Fort Saskatchewan Leak Repair Service, April 2015

This client in Fort Saskatchewan required a leak repair service as they were experiencing several water leaks on their roof. A crew was dispatched to locate and repair the leaks. Roof Report, April 7, 2015: Today we fixed three leaks. Leak number one was along the north wall, I pin pointed the leak to a curb or a make up air unit (both beside each other). I found numerous cracks in the EPDM which I repaired with form flash.
Leak two was above the pharmacy on the west wall. I found a corner that had a puncture in it so we cleaned it well and installed a corner patch. Leak three was on the center of the roof. After measuring it out we pin pointed it to an air unit. I shoveled back the gravel and cleaned and inspected the area, then I found a lap that had a nice size fish mouth in it which I repaired with cover strip. Approximately 20 man hours were required for this repair.
Material Used:
  • 1 can of quick prime (1 gallon).
  • 1 roll of EPDM form flash (8 inch).
  • 1 box of rags.
  • Splice wash (2 gallons).
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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 >
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Edmonton Commercial Flat Roof Replacement, August 2012

This client in Edmonton required a complete flat roof replacement on a multi-family apartment building. An initial inspection was carried out by our crew followed by a complete roof replacement to prevent further water damage. Note: This report also contains additional follow-up service reports.
Inspection, August 30, 2012:
I have measured the apartment building, and have attached photos of the measurements, along with the possible problems regarding the leaks. There are a number of bubbles scattered over the roof, with the biggest bubble being roughly 12 feet long. It is a flat roof (tar and gravel), and by my estimation the current tar and gravel roof is roughly 20-23 years old. As the gum box is in pretty rough shape, I tried to picture as many of the bubbles as I could. However I lost track of them as there are roughly 8 bubbles over a 20' by 20' area. The corners of the building look okay, as do the surface of the pipes. I did not want to disturb the tar and gravel too much as I did not want to cause another leak. I am surprised there is only one leak. With the bubbles being scattered over the roof it would be hard to tell which bubble is causing it, and in time there will be more leaks.
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Roof Report, September 13, 2012:
Removed gravel from roof and window areas, repaired hole in roof and waterproofed. This roof requires a full replacement. Edmonton-20120913-00146 Edmonton-20120913-00148 Edmonton-20120913-00151
Roof Report, September 26, 2012:
  • Arrived at site, set up ladder (with bungee tie off).
  • Two crew members removed the old roof while I went to Roofmart for material pickup.
  • 720 sq ft. had been ripped by the time I had returned.
  • Gaping holes are evident in the sheathing. Will be replaced tomorrow.
  • We started to sweep the area, removing gravel in preparation for ice and water application.
  • Adhesive was applied to the substrate, and ice and water was laid down.
  • The ice and water was tied into the existing roof system with tar.
  • Vents were surrounded with tar.
  • Roof was cleaned up and ladder was taken down.
Materials Used:
  • 4 rolls of ice and water.
  • 1 pail of adhesive.
  • 1 roller.
  • Several sleeves.
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  • Arrived on site and filled out safety documents.
  • The crew continued laying down fiber board on roof.
  • A tarp was attached to the side of building to prevent garbage from damaging walls while dumping.
  • Parapet was coated all the way around.
  • Fabric was laid and coated with liquid rubber with a paint roller.
  • Clean up began once whole area was rolled with liquid rubber.
  • Packed up equipment onto the trailer and finished for the day.
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Roof Report, October 15, 2012:
  • Dried off frost on the roof.
  • Rolled roof field with high bond 200.
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Follow-up Snow Removal Service, March 31, 2013: This was a snow and water removal service call. There was only a small spot of snow and the rest was water. Water covers almost all the roof except where there was a drain or scupper. The average water level was 2' and was removed by pushing the water in tandem with snow shovels. Edmonton-20130207-00396
Follow-up Inquiry, June 4, 2013: Our project manager sent the following email to the client regarding a possible water leak issue (her response follows):
Hi,
I've had some time to sort through your inquiry earlier. I had a tech attend and the roof is extremely sound. It is possible, depending on timing over the weekend, that somehow when the crew attended to do the roof that somehow water got in somewhere. But the roof as it stands now is extremely and unusually sound. And as far as what you previously viewed with those flashings (the comment that the roof may not be done from your previous).... I have no idea how those came off the roof and I don't even want to venture a guess but my roofers re-fastened and all is good. Notwithstanding, here are some points of clarification or future discussion: IF THE ROOF EVER LEAKS AGAIN (or it appears to be the roof at all for any reason) have whomever it is call me the second they see an issue. This is critical so I can assess. I have a suspicion that a roof drain is leaking somewhere in the plumbing and in ideal conditions it will leak. A theory of mine is that when the crew attended and they they pumped water off the roof (and directed it down a drain), this is when the leak occurred - which means there is a breach in the plumbing at a drain (if I am correct). Also, the roofers did mention that at some point you should consider either scuppers at the edge of the roof on each side with a downspout or alternatively more internal drains. They commented that when they attended to re-cover the whole roof that there was a fairly good amount of ponding which isn't good. Internal roof drains are very expensive due to the plumbing costs but external scuppers at 2 or 3 sides would be much less (like 10% of internal drains). The cause of this is that over the years a building settles and isn't level so either more plumbing drains are added or exterior scuppers. I think that about covers it for now. Be sure if there is any sign of a leak that at first sign they call me and we'll get over there at first sign to track the problem down and if we diagnose it's an internal plumbing connection to a drain we can coordinate the plumber for you at that time also. Thanks
Hi, Thanks for the information.  We did have our plumber attend the building yesterday and he did discover an issue with the plumbing in the lower unit, which has since been corrected.  We will keep an eye on it. Thanks so much for your quick response and I hope that we will no longer have any water problems. Regards,

Follow-up Service Dispatch, May 21, 2014:
We fixed a lot of seams that were split and also found some holes that are now repaired. One section was really bad and was ponding so I dried it out and applied new LR to the entire area. One vent was peeling around the base (I also fixed it). I then went through the whole roof with a fine tooth comb and fixed every deficiency with the LR.
Materials Used:
  • .5 pail of trowel grade LR.
  • 1 pail of roll on LR.
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< End Report > CODE: 12402 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 Multi-Family Flat Roof Replacement, May 2012

This client required a full flat roof replacement due to water leaking into the roof penetrations of this vintage roof. Drain openings are also clogged with liquid tar which had pooled on the roof in the past. Amateur repairs had been conducted previously however a proper roof replacement is needed. Inspection, April 22, 2012: The client reported that this is a 1968 building with the original roof still attached. The building currently has many leaks. This roof is rectangular in shape and measures at 53' X 67'.  Upon inspection this roof must be replaced immediately. Amateur repairs have been attempted, but have left the roof in desperate shape. On the south east corner of the building there is a pool of liquid tar. It is pouring into a penetration in the roof that was likely once a drain or plumbing vent. Tar has now clogged that opening. Drains have deteriorated to a non-functional stage. At some point a torch down repair was attempted, however it now appears water is getting underneath it and spreading throughout. The rear parking lot should leave ample space for bins and equipment. Materials Required:
  • 50 2x4's (12 ft. long).
  • 45 sheets of plywood 4x8 x 1/4 inch.
  • 6 bags of bat insulation (r value 20).
  • 1 box of 3" wood screws.
  • 1 bag of roller sleeves.
  • Iso 4x4 @ 2"  lifts.
  • Fiber board 4x4 @ 1/2" (250 sheets).
  • 1 box of  1/2" roofing nails.
  • 2 pails of hex plates.
  • 10 rolls of non perforated felt.
  • 6 rolls of armour bond flash (peel and stick).
  • 12 pack of quick dry primer (asphalt).
  • 4 rolls of fabric 6".
  • Ardon hoses.
  • 3 barrels of liquid rubber.
  • 2 pails brush grade.
    Roof Report, May 26, 2012:
Arrived on site and started ripping the old roof off. Once the roof was close to being cleaned off, two crew members started building walls. Wall frames were all put together and the roof was cleaned and prepared. We put all of the finished walls on the roof and then had lunch.
After we laid and fastened the iso, then the slope package with fiber board was fastened to that. There were high winds so we didn't spray, but we rolled on liquid rubber (embedded the mesh in it and rolled on over top of that).
Additional Scope, May 28, 2012: The following emails between our project manager (italicized) and the project coordinator show the discovery of a new issue related to joists:
The crew just called me from subject site. They have torn off the rotted sheathing and found 5 of the 2x4 joists rotted beyond use. What is the protocol here? Do we need to call an engineer? Can we sandwich the rotted joists with new 2x4's (assuming there is anything left to nail to)? If we need an engineer is there someone we use?
Joists can be spliced on either side with simple spikes. However, I need to see photos and need measurements (span of splice) to ascertain the next step of execution. Ultimately the splicing is typically a sister joist attached to either side for full length simply nailed together (unless laminated beams which require bolts). You will need approval in writing for the scope they prefer, waiving of our responsibility to their preferred scope, and the agreement to change order costs which cannot be ascertained until I see detailed photos. Thanks.
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Saw there was rotted wood so we laid paper and iso/slope package up until the rotted wood. Went to Consolidated and Totem to get some lumber and other materials We brought all of the rubber right to the rotted areas. By the time we got the go ahead to fix the rotted area it was too late to start the repair (we had rain in the forecast).
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Roof Report, May 31, 2012:
Arrived on site and offloaded all materials and tools on roof. Then we set the sprayer up and sprayed our 1st coat. We let that cure and then sprayed a 2nd coat. After this we brushed the rubber on the canopies.
Roof Report, June 12, 2012:  
Today I measured the cap flashing for the roof and noted some roofing material and wood still on site from the roofers. There is loose fascia and missing fascia. All plumbing vents still require caulking where the neoprene rubber meets the aluminum.
I left the site and went to Sinclair's to order metal for the project. Sinclair's informed me that the order should be done in 1 week. IMG_00000567 datedIMG_00000569 datedIMG_00000570 datedIMG_00000572 datedIMG_00000574 datedIMG_00000576 datedIMG_00000577 datedIMG_00000579 datedIMG_00000580 datedIMG_00000582 datedIMG_00000583 datedIMG_00000584 dated Photo Journal of the completed metal work: IMG_00000650 IMG_00000652 IMG_00000655 IMG_00000656 IMG_00000658 IMG_00000663 IMG_00000664 IMG_00000665 IMG_00000668 IMG_00000671 IMG_00000672 IMG_00000673 IMG_00000674 IMG_00000676 IMG_00000677 < End Report > CODE: 8604
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.