Tar and Gravel Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

Below you will find roofing reports from the Edmonton roofing repair crew. This client's residential building needs repairs to a low-slope tar and gravel roof. There are some leaks and damage that requires attention, in addition to some work with the gutters and chimney area. Continue reading Tar and Gravel Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

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 Industrial Metal Roof Repair, September 2011

This client needed repairs done to their metal roof on an industrial building of theirs. They reached out to GRS for quotation on repair or replacement options, which we provided to them with our recommendation for replacement. Due to the nature of metal roofing, expansion and contraction in Canada's climate can be a hassle, and repairs are not always the best option to extend the life of the roof.
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  Assessment: September 22, 2011 We sent out one of our crew members to perform an inspection on the roof. The following is from their report: There are two roofs at hand. The upper metal deck measuring 110' x 95', which has eight 12" roof jacks, one air conditioning unit, and one gum box for a 3" gas line. The roof appears to be leaking from seams around the perimeter. The gas line with the gum box is exposed, and all eight roof jacks require resealing. There is a 20' piece of metal flashing missing from the northwest parapet. The lower roof has a metal deck measuring 25' x 50'. I recommend that the high-low wall caulking be redone. The seams around the perimeter also appear to be source of leaks. 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Spot repairs will likely bring more aggravations as the expansion and contraction of seams, fasteners, penetrations, etc. is at the point where spot repairs likely won't last long and would come with no guarantees. After receiving the quotation, the client wrote back to request that spot repairs be made. They are currently planning renovations to the building, and will likely have to put some more holes into the roof during that time. Once that is done, they would be open to re-evaluating any roof recovery or coating, but for the time being, the spot repairs will be sufficient. They also noted that in the wintertime there are serious concerns about ice buildup and icicles coming from the eavestroughs, and would like to have them replaced with continuous eaves. We scheduled the client for service three weeks later, and noted that we'll measure the eaves in the meantime. Typical turnaround time on eaves of that length, however, can be up to a month.   Roof Report: October 30, 2011 We arrived on site in the morning and filled out all of the necessary safety documentation. The aerial lift was missing a certificate, so we had it switched out for another one and used a pull-rope hoist to get the tools onto the roof in the meanwhile. Once on the roof, two members began sweeping and shovelling the snow off the roof and chipped away thick segments of ice to clean up the areas where repairs would be done. The new lift came in with an appropriate certificate and was presented to the client. We cleaned out the eavestroughs on the front of the building and dealt with the ice buildup that the client had noted some weeks earlier. In the early afternoon, however, heavy snowfall rolled in and hindered work. The team departed the worksite after storing the tools. 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Shortly after finishing the worksite preparation, they had set up the pump, mixed the saltwater solution and stirred the rubber. 75% of one side was finished in the day, with an estimated 3.5 - 4 hours worth of rubber spraying to finish the following day. The pump was cleaned out, and the team packed up for the day. Roof Report: November 4, 2011 Back on site, the team scraped off a small amount of ice that had built up overnight. They set up the liquid rubber pump and sprayed the remaining sections of the roof. Afterwards, a beauty cap was ordered to be later fastened to the building, and the pump was cleaned out to specification. The remaining work to be completed is the beauty cap, 9" rain caps (to replace some broken ones), and fasten the new eavestroughs once the ice has melted away. 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