Installed
Stripping Installed
  June 4, 2014: Crew Arrives back on Site.  Today the rain prevented us from tearing off a larger selection than what we did. Another crew came over from their site to help us. They couldn't tear off unless he was going to tear it all off so he came to help us because I can easily seal off what we do on to the existing tar and gravel. We got a 25×25 ft section ripped , covered and sealed up before the rain came. Sky opened up around 4:00 and it has been pouring ever since June 8, 2014: Crew Arrives Back on Site After Rain Had Stopped.  Finished up the last of the plate/screw patches. We got a couple runs of cap down. Unloaded unnecessary items like brooms shovels rippers. Materials ; Peel and stick and fr board.
Flat Roofing Residential
Flat Roofing Residential - base installed.
Cap Laid Down
Cap Sheet Start Laid Down.
  June 17, 2014: Crew Arrives Back on Site After Rained for Days.  We got all the goose-necks installed right before it started to rain . At least it didn't rain to long or to hard. Considering that there were 13 goosenecks to install. Time consuming detail work. Now roof is completely sealed around every penetration and ready to finish cap sheet. All combined there are 24 penetrations coming up from roof. 13 goose-necks. 9 plumbing vents & 2 drains. (1 full-time drain & 1 overflow) And 3 existing curbs(1 dryer vent curb. 1 gas vent curb. 1 roof hatch).
Goose-Neck Vent
Goose-Neck Vent
 
Vent Roofing
Vents Installed to SBS Roofing
  June 19, 2014: Crew Arrives to Install Capping.  About halfway done on deck.
Half Completed
Half Completed
2 Ply SBS
2 Ply SBS Torch On Installed.
  June 22, 2014: Crew Completes Roof. 
Roof is done except the metal.
Everything else is on the ground.
18-20 sheet fiber board.
Few rolls.
Propane tanks (3 100 Lbs ).
Wheelbarrow.
2 Ply SBS Roofing Around Vents
2 Ply SBS Roofing Around Vents
Flat Roof Replacement
Flat Roof Replacement - Cap Sheet Installed.
Flat Roof Completed
Flat Roof 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 us at 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.

Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repairs Edmonton, June 17, 2015

Article: Residential Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repairs.

Since tar and gravel was first discovered as a method of roofing, it has been the go-to flat roof  for decades. A tar and gravel roof consists of multiple layers of bitumen and tar.  May 7, 2014: Crew Arrives On-Site for Repairs.  The crew arrives on-site get set up and do a walk around with the homeowner. The homeowner had told me that his roof was leaking and he had tried to fix it himself.  The roof was still leaking. Also, around the back side edge, the metal was starting to lift. I fixed three spots total - one was quite large - 10 ft. x 3 ft. The other leak location was where the metal was lifting, measured at 1 ft. x 8 ft. I refastened the metal and put a gum patch over top.
Flat Roof Repair
To address the first leak location, roofing paper was applied over the membrane. We applied new tar over each layer, building up the roof over each new piece of paper.
Flat Roof Tar and Gravel Repair
Once applied, garbage bags were placed over top to give the tar time to dry.
< 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. For other areas of Canada call us at 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: 4238

Edmonton Commercial Flat Roof Repair, June 15, 2015

Article: Commercial Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton.

Below is a brief roof site report from our Edmonton roofing repair crew. It is a commercial roof with a tar and gravel roof that has aged and dried. The layers of bitumen have dried and contraction is causing the layers to pull away from the wall. Tar and gravel roofing is one of a number of flat roofing systems available. Tar and gravel is one of the original systems. Torch on modified bituminous membranes then came out (manufactured in rolls), then single ply systems such as EPDM, TPO and PVC and fluid applied membranes. The advantage tar and gravel or built-up roofing (BUR) has is that if it is maintained regularly by a professional it can last almost forever. The disadvantage tar and gravel roofs have is the cost to replace. Tar and gravel roofing requires significant labour and as such is more expensive to replace than most roof systems. Below you will find a tar and gravel roof experiencing age related repair issues. Over time, as UV breaks down the bitumen and dries out the roof it will begin to contract and pull away from the edges. A common repair with tar and gravel roofing is at the roof edge. August 19, 2014: Crew Arrives On-Site To Complete Hourly Repairs.  We met with the client to inspect the leaks and the roof. When I got up on the roof I noticed that the client had tried to fix the leaks himself using tar, and lots of it. But where he put the tar was not the source of the leak, the leak was along the wall under the metal and the 4 ply of paper was split from the old BUR roof. It was split about 20 feet along the cant metal on both ends of the building. We performed a temporary repair to the roof using sopramastic and mesh. This should fix the problem of the leaks.
Tar And Gravel Repair Completed - Edmonton Flat Roof Repair.
Using mastic and mesh, we sealed in the actual source of the leaks. Water had been coming in along the wall under the metal. As well, the 4 ply paper had been split away from the old BUR roof.
Tar And Gravel Repair along roof parapet.
Roof parapet repaired using mastic and mesh.
Mastic Under Metal
Some of the flashing had buckled away from the parapet wall. We applied some mesh and mastic underneath this area and then secured the metal back into place.
Leak area of flat roof along cant flashing at wall.
Leak area of flat roof along the cant flashing at the parapet wall.
Flat Roof Tar And Gravel Repairs
We followed the same process as before, applying mastic and mesh along the perimeter of the cant flashing.
Visit our main website for Edmonton Flat Roofing Repair services. < 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.

Edmonton Flat Tar and Gravel Roof Repair, June 8 2015

Article: Flat Roof Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Tar and Gravel. Commercial.

Inspection and repair of commercial tar and gravel flat roof repair in Edmonton, Alberta. Repairs include a rooftop vent, a B vent stack, make-up air unit curb, and a split in the tar membrane.

Flat roof repairs are required on every commercial and residential low slope roof - that is an unfortunate reality. However, repair costs can be mitigated through regular preventative maintenance.

Visit our main website for a flat roof maintenance checklist.

Tar and gravel flat roofing is a type of low slope roof that can be repaired almost indefinitely if regular maintenance is done to the roof.

We recommend that inspections should be done every spring and fall. In spring to ensure that the winter cold hasn't caused damage that needs to be repaired before spring rain showers and in the fall to ensure the roof is in water-tight condition for winter months.

Performing regular maintenance inspections and doing any repairs required (in a preventative manner) will lessen the cost of repairs, damage to the interior of the building, and this will also extend the life of a tar and gravel roof at least 50% (if not more).

The report below includes a split in the tar membrane and other minor repairs which could have been avoided (or at least mitigated) through regular maintenance.

May 9, 2015: Customer Calls in to Call Center.

This customer works for a large commercial property management company in Edmonton. She has come to rely on our emergency roof repair dispatch quite regularly.

In this instance she had a tenant moving in to a strip mall location. The tenant was doing leasehold improvements on the interior at the time of the leaks. So needless to say, the tenant wasn't impressed.

May 9, 2015: Roof Repair Crew Attends to Roof.

Site Location: 12611 153 Ave Edmonton Alberta.

Roof Type: Tar and Gravel Flat Roof

Location Type: Commercial Strip Mall

Emergency dispatch. Our customer was experiencing a leak that was terminating on the ceiling inside directly below a make-up air unit. The scope was to find any source of the leak and repair it. I found four spots of concern for repair and regular maintenance.

Roof Repair # 1.

The first repair to be done was around a B-vent that was starting to lift from the base of the flange where it ties into the roof. I spudded the BUR membrane around the B-vent and installed a roof gum patch on it using mastic and mesh.

Flat Roof Repair Edmonton. Gum patch with mesh around roof B-Vent.
Flat Roof Repair Edmonton. Gum patch with mesh around roof B-Vent.

Roof Repair # 2.

The second repair was the make-up air unit itself. I located a previous gum patch 1 foot around the unit. I spudded the old gum patch out and also went another 1 foot beyond that to ensure a good seal. I gummed up on to the metal and meshed out 2 feet from metal on to roof and them sealed with mastic.

Applying mastic around perimeter of make up air unit
Applying mastic around perimeter of make up air unit on tar and gravel roof.
finished patching job
Finished patching job photo around make-up air unit.

Roof repair # 3.

The third repair was a deleted vent that I didn't see anything wrong with it but it was close to where leak was so just to be sure I fixed it with mastic and mesh. I spudded out the area and put one coat of mastic then used mesh to seal the vent to the roof then one more coat of mastic.

Deleted vent that may have been cause of leak.
Deleted vent that may have been cause of leak. Completed repair.
Repair in progress - roof spudded.
Repair in progress - roof spudded.

Roof repair #4.

The fourth leak area was a seam that was starting to split and the seam was running into the make up air unit where the leak was located below on the ceiling of the location. I spudded it all the way up 11 feet total then used mastic and mesh to seal it in.

Finished repair after using mastic to patch a crack in the roof.
Finished repair after using mastic to patch a crack in the roof.
Split in roof membrane that had to be patched.
Split in roof membrane that had to be patched.

Man hours to complete = 4.5 hours x 3 men for a total of 13.5  hours.

Material used: 2 cans of mastic. 1 roll of 6 inch mesh.

< 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.
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.
 

Roof Canopy Reconstruction Edmonton June 3 2015

Roof Canopy Reconstruction Edmonton, Alberta. Flat Roof. Tar and Gravel. Multi-Family.

Below is a continuation report from our Tar and Gravel Roof Repair blog entry on May 31, 2015. The continuation below describes the reconstruction of the front entry door roof canopy of the condo that the crew was working on. April 30, 2015: Roofing crew attends to location for reconstruction of the entry canopy. Location: 10315 113 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta. Type of Property: Multi Family.
We arrived at 7:30 am and filled out safety documentation and conducted our tool box safety site meeting. We had 2 different scopes of work to do to finish work on this building. The first scope consists of re-installing the metal flashing on perimeter the perimeter of the tar and gravel flat roof. The scope of work consists of overlapping the existing metal flashing that was on the building and fastening the end of each piece of flashing. The second scope was the reconstruction of the entry door roof canopy and installation of the waterproofing flat roof membrane material. The old tar and gravel membrane had been removed prior. Today we started by ripping off the old rotten plywood and 2" x 6" 's. We then framed in some new 2"x 6" 's to replace the old rotten joists pieces. We then used 2" x 4" 's to make a lever and push up on the front left corner to bring it up level with the rest of canopy. Raised it up roughly 3 inches. When the other guys finished up installing metal on the flat roof they started helping us with the remaining work on the front entry. At this point the canopy was up to level and had new trusses installed. We installed new 1/2" plywood sheathing on top of the trusses and screwed it all down for a secure substrate. We then fabricated a new cant flashing and installed all new cant around the left hand side and left front of the canopy. The next step was to install the FR board (which is a roof board with the base sheet SBS modified attached to it at the factory) on top of the plywood and screwed it down. We then had to stop due to rain and the site was set-off for completion. The crew will finish off the installation of the 2 ply SBS modified torch-on roof membrane tomorrow (including base striping, SBS cap sheet install and putting the metal flashing back on). There are roughly 5 hours of work left to complete. MATERIALS USED. 2 - 4' x 8' sheets of plywood. 3 - 2" × 6" 8 ' pieces. Wood screws. 2 - sheets of FR board (SBS modified base membrane with roof board attached). 4 - 2"×4" 8' pieces for the cant flashing.
Roof Canopy Reconstruction Edmonton June 3 2015
Roof Canopy Reconstruction Edmonton June 3 2015
New trusses installed for canopy flat roof.
New trusses installed for canopy flat roof.
New sheathing installed for canopy flat roof.
New sheathing installed for canopy flat roof.
Mechanically fastening FR base board (SBS)
Mechanically fastening FR base board (SBS)
First layer of 2 ply SBS modified installed.
First layer of 2 ply SBS modified installed.
Rotten roof sheathing (substrate)
Rotten roof sheathing (substrate)
Rotten roof joist due to moisture ingress.
Rotten roof joist due to moisture ingress.
  Other Photos: To be continued... < End of report > 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.

Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton May 31 2015

ARTICLE: Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Flat Roof. Multi-Family Condo. Repairs to Scuppers, Edge Flashing Leaks and Entrance Canopy.

Many of our customers are of course regular repeat customers that have over time come to trust the expertise of our journeymen roofers. This particular customer is no different. The manager for this property owner originally called us three or so years ago and since then we have likely worked on most or near all of their properties in the Edmonton area.
The reports below are for the original inspection of the roof and the repair work that the crews did on the condominium property. A front entry canopy required re-construction, there were scupper repairs, and some leaks around perimeter flashing on the built-up tar and gravel roof.
April 19, 2015: Customer Contacts Project Manager at GRS for Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Assessment and Pricing.
Our customer called today for Edmonton roof repair service to one of their condo holdings in the Edmonton area. I have dispatched a journeyman to inspect the roof in accordance to our customer's requests.
April 20, 2015: Journeyman Roofer Attends to Roof for Inspection.
Site Address: 10315 113 Street Edmonton, Alberta. Type of Work Site: Multi Family Condominium.
Roof Type: BUR (tar and gravel).
Our customer would like a quotation to seal in 5 scuppers using a gum patch method and not torch-on with open-flame. He would also like us to remove all the perimeter metal and fix any spots that are splitting along the membrane with gum patches. When we put the metal back on he would like us to put silicone on the laps of the metal. There may also be entry roof canopy reconstruction involved.
Man hours to complete: Approximately 50 hours.
Material needed: 5 - 3 gallon cans of gum. 1 roll of 6 inch mesh. 4 tubes of silicone.
List of front entry canopy materials to be determined.
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton - Splitting in bitumen along flashing.
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton - Splitting in bitumen along flashing.
Roof scupper with heat wire for ice melting.
Roof scupper with heat wire for ice melting.
Roof edge flashing that needs to come off.
Roof edge flashing that needs to come off.
April 29, 2015: Roof Repair Crew Attends for First Day.
The following site is a condo building in Edmonton Alberta. We were sent here to complete three scopes of work. 1) Flat roof spot repairs around perimeter (remove flashing, repair, return flashing to roof). 2) Fix cracks on edge of scuppers to avoid future leaking scuppers. 3) Fix a canopy roof that was sagging on the front left side.
Scope # 1: Perimeter spot repairs on main tar and gravel flat roof.
We started the day with the toolbox meeting. Got set up on roof. The roofers started stripping metal flashing around the perimeter while I went and got supplies. We did two different scopes of work on the roof.
1st scope was patching around the perimeter of the cant flashing which consists of spraying down asphalt primer on area where patch is needed. Then putting one layer of mastic on top of the asphalt primer. We then put the green mesh on the layer of mastic. The next step in the process is to add one more layer of mastic on top of the green mesh and let it dry. Final is to re-install the roof flashing.
Spot Repair on corner of roof
Spot Repair on corner of roof.
The second scope of work we completed was to fix the scuppers as they had cracks around the edge of them and they were leaking. To do this we screwed each side of the scupper tight against the cant metal. We then put on one layer of mastic on the cracks. We then added the green mesh to the first layer of mastic. Followed by one more layer of mastic on top of the green mesh. This is an alternate method to using open-flame torching.
Before repair pic
Before scupper repair picture.
During Repair Pic
During scupper repair picture.
finished pic
Scupper finished picture.
  Other photos:
WORK LEFT TO DO:
-  fix canopy  (10 hours of work)
MATERIALS  USED:
-green mesh 10 feet
-Half a  pale of mastic
MATERIALS NEEDED AS FOLLOWS: - 4, 2×6×12 -2, 4'×8' sheets of 1/2" plywood - 20' of can't -13' of riglet flashing -3 sheets of FR board -1 roll of cap -20' of cant flashing -1 scupper -1 10' 2"×4" -Screws and nails 1 box each -20' of 2 x 8
Canopy re-construction part of the scope for this location to be included as a separate blog article report.
< 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.
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.

Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton, May 29 2015.

Article: Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Commercial Roof. Temporary Repairs.

Jan 26, 2015: Emergency Repair Call to our 24 Hour Dispatch Center.
This call came in from one our customers that works for a large commercial management company in Edmonton, Alberta. She had a new tenant moving in to a commercial bay that was doing leasehold improvements prior to opening in a few days. The issue was that the roof began leaking and it was ruining the renovations to the interior of the restaurant.
We attended the location within an hour to assess and found that a number of locations on the roof needed repair. The roof itself is in a failed state and should be replaced but the building owner directed us through the management firm to only do temporary repairs.
We did what we could to stop any water from leaking inside the property that evening and then the next day we had our roofers do the temporary repairs as requested by the owner.
Below is a summary report and photos of the work done.
Jan 27, 2015: Repair Crew Attends to Work Site.
Site Location: 12643 153 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta.
Type of Location: Commercial Strip Mall.
We arrived on-site at 7:20 am to find the problems with the roof. The building management representative had reported leaks and our emergency response techs were in attendance the night before.
We performed our daily site safety procedures (including tool-box meeting, site hazard, and fall plan).
Once we were on the roof we saw that the old patch previous roofers had applied was splitting at the curb and we found a couple of other spots that had loose laps.
We repaired the leak areas as required and photos are included below.
Materials used:
1 pail of Sopramastic.
1 can of spray primer.
4 ft off a full roll of jewt.
Miscellaneous.
Tar And Gravel Repair
Tar And Gravel Repair at rooftop unit.
Tar And Gravel Curb Repair
Tar And Gravel Curb Repair.
Tar And Gravel Leak Identified
Tar And Gravel Leak Identified.
Tar And Gravel Flat Roof Repair
Tar And Gravel Flat Roof Repair.
Tar And Gravel Mastic Repair
Tar And Gravel Mastic Repair.
Commercial Flat Roof - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Commercial Flat Roof - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton.
Sweeping back gravel to expose roof felts for repair - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Sweeping back gravel to expose roof felts for repair - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton.
Membrane split causing leak - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Membrane split causing leak - Tar and Gravel Flat Roofing Repair Edmonton.
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