Fort Saskatchewan Roof Leak Inspection, October 2014

This report outlines an inspection carried out by the GRS team for a client in Fort Saskatchewan. The location of the water leak was determined and a recommendation was made for the necessary repairs. Inspection, October 30, 2014:
This client has a leak in the SW corner of the hotel roof. While on the roof I looked through all of the laps in the area where it was leaking, (and on the top side of the slope that would have run through the area) and they were all okay. I did find a couple of breaches in the system. One I fixed with TPO cover strip and the other with water cut off. I think the leak is coming from the stucco to the frame work as there are cracks and holes through it. There is also an electrical conduit that runs along the parapet walls which is mechanically fastened. The conduit is attached with 1 inch screws and they are popping out, this should be fixed to prevent any further breaches to the system.
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Edmonton Commercial Flat Roof Inspection, July 2014

This commercial client requested an inspection and subsequent quotation for their flat rooftop. A crew member was dispatched for the inspection and immediately noticed several water leak issues. Inspection, July 29, 2014: They are getting leaks around three units and one corner detail, an additional leak is coming from an eliminated penetration. All of the lap seal is cracked around the three units and the corner detail. There has been an attempt to patch the leaks with sopra mastic gum in the past, but this would have to be removed for a proper repair to occur. I would need to remove the old lap seal, add flash dorm to the spots that are lifting, and apply new laptop seal to all seams around the leaking areas. This job would take approximately 40 to 50 man hours. 20140729_111236_resized 20140729_111241_resized 20140729_111300_resized 20140729_111310_resized 20140729_111622_resized 20140729_111625_resized 20140729_111631_resized 20140729_111638_resized 20140729_111711_resized < End Report > CODE: 9688 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 Investigation, August 2013

GRS sent out one of our technicians to inspect and investigate the causes for a wide number of problems found on this client's split-level roofing system. The roof itself is nigh-irrepairable, and we recommended an entire roof replacement.   Investigation: August 9, 2013 GRS sent out a technician to perform an investigation on the roof's overall state. The roof itself is broken into two sections; the lower being a tar and gravel system measuring 25' x 27', and the upper as a granulated rolled roof measuring 53' x 52'. There are also several penetration to the roof system, with twelve standard plastic roof vents, six skylights (7'6" x 7'6"), and four 'whirlybird' vents. The investigating technician found the roof to be in a very poorly state, and that the roof deck is hazardous to walk on as there are numerous soft spots to be wary of. Some of it has been resurfaced with TPO, Torch-on, Sopramastic, and/or rubber (EPDM), but these are patches that don't constitute a full repair. The upper section's overhang is also currently propped up with deteriorating wooden blocks, which much be replaced. When the technician went to the lower roof, they noted that the tar and gravel system was also due for replacement, with blisters coming through and some 'bald spots' where the gravel is no longer sticking to the tar. The final opinion of the GRS crewmate that carried out the inspection is that the roof itself cannot be repaired further, and that an entire replacement is mandatory to address all of the issues that presented themselves.     Regrettably, the photos from this investigative report are no longer available. The placeholder image above serves to illustrate a failing tar and gravel system     CODE: 6227 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, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.

Cold Lake Inspection and Temporary Roof Repair, July 2013

This residential client in Cold Lake, AB required a roof inspection and a temporary roof repair to mitigate wind damage. This report briefly outlines the inspection and includes photos of the repair. Roof Report, June 11, 2013: There was wind damage to the garage and home (some blow off and a lot of lifting on front side). I could not get any good photos of the lift-age but I was able to get the blow off photos. I made temporary repairs where I could see plywood.
The house is a 130 bundle job architecture;
  • 100' x 18' sides.
  • 200' of cap.
  • 80' of valley.
We could re use all vents as they are in good shape. Garbage access is easy.
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Tile Roof Inspection, April 2013, Edmonton

This client reached out to GRS for work on their multi-home building's roof. It is a tile system, with several reports of water ingress and expected damage to the roof itself. GRS sent out a technician to investigate the problems. Unfortunately, photos of the roof taken during inspection are no longer available. The placeholder image above simply provides context to the roofing system style.   Quotation Delivered: April 3, 2013 GRS delivered a quotation to the client covering the services they'd requested. The scope of the work, as outlined in the document, was to remove the tile, check the underlying membrane and valleys, carry out any repairs, then reset the tile system back on top. Before scheduling the work, however, we felt that it would be best to send an inspector out to investigate the problem areas to ensure that the quotation would be fair to both parties in the arrangement.   Inspection: April 22, 2013 The inspection crew went on-site to examine the extent of reported damages. For four of the suites in the building, they checked the roof above and found some major damages that required repair. Near the first suite, there was a major hole in the firewall where both sides of the lead wall's flashing were bent and folded back. The extent of the damage was allowing water to run in behind the flashing and through the hole, spreading down to the suites below as far as the first floor. There was also a piece of wall flashing missing on the front of the turret in the same section, with potential leaks on either side of the chimney in the area. The chimney itself was missing a proper installation and application of ice and water membrane/shield installed around it. Across from these affected areas, on the back of the building, there were several cracked and/or missing tiles in the valley, exposing the roof deck to water and snow that had allowed water ingress to the suite below. In this section of the roof, all of the tiles would need to be removed and the ice and water membrane installed underneath so as to prevent further leaking. Then, with the tiles put back in place, the missing/cracked ones will need to be outright replaced with new ones. Above yet another unit (on the northern corner of the building) there is a long valley that might be overflowing its metal flashing sidewalls and into the attic. Above this valley is a set of short, attaching valleys that separate at 6/12 grade roof from a 4/12; creating a 2/12 grade roof in the middle. On this last 2/12 roof section a great deal of snow could/would pile up during the winter, creating ice dams that allow for a backup of water. These problematic valleys should have the ice shield material on either side of the metal to help keep water in the valley itself. When the crew first attended the site to investigate problem areas and leaks, there were only three that they knew to be coming in. While atop the roof, however, they found that there was no ice and water membrane used alongside any of the roof valleys (not just the ones noted above). Given their absence, it's possible that any and all of the valleys could become future candidates for leaks or further roof damages, especially when any of the surrounding tiles are cracked or otherwise broken/misplaced. The investigative team advised that the roof be cleaned off of leaves and debris, which would allow for a thorough accounting of all of the tiles and the existing system. Rubber-modified sopramastic should be applied to all cracked tiles around the roof to prevent further leakage, and the side cap tiles should be refastened in any places where the nails seem loose or missing.   This post will be updated with roof reports should the client elect to contract GRS to carry out the required work.   CODE: 6703 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, Millet, Calmar, Evansburg, Redwater, Onaway, Viking, Athabasca, High Prairie, Valleyview, Fairview, Peace River, Whitecourt, Mayerthorpe and many more rural areas and towns.  

Edmonton Roof Snow Removal and Inspection, March 2013

This residential client in Edmonton required a roof inspection and snow removal service. This brief report follows the GRS crew as they removed the ice and snow. The roof inspection notes are also included. Roof Report, March 19, 2013: Snow and ice removal was required on the whole roof. The ice was built up on the north side 10 inches high, and on top of the ice there was another 10 inches of snow. Roof condition: The clients have water damage in the basement and they think it is leaking from the roof.  There are some shingles not in proper condition but if the water runs down into the basement there is probably no underlayment between the deck and the shingles. To protect the house from these problems in the future, the best repair will be to re-shingle 5 – 6 feet above the the eave. The rest of the shingles are in (ok) condition and will last for another 3 to 4 years. I would prefer to re-shingle the whole roof before the next winter to make sure there is proper underlayment between the deck and shingles. This will save the clients money in the long run. 1 2 1 2 3 < End Report > CODE: 10824 Contact Us 24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair. Telephone: 1.403.873.7663. Email: info@calgaryroofrepair.ca. Mailing: 240 – 70 Shawville Boulevard SE Calgary, Alberta. T2Y 2Z3. For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free. We service all areas of southern and central Alberta and south east British Columbia including Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre, Three Hills, Drumheller, Hanna, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore, Chestermere, Irricana, Cochrane, Black Diamond, Okotoks, Priddis, Bragg Creek, Cranbrook, Fernie, Panorama, High River, Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber, Sylvan Lake, Red Deer and other Alberta rural points between.

Spruce Grove Industrial Roof Inspection, February 2012

This client in Spruce Grove, Alberta required an inspection for their industrial rooftop. The client needed options for a full roof replacement. This report outlines the initial inspection of the site. Inspection, February 14, 2012: All of the sloped sections on the rear of the building are 3/12 pitch, one has shingles and the other 3 have rolled roofing. None are properly flashed (steps, wall flashing), and they have mastic at the transitions. The one lower section has no siding and the OSB board is exposed to the elements. You can tell the wood is worn due to the weather. This roof is leaking and the insulation is wet where they do have it. I would expect there to be substantial wood rot. All sections will need to be re-insulated underneath. Standstone roof inspection 001 Standstone roof inspection 002 Standstone roof inspection 003 Standstone roof inspection 004 Standstone roof inspection 009 Standstone roof inspection 011
The curb here is built over the south parapet and has many flaws (exposed plywood, sitting on a gas line boot, pipes going through that aren't properly sealed). The metal flashing is sealed with duct tape, wires are going through metal with no sealant, plus storm collars that aren't caulked. We have loose metal on the parapet and against the wall. This appears to be ready to come off in a stiff breeze.
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Plywood is splitting and is not covered with ballast at the transition. There is a hump in the roof, not a blister. This runs east/west approximately every 15', this has to be on a structural beam. Drain cover caps are broken and the A/C unit is sitting on rotten wood. Three gum boxes need filling. There is a serious crack in the lower roof which appears to go right through to the deck.
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Shake Roof Inspection, September 2011, Edmonton

This brief report outlines GRS' contact with a client that has an aging cedar shake roof that is in need of replacement. GRS sent out a technician to inspect the site and take measurements to see exactly what kind of shape the roof is in, and how much material will be needed to carry out the service. Continue reading Shake Roof Inspection, September 2011, Edmonton

Edmonton Commercial Flat Roof Inspection, August 2011

This report follows an initial inspection for a commercial client requiring a roof replacement. Also included is a correspondence sent to the client by our project manager. Inspection, August 19, 2011: This roof is accessible by hatch. The current roof system is tar and gravel and is experiencing multiple leaks. Upon inspection I found approximately twenty blisters, numerous spots of surface erosion, and sealants cracking around vents. The client would like a quote for replacement. He will be removing the outside lighting which is set on the parapet walls, but would like us to remove the satellite dish.
The following email was sent to the client by our project manager:
Good morning,
Please find attached the pricing you requested, sorry about the delay - if there is any problem opening the attached let me know and I will resend in a different format.
The documentation and internet links in the attached report detail our; Workmanship Guarantee, System Options and Methods, Credentials, 2011 Schedule Availability, Links to Manufacturers, GRS Project Portfolio and Clients, etc.
Beyond attempting repairs, there are two different methods to do your roof.
One method is to rip the old roof off (a complete replacement) and the other is a new Roof Recovery System.
A Roof Recovery would have our crew scraping the gravel off, taking the old membrane and soaked insulation off (as required only) and then mechanically attaching a fiber board and putting a new roof over top (SBS Torch On, Tar and Gravel Mop On, EPDM, TPO, or PVC per quote).
Typically a roof recovery is what is done. A roof recovery is less intrusive, it is more environmentally friendly as the old bitumen layers don't end up in the land fill, the old system also has an inherent R Value of usually around 7, it is less costly, and the life-cycle is the same as a complete replacement.
However, if you find that you want or are required to completely remove the old system down to the substrate (the sheathing or metal Q deck), we can accommodate this and the pricing is included in the attached documentation also.
Additionally, there are a number of different membranes available, which I've detailed in the quote. Essentially, it comes down to 1) A traditional 4ply mop on tar and gravel (BUR), 2) 2ply SBS Mod Bit (torch down or cold apply), or 3) Single ply; black rubber membrane (EPDM) or a white membrane (TPO or PVC) depending on whether you want to draw the sun in or not. EPDM, TPO, PVC are available in multiple colors, however EPDM out of the box is typically black and TPO / PVC are typically white.
Single ply systems are what are being installed more and more now (for GRS singly ply is about 80%), however, we install all system types. I would encourage you to consider the life-cycle costing and maintenance / repair benefits of a single ply system prior to choosing a system.
Have a read and let us know what you think - I know there is a lot of information so I'm sure you will have questions.
Thanks for the opportunity to quote - it is very much appreciated!
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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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