Commercial Tar and Gravel Leak Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

The report below covers some small repairs made to a leak in the client's tar and gravel roofing system. We attended to their concerns, and later advised that the roof be replaced. Inquiry and Roof Report: August 20, 2015 The client called in to GRS to have us examine the roof and investigate for points of water ingress. We sent a technician to the client's location, who began searching for problem points in the existing system. Working through leak trace methods, they found several areas that might be problematic and could do with some patch work. SOPRAMASTIC was applied to several spot that had the potential to leak or take on water. Corroded sections of flashing were cut out to expose the problem area, then patched. The technician then went into the building and began to take a look at where the water had made its way inside. To be doubly-sure, more SOPRAMASTIC was applied to an existing patch on the cap that runs down the center of the southeast section of the roof. After finishing the work, our technician advised the client that the roof is gradually failing and that these patches are a temporary fix to a larger problem. The roof should be replaced when possible. Roof Report: August 21, 2015 Our technician received another phone call from the client, who reported water coming into the building and that the leak had not yet been fully fixed. Upon arrival, our crew member made contact with the restaurant owners and looked again at the troubled areas. This gave them a better idea of where to look on the roof, so they returned to the top of the building and found places in the membrane that had begun to fail, rather than strictly examining the penetrations that had received the patchwork yesterday. After clearing away the gravel, they applied more SOPRAMASTIC to a number of failure points and advised the client to give another call if this didn't solve all of the immediate leak concerns. Given the age of the roof, it's likely that more failures will come about until it's replaced and re-roofed in.
After our inspection, we sealed obvious gaps in the wall connections and around the bases of some ventilation units.
Here is the corner of another rooftop unit that had some cracking in the metal and some gaps between the unit and the flashing.
During our second visit, sections of gravel were moved to expose the roof surface. We found some failed sections and used SOPRASOPRAMASTIC to patch over them.
Some of the old sealant used around exposed wiring components was beginning to crack, so we replaced it with new coatings.
Some of the appliances on the roof were out of commission, but had been a source of leak entry. This vent is one example, which we completely covered in SOPRAMASTIC.
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