Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton May 31 2015

ARTICLE: Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton, Alberta. Flat Roof. Multi-Family Condo. Repairs to Scuppers, Edge Flashing Leaks and Entrance Canopy.

Many of our customers are of course regular repeat customers that have over time come to trust the expertise of our journeymen roofers. This particular customer is no different. The manager for this property owner originally called us three or so years ago and since then we have likely worked on most or near all of their properties in the Edmonton area.
The reports below are for the original inspection of the roof and the repair work that the crews did on the condominium property. A front entry canopy required re-construction, there were scupper repairs, and some leaks around perimeter flashing on the built-up tar and gravel roof.
April 19, 2015: Customer Contacts Project Manager at GRS for Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Assessment and Pricing.
Our customer called today for Edmonton roof repair service to one of their condo holdings in the Edmonton area. I have dispatched a journeyman to inspect the roof in accordance to our customer's requests.
April 20, 2015: Journeyman Roofer Attends to Roof for Inspection.
Site Address: 10315 113 Street Edmonton, Alberta. Type of Work Site: Multi Family Condominium.
Roof Type: BUR (tar and gravel).
Our customer would like a quotation to seal in 5 scuppers using a gum patch method and not torch-on with open-flame. He would also like us to remove all the perimeter metal and fix any spots that are splitting along the membrane with gum patches. When we put the metal back on he would like us to put silicone on the laps of the metal. There may also be entry roof canopy reconstruction involved.
Man hours to complete: Approximately 50 hours.
Material needed: 5 - 3 gallon cans of gum. 1 roll of 6 inch mesh. 4 tubes of silicone.
List of front entry canopy materials to be determined.
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton - Splitting in bitumen along flashing.
Tar and Gravel Roof Repair Edmonton - Splitting in bitumen along flashing.
Roof scupper with heat wire for ice melting.
Roof scupper with heat wire for ice melting.
Roof edge flashing that needs to come off.
Roof edge flashing that needs to come off.
April 29, 2015: Roof Repair Crew Attends for First Day.
The following site is a condo building in Edmonton Alberta. We were sent here to complete three scopes of work. 1) Flat roof spot repairs around perimeter (remove flashing, repair, return flashing to roof). 2) Fix cracks on edge of scuppers to avoid future leaking scuppers. 3) Fix a canopy roof that was sagging on the front left side.
Scope # 1: Perimeter spot repairs on main tar and gravel flat roof.
We started the day with the toolbox meeting. Got set up on roof. The roofers started stripping metal flashing around the perimeter while I went and got supplies. We did two different scopes of work on the roof.
1st scope was patching around the perimeter of the cant flashing which consists of spraying down asphalt primer on area where patch is needed. Then putting one layer of mastic on top of the asphalt primer. We then put the green mesh on the layer of mastic. The next step in the process is to add one more layer of mastic on top of the green mesh and let it dry. Final is to re-install the roof flashing.
Spot Repair on corner of roof
Spot Repair on corner of roof.
The second scope of work we completed was to fix the scuppers as they had cracks around the edge of them and they were leaking. To do this we screwed each side of the scupper tight against the cant metal. We then put on one layer of mastic on the cracks. We then added the green mesh to the first layer of mastic. Followed by one more layer of mastic on top of the green mesh. This is an alternate method to using open-flame torching.
Before repair pic
Before scupper repair picture.
During Repair Pic
During scupper repair picture.
finished pic
Scupper finished picture.
  Other photos:
WORK LEFT TO DO:
-  fix canopy  (10 hours of work)
MATERIALS  USED:
-green mesh 10 feet
-Half a  pale of mastic
MATERIALS NEEDED AS FOLLOWS: - 4, 2×6×12 -2, 4'×8' sheets of 1/2" plywood - 20' of can't -13' of riglet flashing -3 sheets of FR board -1 roll of cap -20' of cant flashing -1 scupper -1 10' 2"×4" -Screws and nails 1 box each -20' of 2 x 8
Canopy re-construction part of the scope for this location to be included as a separate blog article report.
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High River SBS Roof Replacement, October 2014

This commercial client required a roof replacement and elected to have GRS install a 2-ply SBS Modified Bitumen system. This was done in High River, AB, far to the north of the province.   Roof Report: October 24, 2014 The team arrived on site for 9am and began to get it prepared to commence work the following day. Material lists were organized and ready for purchase, and the tools were loaded onto the roof. The crew waited for the dump bin to arrive, and once it had they went off to the store to pick up the last of the materials needed for the job's beginning. They ended the day for 3:00pm, leaving the job site for the evening.   Roof Report: October 26, 2011 The four team members arrived for 8:00am and worked for a few short hours until 11:30. In their time on site, they stripped off the torch-on system and moved materials to the side of the roof where they would begin work the following day. The weather forecast called for heavy snow, and ice crystals were building on the roof even after torching. They called it for the day at 11:30am, and would return the following morning.   Roof Report: October 29, 2015 Starting the morning at 7:30, the team got to work with chipping away ice, blow-drying the roof, and cleaning it off for work. Once done, they got to stripping outer walls, putting up around 25' of fascia, and stripping the parapet walls too. They installed two high domes and starting putting more capping on. Heavy snowfall came in just before 5:00pm, so the team wrapped up the site for the day.   Updated Quotation Delivered: October 30, 2014 We sent over an updated quote to the client to show payments that had been applied to date. There was some uncertainty remaining about the amount of sheathing requiring replacement, so the final quote was yet to be confirmed.   Roof Report: October 30, 2014 This day saw a lot of ice chipped away and snow swept off of the roof. They team torched the capping and installed scupper drains and the necessary downpipes. They left the job site for 4:00pm once word arrived that some more of the materials for the job site on order had arrived. They got the materials and returned to the town; an 8-hour round trip. Roof Report: October 31, 2014 There was some light rain in the morning, but not enough to cancel the day's progress. The rest of the roof system was ripped off and the rotten plywood underneath replaced. The last scupper drain was installed, and some more of the parapet wall was stripped. Once done, the last of the capping was torched on and materials were moved and prepared for the next day. After clean-up, the team departed the site for around 5:30pm. The day's efforts saw 25 sheets of OSB plywood 7/16 installed, which allowed for a final quote to be delivered to the client as everything that would be exposed and inspected had been so. High Level-20141031-03223 High Level-20141025-03127       Roof Report: November 2, 2014 This day, the team met on the roof for 8:00am and got to work. Their task for the day was working on getting the enco new paper was completed, and the job site was cleaned up afterwards. They left the site at 1:00pm, another job completed.     CODE: 10006 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 Flat Roof Drain Installation, July 2013

GRS returned to a roof recovery job performed the year prior, when we recovered a tar and gravel roof with a new EPDM system. The client was worried about water ponding and reached out to us for quotation on drain installation. The client reached out to us to address water ponding on their flat roof, recently recovered with EPDM. There is 4-5 inches of standing water atop the roof for many days after rainfall, and would like to know what options are available for drainage to prevent structural strain. We sent out one of our journeymen to inspect the site, and their recommendation was that we install two drop drains and one scupper to facilitate better drainage. One of the problems observed by the crew member is that the dimensions of the house require eight feet of slope to properly drain the roof, something obviously not present in the flat-roof system as it is. Shortly after assessment, we provided the customer a quote for drain installation (two drop drains and one scupper). The client agreed and we set out the following day to carry out the intended work. Note: When attempting roof recovery, GRS notes that the existing roof is resurfaced as-is, unless you opt for re-engineering of the existing slope (typically more common with replacement, rather than recovery jobs). Whatever water ponding that was present before the recovery will be present after! IMAG0256 IMAG0258 IMAG0257 IMAG0255 IMAG0322 IMAG0323 IMAG0324 IMAG0325-1 IMAG0325 IMAG0326 IMAG0327 IMAG0328 IMAG0329 Field Report, July 19 2013: We went back to the residence the following morning for 7:30am, and work carried on through to 1:00pm. The servicing technician installed both requested drains (one 3" flat aluminum, the other as 4" flat aluminum). The scupper drain (6" x 4") was also installed with U-Flow clamps. We needed to wait for the proper colour of downpipe to accompany the scupper, so arrangements were made with the client to return within a few days once the pipe has arrived. (Update July 21, 2013: Downpipe received and installed.) < End Report > CODE: 14014 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 EPDM Roof Recovery, July 2012

Below you will find the report for an EPDM re-roofing effort GRS undertook for one of our Edmonton clients. Their existing tar and gravel roof is in need of some work, so we quoted cost for repair, replacement, and recovering services before the client elected to recover the existing roof with EPDM. Our office thought it would be best to establish the scope of the work and inform the customer of what we intended to do at their location. Below is a summary of the correspondence from our team that outlines the project details. Project Scope, July 3, 2012: We will first order the engineered insulation package for the project, and the arrival of this will (in large) determine the effective start date. The best estimate for now is that we can begin late next week (July 11-13), but we promised to keep the client in-the-know if any updates were to come about. The client's on-site contact will be instructed to put a "walk in" bin on street (to allow for us to wheel in wheelbarrows of gravel from the street level); if there are any issues with that he'll let you or I know. We promised to put down sheathing that would safely allow wheelbarrows to be repeatedly rolled across the grass without damaging the property. Another member of the project team will contact the client with respect to colour swatch and choice for metal. They will be advised to keeping the face as low profile as possible, considering the raised elevation view due to sloped insulation raising the parapet. The roofers will be advised that we will be doing an EPDM recovery (removal of gravel first leaving the existing assembly), taking core samples to ensure insulation is dry, and that we are building up parapets to allow for sloped insulation. Finally, the job will require the removal of the flashing around the chimney and possibly require a re-flash (to be evaluated at the appropriate time). Materials:
  • (2) Spud bars.
  • Saws-all.
  • Cordless drill, charger, & extra battery.
  • (2) Push brooms.
  • Trowels.
  • WD-40.
  • (4) High Build 200.
  • (3) Jute mesh.
  • (2) Plastic cement.
  • (6) 6" rolls scrim.
  • (4) 4' rolls scrim.
  • Mastic.
  • Bag of calcium.
  • 5 Gallons of Varsol/Mineral spirits.
  • (2) Rolls duct tape.
Field Report, August 13 2012: The crew met with the two new members, and began working on gravel removal from the roof. First, gravel was shovelled into easily-managed lines on the roof, and was then loaded into the smaller buckets. The buckets were brought to the edge of the roof, lowered to ground level, and put into the wheelbarrow. One member would ferry the gravel into the disposal bin and return for the next load. Once the gravel was removed, existing nail holes in the flashing were filled with caulking to make a watertight seal while the rest of the crew cleaned up the site for the day. IMG_1421 IMG_1422 IMG_1423 IMG_1424 IMG_1430 IMG_1432 IMG_1433 IMG_1434 IMG_1435 IMG_1436 IMG_1437 IMG_1438 IMG_1439 IMG_1441 Field Report, August 14 2012: Prior to arriving at the worksite, our team went to the local shop to procure supplies needed for the day. The first store did not have everything necessary, so a detour was made to ensure that the remaining materials were purchased and brought to the client's residence. They began preparing the roof for the day's work when the weather conditions rolled in that would've made the work perilous. The crew left the site for the day. NOTE: The in-progress field reports will be inserted here as content is moved over from the old system. This will cover the EPDM installation, re-sloping, and other site details. - Please accept our apologies for the temporary omission! Field Report, September 11 2012: Today, the crew installed two scupper drains on the south-facing parapet of the roof. This will accommodate for better water drainage and lengthen the life of the newly-installed system. New sheet metal was installed to the parapet, as well as the drop-drain near the garage with a downpipe. photo (38) photo (39)-1 photo (39) photo (40) photo (41) photo (42) photo (43) photo (44) photo (45) photo (46) photo (47) photo (49) photo (50) photo (51) photo (52) photo (53) Field Report, September 12 2012: The GRS team finished up the job, by installing two new caps for the vents, two new caps for the scuppers, and the two downpipes for the scuppers installed the day before. Everything is clean, level, and to GRS' exacting standards for project success. photo (54) photo (55)photo (65) photo (64) photo (63) photo (62) photo (61) photo (60) photo (59) photo (58) photo (57) < End Report > CODE: 9528 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.

Evansburg Roof Inspection and Replacement, March 2012

The report follows a full roof replacement for our client using a two ply SBS Torch On system. The initial inspection determined that multiple application errors were causing the roof to fail and leak. Various issues with the roof are detailed in the report as well as information on the subsequent replacement. The following communications are from one of our Red Seal inspectors: Roof Report, January 7 2012: We are going to go back to Evansburg today. We have to stop by the shop to pick up a few things  (roll of torch-on, screws and plates, will bring my torches and propane). I did see some things that were done rather poorly, burn-outs, flashing, bad laps. I believe the fr board is installed in opposite direction of cap sheet. We are leaving at day break and expecting freezing rain tonight. The truck is ready and we will be there between 930-1000. I don't think I can get it done in one day, we may have to return on Monday. The client would like me to do a cut test to determine how and what material was installed, remove flashing around chimney to inspect and/or repair, replace 2 goose necks (may have to build up curbs). I have 3 b-vents and 2 stack flashings which will probably have to be installed, inspect laps and perimeter stripping. There is a lot of ice and water that will have to be removed, time consuming to say the least. We will deal with one repair at a time and document everything. 12  3 4 5 Roof Report, January 8 2012: As I thought, we spent the majority of the day clearing ice and water off the roof. Although we did find the source of many of the problems. The client's contractor was with us on the roof today. He is going to build four curbs to install, 2 are range hoods and 2 are bathroom fans. At the same time I can determine the roofing system (after I remove old curbs). I'm 100% sure that the cap sheet runs the opposite direction from the FR board (first ply). I will also have to re-place 3-4" high cones with collar (like a b-vent). I also believe there is no self- adhesive stripping to existing curbs. I see the perimeter of roof is not stripped properly - transitions should always be at a 90 degree, not a 45. Sorry to say, but as I see it, the leaks could be coming from almost anywhere: roof slopes to middle, no drains, scuppers are high and dry. I can likely stop most of the immediate problems but this roof will need more attention when it is warmer or a complete replacement. 1 2 3 Roof Report, January 9 2012:  We installed the two tall goose necks over the bathroom fans in question, tarred underneath the goose neck, mechanically fastened to deck, embedded granules six inches around base, primed flange, torched patch. Then, we replaced two curbs, embedded granules, installed fire tape, primed curb, installed 8" goose neck on top, fasten and prime, installed peel and stick base sheet, butter all laps. We also touched up two other goose neck curbs. It took all day because as we ripped out curbs we were finding wet fiber board and rotten wood. The client's contractor took care of carpentry. The winds were blowing hard and I was having a hard time keeping my torch lit. We will have to go back at least one more time (Thursday or Friday) as I ran out of time. My work is watertight. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 January 22, 2012: Below are the pictures of the repairs I finished today, all went well. A continuation of the same noted previous. 1 2 3 4 5   March 16, 2012 Roof Observation Conclusions:
  • Multiple application errors are causing roof to fail and leak.
  • FR board runs north and south. Cap sheet runs east and west. They should run same direction and be staggered.
  • Perimeter membrane is not stripped properly. Cap sheet is run straight up perimeter and cant edge. This section should be stripped in with another membrane.
  • Curbs do not have first ply of stripping membrane – to have 2 plys. Located wet FR board upon re-placing two curbs.
  • Multiple burn outs on cap sheet.
  • One side lap has only 1 3/4" seal (roll must of drifted off line and wasn't cut and fixed).
  • Some (8 – 10) end laps are not at 6" min. They vary at measurements less than the required 6”.
  • All over laps were not cut at a 45 degree angle to avoid a tee joint and create a proper seal.
  • Chimney flange is too big for curb and has created some heat loss (you can feel the heat escaping).
  • Roof needs two more scuppers to drain water properly.
  • There is no positive slope to existing two scuppers (they are high and dry).
  • All plumbing flanges were installed over cap sheet and patched (should of been installed over FR board and patched with flam flam or peel and stick, then capped over to create a two ply seal).
  • Perimeter does not appear to have enough mechanical fasteners, as per code, for wind uplift.
  The initial repairs are completed but the roof still needs to be replaced at this point. The following emails between our project manager (in italics) and the client illustrate a willingness to provide the best possible customer service:  
Good morning. Attached you will find the final report with conclusion summaries, daily reports, and photos. Any problem downloading let me know. As far as my apology is concerned. Being so late is completely my responsibility. I'm not trying to make excuses but the truth is, and I think it is right that you know, I wasn't just not getting to it to blow you off or something stupid. More than somebody just not following through I know what it's like to feel like they're just blowing you off. My humble excuses are that one of my workers really left me in a tight spot (even though I know that his situation is the most devastating anyone could imagine), but the reality is it took me this long to get caught up because I just couldn't double time fast enough. So I really am sorry. Anyway, I did get his position filled and I am getting caught up but the truth is I was running 16 - 20 hours a day and in future I need to have a better contingency plan for these things. Not excuses just the truth and I'm really, really sorry. Thanks for being so gracious with it. There is an additional 5% rebate that would be issued to you at completion (it's a friends and family discount - considering your grief and my tardiness). You will likely find the pricing to be more than the last outfit considering we would put on a whole system and not have the components that make up the roof (iso insulation, roof board, membrane, etc). Anything else I can do please let me know. I've pretty much caught up and I am actually getting on top of the wave for the first time in months 🙂 Appreciate it.
Okay I have done some research and the 2 ply sbs is what I think I want. Does this have a vapor barrier membrane? Do we have a slope insulation package for drainage and R value? Would the perimeters be built up and would this include new perimeter flashings? Also I would need photos of what is really there as the roofing is being removed -and photos of the decking - I know it will be difficult to determine if any rotting decking is related to leaking from years ago or just from October but I do want the photos. Looking forward to hearing from you The insurance company will probably be done their inspection on the 16th so that means I would want the roof started soon after that.
 
Hello, The 2 Ply SBS Torch On is the most time tested in Alberta, so it is obviously a solid choice. The Tough Roof and Engineered Liquid Rubber are also in our thinking wise choices. The single ply's (EPDM, TPO, PVC) in Alberta we have had some issue with. The specification for your roof would include (which will be specified on your Order Agreement); - A vapor barrier fully adhered to the deck - A sloped insulation package for drainage and R Value - Perimeters would have to be built up for the sloped ISO insulation - Flashing would be replaced as required to all parts of roof\ - Documentation daily of complete project including photos and daily Red Seal Journeyman Reports. Availability is great for mid to end of this month, after that it is getting tight, however, you're one of my best clients and I will make it work:) Anything else I can assist with let me know.
You mean one of your biggest pains! I will let you know when the inspector confirms his date and then we can get this done. Thanks.

Materials Required:
  • Armourguard (enough for 35sq).
  • FR board (enough for 35 sq).
  • 3 pails of asphault primer to prime deck for the vapour barrier to stick.
  • Peel and stick Armourguard for the stripping (20 rolls).
  • 2" iso board (enough to cover 35sq).
  • Fire tape (10 rolls).
  • Equipment needed.
  • Cap sheet (enough to cover the field and wall).
  • 236 feet of wall to base stripped and cap sheet stripped.
  • Cover strip rolls (13 rolls).
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  Daily Report for June 3rd, 2012:
Upon arrival at the site, we immediately got to work preparing for capping:
  • The area was cleared by moving materials from the North side of the roof to the South side of the roof.
  • The area was swept so that the dirt could not interfere with the torching
  • Curbs were built, and peel and stick was applied around them. After lunch, we brought some more capsheets onto the roof. Pieces of materials were prepared:
  • Blueskin was cut in preparation for application to the outside of the walls.
  • Capsheet was cut to allow placing around the curbs. Blueskin was applied to the perimeter of both the North and East outside walls. Almost half of the entire roof is now capped; the worst part is over with regards to capping because of all the curbs in the way.
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  Daily Report for June 4th, 2012:
  • Upon arrival at the site, capsheet was laid down on the Northern side of the building.
  • Blueskin was laid on the Eastern side and Northern sides of the building.
  • Most of the curbs were installed and completed on the finished section of the roof.
  • Our missing slope package arrived at 11:50am.
  • More walls were built and installed; all walls on the Eastern side of the building are now built and installed.
  • We checked that everything was organized and watertight, as we are leaving for Calgary and returning on Wednesday.
  Daily Report for June 6th, 2012: We went to the site 3 times today, as it rained several times throughout the day. The day was primarily spent getting rid of water on the roof. 1st visit (~6:00am): - The water was running down the entire Eastern side of the building, by the stairwell. The water appeared to be coming from 2 places: by the roof hatch, and above the stairs between the 2nd and 3rd floors. - Upon arriving at the site first thing in the morning, we immediately got to work clearing off the pool of water on the roof by the roof hatch. There was probably close to 2 inches of water pooled around the roof hatch.
  • We used the shop-vac to suck up the water.
  • We used shovels to scoop the water off the roof.
  • We used the push broom and squeegee to push the water off the roof.
- We patched up the area around the roof hatch with gum. By the time we left, there was no more dripping water on the inside of the building. 2nd visit (~3:30pm): - After a short period of rain, we returned to the site to inspect the site. - Water was pooled around the roof hatch again. - There were still leaks, but they were not as intense as when we got there in the morning. - After getting rid of the excess water and applying more gum around the roof hatch and walls, we left. 3rd visit (~6:00pm) - There was more water pooled around the roof hatch because there was another brief (but more intense) period of rain. - There was almost no dripping on the inside, only a little bit by the stairwell in between the 2nd and 3rd floor. - We spent a while getting rid of the water on the roof. IMG_0910 IMG_0911 IMG_0912 IMG_0913 IMG_0914 IMG_0915 IMG_0916 IMG_0917 IMG_0918 IMG_0919 IMG_0920 IMG_0921 IMG_0922 IMG_0924 IMG_0925 IMG_0927 IMG_0928 IMG_0929 IMG_0930 IMG_0931 IMG_0932 IMG_0933 IMG_0934 IMG_0935 IMG_0936 IMG_0937 IMG_0939 IMG_0940 IMG_0941 IMG_0942 IMG_0943 IMG_0944 IMG_0945 IMG_0946 IMG_0947   Daily Report for June 8th, 2012: - Upon arrival, we installed the last few pieces of sopa board. The roof is now 100% covered with sopa board.
- Peel and stick was applied to the rest of the inside of the walls. The inside walls are now 100% covered with peel and stick. - An 8 inch curb was built around the roof hatch and then covered with peel and stick. - When the rain started, we made sure everything was covered up and/or weighed down. - We walked around the inside of the building for a few minutes, checking for leaks.
  • The spots that were leaking before are now no longer leaking at all.
  • Upon thorough examination of the interior of the building, we found a leak.
  • Water was coming down the large roof vent and finding its way into apartment 8 on the 3rd floor, the maintenance room on the 2nd floor, and the utility room on the 1st floor.
  • We identified the large roof jack in the South East corner of the roof as the source of the leak.
  • The excess water around the roof jack was sucked up with the shop-vac and extra peel and stick was applied.
  • As of the time we left there were no leaks whatsoever-We went back to the site later at night at around 8pm and there were no problems whatsoever; all the leaking has stopped.
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  Daily Report for June 10th, 2012: When we arrived on site today, we got to work inspecting the building:
  • There were no new leaks, and the leaking in apartment 8 has slowed down considerably.
  • We spent the morning cleaning up the roof.
  • We swept off any excess water, in preparation for capping later.
  • We brought down extra unused materials (ie, plywood and 2x4s) from the roof, ready to be taken back for refund.
We started to lay capsheet:
  • We managed to lay down 2 ½ rows of capsheet, but could not continue after this due to the rain.
  • We tried to dry the area and try again once the rain stopped, but it would not stop raining for long enough for us to continue.
We gummed up the corners of the walls as a precautionary measure before leaving. We returned to the site later in the night (around 10:30pm) to monitor:
  • There were no new leaks in apartment 8.
  • We emptied the water buckets and mopped up the floors of the apartment.
  • We swept some more water off of the roof.
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  • We swept the water off of the uncapped area of the roof (Southern side of the roof).
  • I went to the gas station and refilled the propane tanks.
  • Another crew member arrived on site and helped to set the capsheets and cut the pieces. This continued for the majority of the day-The curbs were capped with the remaining pieces of capsheet. We will be getting 5 more rolls of capsheet tomorrow so that we can do the walls tomorrow-The drips in apartment 8 have slowed down considerably since the capsheet was laid down on the rest of the roof:
    • The drips on the bedroom have stopped completely.
    • The drips in the living room have slowed down to almost nothing.
    • The drip in the bathroom has stopped completely.
  • All the curbs and the roof hatch were stripped before we left.
  • We returned later in the night to check up on the apartment after it rained lightly, and there was no more damage.
Roof Report, September 13 2012:
  • Installed one new air vent.
  • Capped off two plumbing vents.
  • Job is 100% completed.
Today we got to the job site and were told that the client had the vents but she did not have any to be installed. We tried to find it at Rona close to the client’s address but it was a smaller store and there were no sizes available. That was the reason we had to head back to Edmonton to Roof Mart to get a new vent but they also did not have any. Instead we tried Sinclair Supply, we got there and picked up the vent we needed and headed back to job site in Evansburg to get the job done. photo (76) photo (77) photo (78) photo (79) photo (80) photo (81) photo (82) photo (83) photo (84) photo (85)  
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