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.

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Edmonton Residential Flat Roof Maintenance, September to October 2014

Below you will find an assessment, field reports, and photo journal from the Edmonton roofing repair crew for a maintenance on a residential flat roof. The roofing system is due for replacement, but required immediate leak repairs and vent installations. Assessment, September 24 2014: The roof is a low-slope system with existing tar and gravel. There is an approximately 3 in. insulation on top of the plywood roofing below the tar and gravel. The client would like some insulation of their patched areas. The roof was installed in 1981 and needs to be replaced soon. There have been no leaks to date.
  1. There are two holes that need to be filled in - one where the old chimney was and the other where there was formerly a kitchen exhaust. Everything below the roof line has been removed, so the scope involves removing metal roof caps and installing pieces of plywood, insulation, and roof membrane.
  2. There is one hole in the roof requiring a new range hood. An HVAC contractor has already marked out a location on a roof where this hood will be installed. The hole needs to be 7 in. in diameter. The ducting requires installation and sealing.
  3. There is a small 2' x 12' addition over the front stairs that needs a roof membrane. There is no need to insulate this area, as it is just over the exterior stairs.
  4. There are two plumbing vents approximately 4 in. in diameter that need to be cut off and sealed.
Field Report, October 8 2014: The scope of worked was changed slightly. Rather than eliminating three vents, one was eliminated and covered in the drilled hole marked by the HVAC contractor. Another vent was then sealed that was leaking. I also ripped an old vent off and replaced it with a new one supplied by the customer. When our other crew member arrived back on-site with SOPRAMASTIC, we sealed all the vents in. Afterwards, we started work on the overhang above the front door. A drip edge was installed around the perimeter along with a 3 inch sheet metal angle at the wall connection. Seam tape was then applied all around it to get a good seal as we glued to the plywood surface. Finally, EPDM was glued down near the end of the day. Materials
  • 2x cans of SOPRAMASTIC three-gallon
  • 14 ft. of EPDM
  • 1x roll of 6 in. mesh.
Field Report, October 9 2014: We finished off the drip edge with seam tape, rolled it in, and then cut our access-rubber off. At this point, the site was completed. We cleaned up the area and left. 20141008_121414_resized 20141008_121419_resized 20141008_122945_resized 20141008_135902_resized 20141008_135907_resized 20141008_135908_resized 20141008_135918_resized 20141008_135936_resized 20141008_135939_resized 20141008_135942_resized 20141008_135946_resized 20141008_142231_resized 20141008_142234_resized 20141008_142236_resized 20141008_142239_resized 20141008_142301_resized 20141008_152424_resized20141008_152424_resized_1 20141008_152430_resized 20141008_152435_resized 20141008_152439_resized 20141008_152445_resized 20141008_153644_resized 20141008_153646_resized 20141008_153649_resized 20141008_153655_resized 20141008_175149_resized < End Report > Code: 9009 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 and Dec-Tec Installation, June 2014

This residential client in Edmonton required an EPDM roof replacement on the back portion of their property. A subsequent dec-tec installation was also completed. The report outlines the work conducted by the GRS crew. Roof Report, June 26, 2014: When we arrived on site I directed a crew member to take off all of the metal while I left briefly to pickup supplies.
Upon my return we removed the old roof and noticed that there was a lot of rot in the ply wood, so we had to cut it out and replace it with new wood. The area around the skylight was also rotten so we had to rebuild it which took quite a while.
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Roof Report, June 29, 2014: 
We arrived on site and had our tool box meeting then began to clean the roof. Next we started with our ISO install, once it was fastened down we placed the russ strip on the perimeter. After this was done we started to lay out the rubber which took some time as there are 11 corners, a skylight, and a scupper on this roof. As we were gluing down the rubber I was going behind and down all the corners with flash form.
At the end of the day we resealed the skylight and lap-sealed all of our corners and details. Lastly we cleaned up the site. The back roof is now complete but the dec-tec installation still remains.
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When we got to the site we began by cleaning up our work area. Then we started to cut down the stucco and original metal cap flashing so that we could replace the wall substrate. Rain was starting to fall and the roof area was leaking; we built a cover over the roof area so that we could continue without getting a seal.
Roof Report, July 10, 2014:
We removed the old roof, the wall substrate, and floor. Then we went to the dump to get rid of the garbage we had. I was going to go to home depot for the rest of the materials that I needed but it started raining so I just stopped for some more poly to make sure no water got inside. We got the poly up in place and it stopped raining so we continued with the working of the trusses. It is rotten right through on the SE corner of the deck and extra time was needed to repair and cut down some of the trusses. We also had to cut a lot of stucco off the post so that we could get a proper tie in with the dec-tec.
Roof Report, July 11, 2014:
We spent the day replacing the rotten wood around the wall post and repaired the area so that there would not be a problem around the post again. Extra time was spent correcting the slope in the SW corner so that water would not pond there. This included installing 2x4' s at at the right slope and screwing them in from both sides, again all while standing on trusses. We also started on the first run of 5/8 plywood and got half way through lowering the edge for the drip metal to be flush.
Roof Report, July 13, 2014: Today we completed the floor substrate so that there is a line of glue under every truss and 2 inch screws countersunk and spaced out every 8 inches. We then installed a drip edge behind the wall substrate and installed the matching wood to the walls. Then we installed metal to the corners that had gaps over a 1/4 inch to reinforce them. After that we installed a metal kick under the patio door and window. Then we installed dec corners and drip edge. Lastly we sanded down the whole area and installed dec patch to the laps.
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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.
 
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Until next time,         The Roofers at GRS
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