Edmonton Commercial Flat Roof Replacement, January 2015

This commercial client in Edmonton was presented with a quotation for a flat roof replacement. The report follows the crew as they performed the replacement over the course of several months. Scope of Work:
  • Scrape gravel down to existing 4 ply membrane and take down to dispose.
  • Supply and glue down a FR board (1/2 inch fiberboard adhered to a 95 gram sanded poly sheet) and seal all laps.
  • Supply and back torch a 180 gram armour bound peal and stick up walls and all penetrations.
  • Remove and replace any wet insulation.
  • Owners to move and re-position satellite and communication systems.
  • Clean all debris and haul away.
Roof Report, January 21, 2015:
We arrived on site at 2:10 pm and I got set up to continue with the cap stripping. At the same time we were waiting to see what was going to happen with the weather since it was still drizzling. I went through the safety paperwork and then we helped with removing the garbage from the roof and brought it to the bin. 20141212_14051920141212_195820 20141212_195807 20141212_140503 Roof Report, January 23, 2015: After our toolbox meeting we proceeded to install FR board on the upper mechanical roof and did so until the point of satellites in all directions. We then installed peel and stick stripping wherever possible and sopramastic waterproofing in all other protrusions.
Cleaned up and left site at 4:30pm.
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Roof Report, February 12, 2015:
This morning after we were done with the safety reports, we went to the upper roof and continued with the base seal tie in. I had two other crew members remove snow from the entire upper roof while I started to install peel and stick on the curbs. After I was done with the curbs on the north side of the roof, I installed patches over the plates and installed gussets were there were none. I also found several spots that needed patches in the field and repaired as required.
Roof Report, February 14, 2015:
Started to lay in FR board where they moved the satellite towers. Once we got the base done on one I had a crew member start capping it in while myself and another crew member started to base in the next section. Both sections were capped by the end of the day which made the client happy. Then I stayed on site to complete fire watch.
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Roof Report, February 18, 2015:
This morning we started on completing the NE corner of the roof by installing the last of the FR board. We also started sealing around the curbs and perimeter.
We then moved to the SW corner and completed the base tie in around the satellite and patched plate holes in the area. Fire watch from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
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Roof Report, February 19, 2013: Once we got to the site we continued with the base tie in around the large curb and the parapet on the SW corner of the upper roof.
Roof Report, March 7, 2015: Today we completed the field cap and most of the DE granulating around the details. Roof Report, March 9, 2015:
Bill and me completed the cap stripping on the upper roof today and need to touch up the gum boxes and granules to finish the SBS on the upper roof. We then completed the curbs on the main roof and started to install the plumbing vents when it started to rain at 3 pm. I am not happy with the large ponding area on the east side of the main roof and would like permission to extend the sump on the east side with a trough through the high spot so that more water drains.  I would have to cut out the FR board from the sump about 1 ft. wide west about 10 ft. to where the water ponds 3 inches at the deepest point. Then tie in the old roof to new torch on roof through the trough. This would require 10 man hours and another roll of cap which would add another 2 years to the life of the cap in that area. Roof Report, March 10, 2015:
Today we installed 8 plumbing vents and touched up the existing plumbing vents with smag and granules. We completed the west drop drain install and reset the air units on the SW corner of the main roof. We then cleaned the entire main roof and downloaded all the garbage. Roof Report, March 11, 2015:
This morning we completed the touch ups on the gum boxes of the upper roof and then started installing the metal around the perimeter of the upper roof and found that we were short one length. On the far east side of the roof there looks to be another piece missing that would cover the electrical lines and 2-18 inch storm collars are gone as well. We installed all the metal that was there and added extra screws and smack pins to make them very solid.
Roof Report, March 12, 2015: After the weekly meeting in the morning we met up at Home Depot for caulking and then went to the site. We spent extra time on resetting all the wire tracks on the upper roof and finished off the storm collars with caulking as well. 2 of the 18 inch stacks still have no storm collars but we filled them with caulking anyway. With no metal flashing on the wall detail on the upper roof, we made sure that water would not pond there by completely filling the riglet with caulking. We downloaded the rest of the tools, rolls of base, and propane into the small trailer and parked it in the very NE corner of the parking lot.  The bin is still on site and will need to be removed.
Follow-up Inspection, August 19, 2015: Upon visual inspection of the roof. I noticed 6 different blisters had developed. Attached is a copy of a roof map that shows the approximate locations of the blisters. Continuing on we walked the entire roof, testing the membrane to make sure the insulation was properly adhered to the roof underneath. I would say that there is no issues with the adhesion. The following is a list of the repairs that should be made to said deficiencies:
  • A lack of chipping away at the existing roof that was re-roofed led to a ridge. We can either build it up around it, leveling it off, or cut it and patch it.
  • Run a patch to meet lapping requirements.
  • Pipes need to be patched.
  • Anchor fasten the flashing correctly to the wall. Ms detail to seal the flashing.
  • Replace with concrete paving stones and roof mate underneath, and have a drainage mat under the roof mate.
  • Run a drainage mat or roof mate.
  • Install storm collars and caulk them.
  • Have a flashing made up and installed.
  • Have a sheet metal cap fabricated and installed.
  • Install cap sheet, roof mate, drainage mat and paving stones.
  • Box it in with cap and quick prime.
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St. Albert Commercial Roof Tile and Gutter Repair, January 2015

This report details a commercial tile repair and gutter replacement in St. Albert. The client had a leak in the valley above the front entrance of the building. Included are the Roof Reports outlining the work completed. Roof Report, Jan 29 2015: The crew arrived at 7:30am to inspect the site, determine the scope of work, and put together a material list for the project. Materials Required:
  • 4 rolls of peel and stick base.
  • 4 rolls of cold ply cap.
  • 1 roll of caution tape.
  • 1 pail of mod bit primer.
  • 1 pail of iko adhesive.
  • 1 box of 2.5 inch nails.
Roof Report, March 4 2015: The crew arrived at 8:30am and met with the on-site contact to discuss the work. Most of the day was spent removing the old gutters which was a difficult task due to the weight of the heavy gauge steel. The gutters were also frozen and filled with ice. Approximately 250 ft. of guttering was removed today. 20150304_160710_resized 20150304_160714_resized 20150304_161357_resized 20150304_161418_resized 20150304_161425_resized 20150304_161456_resized 20150304_161513_resized Roof Report, March 5 2015: Work began at 8:00am and the crew continued with removing the gutters from the building. By day's end most had been removed, there was now only about 120 ft. left. Roof Report, March 9 2015: The remaining guttering was removed and the crew spent the day preparing the valley area of the rooftop for the cold ply system installation. The site was also cleaned up. Roof Report, March 24 2015: The paint was colour matched and picked up to be used on the new gutters. Paint dropped off at the site. The crew finished one side of the cold ply system install and then cleaned up the site for work the next day. Roof Report, March 25 2015: Work began on installing the new gutter. Additional materials delivered to the site. The old brackets were also removed. Below are progress photos from today: image1 image3 image4 image5 image6 image7 image8 image9 image1image2image3image4image5image6 Roof Report, March 26 2015: The crew began to prepare the draining systems and continued on with the gutter installation. image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6 image7 image8 image9 image10 image11 This project may be updated in the future. < End Report > CODE: 60 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 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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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.
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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 >
CODE: 5604 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 Commercial Roof Leak Inspection, April 2014

This Edmonton client required a rooftop inspection to determine where his water leak was originating from. A GRS crew attended and discovered that the entire roof is very unstable and should be replaced as soon as possible. Inspection, April 23, 2014: When I arrived on site I began my leak inspection and noticed there was a very large leak in the middle of his shop. I went on the roof and I noticed 3 to 4 inches of water across the whole rooftop. We pumped off all of the water that we could but with the large amount of rain it was a losing battle. Under further inspection I noticed the roof only had one drain and due to where it was located it wasn't draining properly. This roof is also very soft and unstable, and it feels unsafe like it could cave in at anytime. I advised the customer of my concerns and let him know it would be in his best interest to replace this roof as it it very unstable. I also told him we would come and try to fix his leak when the roof dries up. 3 6 7 10 12 13 16 18 20 < End Report > CODE: 16814 Contact Us 24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair. Telephone: 1.403.873.7663. Email: info@calgaryroofrepair.ca. Mailing: 240 – 70 Shawville Boulevard SE Calgary, Alberta. T2Y 2Z3. For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free. We service all areas of southern and central Alberta and south east British Columbia including Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre, Three Hills, Drumheller, Hanna, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore, Chestermere, Irricana, Cochrane, Black Diamond, Okotoks, Priddis, Bragg Creek, Cranbrook, Fernie, Panorama, High River, Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber, Sylvan Lake, Red Deer and other Alberta rural points between.

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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Call our 24 hour emergency roofing 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 EPDM Roof Recovery, October 2013

This client in Edmonton required a quotation for an EPDM roof recovery. The report outlines the recovery process carried out by one of the GRS crews. Roof Report, October 25, 2013: We arrived on site at 9:30 am to measure the roof and order the material for the job. The bin arrived at 12:00 pm. We started to remove the gravel and were about half way done by 6:00 pm. Roof Report, October 28, 2013: The front entrance is finished but the back one is only just started and I will have to continue in the morning. There are some issues with the metal beyond my capabilities but as far as the roof is concerned it will look great when complete.
Roof Report, October 30, 2013:
Today we completed the small EPDM roof at the back of the building and then left to work on another site. We then returned to remove water from the roof area that we are starting on tomorrow.
Roof Report, October 31, 2013: We managed to lay out the first 20 ft. run across the main roof and through most of the details on the roof. The EPDM was not fully relaxed and I have some wrinkles to deal with tomorrow. We will push through and have it sealed by Friday afternoon.
I will require another crew member to assist with the metal wall detail on the smaller roof. There is only a 2 inch lip on the outside perimeter of the main roof, but the existing metal seems to still fit well. I had the crew dry out and prep the next area to be completed and I worked on getting the details done from the previous day. Then we were shut down by high winds.
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Roof Report, November 4, 2013: With the crew being down to 3 of us for the day and me leaving for the weekend, I needed to make sure that the roof was 100%. We completed the rest of the details and cleaned up the metal for re-use. Then we installed a tie in and prepped the roof for snow.
Roof Report, November 8, 2013: I am going above and beyond on the details to ensure that the roof will last and not leak. We have 12 ft. x 47 ft. of roof left to install as well as the metal. I am going to need both trucks to get all my supplies and tools back to Calgary.
We managed to finish the field and have a few details left to complete the roof. We had just enough rubber to finish with a few scrap pieces left over. The roof should be completed by Sunday afternoon, short of some metal on the inside walls of the lower roofs. I need another crew member to install those properly as it could cause problems later if not done right. Roof Report, November 8, 2013:  
After dealing with both trucks in the morning we didn't get to start roofing until 10 am. It was slow going due to the weather, but we managed to get 30 ft. of perimeter detail, 1 plumbing vent, 2 curbs, and another 4 ft, of outside detail done on the other side. We still have another 15 ft. of perimeter detail to seal and an over flow scupper to seal in. Then the upper roof will be completed with regards to the EPDM install.
Roof Report, November 10, 2013: We completed the EPDM part of the roof, and I got all my tools and supplies back to Calgary. There were a lot of wrinkles on the roof after we were done but I made sure none of them went through laps.
All of the original metal is secured on the main roof. There were some hinges on the roof hatch that if reinstalled would have made the roof leak, so I left them alone. I left a message with bins by Joe and they will contact me when the bin is removed. After that I will let the crew know that the plywood and clean up can begin. < End Report >
CODE: 1408 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 Industrial Gutter Installation, October 2013

This client requested a quotation for an industrial gutter installation, downspout installation, and snow rakes. Our crew was dispatched to the site to perform the necessary work. Inspection, October 19, 2013: The crew arrived for their initial inspection and measured the gutters, downspouts, and snow guards. Roof Report, December 16, 2013: The crew unloaded their tools and materials at the work site. Two crew members started removing snow and ice so that the old gutters could be removed. The ice rake also needed to be removed. By day's end all of the old gutters had been removed and the new gutters were prepped for install the following day. Roof Report, December 17th, 2013: At 8am the crew filled out safety documents before beginning to work. Then they boxed the ends of the two existing gutters on the side of the building. Following that, they boxed one end of the new gutter and worked on installing gutters on the front east end of the building.

After lunch the crew continued to install more gutters as well as two pieces of flashing that had come off of the building. Holes were then made for the downspouts. Finally snow was removed from the west end of the roof where gutter installation is to continue.

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Roof Report, December 20, 2012:

Additional snow/ice removal takes place and the gutter installation continues. The scope of work should be complete within a few days.

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Roof Report, December 22, 2012:

All work is now completed. The site is all cleaned up and the client is very happy. Edmonton-20131222-00166 Edmonton-20131222-00167 Edmonton-20131222-00168 Edmonton-20131222-00169 Edmonton-20131222-00170 < End Report > CODE: 12038 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 Commercial Flat Roof Recovery, August 2013

This client required a flat roof recovery to prevent further water leakage on their commercial property. This is mainly a photo journal of the recovery process with some additional information included throughout. Photo Journal, August 1, 2013: Roof Report, August 3, 2013: There is approximately 20 square feet left. Both of the tie-ins are done and will be good until Tuesday. All of the detail, patches, corners, boots, t-joints and scuppers are finished and caulked. All garbage was removed and everything was weighed down, tarped and tied. IMAG0778 IMAG0779 IMAG0780 IMAG0781 IMAG0782 IMAG0783 IMAG0784 IMAG0785 IMAG0786 IMAG0787 IMAG0788 IMAG0789 IMAG0790 IMAG0791 IMAG0792 Roof Report, August 6, 2013: Today we finished the detail, placed the metal order, and have all of the scuppers done. We also caulked all of the seams and checked all 90's and t-joints. IMAG0810 IMAG0811 IMAG0812 IMAG0813 Roof Report, August 8, 2013: Today we removed water and put the hatch in. We also spoke with the client and explained what the water was from. One of the tie-ins had a minor leak, but once we finish the system it won't leak again. We measured the gutter along the edge with 3 scuppers and determined that we will need a 62' gutter. We have to add a 6" extension into the gutter and the other two will need 24' down spouts. The client would like us to install the gutter and down spouts. IMAG0817 IMAG0818 IMAG0819 IMAG0820 IMAG0822 IMAG0823 IMAG0824 IMAG0825 IMAG0826 IMAG0827 IMAG0828 Roof Report, August 12, 2013: Everything is now complete. The patches are done, all seams are caulked and checked, and the hatch and scuppers have been finished as well.
The garbage did not get removed today, we called for the bin at 730 am and they didn't show. I'll call first thing in the morning.
This report may be updated at a later time.
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Edmonton Industrial Downspout Installation, August 2012

This client required downspout installation, liquid rubber application, and cap flashing maintenance. These repairs were necessary to ensure a water tight rooftop. This project will form a two part article as an additional liquid rubber roof recovery was done for this client. Project Coordinator's Notes, August 16, 2012:
The scope of work is: Supply and install 2 downspouts outside of building. Replace all residential downspouts to industrial (all powder blue). Remove EPDM liner at gutter, vertical up wall 12", and vertical to roof connection on top of roof 12". Build up liquid rubber to slope to each drain. Cap flashing maintenance. Liquid rubber application to seam in the middle of roof (2' x 186'). Liquid rubber application to seam by and up vertical wall (4' x 186'). Liquid rubber to be applied on all penetration. Anything outside of the scope listed above will be considered a change order and additional charges will apply over and above the dollar amount stated in this contract. For this job you will require 4 drums of metalsafe. We may need to bring additional drums of metalsafe from Calgary if there are not enough for use on this job in Edmonton.
Additional Notes, August 23, 2012:
This client wants all of the residential downspout replaced with industrial downspout. A total of three downspouts from the upper roof to the lower, and a total of five from the lower roof eavestrough connected to the existing drains and extending through the industrial soffit to the ground. The upper downspouts are fairly straight forward. The lower ones are a little more complex and will require removal of the soffit/siding in the locations of the downspouts/drains (extending the industrial size downspouts through the soffit, then replacing the soffit). The bottom section of downpipes will have to be fastened into stone so a hammer drill will be required to fasten pipe straps. Colour of all the downspouts is to be Slate Blue. You will need a 32' ladder for access. I have compiled a material list needed below, as well I have attached pictures of the project. As before please keep me informed of the estimated start date, and the date you complete the project.
Material Estimation:
  • 13 elbows.
  • 154' industrial size downpipe.
  • 16 pipe straps.
  • 8 outlets.
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Roof Report, November 6, 2012:
  • Put high build around air conditioning unit.
  • Swapped water from the gutter.
  • Inspected leak areas.
There was a lot of water in the gutter so we did not roll any high build on it. It has to be completely dry for us to put the high build on. photo (6)photo (7)photo (8)photo (9)photo (10)photo (11)photo (12)photo (13)work 129 The second part of this project is continued on another article. Please click here to access it.
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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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