Flat Roof Repair Edmonton Emergency Repairs June 22, 2015.

Article: Flat roof repair Edmonton emergency repairs on a commercial storage building in Edmonton Alberta.

The following roof report is of an emergency roofing repair call we received during a rainstorm here in Edmonton, Alberta. The customer wanted us to come to his place of business and repair the leaks that were occurring. Monday June 22, 2015 Crew arrives at 14630 128 Avenue, Edmonton to complete repairs. I got a call from this customer at our regular customer location. He is the new head of maintenance on site. He was saying they have a leak on the west wall of the building, in the center. Upon inspection I found numerous rips in the roof along with the membrane completely separated from the drain.

There were two different scopes of work we had to complete to stop all the leaks.

They are as follows:

Gum patches to 3 or more areas.

For this repair we had  to use mastic and reinforcement mesh to seal up leaks. This consisted of  putting one layer of mastic on the affected area, followed by reinforcement mesh on top of the mastic. We then added one more layer of mastic to seal in the mesh.

Flat Roof Repair Edmonton Emergency  repairs ,Area which needed a gum patch.
Area which needed a gum patch.
A little hole on surface of roof that needed to be patched.
A little hole on surface of roof that needed to be patched.
Another area of concern, where we applied a gum patch.
Another area of concern, where we applied a gum patch.
 

Replace the roof drain with new drain "3 inch" and roof the drain in using SBS 2 ply torch-on system.

For this scope we had to rip out the old drain. and install a new one. Once the new drain was installed. We had to roof it in using a 2 ply SBS system. for this we laid out the base and torched it to the deck of the roof. We then installed the cap layer to the base layer.

Drain we had to replace.
Drain we had to replace.

Man hours to complete:  20.

Materials needed: 5 ft of cap. 5 ft of base. 1 can of spray primer. 1-3 inch drain. 1 can of mastic. 1 roll of 6 inch reinforcement mesh.

  Article Topics: Edmonton Roof Repair, Flat Roof, Emergency Repair   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. CODE:14630

Flat Roof Repair Edmonton Mastic Patches June 22, 2015

Article: Flat Roof Repair Edmonton Mastic Patches Used to Patch Leaks Around Rooftop Drain.

Below is a brief article on patching leaks on a BUR flat roof in Edmonton. Our crew had to locate leaks and patch them using mastic and reinforcement mesh. to prevent anymore leakage from occurring. Thursday June 18,2015 Crew arrives at 11408 Jasper Ave to Complete Repairs.

11 am arrive on site. I had 4 guys on site when we first got there. We had to  search for the leak for awhile, the leak was above the drain in the center of the roof. Once we shoveled back the gravel and located potential leak spots. We then had to patch the leaks with mastic to prevent any further leakage. For this we covered the leak with a layer of mastic. Once the first layer was down, we then cut reinforcement mesh to place on top of the layer of mastic. We then covered the mesh with one last layer of mastic to seal in the mesh that we installed.

leak in BUR Roof That needed repairs.
Leak in BUR roof that needed repairs.
Another area around drain that needed patching.
Another gash In the surface of the BUR roof that needed patching.
Flat roof repair edmonton mastic patches.
Completed mastic patch around rooftop drain.
Another completed Mastic patch .
Another completed mastic patch .
flat roof repair Edmonton Mastic Patch near rooftop drain.
Mastic patch near rooftop drain.
 

Man Hours to complete repair: 7.5 man hours.

Materials Used:

2 cans of mastic 1 roll of mesh 6 inch.

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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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.

High River SBS Roof Replacement, October 2014

This commercial client required a roof replacement and elected to have GRS install a 2-ply SBS Modified Bitumen system. This was done in High River, AB, far to the north of the province.   Roof Report: October 24, 2014 The team arrived on site for 9am and began to get it prepared to commence work the following day. Material lists were organized and ready for purchase, and the tools were loaded onto the roof. The crew waited for the dump bin to arrive, and once it had they went off to the store to pick up the last of the materials needed for the job's beginning. They ended the day for 3:00pm, leaving the job site for the evening.   Roof Report: October 26, 2011 The four team members arrived for 8:00am and worked for a few short hours until 11:30. In their time on site, they stripped off the torch-on system and moved materials to the side of the roof where they would begin work the following day. The weather forecast called for heavy snow, and ice crystals were building on the roof even after torching. They called it for the day at 11:30am, and would return the following morning.   Roof Report: October 29, 2015 Starting the morning at 7:30, the team got to work with chipping away ice, blow-drying the roof, and cleaning it off for work. Once done, they got to stripping outer walls, putting up around 25' of fascia, and stripping the parapet walls too. They installed two high domes and starting putting more capping on. Heavy snowfall came in just before 5:00pm, so the team wrapped up the site for the day.   Updated Quotation Delivered: October 30, 2014 We sent over an updated quote to the client to show payments that had been applied to date. There was some uncertainty remaining about the amount of sheathing requiring replacement, so the final quote was yet to be confirmed.   Roof Report: October 30, 2014 This day saw a lot of ice chipped away and snow swept off of the roof. They team torched the capping and installed scupper drains and the necessary downpipes. They left the job site for 4:00pm once word arrived that some more of the materials for the job site on order had arrived. They got the materials and returned to the town; an 8-hour round trip. Roof Report: October 31, 2014 There was some light rain in the morning, but not enough to cancel the day's progress. The rest of the roof system was ripped off and the rotten plywood underneath replaced. The last scupper drain was installed, and some more of the parapet wall was stripped. Once done, the last of the capping was torched on and materials were moved and prepared for the next day. After clean-up, the team departed the site for around 5:30pm. The day's efforts saw 25 sheets of OSB plywood 7/16 installed, which allowed for a final quote to be delivered to the client as everything that would be exposed and inspected had been so. High Level-20141031-03223 High Level-20141025-03127       Roof Report: November 2, 2014 This day, the team met on the roof for 8:00am and got to work. Their task for the day was working on getting the enco new paper was completed, and the job site was cleaned up afterwards. They left the site at 1:00pm, another job completed.     CODE: 10006 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 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.
Table of Contents:
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.

Residential Flat Roof EPDM Installation in Edmonton AB, June to July 2013

Below you will find a series of reports and photographs from the Edmonton roofing repair crew for an EPDM installation on a residential flat roof. Drain and flashing installation was also added to the roof replacement package. The client initially had a tar and gravel system. Site Preparation, June 23 2013: Gravel removal was finished in preparation of tomorrow's EPDM installation.
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Gravel removal
June 30 2013: The EPDM re-roofing has begun.  The client also made us aware that they had paid for another drain installation. We will return next week to do a metal and drain replacement.
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Laying down insulation
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IMAG0415 July 1 2013: The skylight, flashing, and drain need replacement or reinstallation. The client approved our use of the front lawn for doing our work on that side of the house. July 2 2013: The EPDM re-roof is now complete. Remaining tasks include drain installation on the rear roof, skirt flashing (skylight, chimney), and installing perimeter metal. IMAG0440 IMAG0441 IMAG0442 IMAG0443 IMAG0444 IMAG0445 IMAG0446 IMAG0447 IMAG0448 IMAG0449 IMAG0450 IMAG0451 IMAG0452 IMAG0453 IMAG0454 IMAG0455 IMAG0456 IMAG0457 IMAG0458 IMAG0459 Rear Drain Installation IMAG0479 IMAG0480 IMAG0481 IMAG0482 IMAG0483 IMAG0484 IMAG0485   < End Report > Code: 140 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.

Apartment Roof Drip Edge in Edmonton

Water Drip and Drainage Support The client reached out to us regarding a four-storey apartment building. They were having trouble with water backtracking behind the gutter and leaking on the ground to cause ice build-up. The first proposed fix was to install a drip edge under the shingle edge and down into the gutter. Furthermore, the joints of the gutters were leaking as well, and the liquid rubber process was explained to the client, who liked the idea of sealing the joints in with seam tape and the rubber solution. There was another section of shingles over the entryway (10 ft x 6 ft) that needed to be replaced. While everything else was being handled, it was requested that an extension be placed into one of the drain spouts. Material:
  • 280 feet of 4x3 inch drip edge (custom bent).
  • Roofing nails.
  • 1 down-pipe extension.
  • 1 to 2 pails of brush grade liquid rubber.
  • 3 – 4 rolls of 4 inch seam tape.
  • 2 bundle of shingles over entrance.
The repairs were carried out without incident, and this work-site has been completed. Below are the photos from our initial assessment:
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Ice buildup was being caused by water backing up behind the gutter and leaking to the ground.
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The first fix we proposed was to install a drip edge under the shingle edge and into the gutters.
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The gutter joints had also been leaking. We proposed liquid rubber coatings and seam tape as a solution to sealing the joints in.
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The downspout (left) also required an extension to the ground-level.
 
CODE: 12931
Until next time,         The Roofers at GRS
  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.