Flat Roof Repair Edmonton Emergency Repairs June 22, 2015.

Article: Flat roof repair Edmonton emergency repairs on a commercial storage building in Edmonton Alberta.

The following roof report is of an emergency roofing repair call we received during a rainstorm here in Edmonton, Alberta. The customer wanted us to come to his place of business and repair the leaks that were occurring. Monday June 22, 2015 Crew arrives at 14630 128 Avenue, Edmonton to complete repairs. I got a call from this customer at our regular customer location. He is the new head of maintenance on site. He was saying they have a leak on the west wall of the building, in the center. Upon inspection I found numerous rips in the roof along with the membrane completely separated from the drain.

There were two different scopes of work we had to complete to stop all the leaks.

They are as follows:

Gum patches to 3 or more areas.

For this repair we had  to use mastic and reinforcement mesh to seal up leaks. This consisted of  putting one layer of mastic on the affected area, followed by reinforcement mesh on top of the mastic. We then added one more layer of mastic to seal in the mesh.

Flat Roof Repair Edmonton Emergency  repairs ,Area which needed a gum patch.
Area which needed a gum patch.
A little hole on surface of roof that needed to be patched.
A little hole on surface of roof that needed to be patched.
Another area of concern, where we applied a gum patch.
Another area of concern, where we applied a gum patch.
 

Replace the roof drain with new drain "3 inch" and roof the drain in using SBS 2 ply torch-on system.

For this scope we had to rip out the old drain. and install a new one. Once the new drain was installed. We had to roof it in using a 2 ply SBS system. for this we laid out the base and torched it to the deck of the roof. We then installed the cap layer to the base layer.

Drain we had to replace.
Drain we had to replace.

Man hours to complete:  20.

Materials needed: 5 ft of cap. 5 ft of base. 1 can of spray primer. 1-3 inch drain. 1 can of mastic. 1 roll of 6 inch reinforcement mesh.

  Article Topics: Edmonton Roof Repair, Flat Roof, Emergency Repair   CONTACT US Call our 24 Hour Emergency 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. CODE:14630

Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton, May 29 2015.

Article: Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Commercial Roof. Temporary Repairs.

Jan 26, 2015: Emergency Repair Call to our 24 Hour Dispatch Center.
This call came in from one our customers that works for a large commercial management company in Edmonton, Alberta. She had a new tenant moving in to a commercial bay that was doing leasehold improvements prior to opening in a few days. The issue was that the roof began leaking and it was ruining the renovations to the interior of the restaurant.
We attended the location within an hour to assess and found that a number of locations on the roof needed repair. The roof itself is in a failed state and should be replaced but the building owner directed us through the management firm to only do temporary repairs.
We did what we could to stop any water from leaking inside the property that evening and then the next day we had our roofers do the temporary repairs as requested by the owner.
Below is a summary report and photos of the work done.
Jan 27, 2015: Repair Crew Attends to Work Site.
Site Location: 12643 153 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta.
Type of Location: Commercial Strip Mall.
We arrived on-site at 7:20 am to find the problems with the roof. The building management representative had reported leaks and our emergency response techs were in attendance the night before.
We performed our daily site safety procedures (including tool-box meeting, site hazard, and fall plan).
Once we were on the roof we saw that the old patch previous roofers had applied was splitting at the curb and we found a couple of other spots that had loose laps.
We repaired the leak areas as required and photos are included below.
Materials used:
1 pail of Sopramastic.
1 can of spray primer.
4 ft off a full roll of jewt.
Miscellaneous.
Tar And Gravel Repair
Tar And Gravel Repair at rooftop unit.
Tar And Gravel Curb Repair
Tar And Gravel Curb Repair.
Tar And Gravel Leak Identified
Tar And Gravel Leak Identified.
Tar And Gravel Flat Roof Repair
Tar And Gravel Flat Roof Repair.
Tar And Gravel Mastic Repair
Tar And Gravel Mastic Repair.
Commercial Flat Roof - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Commercial Flat Roof - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton.
Sweeping back gravel to expose roof felts for repair - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Sweeping back gravel to expose roof felts for repair - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton.
Membrane split causing leak - Tar and Gravel Flat Roof Repair Edmonton
Membrane split causing leak - Tar and Gravel Flat Roofing Repair Edmonton.
  You can visit our main web site page here for Edmonton Flat Roof Repair.   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.

Edmonton Emergency Roof Ice and Water Removal, November 2 2013

Our team arrived on location in response to an emergency call for a Torch On flat roof with ice and water build up. There was a few inches worth of ice with up to six inches of water buildup underneath. They broke apart the ice, but found the scupper drains to be frozen up (causing water backup and subsequent freezing). Needing a water pump to dispose of the flooding, they put in a requisition one and had to wait some time for one to become available. Returning to the site a few hours later, they successfully pumped the water off of the roofing, and turned to inspect the scupper drain. Inside had frozen up, and it could not be cleared without causing more immediate damage. With the roof drained and ice removed, there was little else to be done for the time.   20131122_093832 20131122_093846 20131122_141930 20131122_143434 20131122_143415     Until next time,         The Roofers at GRS CODE: 10757 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 Emergency Roof Repair Inspection, November 2012

This client's residential building required emergency repairs to their sloped shingle roof. They had our emergency crew come out to perform an inspection, for which we delivered a quotation afterwards.   Emergency Inspection: November 17, 2012 One of the GRS technicians went on location to inspect damages to the roof and prepare a report that might be used for quotation on the services. They took some photos and notes, confirming that a man-lift will be needed as the building is four storeys tall. The roof is fairly steep, as the photos indicate. photo (19) photo (18) photo (15) photo (16) photo (17)       Quotation Delivered: November 17, 2012 We sent over a quote for emergency repair services, including the required 'extras' such as the man-lift and any materials necessary. This article will be updated if the client elects to continue with the GRS service and book our technicians for repairs.     CODE: 17459 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.