Edmonton Industrial Liquid Rubber Roof Recovery, August 2014

This is the second part of a project for this industrial client in Edmonton. A full liquid rubber roof recovery was requested for this part of the project. The previous article detailing a downspout installation can be found here. Roof Report, August 22, 2014: We installed all of the units except for one and all of the penetrations are done on the shop roof (18 units and about 50 penetrations). All units were meshed and sealed with liquid rubber. Tomorrow we will get all the seams completed which is about 2100 ft. 20140822_104304_resized 20140822_104330_resized 20140822_104356_resized 20140822_110144_resized 20140822_110148_resized 20140822_145401_resized 20140822_145440_resized 20140822_150127_resized 20140822_152747_resized 20140822_161413_resized 20140822_161436_resized 20140822_161449_resized_1 20140822_161516_resized 20140822_161528_resized 20140822_165934_resized 20140822_165941_resized 20140822_170016_resized 20140822_170304_resized 20140823_115436_resized 20140823_133815_resized 20140823_170902_resized 20140823_170927_resized 20140823_170929_resized 20140823_170944_resized 20140823_171038_resized 20140823_171118_resized 20140823_171123_resized 20140823_171134_resized 20140823_171151_resized 20140823_171234_resized 20140823_171418_resized Roof Report, August 23, 2014: Today we got most of the seams done on the shop roof. There is only about 150 ft. left to do in the am and then we will be starting on the office roof. 20140824_131801_resized20140824_131840_resized 20140824_131942_resized 20140824_133535_resized 20140824_133812_resized 20140824_152736_resized 20140824_152745_resized 20140824_154539_resized 20140824_154550_resized 20140824_163509_resized 20140824_163518_resized 20140824_163539_resized 20140824_171236_resized 20140824_171243_resized 20140824_171258_resized 20140824_171308_resized 20140824_174155_resized 20140824_174202_resized 20140824_174231_resized 20140824_174240_resized 20140824_174313_resized 20140824_174335_resized Roof Report, August 24, 2014:
Today we finished the shop roof and started on the office roof by cleaning it with the pressure washer. We have started painting the ribs and have also started the unit install. About 30% of the prep is done (will be done tomorrow) and we should start rolling out our coating tomorrow as well. The site will be complete on Tuesday. Roof Report, August 25, 2014:
Today we finished all of the units and penetrations on the office roof. We also have half of the roof rolled in. We are on schedule for site completion tomorrow.
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 | Roof Report, August 26, 2014:
Today we were a man down but we managed to finish the shop roof completely. When the job was finished I did a site walk through with the customer and he was very happy with the work. Material Used:
  • 22 pails of liquid rubber.
  • 1 pail of trowel grade.
  • 3 rolls of 6 inch mesh.
  • 3 rolls of 4 inch seam tape.
  • 10 brushes.
  • 6 rollers.20140826_193413_resized20140826_193429_resized20140826_193503_resized20140826_193516_resized20140826_193555_resized20140826_193607_resized20140826_193659_resized
Service Follow-up, September 8, 2014: Our project manager sent the following email to the client as a follow-up:
Morning, With the moisture I thought I'd check in quick and see how the roof is performing and if there are any issues? Thanks
The client had no issues as the liquid rubber installation kept all moisture out of the roof and building. < End Report >
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Edmonton Commercial Roof Deck Installation, March 2014

This commercial client in Edmonton required a Dec-Tec roofing installation by the GRS crew. Several decks are being installed on this site. This report follows the deck installations, however additional roofing work was completed on this site at a later time. Additional reports will be made for the subsequent work. Note: This report is text based and does not contain progress photos.
Roof Report, March 23, 2014: This morning we removed the old deck down to the substrate and found some rotten plywood in the corners which we will have to replace with 1/2 plywood. The entire perimeter will also need to be replaced with 3/8 plywood as it was coated with asphalt which is not compatible with this system. I need to alter the ordered slope package to include a drain. I cut some wires while prepping the wall, so I am going to need some heavy rubber gloves, wire strippers and some heat shrink wrap. We removed the roof until 4 pm and download garbage until 7 pm. Materials Required:
  • 11 pieces of 8 ft. drip edge.
  • 5 pieces of  3/8 plywood.
  • 3 pieces of 1/2 plywood.
  • 10 short sawsall wood blades.
  • 1 roll of garbage bags.
  • 3 drains.
  • 3 scuppers.
  • An industrial heater (for dec patch and gluing).
  • Heavy rubber gloves.
  • Wire strippers.
  • Heat shrink wrap.
Roof Report, March 24, 2014: I got the crew going in the morning and then went to the landfill. Once I returned I started on repairing the wires that I cut the day before. I realized that there was a lot more damage to the wires and I had to go back to home depot for more supplies. Once I fixed the wires and the crew fixed the substrate we then had a hard time fitting in the drip edge behind the building membrane. An important note about the decks is that they will have to be insulated from underneath. Vapour barrier needs to placed on top of the ceiling drywall to ensure an energy efficient building. This should not be that much extra for them since the ceiling drywall is damaged in those areas. I am thinking I could use another crew member to assist with this site. We may also require an electrician to assist with the wiring.
Roof Report, March 26, 2014:
Once I got to site this morning I knew I had to fix the back slope of the substrate on the west side.  The electricians showed up at 10:15 am and fixed the wiring on the roof.  The power is working and their repair is to code. We finished the slope repair and then went to drop off the sliding door screen for repair, and pick up the slope package from Plastifab.  Unfortunately the package we picked up turned out to be the wrong size. I am going to get the guys to remove and download the floating deck until I come back with the right slope package.
Roof Report, March 28, 2014:
We completed the slope package and the install of 5/8 plywood. During the process I saw the need for light gauge 90 degree metal to minimize gaps around the perimeter. Short of the scupper which we should have by noon tomorrow, we are ready for the dec patch and heaters. Tomorrow we will start with relocating the scupper from the outside and if time and weather permits, tarp and start on the removal of the the next deck in the NW corner until the proper size scuppers arrive. We would have started on these items but high wind in the afternoon made our next set up too hazardous.

Roof Report, March 29, 2014:
We started the day with the repair of some installed screws and then sanded the laps in the 5/8 plywood dec-tec substrate. We also installed caulking and dec-tec kick under the patio door and window. At 12 pm we then started to tarp off the area around the next deck and began removal. This area has been damaged by water for some time and is full of mold.  We may have some framing issues as the original substrate has been water damaged as well. I strongly suggest that the drywall on the ceilings and walls under this deck be completely removed to check for water damage and mold. The proper installation of insulation and vapor barrier under the deck above the ceiling drywall is necessary as well. There is also the issue of the siding as it has been cut as high as 4 ft in some places. We need to consult the client about what they want done for this. It will look a little strange if I bring my membrane that high. We should find out if they want the same type of siding installed (which would require all of the siding to be redone), or if they would prefer a different type of siding.
Roof Report, April 15, 2014:
This morning we had to work on fixing an area that wrinkled while we were installing the dec-tec. Bringing up the membrane even 12 inches is making the install difficult. There is 15.5 inches of unfinished wall that will have to be completed when the other siding is installed.
Roof Report, April 16, 2014:
We continued with installing the second dec-tec today, short of a couple of pieces to finish. I had to put a patch over the scupper because of dripped glue. Tomorrow I will be finishing the seal on the second deck and down loading the tools from there. We should be done the second dec-tec installation by 10 or 11 am tomorrow morning, short of one lap that I need the 90 degree tool for. Then it will be ready for the Tyvek building paper and the scupper box install. All of the deck areas above the metal cap flashing need to be patched of holes that we put in to build the temporary roofs. This should take us a half a day and the repair of the back wall should take 2 days. I still need to take the trailer to the dump one last time, but I am waiting till the end of the job to do that. We have some matching downspout pipe and 90's for the drainage so there will be no extra cost to us moving the scupper from the original location. I have already bought the matching paint for the scupper boxes.
Roof Report, April 17, 2014:
Today we finished off the dec-tec and installed building wrap to the substrate walls to ensure no water gets into the system. Most of the upper area that is not covered by the membrane is 10 inches and the open area by the scupper is 15.5 inches.
The lowest part of the membrane is 12 inches off the field which is at the peak of the slope package. We worked on the membrane until 12:30 pm and then started to secure the roof and download the most important tools. I will drop off the mountain of receipts and paperwork some time this weekend. Depending on the weather when I go back to Edmonton, I may need to pick up some heaters again.

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Edmonton Residential Roof Leak Repairs, July 2012

This residential client required an initial inspection to determine the source of a water leak followed by minor repairs. The GRS crew proceeded to caulk one of the roof vents as well as the roof to wall connection. Roof Report, July 12, 2012:
We arrived on-site and conducted the tool box meeting. Then we checked the attic of the garage and found wet insulation and noted water was coming through a light fixture. The crew proceeded to the roof and had a very difficult time identifying where the leak was coming in from. All shingles look as they should and water was not identified coming in from the nail holes. The client informed me that he thought there was a problem with the roof vent and suggested we re-caulk the vent on the outside and check for any abnormalities. We caulked all around and under the vent. Some movement was noted in the vent and it was rectified. We also suspected that the roof to wall connection may be to blame so that was caulked as well.
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The client suggested we caulk the vent which he had previously encountered problems with.
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Caulking was applied all around and under the unit.
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Our technicians also suspected that water was entering through the wall connection. We applied caulking there, as well.
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The garage attic inspection uncovered wet insulation and water entering through the light fixture.
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Closeup of the wet insulation inside of the garage attic.
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Edmonton Roof Repair and Siding Install, May 2012

This report follows a major siding installation and some additional torch-on roof repairs. Our crew was dispatched to complete the work and their progress is documented below. Roof Report, May 15, 2012: We built the roof up with ISO board which required lots of little cuts because when the roof was cut open they didn't cut it straight. We used 3.3 inch board and had to build it up 8 inches which was a time consuming task.
One crew member torched in a gum cup and I did two hours of fire-watch afterwards. We placed FR board on top and then screwed all of the FR board down with 10 inch screws and piranha plates. Peel and stick was applied up the wall about half way down the roof, except under the stairs because they were ripping them out next day. By then it was 7:30 pm and was too late to try to torch any caps.
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Roof Report, May 22, 2012: Arrived on site at 8:00 A.M and had a toolbox meeting with all crew members present, they signed all applicable documents. We inspected the siding job and the rigid insulation was complete but some Tyvek insulation had blown off. A crew member left to gather starter strip and hammer tacker. We were able to put up half of the lower section of the siding.
1 2 3 2012-05-22 16.35.14 2012-05-22 16.35.37 2012-05-22 16.35.55 2012-05-22 16.36.27Roof Report, May 25, 2012:Today we started by working towards finishing the bottom section of siding up to the soffit. A decision was made to use finishing strips instead of J-channel where the siding meets the soffit and at the separation between the bottom and top half.
We also got some caulking to seal the edges below the window and in the flashing. We then worked on the angled area on the West side of the roof. We took a break from that and started laying starter strip on the upper section of wall above the sloped roof. We then continued laying panels and covered the section. At this point we decided to begin clean up and finish up for the day. Roof Report, May 27, 2012: We arrived on site and continued placing siding until one in the afternoon.  There are only about 10 panels to lay until we're done and we intend to finish by Monday morning. The soffit and fascia will still need to be installed.
Roof Report, May 30, 2012: We have almost completed the project, there are only a few touch-ups and some clean up left to do.
The final tasks are to fill in the last two pieces of soffit, seal up the flashing on the East side of the wall, dismantle scaffolding, seal in the windows with caulking, and replace a single vertical strip around the corner on the West side of the wall.
Completion Report, May 30, 2012: We removed the old siding and replaced a few panels of rigid foam insulation before beginning.  We installed the trim and flashing.  We added an additional ledge to the flashing that goes over the J-channel as per the owners request. We installed the siding itself, as well as the soffit and fascia on the lower section.  It did not look like the soffit and fascia on the upper section needed to be switched out. Replacement of that soffit and fascia would require removing flashing that extends to the opposite side of the roof. We then caulked the areas where it appeared water may be able to enter, and replaced the missing piece that was around the corner on the East facing wall.  It took about 8 days to complete the job under mostly good conditions. Wrong material selection and rain slowed us down a bit in the beginning. We cleaned the site of everything we used before leaving. < End Report > CODE: 8310 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.