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

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

The roof report below outlines the application scope of work for a liquid rubber roof coating to an industrial standing seam metal roof in Edmonton, Alberta. Roof Coating Edmonton. Roof coatings have been around almost as long as metal roofing has. At issue however, especially in Canada, is finding a roof coating that actually performs to its suitable use and purpose. The purpose of a roof coating is to extend the life of your metal roof and to provide leak free service during that extension of time.
If the coating doesn't provide leak free service and does not therefore extend the life-cycle of your metal roof your money is then lost.
There are two primary reasons roof coatings (specifically in Canada) typically do not fulfill expectations. The first reason is that many of the coatings that are used in Canada are not designed for the harsh weather we have in Canada - specifically the cold temperatures, brutal damage caused by ice dams and the weight of snow loads. The other reason is that the coating itself is just part of the job. In other words, the whole scope of work is what makes a roof coating work properly.
Applying the coating is just a small part of a successful roof coating.
To understand the full scope of work required in Canada for a roof coating to be successful, visit this link to our local Edmonton Roof Repair website and watch the metal roof coating video. It explains in detail what is required for a roof coating in Canada to work. Our roof coatings extend the country from the west coast to eastern Canada and everywhere between. We now coat millions of square feet of liquid rubber in Canada and our crews have become leaders in the industry as a result. I can confidently state the we are one of, if not the largest roof coating companies in Canada. Our clients include everyone from farm owners, acreages, mills, large commercial operations to industrial complexes to oil and gas sites. We have coatings on buildings at mines in the mountains, mills, on tanks, in ponds, on roofs, on foundations, industrial gutters, waterproofing walls and almost everywhere you could image waterproofing to be required. Below is a report from Edmonton, Alberta. In 2013 this client asked us to perform spot roof repairs with liquid rubber to the lower metal roof. The next year (in 2014) they had us back to do spot repairs to the larger upper metal roof at their plant and to coat the complete lower roof included an internal hidden gutter. To this point we haven't had a call-back for any leaks and the customer is very satisfied with the result. August 22, 2014: Roof Coating Crew Arrives First Day For Work.  Site Location: 5604 59 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta. We accomplished getting all the units except for one and all the penetrations waterproofed on the upper shop roof with liquid rubber and mesh and/or seam tape (which was 18 units and about 50 penetrations). All units where meshed and sealed with liquid rubber. Tomorrow we will get all the metal roof seams waterproofed (which is about 2100 lineal feet) and we probably won't start the office roof coating until late tomorrow.
Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta. Liquid Rubber. Metal Roof. Industrial.
Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta. Liquid Rubber. Metal Roof. Industrial. Before photo.
Metal Roof - Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.
Metal Roof - Roof Coating Edmonton, Alberta.
Old Patch Work to roof that cracked and peeled (asphalt product).
Old Patch Work to roof that cracked and peeled (asphalt product).
Full Roof photo of lower office roof. Liquid rubber prep started at seam.
Full Roof photo of lower office roof. Liquid rubber prep started at seam.
Crew Member Starting Liquid Rubber Meshing Around Unit
Crew Member Starting Liquid Rubber Meshing Around Unit
  August 24, 2014: Crew Arrives Back On Site.  Today the crew got almost all the seams on the upper shop roof all sealed in with liquid rubber, and the bad ones with mesh and liquid rubber. I have about 150 feet left to finish in the morning and then we will be starting the coating on the lower office roof.
Mesh Before Liquid Rubber
Mesh Before Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber
Liquid Rubber Around Penitration
Liquid Rubber Around Penetration
Liquid Rubber Seam
Liquid Rubber Seam
  August 25, 2014: Crew Arrives Back On Site. Today we finished all the units and penetrations on the office roof. We also got half the roof rolled (coated). We are on schedule for site completion tomorrow.
Liquid Rubber Half The Roof Completed
Liquid Rubber Half The Roof Completed
Liquid Rubber To Metal
Liquid Rubber To Metal
Liquid Rubber Coating To Half The Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating To Half The Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Coating
  August 26, 2014: Crew Arrives On Site And Completes Job.  Today we were down a guy, but we managed to finish the lower shop roof coating completely. When job was finished I did a site walk through with the customer and he was very happy with the work.
Liquid Rubber Coating Completed
Liquid Rubber Coating Completed
Liquid Rubber Coating In Edmonton
Liquid Rubber Coating In Edmonton
Liquid Rubber To Commercial Building
Liquid Rubber To Industrial Building Lower Roof
Liquid Rubber Coating
Liquid Rubber Coating
  < End of Report >   CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Whitecourt Industrial Liquid Rubber Roof Coating, June 9 2015

Article: Liquid Rubber Roof Coating. Industrial Waterproofing. Whitecourt, Alberta.

This is a site report for a liquid rubber roof coating to waterproof an industrial standing seam metal roof in Whitecourt, Alberta. Roof maintenance coatings will extend the life of a metal roof for many years avoiding costly roof replacement.

We started applying liquid rubber to metal roof systems in Canada about six years ago.

At first we were concerned because many of the elastomeric roof coatings are manufactured for the wider market - which is the USA. Of course this causes a challenge because most of the USA needs reflect or white roof coatings due to the temperature. If you have more warm days than cold days it is best to use a white or cool roof coating in most instances. If you have more cold days than warm days then a dark coating is typically the best choice.

We used various elastomeric coatings in various areas of Canada and over time came to be most confident in applying liquid rubber.

Engineered coatings with advanced polymer technology has changed the game for coating roofs in Canada.

Now that we have millions of square feet of coatings on roofs in Canada we can confidently say that liquid rubber is the best coating you can get for cold climates.

Some Liquid Rubber Facts and Ten Benefits of Using Liquid Rubber on Metal Roofs:

  1. Liquid rubber will waterproof your metal roof. It is monolithic. In other words, when we coat a roof everything is tied in to the main coating. The penetration holes, the parapet walls, the flashing, curbs, crickets and more. There is nowhere for the water to back up or penetrate openings. This is the primary advantage of a coating vs. a membrane system or a metal panel system.
  2. It is a rust inhibitor. If you have a metal roof that is either rusting or will rust due to the materials stored inside, liquid rubber is the best choice.
  3. It is a net benefit for building efficiency in cold climates. Recent studies have confirmed what we knew all along. Simply google key word phrases such as "cool roofing studies for cold climates" and you will find that coating a roof with a cool or white coating in a cold climate is not a wise decision.
  4. It will melt ice dams quicker and it will melt ice in the gutter quicker. A common problem with metal roof systems in cold climates is ice. When ice dams form they cause havoc with metal roof seams between panels, roof vents and curbs and ice in the gutter can "wick" up and under the eave area and melt and cause leaks at the inner wall. We can tie in the gutter system, the wall area and the roof with liquid rubber so no ice can "wick" in to your roof system.
  5. Coating industrial, commercial and any sort of internal gutter system with liquid rubber will solve a lot of problems you may be experiencing with your gutter systems. Especially troublesome are steel erected buildings with parapet walls that have low slope metal roofs and internal gutter systems along the inside of the parapet walls. Liquid rubber can solve that by tying the roof, the gutter and the parapet wall all together as one monolithic membrane system.
  6. It is UV stable. It does not need a reflective coating. It does not need pea gravel. It doesn't peel and crack in the sun.
  7. Liquid Rubber is non toxic, VOC free and solvent free. It cures to provide a seamless, fully adhered flexible membrane. It protects from UV, salt, thermal cycling and harmful chemicals. It is both worker and environmentally safe and is available for commercial, industrial and residential markets.
  8. When we coat your roof it is considered a maintenance invoiced service. Many customers tell us there are tax benefits to maintenance vs. replacement. Check with your accountant.
  9. Liquid Rubber works well in cold climates. It has an expansion rate of up to 1000%. Unlike other products, buildings that have liquid rubber installed by us in cold climates with heavy snow loads are doing well. We have liquid rubber installations in the coldest areas of Canada with snow loads over ten feet and liquid rubber has performed like no other product we can find (specifically for cold climates).
  10. It has an excellent cost value. In other words, to replace a standing seam industrial roof it can cost between 9.00 - 30.00 per square foot. Liquid rubber is a fraction of the cost. It has a ten year warranty with an optional twenty year service agreement available from us. If you need R value, we can spray your roof with foam and cover it in liquid rubber. But if you just need waterproofing, liquid rubber is all you need.

Visit our main web site for more information on Liquid Rubber Roof Coatings.

Here's a video showing our crews at work and the scope of work typically followed when coating metal roof systems:

Below is the roof coating crew's account of this liquid rubber installation.

November 7, 2014: Crew attends to site location near Whitecourt, Alberta.

This is a electrical sub station that added an addition on to their building. The first deficiency was where they joined the building together there was an open split on both sides. Water was running down and leaking in to the building. I sealed it in with seam tape and Liquid Rubber. After that we prepared the roof fasteners, seams, etc and then we started to roll in the roof. We didn't spray this roof because it was smaller in size. Unfortunately it started to rain when we got to the 70% mark and there is rain in the forecast for many days. We will have to return at a later date to finish the coating.

Metal roof seam issue where roofs were connected that needs waterproofing.
Metal roof seam issue where roofs were connected that needs waterproofing.
Standing seam metal roof before liquid rubber roof coating.
Standing seam metal roof before liquid rubber roof coating.
Liquid rubber coating applied to seventy percent of building.
Liquid rubber coating applied to seventy percent of building.
Industrial metal roof coating with liquid rubber.
Industrial metal roof coating with liquid rubber.

April 14, 2015: Roof Coating Crew Re-Attends to Site.

When we finished 70% of the roof last season the rain came in and lasted for days and then turned in to a snow storm so this roof had to be completed spring of 2015 when weather was suitable enough to apply liquid rubber.

9:50 am arrived on site.

We  arrived on site and we did our daily tool box meetings. We then did a site orientation with the engineering company who hired us. 11:00 am we got on the roof.  One of us started painting the ribs with Liquid Rubber while I started coating panels with Liquid Rubber. We coated about 1100 sq. ft. It took awhile due to the slope of the roof.  At the end of the job the customer looked over the work and was very happy.

2:10  pm leave site.

Workers ropes tied off on tin roof.
Workers ropes tied off on tin roof.
GRS Worker, applying Liquid Rubber.
GRS Worker, applying Liquid Rubber.
Finished Section of roof with Liquid Rubber Applied.
Finished Section of roof with Liquid Rubber Applied.
Roof Half finished with Liquid Rubber.
Roof Half finished with Liquid Rubber.
Close up of the liqid Rubber applied to roof.
Close up of the liquid rubber applied to roof.
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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 Eavestrough Repair and Waterproofing, June 3, 2015

ARTICLE: Eavestrough Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Installing Drip Edge for Proper Waterproofing at Fascia to Gutter Area. Installing Downspout Extensions for Drainage From Basement. Replace Damaged Downspouts.

Eavestrough Repair Edmonton. How to Maintain Your Eavestrough and Downspouts for Effective Building Envelope Water Proofing and Foundation Waterproofing. 

The scope of work for this work site covered a number of waterproofing essentials. The primary waterproofing issues that were fixed were:

1. Foundation Waterproofing. The objective being terminating water away from your foundation for proper drainage and extending the life span of your basement.

To effectively waterproof your basement you must have a yard that is sloped away from the basement and you must also terminate roof rain water away from the foundation of your building.

In this instance the crew installed downspout extensions to achieve the goal.

2. Building Envelope Waterproofing. A. The objective in this instance is for rain water coming down the slope of the roof to terminate in the eaves-trough and not run between the fascia and gutter. B. The secondary objective is to prevent ice dams that build up in gutters to creep up under the shingles and on to the roof deck causing deck rot and possibly leaks.

A. When water comes off the roof and misses the gutter and goes between the gutter and fascia it may cause problems with your foundation and may cause ice dam problems or water ingress in to your soffit area. This can rot out your roof assembly at the soffit and fascia area.

To correct this our crew installed roof eave edge drip flashing along the length of the eave deck sheathing. This will cause the rain water to terminate in the gutter instead of running between the gutter and fascia.

B. Installing drip edge will also help (nominally) ice dams not get to the sheathing and rot out the roof deck. For optimum waterproofing at the eave edge you would want to install ice and water membrane on the sheathing so that if the ice from the gutter gets up and under the shingles and over the drip edge and on to the sheathing and melts then the ice and water underlay will protect the sheathing and avoid leaks. In this example it was not in our scope of work.

May 21, 2015: Crew Attends Site for Eaves-trough Maintenance and Waterproofing Tasks.

Site Location: 16310 Stony Plain Road Edmonton, Alberta.

Location Type: Commercial, Institutional.

3:30 pm we arrived on site. Performed safety protocol and site meeting.

SCOPE OF WORK: We installed 80 feet of drip edge metal flashing along the south side of the building (by the side entry) as well as to the north side of the building. To install the drip edge flashing we used roofing nails to secure the drip edge flashing to the deck side of the eave edge of the roof to allow for water run-off to enter gutter. The problem the customer was experiencing was water running down the sloped roof and getting between the gutters and the fascia and not actually getting in to the gutters.

After that was complete the next scope of work was install downspout extensions and to build brackets out of wood to help the down pipes stay off the ground. The extensions will now run the water away from the foundation of the property. For the brackets we cut and measured pieces of wood to rest the down pipe on. Once these were built we painted them brown to match the down pipe.

We also had to replace two pieces of down pipe as they were damaged .

6 pm leave site.

Insatlled Drip edge
Installed drip edge flashing to ensure water got from sloped roof to gutter instead of running between roof edge and fascia.
wooden brackets we had to make for down pipe
Wooden brackets we had to make for down pipe. Water now terminates toward a slope and away from foundation for proper waterproofing.

Man hours:  7 hours Materials used: 10 pieces of metal drip edge. 2 down pipes that we replaced. 6  2 x 3 (boards) for downspout extensions. Spray paint for downspout extensions. 100 roof nails.

OTHER PHOTOS FROM JOB

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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 Deck Drainage and Waterproofing

ARTICLE:  Roof Deck Drainage Problems. Waterproofing a 2 Ply SBS Modified Bitumen Roof Balcony in Edmonton, Alberta.

Recommendations for Waterproofing Outdoor Decks Over Conditioned Living Space. Roof Deck Drainage and Waterproofing - Inspection and Repair of a Torch-On Flat Roof on Outdoor Balcony at Multi-Family Condominium. Customers regularly call on us to have roof assessments (inspections) completed. During a roof assessment our journeyman roofers assess the roofs condition. We assess the roof for preventative maintenance reasons as well as inspecting existing problems that the customer is pointing out. We then discuss different scopes of work fix the problems as well as potential materials and costs related to the repairs. One of the most common calls we get for inspections and repairs are rooftop decks, balconies and patios. The primary reason the failure rate on rooftop decks is so high is because of the original installation. It is common for incorrect membrane choice to be the reason. In other words, many people install an outdoor deck membrane that is intended only for an outdoor deck and not a membrane for over a heated living space. If your rooftop deck or balcony is over a heated living area you require a special membrane that is also intended for low slope roofing (as well as deck waterproofing) and is approved for use over a conditioned living space. Common products for this are Dura-Deck or DecTec, both of which are a PVC membrane that are suitable to be walked on (so they do not require a floating deck over top) and they manufacture membranes suitable for over a conditioned living space. We use DecTec extensively and have had great results with it. Or, also common is the installation of a membrane that won't hold up to the foot traffic associated with outdoor living areas. Other reasons include simple age, wear and tear, drainage and issues relating to penetrations or floating deck assemblies on top of the membrane. Visit our main website for more information on rooftop deck waterproofing. This particular inspection and subsequent repairs was more focused toward an aging membrane and the associated repairs that come with not properly maintaining the deck membrane and building envelope over the years. The drainage problems were causing significant damage to the exterior of the building. Below you will find the inspection report. May 20, 2015: Journeyman Superintendent Attends for Balcony Inspection. Roof Inspection Location: 10245 116 Street NW Edmonton Alberta. Roof Inspection Date: May 20, 2015. Roof Type: SBS 2 Ply Modified Bitumen Torch-On Membrane on Roof Balcony. Site Location Type: Multi-Family Condominium.

This customer is experiencing a problem with water getting in the roof system and it draining out on a low corner and destroying some exterior brick work. In the area of the leak there are 2 laps of the SBS modified bitumen that have come apart.

Roof Deck Drainage damaging exterior of building. Edmonton, Alberta.
Roof Deck Drainage damaging exterior of building.
SBS Torch ON Seam Pealing back
SBS Torch-On lap pealing back.
SBS Torch on roof, seconf lap starting to come apart
SBS Torch on roof, second lap starting to come apart.
 

Scope: To repair this, degranulate the area and apply new torch-on stripping in and around the corner to seal in properly. Man hours: To complete 3 - 6. Material needed: 1 roll of SBS modified cap membrane.

The customer  would also like a quote for the following scope: to fill 13 pitch pockets on the roof and also seal the voids around pitch pockets with some detail sealer.

Area that needs sealing
Area that needs sealing at gutter to wall area.
Pitch Pockets that need filling
Pitch pockets at deck railing post termination area that need filling.
More seams on the sbs torch on roof that need to be sealed
More seams on the SBS torch-on roof that need to be sealed.

Man hours to complete = 10. Material needed: 4 gallons of portable sealer. 1 box of IKO MS Detail.

More Reading:
http://www.jlconline.com/decks/waterproofing-a-rooftop-deck.aspx
https://www.grscanadainc.com/Rooftop_Deck_Waterproofing.html
https://www.grscanadainc.com/DecTec_Deck_Waterproofing.html
http://www.dec-tec.com/
https://www.pinterest.com/generalroofing/dectec-deck-and-rooftop-waterproofing/
File to be updated when repair reports come in to office.
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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.
 

Liquid Rubber, Tank Waterproofing June 3 2015

Article: Liquid Rubber - Tank Waterproofing. Killam, Alberta. Oil and Gas. Industrial.

Liquid rubber is a product that we use extensively on commercial and industrial metal roof systems and gutters to waterproof them from rain and ice damming.

Liquid rubber can also be used to waterproof foundations, canals, ponds, tanks, RV's, gutters, pipelines, park structures and has numerous other residential, commercial and industrial applications. Mining, oil and gas, marine and agricultural applications are numerous.

There are various grades of liquid rubber and it can be rolled, brushed or sprayed on.

This field report is from our liquid rubber crew that were waterproofing tanks at an oil and gas facility in Alberta.

For more information visit our main web site page on liquid rubber.

May 11, 2015: Liquid Rubber Waterproofing Crew Attends to Site. 930 am arrive on site. We started on tank one. One part of the crew started shoveling out the sand which was 2 feet deep in spots and preparing the tank and outer ring for rubber. Once they had the sand shoveled back and the entire outer ring exposed we the then cleaned it with wire brushes and cleaner - this process took the crew until 3 pm. At 3 pm we started to lay in the scrim sheet and apply liquid rubber to the tank and outer ring. This process took the crew to 5:30 pm. The other portion of the crew did the inside portion of the tank - the containment section of the tank. We had to clean all the dirt up and then began scrubbing the floors and around the penetrations and perimeter. This portion of the work was done at 130 pm. Once the containment area was clean we applied seam tape along the perimeter and around all penetrations. We also had to seal off the two corners using scrim sheet and liquid rubber. After that was done we used 3 ft x 1.5 ft strips of scrim sheet to seal the tank to the concrete floor. We then coated the entire floor and applied the coating up the walls one foot. This portion of the work scope was done at 430 pm. We then helped the other part of our crew finish the outer section of the tank The site is now 50% complete and will be finished tomorrow. Man hours on cleaning and prep scope so far is 19 man hours. Man hours logged on site in total today - 46 man hours with drive time Material used 2 pails of Liquid Rubber. 1/2 roll of 3 feet mesh. 1 box of rags. 1 gallon of cleaner. 4 brushes.
Liquid Rubber - Outer ring of tank cleared and coating applied to tank.
Liquid Rubber - Outer ring of tank cleared and coating applied to tank.
Liquid Rubber - mesh applied to edge of tank and concrete foundation.
Liquid Rubber - mesh applied to edge of tank and concrete foundation.
Liquid Rubber - coating applied to substrate (concrete foundation)
Liquid Rubber - coating applied to substrate (concrete foundation)
Liquid Rubber - Seam tape applied to penetrations.
Liquid Rubber - Seam tape applied to penetrations.
Liquid Rubber - preparation of site.
Liquid Rubber - preparation of site.
Liquid Rubber Waterproofing - Staff applying liquid rubber to outside of tank.
Liquid Rubber Waterproofing - Staff applying liquid rubber to outside of tank.
Liquid Rubber - mesh and liquid rubber applied to outer ring of tank.
Liquid Rubber - mesh and liquid rubber applied to outer ring of tank.

May 12, 2015: Crew attends for second day of work on site.

8 am arrive on site.

We started with prepping the outer portion of the tank and ring by cleaning the tank with cleaner and outer ring as well. There wasn't extensive prep time for this - it looked like someone did half of it for us (the cleaning wasn't in our original scope so our client likely had staff attend to this). After it was all prepped the crew sealed the tank to the outer ring with scrim sheet and then coated it with liquid rubber.

We then focused on the inner part of the tank and containment enclosure. We vacuumed the dirt and scrubbed the floor and tank. After that we used 6 inch and four inch seam tape to seal in all the penetrations and perimeter of enclosure (which isn't easy - it's really tight quarters).

After the seam tape was done we then vacuumed again. Once the area was clean we used scrimmage sheets to seal the tank to the concrete foundation essentially creating a tub. We then coated everything with brush.  The customer very satisfied with finally having a solution and our work.

3rd tank. At first our customer put the 3rd tank off and said they weren't doing it, but now they want it done and they estimate that it will be ready for next Thursday.

Total man hours for prep and cleaning was 31 hours.

Total hours spent on site including drive time 78 hours.

Material used today. 3 pails of LR 1 roll of scrim sheet 3 feet long. 1 roll of 6 inch scrim sheet. 1 roll of 6 inch seam tape. 1 roll of 4 inch seam tape. 1 box of rags. 2 gallon of splice wash. 8 paint brushes.

May 22, 2015: Crew Re-attends for Scope of Work on Tank 3. 

Scope of work for third tank:
  1. Clean tank and outer ring to white glove state apply LR and mesh to seal tank to outer ring.
  2. Inner containment area. Clean tank and floor seal the floor to tank and up wall of containment area
Man hours 40 with drive time Materials 1 roll of 3ft mesh 2 pails of LR brush grade Rags 1 gallon of splice wash 4 brushes

6:30 am left Edmonton. 9 am arrive on site. We started the first part of the crew on the inner containment area. We started by cleaning the area with splice wash. Once it was clean we then used seam tape to seal in the perimeter and used mesh to seal in tank to the concrete footing. Once that was complete we then coated it with Liquid Rubber.

The second part of the crew then focused on the the outer tank and ring. We cleaned it and shoveled out some dirt in areas to make it level. We then used 3 foot pieces of mesh to seal the outer ring to the tank. As we were applying our Liquid Rubber at 2:30 the other part of the crew came to help us out and finish this tank. It was 2 x the size of the other tanks so the outer portion took a bit longer.

Applying Liquid Rubber to outter ring
Applying Liquid Rubber to outer ring
Completed liquid Rubber job on outter ring of tank.
Completed liquid Rubber job on outer ring of tank.
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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.
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Edmonton Commercial Tar and Gravel Roof Repair, Feb 2015

This client had leaks coming through their commercial tar and gravel flat roof. The roof itself is in good shape, but was in need of very minor maintenance.
Table of Contents
Inspection (February 13)
Roof Report (February 21)
Investigation (March 6)
  Inspection: February 13, 2015 The client is experiencing a small leak in the roof 15' away from the front doors, which appears to be originating around an electrical conduit penetration through the roof. The penetration itself is some two feet from the roof edge, which is among the highest points on the roof (drains are in the center). It's believed that the leak could be one of two things. First, it could be leaking around the gum box (which is starting to crack) or second, where the stack is fastened to the roof. To fix the problem, we could first need to patch the gum box, and tighten up the bolts around the conduit and seal the area with some caulking. Otherwise, the 130' x 160' roof is in good shape, and only ten years old. 20150213_093523_resized 20150213_093536_resized 20150213_093608_resized 20150213_093610_resized 20150213_093658_resized 20150213_093707_resized 20150213_093708_resized 20150213_093712_resized 20150213_093740_resized Roof Report: February 21, 2015 The crew confirmed the problem area to be the gum box, caused by a few separate issues. First, the steel pipe had moved slightly under the weight of the wire hanging off the pipe itself. Second, the crew that had installed the pipe and/or roof only filled the gum box one-quarter full of gum and three inches of insulation filler. Over time, the gum began to dry, crack, and settle; allowing water ingress and ponding. The gum box was emptied of the previous solutions and filled 3/4 with pourable sealer, which should now be a permanent solution to the problem. As a precaution, we added a bead of lap sealant around the base of the gum box and a bead of high-quality caulking around the metal support (which had metal bolts going right through the parapet without any sealer at all). IMGP2608 IMGP2609 IMGP2611 IMGP2610 Investigation: March 6, 2015 The client called us to assess the roof once more for three reported leaks in the northwest corner of the building. The roof is an EPDM ballast system, so gravel relocation is necessary to uncover root problems in these types of roofs. We sent out a technician to investigate the causes of these three leaks, for which they found two (need to search under ballast for the third). It would appear that there are two holes in the roof with a near-3" diameter that require patching. The third will be found during repair efforts. 20150306_154607_resized 20150306_155240_resized 20150306_155112_resized 20150306_155105_resized 20150306_154832_resized 20150306_154827_resized 20150306_154753_resized 20150306_154748_resized 20150306_154652_resized This report will be updated with repair logs as they come in. CODE: 11754 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.

Athabasca DecTec Balcony Assessment, February 2015

Our client, located north of Edmonton, reached out to GRS to explore the option of installing DecTec Membrane on a balcony off the second floor of their building. Scope of Work: 1) Removal and disposal of existing roof assembly under the existing membrane that would interfere with new surface installation. 2) Removal/replace rotten sheathing (if any). 3) Mild increase to slope to encourage drainage. 4) Door openings may have to be customized to account for new slope. 5) Flashing may have to be re-done to accommodate new slope as well. 6) Deck railing removed and replaced to ensure safety. 7) Waterproofing of walls to allow for vertical installations. Ensures watertight fit. 8) Upon completion of 1-7 (as necessary), floating deck can then be installed to support viable systems (SBS Modified Torch, EPDM, TPO, or PVC), though DecTec does not require a floating deck to sit atop the membrane.   Proposed Solution DecTec bore GRS's recommendation for this project, as we employ all of the technicians typically required to see a successful installation. The client was simply looking for a quote for this type of project, which we were happy to provide.   Existing Decking: Pre-DecTec Installation 1 Pre-DecTec Installation 2 Pre-DecTec Installation 3 Pre-DecTec Installation 4 Pre-DecTec Installation 5 Pre-DecTec Installation 6     Until next time,         The Roofers at GRS CODE: 4510 Contact Us Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.  

Flat Roof Drain Repair Edmonton, January 23, 2015

Below you will find a report from the flat roof repair crew in Edmonton Alberta conducting their report and repairs. A material list is also made available, as specified in the crew's report. When I got to the site, I confirmed what the crew had thought: the drain had a hole punched through it and was leaking back into the system. The site supervisor went to pick up the required supplies and we worked on removing water in the area. Once he got back, we installed the retro-drain with a proper U-Flow® Mechanical Seal and tied it back into the torch on the roof.
  • Materials Used: 1x roll of cap 1x roll of base 1x20 lb. bottle of propane 1x can of spray primer 1x pail of SOPROMASTIC 1x U-Flow® Mechanical Seal 1x Retro-Drain with Drain Screen
< End Report > Code: 106 Post topics: Flat Roof Drain Repair Edmonton, Alberta.   CONTACT US Call our 24 hour emergency roof repair at 1.780.424.7663. Mail to: 3428 99 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T6E-5X5. We service all of Alberta including Edmonton, Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, St Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Nisku, Beaumont, Lac La Biche, Grande Prairie, High Level, Westlock, Slave Lake, Edson, Drayton Valley, Devon, Camrose, Wetaskiwin, Tofield, Lamont, Morinville, Vegreville, Tofield, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Flat Roof Leak Repair Edmonton, January 22 2015.

Below you will find a report from the Edmonton roof repair crew for a commercial car wash roof located in Sherwood Park. There had been a flat roof leak. I met the crew on-site and went up to the car wash roof, where I found water was pouring through a curb on the concrete deck. I checked the curbs in the area leaking and found nothing. Then, I expanded the search and found an anchor installed through the roof membrane that was improperly sealed off. I installed a lick of gum over the problem area and asked the client to call me back if the problem persisted. Please note that this is only a temporary repair and we should return to check if the improper sealing was actually the cause of the leak. < End Report > Code: 2000 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.

Drayton Valley EPDM Flat Roof Replacement, July-Dec 2014

This report covers quotation and services carried out to a commercial building's flat roof in Edmonton. The GRS crew performed some spot repairs first, following it up with an outright EPDM roof replacement. Continue reading Drayton Valley EPDM Flat Roof Replacement, July-Dec 2014