This client in Edmonton required a roof inspection due to leaking that was occurring during heavy rainfalls. This brief report outlines the initial inspection and includes photos of the site.
Inspection, June 13, 2012:
Upon arrival at the site we talked with a manager who directed us to the roof hatch and the damaged office area. We spoke to the person whose desk was directly under the leak, and he noted that the leak only occurred when there was very heavy rain.
All vents in the problem area described were inspected. The plastic cement was also inspected and it appeared to be solid. We determined that the large unit in the area was the source of the leak (we calculated it to be directly above the leak area).
We scraped the gravel from around the unit and lifted up the flashing in order to get a better look, and to expose the area for the incoming rain. After the rain had passed, we inspected both the unit and the office area. No leaks were found in the office area.
We swept the pools of water around the unit onto the unit itself, trying to provoke a leak, but there were still no leaks. This led us to conclude that there were no leaks in the roof, and the leak that occurred previously was due to the rain being so heavy that it must have overflowed into the unit itself; if there was a problem with the roof, then the rain today would have exposed it.
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