Edmonton Rooftop Balcony Leak Repair, July 2015

Rooftop Balcony Leak Repair Edmonton - Below you will find a series of ongoing reports for a residential client in Edmonton, Alberta. The client requires leak maintenance where a PVC rooftop deck and a tar and gravel flat roof connect and flat roof recovery or replacement to the tar and gravel flat roof. Project manager notes have also been included.  This single family home in Edmonton Alberta has a second story rooftop deck (a deck that is over a heated living space is considered a rooftop deck - it needs a membrane suitable for over heated living spaces such as a flat roof membrane). It issue is the homeowners recently purchased the home and came to realize the second story balcony was leaking in to the home causing significant damage. So they hired a deck company to replace the membrane on the deck, but the decking company could not re-connect the balcony membrane to the tar and gravel roof that runs around the house as a skirt. The home-owner asked us to inspect the tar and gravel flat roof skirt and the need for the rooftop deck membrane to be connected properly (the deck membrane that was recently installed is a PVC and the PVC will not of course bond to a tar and gravel roof so a break needs to be constructed and then both the PVC deck membrane and the tar and gravel roof need to be tied in correctly). They also asked us to inspect the tar and gravel flat roof on top of the house. Update (07-30-2015): More posts to come as the work continues at this site. Update (07-30-2015): Quotation added New Client Call, July 24 2015:
  • Service: Roofing
  • Type: Residential flat roof
  • We have small issue with the roof section that joins up with the deck. There is water infiltration culminating in leaks.
Background The client purchased their home a few years ago; it is two storeys. The second story has a walk-out balcony over a heated living space. The balcony itself connected to a tar and gravel roof skirt that goes around the house. The balcony membrane was in a failed condition, so they had it replaced with a "vinyl" deck membrane not long ago. An inspection will also be required for the tar and gravel flat roof on the main roof. Concerns:
  1. The flat roof skirt that wraps the house which connects to the vinyl deck needs an assessment for replacement options.
  2. Most recently, there was a water ingress as the previous decking contractor did not correctly set a temporary waterproof scenario where the deck meets the flat roof skirt. An infrared technologist was called in and said there is no considerable issues in the walls, but considering the flat roof skirt's age there may be an issue with rotting joists or sheathing.
  3. An inspection is required on the connection area between the vinyl deck and the flat roof skirt. Is there a suitable break between the two sections appropriate for us to roof in the skirt properly?
  4. Inspect the main flat roof above for any maintenance concerns and estimate the expected life-cycle for future replacement considerations.
  5. Ask the client for the manufacturer name of the vinyl used for the most recent roof/deck replacement. When a roof deck is installed over a heated living space, there needs to be a product that is intended not only for use as a deck membrane, but also as a rooftop (low slope) roof membrane.
Assessment, July 25 2015: We arrived on-site at 1:00 pm and the client asked how much it would cost for us to only tie-in the new DuraDek material to the little roof that goes around the house as well as both ends where the deck and roof meets. The roof itself is a BUR roof and it was leaking into the house on the left side. The other end is fine, but the client wants some tie-in maintenance done there as well. We also did a main roof inspection for completeness.
Tar and gravel flat roof repair inspection Edmonton.
Upper tar and gravel flat roof that did not required repairs at this time.
Tar and gravel flat roof drawing.
Drawing from flat roof repair tech of tar and gravel flat roof skirt that needs replacement and upper tar and gravel flat roof.
Temporary waterproofing homeowner has at connection between PVC rooftop deck and tar and gravel flat roof.
Temporary waterproofing homeowner has at connection between PVC rooftop deck and tar and gravel flat roof.
Tar and gravel flat roof skirt that goes around house.
Tar and gravel flat roof skirt that goes around house.
Tar and gravel flat roof that needs to be replaced.
Tar and gravel flat roof that needs to be replaced.
Other end of tar and gravel flat roof that needs to be replaced - it connects to the rooftop deck that has the PVC membrane installed.
Other end of tar and gravel flat roof that needs to be replaced - it connects to the rooftop deck that has the PVC membrane installed.
This is a photo of the upper tar and gravel flat roof that was inspected that does not require repair, maintenance or replacement at this time.
This is a photo of the upper tar and gravel flat roof that was inspected that does not require repair, maintenance or replacement at this time.
Temporary waterproofing between PVC deck membrane and flat roof.
Temporary waterproofing between PVC deck membrane and flat roof.
This is a clear image of new PVC roof balcony membrane (with railing installed) and temporary waterproofing at connection with flat roof.
This is a clear image of new PVC roof balcony membrane (with railing installed) and temporary waterproofing at connection with flat roof.
  Quotation Processed, July 30 2015:
  • Tie-in new DuraDek material to tar and gravel roof on both ends
  • Tie-in DuraDek material to tar and gravel roof and replace tar and gravel roof roundabout. Choose from EPDM, TPO, PVC, or 2-ply SBS torch-on
  • Main flat roof on top is not leaking and does not require repair or maintenance at this time.
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