Drayton Valley Flat Roof Repairs, May 2014

This client was provided a quotation with various options including full roof replacement, roof recovery, and temporary repairs. The client chose to have temporary repairs completed on several drains which had been leaking. Inspection, May 26, 2014: There are five drains that need to be replaced. Four of them are leaking and there is one above roof grade that is not working. There are also seams that need to be fixed in the membrane. We should top up the gum box as well. While at the site I also repaired four corners of the unit. I then resealed down their duct work and fixed one straight lap. Materials Required:
  • 2 tubes of caulking.
  • 1 lb bottle of propane.
  • 1 can of sopramastic.
  • 5 new drains.
13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Roof Report, May 26, 2014: I spoke to the customer about what kind of repair they wanted (permanent fix or temporary), and they specified they just wanted a temporary fix. I began my leak inspection in the electrical room and I noticed the leak was coming from around the air unit. I went to the roof (torch on) and found several possible places it could be leaking; the corner laps around the unit, the gum box top, and around the base of the gum box. I touched up all of these areas with sopramastic to prevent further leaking. If that does not fix the leak then it must be coming from the unit itself. When I was finished with the repairs I inspected the building once more and It looked like the leak was starting to slow down. I informed the customer it would take some time for the leak to stop because of the water that was still in the insulation. I advised them to contact our office for a quote on a permanent fix. 1 3 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 < End Report > CODE: 6113 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 Commercial Flat Roof Replacement, August 2012

This client in Edmonton required a complete flat roof replacement on a multi-family apartment building. An initial inspection was carried out by our crew followed by a complete roof replacement to prevent further water damage. Note: This report also contains additional follow-up service reports.
Inspection, August 30, 2012:
I have measured the apartment building, and have attached photos of the measurements, along with the possible problems regarding the leaks. There are a number of bubbles scattered over the roof, with the biggest bubble being roughly 12 feet long. It is a flat roof (tar and gravel), and by my estimation the current tar and gravel roof is roughly 20-23 years old. As the gum box is in pretty rough shape, I tried to picture as many of the bubbles as I could. However I lost track of them as there are roughly 8 bubbles over a 20' by 20' area. The corners of the building look okay, as do the surface of the pipes. I did not want to disturb the tar and gravel too much as I did not want to cause another leak. I am surprised there is only one leak. With the bubbles being scattered over the roof it would be hard to tell which bubble is causing it, and in time there will be more leaks.
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Roof Report, September 13, 2012:
Removed gravel from roof and window areas, repaired hole in roof and waterproofed. This roof requires a full replacement. Edmonton-20120913-00146 Edmonton-20120913-00148 Edmonton-20120913-00151
Roof Report, September 26, 2012:
  • Arrived at site, set up ladder (with bungee tie off).
  • Two crew members removed the old roof while I went to Roofmart for material pickup.
  • 720 sq ft. had been ripped by the time I had returned.
  • Gaping holes are evident in the sheathing. Will be replaced tomorrow.
  • We started to sweep the area, removing gravel in preparation for ice and water application.
  • Adhesive was applied to the substrate, and ice and water was laid down.
  • The ice and water was tied into the existing roof system with tar.
  • Vents were surrounded with tar.
  • Roof was cleaned up and ladder was taken down.
Materials Used:
  • 4 rolls of ice and water.
  • 1 pail of adhesive.
  • 1 roller.
  • Several sleeves.
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  • Arrived on site and filled out safety documents.
  • The crew continued laying down fiber board on roof.
  • A tarp was attached to the side of building to prevent garbage from damaging walls while dumping.
  • Parapet was coated all the way around.
  • Fabric was laid and coated with liquid rubber with a paint roller.
  • Clean up began once whole area was rolled with liquid rubber.
  • Packed up equipment onto the trailer and finished for the day.
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Roof Report, October 15, 2012:
  • Dried off frost on the roof.
  • Rolled roof field with high bond 200.
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Follow-up Snow Removal Service, March 31, 2013: This was a snow and water removal service call. There was only a small spot of snow and the rest was water. Water covers almost all the roof except where there was a drain or scupper. The average water level was 2' and was removed by pushing the water in tandem with snow shovels. Edmonton-20130207-00396
Follow-up Inquiry, June 4, 2013: Our project manager sent the following email to the client regarding a possible water leak issue (her response follows):
Hi,
I've had some time to sort through your inquiry earlier. I had a tech attend and the roof is extremely sound. It is possible, depending on timing over the weekend, that somehow when the crew attended to do the roof that somehow water got in somewhere. But the roof as it stands now is extremely and unusually sound. And as far as what you previously viewed with those flashings (the comment that the roof may not be done from your previous).... I have no idea how those came off the roof and I don't even want to venture a guess but my roofers re-fastened and all is good. Notwithstanding, here are some points of clarification or future discussion: IF THE ROOF EVER LEAKS AGAIN (or it appears to be the roof at all for any reason) have whomever it is call me the second they see an issue. This is critical so I can assess. I have a suspicion that a roof drain is leaking somewhere in the plumbing and in ideal conditions it will leak. A theory of mine is that when the crew attended and they they pumped water off the roof (and directed it down a drain), this is when the leak occurred - which means there is a breach in the plumbing at a drain (if I am correct). Also, the roofers did mention that at some point you should consider either scuppers at the edge of the roof on each side with a downspout or alternatively more internal drains. They commented that when they attended to re-cover the whole roof that there was a fairly good amount of ponding which isn't good. Internal roof drains are very expensive due to the plumbing costs but external scuppers at 2 or 3 sides would be much less (like 10% of internal drains). The cause of this is that over the years a building settles and isn't level so either more plumbing drains are added or exterior scuppers. I think that about covers it for now. Be sure if there is any sign of a leak that at first sign they call me and we'll get over there at first sign to track the problem down and if we diagnose it's an internal plumbing connection to a drain we can coordinate the plumber for you at that time also. Thanks
Hi, Thanks for the information.  We did have our plumber attend the building yesterday and he did discover an issue with the plumbing in the lower unit, which has since been corrected.  We will keep an eye on it. Thanks so much for your quick response and I hope that we will no longer have any water problems. Regards,

Follow-up Service Dispatch, May 21, 2014:
We fixed a lot of seams that were split and also found some holes that are now repaired. One section was really bad and was ponding so I dried it out and applied new LR to the entire area. One vent was peeling around the base (I also fixed it). I then went through the whole roof with a fine tooth comb and fixed every deficiency with the LR.
Materials Used:
  • .5 pail of trowel grade LR.
  • 1 pail of roll on LR.
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Devon Flat Roof and Vent Repair, April 2012

This multi-family housing unit in Devon, Alberta required repair service as water was leaking into one of the tenants units. Our crew was dispatched to complete the work which included vent repair. Inspection, April 15, 2012: 
Conducted inspection as best I could as my ladder was not sufficient. The client simply wants a leaking exhaust vent removed and to have the opening sealed. The vent is approximately 4 x 4. We will require a 30 foot ladder to get to the roof. There is access to a lower level via stairs and a door, however I would not advise carrying a ladder up there as we would have to go through an aroma therapy clinic which is quite tight. The client would like to move ahead with this ASAP, so we just require a quote. The front of the building is quite tight as it is located on main street, however the rear will accommodate equipment and trucks quite well.
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Roof Report, April 17, 2012: We removed the exhaust vent from the roof and then made a recess for the flared hatch. This was so that we could install plywood over the open hole.
We then cleaned, prepped, and re-insulated the hole before covering it with liquid rubber.
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CODE: 30 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 Roof Repair and Inspection, October 2011

This report follows an inspection request from a client in Edmonton who was concerned about possible water leaks. After the initial inspection was finished some light repair work was completed by our crew. Inspection, October 17, 2011: I measured the perimeter of the roof (40' by 35'), the customer would like us to redo the mesh and cement along the metal cap flashing as it is cracked in many places. There is a skylight that is leaking near the center of the roof and the diameter of the skylight is 3'. I did not find any splits or cracks in or around the skylight but the customer would like to have it resealed to prevent further leak issues. The roof holds water in large areas as can be seen in the pictures, he would like to know if these areas need to be replaced or are okay until he sells his house. There was a test cut done by another roofing company and he was told the insulation was soaked but he would like a second opinion. Judging by the water ponding and the discoloration of the cap sheet, I am led to assume that the insulation underneath is in fact soaked and probably needs to be replaced. grs pics 087 grs pics 088 grs pics 089 grs pics 090 grs pics 092 Roof Report, November 28, 2011: Attached are some pictures of the troweling work that we completed at this site. The whole perimeter metal flashing was cleaned off and re-cemented as per the customers request. The only thing left to do at this site is put in the new skylight (when it is ready). 101_0010 101_0011 101_0012 101_0013 101_0014 101_0015 101_0016 101_0017 101_0018 101_0019 101_0020 < End Report > CODE: 7908 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 Commercial Flat Roof Repairs, August 2011

This commercial client required several issues looked at by the GRS crew. The source of a water leak was identified, and our crew also performed repairs to the gum cups and electrical boxes. Roof Report, August 9, 2011: Today I caulked all electrical boxes, topped up three gum cups, and replaced 1 vent cap. I also replaced the wood under the exhaust fan with pressure treated wood. In the report it was suggested we clean tar off of the metal and reseal the penetrations. The only problem with that is I would have had to replace the cap metal all together, and there was nothing wrong with the metal or the seal. I decided to trowel in mastic gum around the ducting instead. I also caulked the window and attempted to clean tar stains off of the stucco wall.
I couldn't fix the electrical conduit or rehang the power box and conduit because it is bent beyond fixing. It has exposed wiring and the compression fittings are seized, we will need an electrician to fix that.
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Roof Report, August 16, 2011:
We put proper insulation under the pressure treated wood along the five units on building 2. I also found a possible leak location on building 3, it was coming into the men's bathroom from ducting under the a/c unit. I found 2 spots in the ducting that were bent open so I pushed them down and caulked them. Also found a vent that wasn't roofed in properly and I fixed that as well by wrapping it in membrane and form flash. Lastly we  put new pressure treated wood and insulation under the unit on building 3.
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