Photo Journal: Flat Roof Leak Inspection Edmonton AB, March 2014

Flat Roof Leak Inspection Edmonton - Below you will find a photo journal and emergency roof repair assessment from our Edmonton roofing repair crew at a commercial roofing site. Although the call began as a tar and gravel flat roof leak repair, the extent of damage escalated to the client requesting a quotation for flat roof recovery or replacement options. More field reports will be posted as they become available for this site. Regular Flat Roof Maintenance Will Save You Money. If you own a flat roof it is critical for you to conduct regular inspections, maintenance and repairs as needed. You will save considerable money if you do this twice per year. The reason it saves you money is that a complete flat roof replacement is expensive and 9 in 10 times had maintenance been done the replacement would not be required. If you do not do regular inspections and maintenance you could face a catastrophic failure which has occurred to this roof below. Simple spring and fall inspection and maintenance would have avoided a costly re-roof. Click here for a proper flat roof inspection and maintenance check-list. Emergency Flat Roof Inspection Edmonton, March 29 2014: Flat Roof Leaks. There are multiple large leak problems on this commercial tar and gravel flat roof that are currently being managed with buckets. Flat Roof Ponding. The roof assembly is carrying considerable ponding all over that is definitely a concern with dead weight load on the roof in times of sudden storms or in winter freeze thaw situations. Roof Drains. There are two drains on the roof that are useless; the previous contractors did not sump them properly. Roof Maintenance. Previous roof maintenance contractors did not remove the gravel before using tar to patch spots that needed repair. An excessive amount of tar has also allowed trapped air to cause blistering. Gum Boxes. Four gum boxes were actually near open water, and it was able to get into them. This is also contributing to some of the leaks. Roof Membrane. The tar and gravel roof membrane has become weather cracked from the sun, contributed by an improper ballast spread. If the pea gravel is not covering the bitumen layers the UV of the sun will dry out the bitumen causing it to crack and ultimately leak. Blisters. There is mass blistering of the roof membrane in multiple areas. If they continue, water will enter there as well. Several of the blisters on the roof are cratering water into them. Temporary Flat Roof Repairs. While we were on-site, we attempted to drain as much water as possible. The client called off the temporary repairs since the problems have become greater than simple roof maintenance work. The client has requested a quotation on roof replacement or recovery options.
Pitch pan pocket (gum box) is allowing water to enter. Needs maintenance.
Pitch pan pocket (gum box) is allowing water to enter. Needs maintenance.
Gum box needs to be filled.
Gum box needs to be filled.
Gum Box - Pitch Pan Pccket.
Gum Box.
Considerable roof ponding that was much worse prior to pumping water off roof.
Considerable roof ponding that was much worse prior to pumping water off roof.
Unit curb flashing is deficient and needs repair or replacement preferably.
Unit curb flashing is deficient and needs repair or replacement preferably.
Pea gravel is vacant on this section of roof allowing UV rays to dry out bitumen layers causing bitumen to crack and allow leaks in the building.
Pea gravel is vacant on this section of roof allowing UV rays to dry out bitumen layers causing bitumen to crack and allow leaks in the building.
Water ponding around flashing at curb of rooftop unit.
Water ponding around flashing at curb of rooftop unit.
Photo of tar and gravel roof showing all the rooftop units etc.
Photo of tar and gravel roof showing all the rooftop units etc.
Roofers vacuuming off water and using sump pumps to get water off roof.
Roofers vacuuming off water and using sump pumps to get water off roof.
Water ponding on Edmonton Tar and Gravel flat roof.
Water ponding on Edmonton Tar and Gravel flat roof.
Ponding water at various locations of flat roof.
Ponding water at various locations of flat roof.
Pea gravel on tar and gravel roof is vacant.
Pea gravel on tar and gravel roof is vacant.
Roof drain in bottom right of photo is not installed properly (it should be sumped down) to allow more water to get to drain.
Roof drain in bottom right of photo is not installed properly (it should be sumped down) to allow more water to get to drain.
Ponding everywhere on this flat roof.
Ponding everywhere on this flat roof.
Flat Roof Leak Inspection Edmonton
Flat Roof Leak Inspection Edmonton
Flat roof inspection reveals roof blisters at numerous locations.
Flat roof inspection reveals roof blisters at numerous locations.
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Ongoing Roof Leak Maintenance in Sherwood Park AB, May to July 2015

Assessment, May 7 2015: The site had a plumbing issue; the drain was backed up. Our client said if there were any roofing problems in the future, that they would definitely contact us. Surely enough, we received a call the next month. Scope of Work, June 1 2015: We are to locate and fix the leaks of a BUR roof and add one drain basket to the drain. When we got up to the roof, we had to locate two leaks which were both in the center of the roof but about 15 ft. away from each other. Once we swept all the gravel back, we noticed there had been two large gum patches that were previously installed by another contractor and had now failed. To test for failure, I pushed water out of the areas in the patch. We spudded both areas. One leak was 12 ft. x 1.5 ft. and the second was 10 ft. x 3 ft. Each tapered down to 1 ft. once both areas were spudded. Underneath, there were signs of water saturation, so we had to dry each area with a shop vac. Once dry, we then gave them a coat of asphalt prime to help the MASTIC bond on the BUR system. Once priming was complete, we then applied a coat of MASTIC to the entire system followed by a layer of reinforcement mesh. Another top coat of MASTIC was applied to seal in the mesh.
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We cleared gravel away from sections of the roof that we suspected water was entering through.
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Tears were found in some parts. We used SOPRAMASTIC to seal them in.
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Here is another exposed section which had been a tear running over a significant section of the roof.
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After spudding the tear, we applied mesh over top.
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A second coat of spudding was then applied over the mesh.
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We then let the second layer of spudding dry over the mesh.
Our second scope of work was to install a drain basket. Unfortunately, this could not be accomplished because it had been completely covered with MASTIC. There was nothing to fasten the basket to. Materials:
  • 25 ft. of 3ft. mesh
  • 3x pails of MASTIC roof patch
  • 1x can of spray primer
Followup - Installation Report, June 17 2015: After filling out safety documentation, we met with the client to go over leaks on the main roof when we had performed repairs on during the previous visit. From the client's assessment, there was still apparent leaking. A crew member went up on the roof and searched but could not finding anything. We will need to return when it is leaking actually occurs to get a better idea of where it is coming from. As for the roof above the restaurant, we tracked the leak to an air unit. Once we removed the metal, paper around the base was splitting and water was getting in, evidenced by moisture. We spudded the entire perimeter and applied a coat of MASTIC, followed by a layer of reinforcement mesh, and finally a top coat of MASTIC. We then reinstalled the metal and cleaned up the site.
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Second leak site, with a small tear on an exposed section of the roof.
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Moisture buildup underneath gravel.
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Redistributing gravel over the newly patched area. We followed a similar process as our first visit to address the section with the moisture buildup.
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Second leak site.
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Spudding and mesh being applied over the second leak site.
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Completed spud over the mesh.
Materials:
  • 2x pails of MASTIC
  • 25 ft. of 6 in. mesh
Quotation, June 23 2015:
  • SBS 2-ply patch along entire down-slope (60 ft. x 20 ft. patch)
  • Drain replacement with u-flows
Scope of Work: Remove all gravel in the area, spud out 10 ft. on either side of the drains, and 60 ft. down the low ride of the roof. Roll on asphalt primer and torch down the base. Add new drains with u-flows and cap the entire area. Materials:
  • 9x rolls of cap
  • 9x rolls of base
  • 10x gallons of asphalt primer
  • 2x 4 in. drains
  • 2x 4 in. U-flows
  • 2x pails of MASTIC
The client approved our quotation on the 25th of June:
Please go ahead with this job and let’s hope it solves our leaking issues.
Field Report, July 13 2015: We had our safety meeting and went up to the roof to shovel all the gravel away from the work-site and spudded the segments of interest in preparation of a patch. It started to rain and we had to call it a day.
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Arriving to the site
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We had to dry the area
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Another view of the BUR system
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Entire site spudded
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Side view
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Ventilation system covered
Our crew had to delay work for the next few days due to heavy rain conditions.  July 17 2015: Preparatory work was completed today when we got the patch based in. A skeleton crew was left behind for fire watch. < End Report > More updates from this site will be posted as new field reports become available. Code: 33 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.

Ongoing Roof Leak and Drain Repair in Fort Saskatchewan, July 2015

Below you will find an ongoing series of reports for a leak repair in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. The site is currently a work in progress. More updates will be posted as they become available. Scope of Work, July 21 2015: Upon arriving on-site, the client advised me about two leak sites - one in the kitchen and one above a light fixture by the washroom. On the roof, there was a major water ponding issue and lack of drainage. There is also a fryer vent that has major dripping onto the rubber. The grease that is leaking out has, over time, started to eat away at it [the rubber]. Structural integrity has been lost, so the next step is to cut out the damaged area and replace it with a 12 ft. x 12 ft. EPDM fixture. The next scope of work would be to install an internal drain, piped in by a plumber. < End Report > Code: 100 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.  

Photo Journal: TPO Flat Roof Recovery and Sloped Insulation in High Level, AB

Below you will find a photo journal from a commercial contract in High Level, Alberta. The work entailed a TPO flat roof recovery and sloped insulation. Background When a roof reaches the end of its life, our clients are faced with the choice of either a full replacement or a recovery. Roof recovery refers to applying a new system over an existing one when the roof is reaching its end-of-life (1). Depending on climate conditions, preference, or preexisting solutions, a roof recovery may be performed using TPO, EPDM, bitumen, cap-sheets and/or asphalt. Sloped insulation refers to the tapering that exists on an insulation system. As a weatherproofing measure, when precipitation reaches your roof, it will run off into the drain system down the slope. Call us today for a consult on which roof recovery system is right for your commercial, industrial, or residential environment. < End Journal > Code: HIGH Article Topics: TPO Flat Roof High Level 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.

Edmonton Flat Roof Repairs, June 22, 2015.

Article: Edmonton Flat Roof Repairs to Commercial Roof in Alberta.

Below you will find a report from the flat roof repair crew in Edmonton Alberta installing a vent and a high-dome on a tar and gravel roof. This was an hourly dispatch emergency roof repair on a local bakery. February 20, 2014: Flat Roof Crew Arrives on Site.  
Arrived 10720 124th Street Edmonton Alberta with the crew. We completed our safety paperwork. I got the repair crew to start preparing for repairs. The crew shoveled snow and spud-ed iced gravel from the affected areas.
I had to go to supplier and pick up a 3 inch high dome to properly seal a penetration on the roof.
Arrived back on site. We installed a 6 inch vent for the heater and installed the 3 inch high-dome for the leaking penetration. We used gum and mesh after roof was spudded and cleaned around the leak areas. We also gummed the empty gum box with sopramastic.
The roof is water tight and repairs are completed.
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Flat Roofing Repair - flashing in dome. Roof gravel and ice was removed from area and roof prepped by spudding the BUR roof area.
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Flat Roofing Repair Crew installing mesh and mastic around dome.
Edmonton Flat Roof Repair
Edmonton Flat Roof Repair in process.
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Flat Roof Repair - roof goose neck installation.
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Flat Roofing Edmonton. Completed repair.
Gum Box
Gum Box installed on flat roof.
  CONTACT US Call our 24 Hour Emergency Edmonton 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.

Flat Roof Leak Repair Edmonton, January 22 2015.

Below you will find a report from the Edmonton roof repair crew for a commercial car wash roof located in Sherwood Park. There had been a flat roof leak. I met the crew on-site and went up to the car wash roof, where I found water was pouring through a curb on the concrete deck. I checked the curbs in the area leaking and found nothing. Then, I expanded the search and found an anchor installed through the roof membrane that was improperly sealed off. I installed a lick of gum over the problem area and asked the client to call me back if the problem persisted. Please note that this is only a temporary repair and we should return to check if the improper sealing was actually the cause of the leak. < End Report > Code: 2000 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 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.

Emergency Roof Leak Call in Edmonton AB

Below you will find a series of field reports, quotations, and photo journals for a large industrial client in Edmonton, Alberta. Our roofing repair crew initially responded to a call for roof maintenance. Over the next two years, various sectors of the site would require complete roof replacement, gutter installations, fixture repairs, and ongoing leak maintenance.  Quotation, May 9 2012:
  • Engineered liquid rubber roof coating: 2-ply coat to complete roof, fastener replacement as required, sheet metal repair as required to achieve a water-tight state.
This product is the first product we have had as roofers that solves metal roof issues and has been extremely successful with considerable and complicated roof systems for a number of our Fortune 500 or multi-national clients.
June 13 2012: We stopped by the shop en route to pick up a trowel, caulking, and wet dry gum (plastic cement) in case the leak was able to be fixed immediately upon inspection. On-site, the client lead us to the leak site where tiles were becoming stained. Visible sagging was noted. After removing the stained ceiling tile, it appeared that the leak was coming in around the RTU unit directly above someone's desk in the southwest corner of the top floor. Upon roof inspection, it was clear to me that the problem area was the plumbing vent in-between the exhaust fan and the RTU unit. It had previously been patched with plastic cement as a temporary solution. There are also a few other areas which could potentially leak in the future; a few gas line penetrations, gum cups around guy wire penetrations for antennae on the roof, and a few flashing issues around exhaust fans. IMG_1827 IMG_1828 IMG_1829 IMG_1830 IMG_1831 IMG_1832 IMG_1833 IMG_1834 IMG_1835 IMG_1836 IMG_1837 IMG_1838 IMG_1839 IMG_1840 IMG_1841 IMG_1842 IMG_1843 IMG_1844 IMG_1845 IMG_1846 IMG_1847 IMG_1848 IMG_1849 IMG_1850 IMG_1851 IMG_1853 IMG_1854 IMG_1855 IMG_1856 IMG_1857 Quotation, June 27 2013:
  • Gutter replacement: supply and install industrial fabricated gutter system to the entire building
Quotation, August 2 2012:
  • Roof repair and maintenance overhaul: remove gravel, wash, repair, return gravel
  • Complete roof replacement options: Spray foam (SPF), EPDM, 2-ply SBS modified bitumen (torch-on), 4-ply engineered liquid rubber roof, TOUGH ROOF
  • Roof recovery options: Spray foam (SPF), 2-ply SBS modified bitumen (torch-on), 1-ply coat tar, 2-ply engineered liquid rubber
Field Observations On this tar and gravel roof, piles are exposed and deteriorating; there are soft spots throughout the roof. There are multiple buckles and blisters. Previous contractors have attempted to stop the leak by caulking and using tar, but this is not working. The roof also has several areas where there is no gravel and has severe damage. The vents and flashing need to be resealed. The exposed bitumen in one area has severe lap splitting. I recommend that the roof be replaced or a recovery system be installed. In the event of a recovery, some areas may require replacement of insulation. The roof is approximately 35 years old and mostly like past the point of repairs. -insert sat photos- Work commenced at this site on August 23 2013 due to rainstorms. Field Report, August 23 2012: Gravel was shoveled away to clear a 40 ft. square, where one leak was found in the roof membrane. The origin was traced to another 10 ft. segment, which was torn up. After removing the old membrane, 2-ply flam flam and cap was torched down. The edges of this fixture were gummed to ensure water tightness. All the metal was then removed from units which contained it and inspected for leaks. It was reinstalled after finding no leaks underneath. Afterwards, six gum boxes were filled and the gravel which had been swept away from the problem area was replaced. IMG_3875 IMG_7136 IMG_7167 IMG_7845 IMG_9253   Flat Roof Scope, September 12 2013: The client has approved a 2-ply torch-on roof recovery. We will cut out wet spots. Metal capping has to be saved, as the client does not want to pay for brand new capping. We will not be providing cranes for this site, use jack units if you have to. The metal roof will also need a liquid rubber application. Materials
  • 24x 205 L drums of MetalSafe B-300
  • 24x 18.9 L pails of MetalSafe S-300
  • 15x 18.9 L pails of TrowelGrade B-400
September 19 2013: After making a supply run, we arrived to the site at 2:00 pm. The existing gutter system was measured and called in to get a price quotation for new gutters. September 23 2013: We finished tearing off the existing system and kept torching cap sheet on. A propane refill will be required soon (2x 50 lb. tanks). A bin was also dropped off on-site for waste removal. September 26 2013: Cap metal was measured for the flat roof and we sent in an order for materials. Overhanging cap sheeting was also cut back to a proper size. Liquid rubber preparation work has also begun. Once metal fabrication is completed, we will begin gutter replacement. October 9 2013: New hires were tasked with adding polyurethane to the window sidings and complete roof sheeting. A large part of the morning was spent troubleshooting the liquid rubber machine, but we managed to finish application before the day was finished. We scheduled gutter installation with the client in December. Materials:
  • 4x rolls of SBS cap
  • 4x tubes of SOPRAMASTIC, caulking-style
  • 2x caulking guns
December 10 2013: Assessment before gutter installation - yimg-1108810272-101-1470536555 yimg-1109027976-101-113628373 yimg-1109027976-101--1753848245 yimg-1109059328-101-568203035 December 11 2013: We set a new hire on building gutter end caps. It was a bit slow going since this was his first time doing so with gutters. Two other crew members installed gutter hangers. In the afternoon, the newly built gutter caps and one downpipe were installed. 20131211_163333 20131211_163342 20131211_163355 20131211_163409 20131211_164503   December 13 2013: A large section was ice was removed to install a piece of industrial guttering with attached end caps. We then added hangers and fixed some deficiencies that arose with previously installed gutters and hangars. Two more crew members arrived a couple of hours later and installed gutter downspouts. While they were at it, problematic gutter attachments were dealt with. By the end of the day, all hangars and end caps were completed. Four downspouts remain as well as a small gutter section at the entrance which requires an assessment. 20131213_152531 20131213_152536 20131213_152540 20131213_155034 yimg-1109407680-101-685963814 yimg-1109407680-101--1584029527 December 18 2013: image (1) image (2) image (3) image (4) image (5) image (6) image (7) image (8) image (9) image (10) image (11) image (12) image (13) image December 19 2013: 20131219_092739 20131219_092756 20131219_092806 20131219_092835 20131219_092842 20131219_092847 20131219_092909 20131219_093002 20131219_093546 20131219_093553 20131219_093612 20131219_094323 20131219_094905 20131219_095148 20131219_095155 20131219_095830 20131219_095900 20131219_100031 20131219_100641 20131219_100647 January 2 2014: We were called back for another gutter inspection. Most of the seams are leaking in from the west side of the building and east of the client's main office. The gutter installation job was done in very cold weather, which could be the reason for the leaks. The caulking was probably not well applied. We should review all of the seams for further leaks. 20140102_161544 20140102_161620 20140102_161743 20140102_161750  20140102_161816  20140102_161851  20140102_162058 20140102_161544 20140102_161620  20140102_161750    20140102_161851 20140102_161914 20140102_162058 20140102_162525 20140102_162601 20140102_162616 20140102_162659 20140102_162715 20140102_162739 20140102_162809 20140102_162827 20140102_162849  20140102_162916 20140102_162935  20140102_174714 January 21 2014: Firstly, all ice was removed around the affected unit. Detail patches were torched onto the unit corner, and we re-gummed a gum box. There was a piece of cap that was torched a quarter of the way; the rest had peeled off the affected unit. We dried the peeling and torched it back into place. This was probably the main cause of the office leak. Afterwards, five more soft gum boxes were touched up. A skeleton crew was left behind for firewatch at the end of the day.   20140121_093936 20140121_105608 20140121_122326 20140121_125637 20140121_130513 20140121_135350 20140121_135358 20140121_135411 20140121_135810 20140121_135821 20140121_135834 20140121_155128   < End Report > Code: 130 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.

Roof Soffit and Fascia Repair Edmonton AB, September 18 2012

Below you will find a scope of work, materials list, and field report  by our Edmonton roofing repair crew for a soffict and fascia repair at a commercial client's building.  Scope of Work
  • Roofing (flat, metal, slope).
  • Roof inspection.
  • Exteriors (siding, soffit, fasia).
  • Carpentry.
  • Sheet metal (flashing).
Materials
  • Metal fascia with lettering, per client specification.
  • Plywood.
  • Circular saw.
  • Metal for cap flashing.
Field Report, September 18 2012: We removed the damage fascia, soffit, and cap flashing. A new plywood soffit was cut and re-installed, as well as a fascia with new company lettering. The cap flashing was then added again for weather proofing. As well, we painted the plywood soffit white to match the existing colour, and painted the rest of the siding red. We are still waiting on the client's decision on whether he would like another coat of paint.
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Evansburg Roof Inspection and Replacement, March 2012

The report follows a full roof replacement for our client using a two ply SBS Torch On system. The initial inspection determined that multiple application errors were causing the roof to fail and leak. Various issues with the roof are detailed in the report as well as information on the subsequent replacement. The following communications are from one of our Red Seal inspectors: Roof Report, January 7 2012: We are going to go back to Evansburg today. We have to stop by the shop to pick up a few things  (roll of torch-on, screws and plates, will bring my torches and propane). I did see some things that were done rather poorly, burn-outs, flashing, bad laps. I believe the fr board is installed in opposite direction of cap sheet. We are leaving at day break and expecting freezing rain tonight. The truck is ready and we will be there between 930-1000. I don't think I can get it done in one day, we may have to return on Monday. The client would like me to do a cut test to determine how and what material was installed, remove flashing around chimney to inspect and/or repair, replace 2 goose necks (may have to build up curbs). I have 3 b-vents and 2 stack flashings which will probably have to be installed, inspect laps and perimeter stripping. There is a lot of ice and water that will have to be removed, time consuming to say the least. We will deal with one repair at a time and document everything. 12  3 4 5 Roof Report, January 8 2012: As I thought, we spent the majority of the day clearing ice and water off the roof. Although we did find the source of many of the problems. The client's contractor was with us on the roof today. He is going to build four curbs to install, 2 are range hoods and 2 are bathroom fans. At the same time I can determine the roofing system (after I remove old curbs). I'm 100% sure that the cap sheet runs the opposite direction from the FR board (first ply). I will also have to re-place 3-4" high cones with collar (like a b-vent). I also believe there is no self- adhesive stripping to existing curbs. I see the perimeter of roof is not stripped properly - transitions should always be at a 90 degree, not a 45. Sorry to say, but as I see it, the leaks could be coming from almost anywhere: roof slopes to middle, no drains, scuppers are high and dry. I can likely stop most of the immediate problems but this roof will need more attention when it is warmer or a complete replacement. 1 2 3 Roof Report, January 9 2012:  We installed the two tall goose necks over the bathroom fans in question, tarred underneath the goose neck, mechanically fastened to deck, embedded granules six inches around base, primed flange, torched patch. Then, we replaced two curbs, embedded granules, installed fire tape, primed curb, installed 8" goose neck on top, fasten and prime, installed peel and stick base sheet, butter all laps. We also touched up two other goose neck curbs. It took all day because as we ripped out curbs we were finding wet fiber board and rotten wood. The client's contractor took care of carpentry. The winds were blowing hard and I was having a hard time keeping my torch lit. We will have to go back at least one more time (Thursday or Friday) as I ran out of time. My work is watertight. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 January 22, 2012: Below are the pictures of the repairs I finished today, all went well. A continuation of the same noted previous. 1 2 3 4 5   March 16, 2012 Roof Observation Conclusions:
  • Multiple application errors are causing roof to fail and leak.
  • FR board runs north and south. Cap sheet runs east and west. They should run same direction and be staggered.
  • Perimeter membrane is not stripped properly. Cap sheet is run straight up perimeter and cant edge. This section should be stripped in with another membrane.
  • Curbs do not have first ply of stripping membrane – to have 2 plys. Located wet FR board upon re-placing two curbs.
  • Multiple burn outs on cap sheet.
  • One side lap has only 1 3/4" seal (roll must of drifted off line and wasn't cut and fixed).
  • Some (8 – 10) end laps are not at 6" min. They vary at measurements less than the required 6”.
  • All over laps were not cut at a 45 degree angle to avoid a tee joint and create a proper seal.
  • Chimney flange is too big for curb and has created some heat loss (you can feel the heat escaping).
  • Roof needs two more scuppers to drain water properly.
  • There is no positive slope to existing two scuppers (they are high and dry).
  • All plumbing flanges were installed over cap sheet and patched (should of been installed over FR board and patched with flam flam or peel and stick, then capped over to create a two ply seal).
  • Perimeter does not appear to have enough mechanical fasteners, as per code, for wind uplift.
  The initial repairs are completed but the roof still needs to be replaced at this point. The following emails between our project manager (in italics) and the client illustrate a willingness to provide the best possible customer service:  
Good morning. Attached you will find the final report with conclusion summaries, daily reports, and photos. Any problem downloading let me know. As far as my apology is concerned. Being so late is completely my responsibility. I'm not trying to make excuses but the truth is, and I think it is right that you know, I wasn't just not getting to it to blow you off or something stupid. More than somebody just not following through I know what it's like to feel like they're just blowing you off. My humble excuses are that one of my workers really left me in a tight spot (even though I know that his situation is the most devastating anyone could imagine), but the reality is it took me this long to get caught up because I just couldn't double time fast enough. So I really am sorry. Anyway, I did get his position filled and I am getting caught up but the truth is I was running 16 - 20 hours a day and in future I need to have a better contingency plan for these things. Not excuses just the truth and I'm really, really sorry. Thanks for being so gracious with it. There is an additional 5% rebate that would be issued to you at completion (it's a friends and family discount - considering your grief and my tardiness). You will likely find the pricing to be more than the last outfit considering we would put on a whole system and not have the components that make up the roof (iso insulation, roof board, membrane, etc). Anything else I can do please let me know. I've pretty much caught up and I am actually getting on top of the wave for the first time in months 🙂 Appreciate it.
Okay I have done some research and the 2 ply sbs is what I think I want. Does this have a vapor barrier membrane? Do we have a slope insulation package for drainage and R value? Would the perimeters be built up and would this include new perimeter flashings? Also I would need photos of what is really there as the roofing is being removed -and photos of the decking - I know it will be difficult to determine if any rotting decking is related to leaking from years ago or just from October but I do want the photos. Looking forward to hearing from you The insurance company will probably be done their inspection on the 16th so that means I would want the roof started soon after that.
 
Hello, The 2 Ply SBS Torch On is the most time tested in Alberta, so it is obviously a solid choice. The Tough Roof and Engineered Liquid Rubber are also in our thinking wise choices. The single ply's (EPDM, TPO, PVC) in Alberta we have had some issue with. The specification for your roof would include (which will be specified on your Order Agreement); - A vapor barrier fully adhered to the deck - A sloped insulation package for drainage and R Value - Perimeters would have to be built up for the sloped ISO insulation - Flashing would be replaced as required to all parts of roof\ - Documentation daily of complete project including photos and daily Red Seal Journeyman Reports. Availability is great for mid to end of this month, after that it is getting tight, however, you're one of my best clients and I will make it work:) Anything else I can assist with let me know.
You mean one of your biggest pains! I will let you know when the inspector confirms his date and then we can get this done. Thanks.

Materials Required:
  • Armourguard (enough for 35sq).
  • FR board (enough for 35 sq).
  • 3 pails of asphault primer to prime deck for the vapour barrier to stick.
  • Peel and stick Armourguard for the stripping (20 rolls).
  • 2" iso board (enough to cover 35sq).
  • Fire tape (10 rolls).
  • Equipment needed.
  • Cap sheet (enough to cover the field and wall).
  • 236 feet of wall to base stripped and cap sheet stripped.
  • Cover strip rolls (13 rolls).
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  Daily Report for June 3rd, 2012:
Upon arrival at the site, we immediately got to work preparing for capping:
  • The area was cleared by moving materials from the North side of the roof to the South side of the roof.
  • The area was swept so that the dirt could not interfere with the torching
  • Curbs were built, and peel and stick was applied around them. After lunch, we brought some more capsheets onto the roof. Pieces of materials were prepared:
  • Blueskin was cut in preparation for application to the outside of the walls.
  • Capsheet was cut to allow placing around the curbs. Blueskin was applied to the perimeter of both the North and East outside walls. Almost half of the entire roof is now capped; the worst part is over with regards to capping because of all the curbs in the way.
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  Daily Report for June 4th, 2012:
  • Upon arrival at the site, capsheet was laid down on the Northern side of the building.
  • Blueskin was laid on the Eastern side and Northern sides of the building.
  • Most of the curbs were installed and completed on the finished section of the roof.
  • Our missing slope package arrived at 11:50am.
  • More walls were built and installed; all walls on the Eastern side of the building are now built and installed.
  • We checked that everything was organized and watertight, as we are leaving for Calgary and returning on Wednesday.
  Daily Report for June 6th, 2012: We went to the site 3 times today, as it rained several times throughout the day. The day was primarily spent getting rid of water on the roof. 1st visit (~6:00am): - The water was running down the entire Eastern side of the building, by the stairwell. The water appeared to be coming from 2 places: by the roof hatch, and above the stairs between the 2nd and 3rd floors. - Upon arriving at the site first thing in the morning, we immediately got to work clearing off the pool of water on the roof by the roof hatch. There was probably close to 2 inches of water pooled around the roof hatch.
  • We used the shop-vac to suck up the water.
  • We used shovels to scoop the water off the roof.
  • We used the push broom and squeegee to push the water off the roof.
- We patched up the area around the roof hatch with gum. By the time we left, there was no more dripping water on the inside of the building. 2nd visit (~3:30pm): - After a short period of rain, we returned to the site to inspect the site. - Water was pooled around the roof hatch again. - There were still leaks, but they were not as intense as when we got there in the morning. - After getting rid of the excess water and applying more gum around the roof hatch and walls, we left. 3rd visit (~6:00pm) - There was more water pooled around the roof hatch because there was another brief (but more intense) period of rain. - There was almost no dripping on the inside, only a little bit by the stairwell in between the 2nd and 3rd floor. - We spent a while getting rid of the water on the roof. IMG_0910 IMG_0911 IMG_0912 IMG_0913 IMG_0914 IMG_0915 IMG_0916 IMG_0917 IMG_0918 IMG_0919 IMG_0920 IMG_0921 IMG_0922 IMG_0924 IMG_0925 IMG_0927 IMG_0928 IMG_0929 IMG_0930 IMG_0931 IMG_0932 IMG_0933 IMG_0934 IMG_0935 IMG_0936 IMG_0937 IMG_0939 IMG_0940 IMG_0941 IMG_0942 IMG_0943 IMG_0944 IMG_0945 IMG_0946 IMG_0947   Daily Report for June 8th, 2012: - Upon arrival, we installed the last few pieces of sopa board. The roof is now 100% covered with sopa board.
- Peel and stick was applied to the rest of the inside of the walls. The inside walls are now 100% covered with peel and stick. - An 8 inch curb was built around the roof hatch and then covered with peel and stick. - When the rain started, we made sure everything was covered up and/or weighed down. - We walked around the inside of the building for a few minutes, checking for leaks.
  • The spots that were leaking before are now no longer leaking at all.
  • Upon thorough examination of the interior of the building, we found a leak.
  • Water was coming down the large roof vent and finding its way into apartment 8 on the 3rd floor, the maintenance room on the 2nd floor, and the utility room on the 1st floor.
  • We identified the large roof jack in the South East corner of the roof as the source of the leak.
  • The excess water around the roof jack was sucked up with the shop-vac and extra peel and stick was applied.
  • As of the time we left there were no leaks whatsoever-We went back to the site later at night at around 8pm and there were no problems whatsoever; all the leaking has stopped.
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  Daily Report for June 10th, 2012: When we arrived on site today, we got to work inspecting the building:
  • There were no new leaks, and the leaking in apartment 8 has slowed down considerably.
  • We spent the morning cleaning up the roof.
  • We swept off any excess water, in preparation for capping later.
  • We brought down extra unused materials (ie, plywood and 2x4s) from the roof, ready to be taken back for refund.
We started to lay capsheet:
  • We managed to lay down 2 ½ rows of capsheet, but could not continue after this due to the rain.
  • We tried to dry the area and try again once the rain stopped, but it would not stop raining for long enough for us to continue.
We gummed up the corners of the walls as a precautionary measure before leaving. We returned to the site later in the night (around 10:30pm) to monitor:
  • There were no new leaks in apartment 8.
  • We emptied the water buckets and mopped up the floors of the apartment.
  • We swept some more water off of the roof.
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  • We swept the water off of the uncapped area of the roof (Southern side of the roof).
  • I went to the gas station and refilled the propane tanks.
  • Another crew member arrived on site and helped to set the capsheets and cut the pieces. This continued for the majority of the day-The curbs were capped with the remaining pieces of capsheet. We will be getting 5 more rolls of capsheet tomorrow so that we can do the walls tomorrow-The drips in apartment 8 have slowed down considerably since the capsheet was laid down on the rest of the roof:
    • The drips on the bedroom have stopped completely.
    • The drips in the living room have slowed down to almost nothing.
    • The drip in the bathroom has stopped completely.
  • All the curbs and the roof hatch were stripped before we left.
  • We returned later in the night to check up on the apartment after it rained lightly, and there was no more damage.
Roof Report, September 13 2012:
  • Installed one new air vent.
  • Capped off two plumbing vents.
  • Job is 100% completed.
Today we got to the job site and were told that the client had the vents but she did not have any to be installed. We tried to find it at Rona close to the client’s address but it was a smaller store and there were no sizes available. That was the reason we had to head back to Edmonton to Roof Mart to get a new vent but they also did not have any. Instead we tried Sinclair Supply, we got there and picked up the vent we needed and headed back to job site in Evansburg to get the job done. photo (76) photo (77) photo (78) photo (79) photo (80) photo (81) photo (82) photo (83) photo (84) photo (85)  
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