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

Ongoing Roof Leak Maintenance in Sherwood Park AB, May to July 2015

Assessment, May 7 2015: The site had a plumbing issue; the drain was backed up. Our client said if there were any roofing problems in the future, that they would definitely contact us. Surely enough, we received a call the next month. Scope of Work, June 1 2015: We are to locate and fix the leaks of a BUR roof and add one drain basket to the drain. When we got up to the roof, we had to locate two leaks which were both in the center of the roof but about 15 ft. away from each other. Once we swept all the gravel back, we noticed there had been two large gum patches that were previously installed by another contractor and had now failed. To test for failure, I pushed water out of the areas in the patch. We spudded both areas. One leak was 12 ft. x 1.5 ft. and the second was 10 ft. x 3 ft. Each tapered down to 1 ft. once both areas were spudded. Underneath, there were signs of water saturation, so we had to dry each area with a shop vac. Once dry, we then gave them a coat of asphalt prime to help the MASTIC bond on the BUR system. Once priming was complete, we then applied a coat of MASTIC to the entire system followed by a layer of reinforcement mesh. Another top coat of MASTIC was applied to seal in the mesh.
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We cleared gravel away from sections of the roof that we suspected water was entering through.
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Tears were found in some parts. We used SOPRAMASTIC to seal them in.
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Here is another exposed section which had been a tear running over a significant section of the roof.
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After spudding the tear, we applied mesh over top.
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A second coat of spudding was then applied over the mesh.
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We then let the second layer of spudding dry over the mesh.
Our second scope of work was to install a drain basket. Unfortunately, this could not be accomplished because it had been completely covered with MASTIC. There was nothing to fasten the basket to. Materials:
  • 25 ft. of 3ft. mesh
  • 3x pails of MASTIC roof patch
  • 1x can of spray primer
Followup - Installation Report, June 17 2015: After filling out safety documentation, we met with the client to go over leaks on the main roof when we had performed repairs on during the previous visit. From the client's assessment, there was still apparent leaking. A crew member went up on the roof and searched but could not finding anything. We will need to return when it is leaking actually occurs to get a better idea of where it is coming from. As for the roof above the restaurant, we tracked the leak to an air unit. Once we removed the metal, paper around the base was splitting and water was getting in, evidenced by moisture. We spudded the entire perimeter and applied a coat of MASTIC, followed by a layer of reinforcement mesh, and finally a top coat of MASTIC. We then reinstalled the metal and cleaned up the site.
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Second leak site, with a small tear on an exposed section of the roof.
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Moisture buildup underneath gravel.
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Redistributing gravel over the newly patched area. We followed a similar process as our first visit to address the section with the moisture buildup.
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Second leak site.
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Spudding and mesh being applied over the second leak site.
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Completed spud over the mesh.
Materials:
  • 2x pails of MASTIC
  • 25 ft. of 6 in. mesh
Quotation, June 23 2015:
  • SBS 2-ply patch along entire down-slope (60 ft. x 20 ft. patch)
  • Drain replacement with u-flows
Scope of Work: Remove all gravel in the area, spud out 10 ft. on either side of the drains, and 60 ft. down the low ride of the roof. Roll on asphalt primer and torch down the base. Add new drains with u-flows and cap the entire area. Materials:
  • 9x rolls of cap
  • 9x rolls of base
  • 10x gallons of asphalt primer
  • 2x 4 in. drains
  • 2x 4 in. U-flows
  • 2x pails of MASTIC
The client approved our quotation on the 25th of June:
Please go ahead with this job and let’s hope it solves our leaking issues.
Field Report, July 13 2015: We had our safety meeting and went up to the roof to shovel all the gravel away from the work-site and spudded the segments of interest in preparation of a patch. It started to rain and we had to call it a day.
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Arriving to the site
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We had to dry the area
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Another view of the BUR system
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Entire site spudded
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Side view
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Ventilation system covered
Our crew had to delay work for the next few days due to heavy rain conditions.  July 17 2015: Preparatory work was completed today when we got the patch based in. A skeleton crew was left behind for fire watch. < End Report > More updates from this site will be posted as new field reports become available. Code: 33 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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Garage 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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Reoccurring crack
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Flooding the area
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LR repair
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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.

EPDM Flat Roof and Vent Repair, June 4 2015

Article: EPDM Commercial Flat Roof Repair in Edmonton, Alberta. Roof Vent Exhaust Installation.

Flat Roof Repair Edmonton - EPDM - Roof Vent (Jack) Installation. The short site report below is the flashing in of a roof vent retro-fit (or roof jack as some refer to them as) to an EPDM commercial roof. Our client is an HVAC contractor that regularly calls on us to roof in retro-fits for flat roofs that have new air conditioners or some form of units installed. In many instances it is best practice to have any protrusion in a low slope roof to have a curb, in this instance a curb was not specified. Curbs are critical for roof skylights, sun tubes, and roof hatches. With other penetrations such as gum boxes, pipes and miscellaneous others it isn't as critical. For install detail instructions for various roof penetrations, curbs, etc visit the following link at Carlisle: https://www.carlislesyntec.com/search.aspx?mediatype=document&doctype=3&sort=doctype&category=96&categories=89,90,91,92,93,94,95 October 17, 2014: Crew Arrives To Complete Repairs. Flashing in of Rooftop Exhaust.  Site Location: 9503 12 Avenue SW Edmonton, Alberta.
This roof is a EPDM roof. They had two roof penetrations that needed to be roofed in properly. The roof was really dirty and covered in mud which took some time to clean. They used silicone to put a temporary seal around the units which we had to remove before flashing them in properly. Once we got them all clean we roofed the units in with form flash. The job is 100% complete. This was an hourly dispatch call-out plus material.
Materials used: 24 ft of 12 inch form flash. 1 can of primer. 1 bag of rags. 1 - 1 gallon can of EPDM splice wash. 2 tubes of EPDM lap seal.
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EPDM Flat Roof Repair - rooftop exhaust units.
Repair Completed
Repair in progress. EPDM roof.
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EPDM Repair in progress.
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Exhaust units prior to flashing them in.
  < 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 Roof Vent Repair, January 2015

This client required repairs a vent on their roof. They contacted GRS in early January to have the repairs scheduled and showed us the problem areas upon our arrival.
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Roof Report: January 18, 2015 The crew arrived on site for 9:00am, and went up onto the roof to examine the area needing repairs. There was some two inches worth of ice surrounding the problem spot, and the client requested that we return sometime later when the spot is dry. Roof Report: January 20, 2015 At the first time of contact, the client only had one leak to report (on a gooseneck vent), but it appears that a second leak has appeared in a dryer vent. The team fixed both of the leaks with sopramastic and meshing, taking just over an hour to carry out the work. The client examined the area afterwards and was content with services tendered. 20150120_160502_resized 20150120_160513_resized 20150120_163708_resized 20150120_164842_resized 20150120_164851_resized < End Report > CODE: 12006 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 Residential Flat Roof Maintenance, September to October 2014

Below you will find an assessment, field reports, and photo journal from the Edmonton roofing repair crew for a maintenance on a residential flat roof. The roofing system is due for replacement, but required immediate leak repairs and vent installations. Assessment, September 24 2014: The roof is a low-slope system with existing tar and gravel. There is an approximately 3 in. insulation on top of the plywood roofing below the tar and gravel. The client would like some insulation of their patched areas. The roof was installed in 1981 and needs to be replaced soon. There have been no leaks to date.
  1. There are two holes that need to be filled in - one where the old chimney was and the other where there was formerly a kitchen exhaust. Everything below the roof line has been removed, so the scope involves removing metal roof caps and installing pieces of plywood, insulation, and roof membrane.
  2. There is one hole in the roof requiring a new range hood. An HVAC contractor has already marked out a location on a roof where this hood will be installed. The hole needs to be 7 in. in diameter. The ducting requires installation and sealing.
  3. There is a small 2' x 12' addition over the front stairs that needs a roof membrane. There is no need to insulate this area, as it is just over the exterior stairs.
  4. There are two plumbing vents approximately 4 in. in diameter that need to be cut off and sealed.
Field Report, October 8 2014: The scope of worked was changed slightly. Rather than eliminating three vents, one was eliminated and covered in the drilled hole marked by the HVAC contractor. Another vent was then sealed that was leaking. I also ripped an old vent off and replaced it with a new one supplied by the customer. When our other crew member arrived back on-site with SOPRAMASTIC, we sealed all the vents in. Afterwards, we started work on the overhang above the front door. A drip edge was installed around the perimeter along with a 3 inch sheet metal angle at the wall connection. Seam tape was then applied all around it to get a good seal as we glued to the plywood surface. Finally, EPDM was glued down near the end of the day. Materials
  • 2x cans of SOPRAMASTIC three-gallon
  • 14 ft. of EPDM
  • 1x roll of 6 in. mesh.
Field Report, October 9 2014: We finished off the drip edge with seam tape, rolled it in, and then cut our access-rubber off. At this point, the site was completed. We cleaned up the area and left. 20141008_121414_resized 20141008_121419_resized 20141008_122945_resized 20141008_135902_resized 20141008_135907_resized 20141008_135908_resized 20141008_135918_resized 20141008_135936_resized 20141008_135939_resized 20141008_135942_resized 20141008_135946_resized 20141008_142231_resized 20141008_142234_resized 20141008_142236_resized 20141008_142239_resized 20141008_142301_resized 20141008_152424_resized20141008_152424_resized_1 20141008_152430_resized 20141008_152435_resized 20141008_152439_resized 20141008_152445_resized 20141008_153644_resized 20141008_153646_resized 20141008_153649_resized 20141008_153655_resized 20141008_175149_resized < End Report > Code: 9009 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 Vent Shingle Repair Edmonton, September 2014

The brief report below follows a repair made to this residential client's bathroom vent on a shingle roof. The old shingles had been lifting up, so, once they were replaced, everything was resolved quickly. Continue reading Roof Vent Shingle Repair Edmonton, September 2014

Edmonton Flat Roof Replacement, June 2014

GRS was contracted by this client to replaced their aging roof. Unfortunately, inclement weather dogged them at every turn, but the team persevered to get the roof installed as quickly as possible.
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June 19 [Service Follow-Up]
Materials Ordered:
  • 190 Sheets of FR Board
  • 70 Rolls of 250 cap (grey)
  • 10 Rolls of sopraflash flamstick
  • 6 Rolls sopralap coverstrips
  • 3 Pails elastocol stick
  • 2,000 soprafix plates
The drains are also in need of replacement, and will be ordered once measurements are taken on-site. Roof Report: May 30, 2014 The roof was 'a lake' at the start of the day, and we were unable to get the existing roof ripped off. The bulk of the day was spent pumping water off of the roof. The weather reports were calling for more thunderstorms, so by the time the standing water was removed, there wouldn't have been a point in attempting to begin the roof removal so the day was finished early. 20140530_120428 20140530_133757 20140530_133803 20140530_133825_4 Roof Report: May 31, 2014 We started ripping off the roof today and got a section 20' x 40' finished. There would have been more progress, but the team encountered rotten wood underneath that needed replacing. Again, weather reports called for thunderstorms in the late afternoon, which arrived at a perfect time. The ripped-off section of the flat roof was sealed up and the team was off the roof just as the sky opened up to deliver the storm. 20140531_095740 20140531_131320 20140531_131331 20140531_131432 20140531_182945 20140531_182953 20140531_182958 20140531_183013 20140531_183028 20140531_183032 20140531_183108 Roof Report: June 1, 2015 We weren't willing to risk ripping more of the flat roof system today with more weather reports anticipating heavy rainfall, despite the sky looking relatively clear for the first portion of the day. Materials were moved onto the part of the roof already roofed-in, so the next section to rip is ready to go, with nothing in the way to hinder progress once it begins. 20140601_115156 20140601_115148 Roof Report: June 3, 2014 Today we were able to rip off a little bit more than 1,000 ftbefore the rain came in, leaving the job site around 65-70% completed. Stripping and the cover strips are on, and all of the laps are sealed. 20140602_185456 20140603_193517 20140603_193521 20140603_193607_1 20140603_193711 20140603_203757 20140603_203812 Roof Report: June 4, 2015 Today's rain prevented significant progress, but a 25' x 25' section of the flat roof was ripped, covered, and sealed before the more-serious rainfall arrived around 4:00pm. 20140603_203812 20140604_164653 20140604_164657 20140604_164703 Roof Report: June 5, 2014 It rained for most of the day, and water was building up to hinder progress. The bulk of the day was spent pumping water off the flat roof as it rained, assisted by the team pushing water towards the pump with brooms. 20140605_092146 20140605_092153 20140605_092158 20140605_105443 20140605_105445 20140605_105449 20140605_111716 20140605_111720 Roof Report: June 6, 2015 The crew put in a long day with the weather's long-overdue cooperation. The remainder of the roof has been ripped and covered, with all of the drains and plumbing vents installed as well. photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5 Roof Report: June 7, 2014 We finished the 180 patch for all of the plumbing vents before the rain managed to roll in for about 1:00pm. 20140607_130654 20140607_130704 20140607_130711 20140607_130735 20140607_130745 Roof Report: June 17, 2014 Today, we managed to get all of the gooseneck vents installed before the rain set in. It didn't rain too long or hard, so we were able to stay on site to make sure that everything was done for the day. There were 13 goosenecks to install, in addition to time-consuming detail work. Now, the roof is completely sealed around every penetration and we're ready to finish the cap sheeting. All-in there are 24 penetrations through the roof; 13 goosenecks, 9 plumbing vents, and 2 drains. There are also three existing curbs (dryer vent, gas vent, and the roof hatch). 20140617_154228 20140617_154312 20140617_154326 20140617_154332 20140617_154339 20140617_154347 20140617_154356 20140617_154406 Service Follow-Up: June 19, 2014 The team returned to the job site after a heavy rainfall to examine water flow and drainage, take photos, and check the seals. Everything looks good, so the job site is now complete. 20140619_174758 20140619_174800 20140619_174803 20140619_174817 20140619_174819 20140619_174843 20140619_174848 < End of Report > CODE: 10040 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Emergency Roof Leak Call in Edmonton AB

Below you will find a series of field reports, quotations, and photo journals for a large industrial client in Edmonton, Alberta. Our roofing repair crew initially responded to a call for roof maintenance. Over the next two years, various sectors of the site would require complete roof replacement, gutter installations, fixture repairs, and ongoing leak maintenance.  Quotation, May 9 2012:
  • Engineered liquid rubber roof coating: 2-ply coat to complete roof, fastener replacement as required, sheet metal repair as required to achieve a water-tight state.
This product is the first product we have had as roofers that solves metal roof issues and has been extremely successful with considerable and complicated roof systems for a number of our Fortune 500 or multi-national clients.
June 13 2012: We stopped by the shop en route to pick up a trowel, caulking, and wet dry gum (plastic cement) in case the leak was able to be fixed immediately upon inspection. On-site, the client lead us to the leak site where tiles were becoming stained. Visible sagging was noted. After removing the stained ceiling tile, it appeared that the leak was coming in around the RTU unit directly above someone's desk in the southwest corner of the top floor. Upon roof inspection, it was clear to me that the problem area was the plumbing vent in-between the exhaust fan and the RTU unit. It had previously been patched with plastic cement as a temporary solution. There are also a few other areas which could potentially leak in the future; a few gas line penetrations, gum cups around guy wire penetrations for antennae on the roof, and a few flashing issues around exhaust fans. IMG_1827 IMG_1828 IMG_1829 IMG_1830 IMG_1831 IMG_1832 IMG_1833 IMG_1834 IMG_1835 IMG_1836 IMG_1837 IMG_1838 IMG_1839 IMG_1840 IMG_1841 IMG_1842 IMG_1843 IMG_1844 IMG_1845 IMG_1846 IMG_1847 IMG_1848 IMG_1849 IMG_1850 IMG_1851 IMG_1853 IMG_1854 IMG_1855 IMG_1856 IMG_1857 Quotation, June 27 2013:
  • Gutter replacement: supply and install industrial fabricated gutter system to the entire building
Quotation, August 2 2012:
  • Roof repair and maintenance overhaul: remove gravel, wash, repair, return gravel
  • Complete roof replacement options: Spray foam (SPF), EPDM, 2-ply SBS modified bitumen (torch-on), 4-ply engineered liquid rubber roof, TOUGH ROOF
  • Roof recovery options: Spray foam (SPF), 2-ply SBS modified bitumen (torch-on), 1-ply coat tar, 2-ply engineered liquid rubber
Field Observations On this tar and gravel roof, piles are exposed and deteriorating; there are soft spots throughout the roof. There are multiple buckles and blisters. Previous contractors have attempted to stop the leak by caulking and using tar, but this is not working. The roof also has several areas where there is no gravel and has severe damage. The vents and flashing need to be resealed. The exposed bitumen in one area has severe lap splitting. I recommend that the roof be replaced or a recovery system be installed. In the event of a recovery, some areas may require replacement of insulation. The roof is approximately 35 years old and mostly like past the point of repairs. -insert sat photos- Work commenced at this site on August 23 2013 due to rainstorms. Field Report, August 23 2012: Gravel was shoveled away to clear a 40 ft. square, where one leak was found in the roof membrane. The origin was traced to another 10 ft. segment, which was torn up. After removing the old membrane, 2-ply flam flam and cap was torched down. The edges of this fixture were gummed to ensure water tightness. All the metal was then removed from units which contained it and inspected for leaks. It was reinstalled after finding no leaks underneath. Afterwards, six gum boxes were filled and the gravel which had been swept away from the problem area was replaced. IMG_3875 IMG_7136 IMG_7167 IMG_7845 IMG_9253   Flat Roof Scope, September 12 2013: The client has approved a 2-ply torch-on roof recovery. We will cut out wet spots. Metal capping has to be saved, as the client does not want to pay for brand new capping. We will not be providing cranes for this site, use jack units if you have to. The metal roof will also need a liquid rubber application. Materials
  • 24x 205 L drums of MetalSafe B-300
  • 24x 18.9 L pails of MetalSafe S-300
  • 15x 18.9 L pails of TrowelGrade B-400
September 19 2013: After making a supply run, we arrived to the site at 2:00 pm. The existing gutter system was measured and called in to get a price quotation for new gutters. September 23 2013: We finished tearing off the existing system and kept torching cap sheet on. A propane refill will be required soon (2x 50 lb. tanks). A bin was also dropped off on-site for waste removal. September 26 2013: Cap metal was measured for the flat roof and we sent in an order for materials. Overhanging cap sheeting was also cut back to a proper size. Liquid rubber preparation work has also begun. Once metal fabrication is completed, we will begin gutter replacement. October 9 2013: New hires were tasked with adding polyurethane to the window sidings and complete roof sheeting. A large part of the morning was spent troubleshooting the liquid rubber machine, but we managed to finish application before the day was finished. We scheduled gutter installation with the client in December. Materials:
  • 4x rolls of SBS cap
  • 4x tubes of SOPRAMASTIC, caulking-style
  • 2x caulking guns
December 10 2013: Assessment before gutter installation - yimg-1108810272-101-1470536555 yimg-1109027976-101-113628373 yimg-1109027976-101--1753848245 yimg-1109059328-101-568203035 December 11 2013: We set a new hire on building gutter end caps. It was a bit slow going since this was his first time doing so with gutters. Two other crew members installed gutter hangers. In the afternoon, the newly built gutter caps and one downpipe were installed. 20131211_163333 20131211_163342 20131211_163355 20131211_163409 20131211_164503   December 13 2013: A large section was ice was removed to install a piece of industrial guttering with attached end caps. We then added hangers and fixed some deficiencies that arose with previously installed gutters and hangars. Two more crew members arrived a couple of hours later and installed gutter downspouts. While they were at it, problematic gutter attachments were dealt with. By the end of the day, all hangars and end caps were completed. Four downspouts remain as well as a small gutter section at the entrance which requires an assessment. 20131213_152531 20131213_152536 20131213_152540 20131213_155034 yimg-1109407680-101-685963814 yimg-1109407680-101--1584029527 December 18 2013: image (1) image (2) image (3) image (4) image (5) image (6) image (7) image (8) image (9) image (10) image (11) image (12) image (13) image December 19 2013: 20131219_092739 20131219_092756 20131219_092806 20131219_092835 20131219_092842 20131219_092847 20131219_092909 20131219_093002 20131219_093546 20131219_093553 20131219_093612 20131219_094323 20131219_094905 20131219_095148 20131219_095155 20131219_095830 20131219_095900 20131219_100031 20131219_100641 20131219_100647 January 2 2014: We were called back for another gutter inspection. Most of the seams are leaking in from the west side of the building and east of the client's main office. The gutter installation job was done in very cold weather, which could be the reason for the leaks. The caulking was probably not well applied. We should review all of the seams for further leaks. 20140102_161544 20140102_161620 20140102_161743 20140102_161750  20140102_161816  20140102_161851  20140102_162058 20140102_161544 20140102_161620  20140102_161750    20140102_161851 20140102_161914 20140102_162058 20140102_162525 20140102_162601 20140102_162616 20140102_162659 20140102_162715 20140102_162739 20140102_162809 20140102_162827 20140102_162849  20140102_162916 20140102_162935  20140102_174714 January 21 2014: Firstly, all ice was removed around the affected unit. Detail patches were torched onto the unit corner, and we re-gummed a gum box. There was a piece of cap that was torched a quarter of the way; the rest had peeled off the affected unit. We dried the peeling and torched it back into place. This was probably the main cause of the office leak. Afterwards, five more soft gum boxes were touched up. A skeleton crew was left behind for firewatch at the end of the day.   20140121_093936 20140121_105608 20140121_122326 20140121_125637 20140121_130513 20140121_135350 20140121_135358 20140121_135411 20140121_135810 20140121_135821 20140121_135834 20140121_155128   < End Report > Code: 130 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 EPDM Roof Recovery, July 2012

Below you will find the report for an EPDM re-roofing effort GRS undertook for one of our Edmonton clients. Their existing tar and gravel roof is in need of some work, so we quoted cost for repair, replacement, and recovering services before the client elected to recover the existing roof with EPDM. Our office thought it would be best to establish the scope of the work and inform the customer of what we intended to do at their location. Below is a summary of the correspondence from our team that outlines the project details. Project Scope, July 3, 2012: We will first order the engineered insulation package for the project, and the arrival of this will (in large) determine the effective start date. The best estimate for now is that we can begin late next week (July 11-13), but we promised to keep the client in-the-know if any updates were to come about. The client's on-site contact will be instructed to put a "walk in" bin on street (to allow for us to wheel in wheelbarrows of gravel from the street level); if there are any issues with that he'll let you or I know. We promised to put down sheathing that would safely allow wheelbarrows to be repeatedly rolled across the grass without damaging the property. Another member of the project team will contact the client with respect to colour swatch and choice for metal. They will be advised to keeping the face as low profile as possible, considering the raised elevation view due to sloped insulation raising the parapet. The roofers will be advised that we will be doing an EPDM recovery (removal of gravel first leaving the existing assembly), taking core samples to ensure insulation is dry, and that we are building up parapets to allow for sloped insulation. Finally, the job will require the removal of the flashing around the chimney and possibly require a re-flash (to be evaluated at the appropriate time). Materials:
  • (2) Spud bars.
  • Saws-all.
  • Cordless drill, charger, & extra battery.
  • (2) Push brooms.
  • Trowels.
  • WD-40.
  • (4) High Build 200.
  • (3) Jute mesh.
  • (2) Plastic cement.
  • (6) 6" rolls scrim.
  • (4) 4' rolls scrim.
  • Mastic.
  • Bag of calcium.
  • 5 Gallons of Varsol/Mineral spirits.
  • (2) Rolls duct tape.
Field Report, August 13 2012: The crew met with the two new members, and began working on gravel removal from the roof. First, gravel was shovelled into easily-managed lines on the roof, and was then loaded into the smaller buckets. The buckets were brought to the edge of the roof, lowered to ground level, and put into the wheelbarrow. One member would ferry the gravel into the disposal bin and return for the next load. Once the gravel was removed, existing nail holes in the flashing were filled with caulking to make a watertight seal while the rest of the crew cleaned up the site for the day. IMG_1421 IMG_1422 IMG_1423 IMG_1424 IMG_1430 IMG_1432 IMG_1433 IMG_1434 IMG_1435 IMG_1436 IMG_1437 IMG_1438 IMG_1439 IMG_1441 Field Report, August 14 2012: Prior to arriving at the worksite, our team went to the local shop to procure supplies needed for the day. The first store did not have everything necessary, so a detour was made to ensure that the remaining materials were purchased and brought to the client's residence. They began preparing the roof for the day's work when the weather conditions rolled in that would've made the work perilous. The crew left the site for the day. NOTE: The in-progress field reports will be inserted here as content is moved over from the old system. This will cover the EPDM installation, re-sloping, and other site details. - Please accept our apologies for the temporary omission! Field Report, September 11 2012: Today, the crew installed two scupper drains on the south-facing parapet of the roof. This will accommodate for better water drainage and lengthen the life of the newly-installed system. New sheet metal was installed to the parapet, as well as the drop-drain near the garage with a downpipe. photo (38) photo (39)-1 photo (39) photo (40) photo (41) photo (42) photo (43) photo (44) photo (45) photo (46) photo (47) photo (49) photo (50) photo (51) photo (52) photo (53) Field Report, September 12 2012: The GRS team finished up the job, by installing two new caps for the vents, two new caps for the scuppers, and the two downpipes for the scuppers installed the day before. Everything is clean, level, and to GRS' exacting standards for project success. photo (54) photo (55)photo (65) photo (64) photo (63) photo (62) photo (61) photo (60) photo (59) photo (58) photo (57) < End Report > CODE: 9528 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.