Tar and Gravel Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

Below you will find roofing reports from the Edmonton roofing repair crew. This client's residential building needs repairs to a low-slope tar and gravel roof. There are some leaks and damage that requires attention, in addition to some work with the gutters and chimney area. Continue reading Tar and Gravel Roofing Repair, August 2015, Edmonton

Edmonton Commercial Tar and Gravel Roof Repair, Feb 2015

This client had leaks coming through their commercial tar and gravel flat roof. The roof itself is in good shape, but was in need of very minor maintenance.
Table of Contents
Inspection (February 13)
Roof Report (February 21)
Investigation (March 6)
  Inspection: February 13, 2015 The client is experiencing a small leak in the roof 15' away from the front doors, which appears to be originating around an electrical conduit penetration through the roof. The penetration itself is some two feet from the roof edge, which is among the highest points on the roof (drains are in the center). It's believed that the leak could be one of two things. First, it could be leaking around the gum box (which is starting to crack) or second, where the stack is fastened to the roof. To fix the problem, we could first need to patch the gum box, and tighten up the bolts around the conduit and seal the area with some caulking. Otherwise, the 130' x 160' roof is in good shape, and only ten years old. 20150213_093523_resized 20150213_093536_resized 20150213_093608_resized 20150213_093610_resized 20150213_093658_resized 20150213_093707_resized 20150213_093708_resized 20150213_093712_resized 20150213_093740_resized Roof Report: February 21, 2015 The crew confirmed the problem area to be the gum box, caused by a few separate issues. First, the steel pipe had moved slightly under the weight of the wire hanging off the pipe itself. Second, the crew that had installed the pipe and/or roof only filled the gum box one-quarter full of gum and three inches of insulation filler. Over time, the gum began to dry, crack, and settle; allowing water ingress and ponding. The gum box was emptied of the previous solutions and filled 3/4 with pourable sealer, which should now be a permanent solution to the problem. As a precaution, we added a bead of lap sealant around the base of the gum box and a bead of high-quality caulking around the metal support (which had metal bolts going right through the parapet without any sealer at all). IMGP2608 IMGP2609 IMGP2611 IMGP2610 Investigation: March 6, 2015 The client called us to assess the roof once more for three reported leaks in the northwest corner of the building. The roof is an EPDM ballast system, so gravel relocation is necessary to uncover root problems in these types of roofs. We sent out a technician to investigate the causes of these three leaks, for which they found two (need to search under ballast for the third). It would appear that there are two holes in the roof with a near-3" diameter that require patching. The third will be found during repair efforts. 20150306_154607_resized 20150306_155240_resized 20150306_155112_resized 20150306_155105_resized 20150306_154832_resized 20150306_154827_resized 20150306_154753_resized 20150306_154748_resized 20150306_154652_resized This report will be updated with repair logs as they come in. CODE: 11754 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.

Tar and Gravel Roofing Repair, September 2014, Fort Saskatchewan

This very brief report shows that there's no job too small for GRS to handle. This industrial client's tar and gravel roof had split in a couple of places, requiring a technician to go on-site for a half day's work repairing it with meshing and sopramastic.   Roof Report: Sept 23, 2014 The technician arrived on site for 10:45 to repair the roof. They fixed a split seam (approximately 30 ft. long) on this tar and gravel roofing system, as well as some other spots along the one end of the split. In addition to the primary split addressed first, there was another split the width of the roof; perpendicular to the other one. This split required spudding before the repairs could be completed. Using 6" meshing and sopramastic, the repairs were carried out in less than five hours, leaving the technician opportunity to depart the site around 3:00pm.     Materials Used:
  • 3 Cans of sopramastic
  • 1 Roll of 6" mesh tape
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Edmonton Tar and Gravel Roof Repair, April 2014

The below report follows the GRS crew in their attempt to make temporary repairs on a flat tar and gravel roof for one of our residential clients.  Quotation Delivered: April 16, 2014 The client had reached out to us regarding the leaks found in their tar and gravel roof. According to the client, they had beforehand attempted to make the repairs on their own, but the leaks returned and they would now like professional attention to the areas of concern. We delivered quotation for both temporary repairs and full-roof replacement options, as is our custom. The client elected to move forward with temporary repairs, so we scheduled them in for work in early May. Roof Report: May 7, 2014 The crew members assigned to the case began their day for 7:30am, and arrived on site moments at 8:00. They got themselves set up for the investigation and did a walk-through with the customer to let them know where the leaks were coming from, and what the course of action would be. Knowing the scope of the work, they left at 9:00 to pick up the necessary materials (two cans of sopramastic) and arrived  back on location a short while later, just before 10:00. The team repairs three spots, two of which were fairly small but the third was some 10' x 3' and required more time. In addition to the leaks, there were sections where the metal was lifting off, so that was easily refastened and the jobsite was considered complete for 1:00pm. GRS Note: To repair these kinds of leaks on a tar and gravel roof requires that the gravel first be displaced, then an application of sopramastic and jute. This should shore up the watertightness of the roof and ensure a long-lived repair to the affected areas. image-1 image image-33 image-31 image-32 image-30 image-24 image-25 image-26 image-27 image-28 image-29 image-23 image-22 image-21 image-20 image-18 image-12 image-13 image-14 image-15 image-16 image-17 image-11 image-10 image-9 image-8 image-7 image-5 image-4 < End Report > CODE: 4238 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 Tar and Gravel Garage Roof Repair

Below you will find a field report for minor repairs carried out to a 7’ x 8’ garage roof in Edmonton. The client wanted a quote for both repair and replacement options, which we provided ahead of service. Inquiry Received, June 9 2012: We arrived on site and began to work on the capping on the edge of the garage roof. In doing so, the capping itself was replaced, seams were caulked, as were the nail heads. This ensures a more watertight roofing system, which is always important but even mores on smaller structures such as this. After the capping replacement, we swept the gravel and rocks (ballast) back to the edges of the roof and evened them out. The photos we typically seek to include in our reports are no longer available, please accept our apologies! < End Report > CODE: 14 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 Built-Up Roof Repair, March 2012

This client required small repairs to a Built-Up Roof on their industrial building. We provided a verbal quotation at first (when attending the site), then forwarded a proper copy shortly after returning to the office. In the agreement, we also promised to closely inspect the roof while on site and advise the client about the structural integrity. Inquiry Received, March 9 2012: We attended to the minor repairs a few days after providing the original quote, and took photos of the site’s roof for any future work that the client would have us do. Repairs were carried out without incident, and the client was pleased with the work performed. March 12 Edmonton 033 March 12 Edmonton 035 March 12 Edmonton 036 March 12 Edmonton 037 March 12 Edmonton 041 March 12 Edmonton 042 March 12 Edmonton 043 March 12 Edmonton 045 March 12 Edmonton 046 March 12 Edmonton 047 March 12 Edmonton 049 March 12 Edmonton 050 March 12 Edmonton 051 March 12 Edmonton 052 March 12 Edmonton 053 March 12 Edmonton 054 March 12 Edmonton 055 March 12 Edmonton 058 March 12 Edmonton 060 March 12 Edmonton 061 March 12 Edmonton 062 Field Report, September 8 2012: The client reached out to us again for roof replacement and recovery options. We provided another quote, this time for the various systems and services that GRS can provide to the low-slope roof system currently on the building. Our recommendation was to have the engineered liquid rubber recovery or replacement, and we left it in the client’s hands to make a decision and get back to us. Field Report, March 11 2014: We heard back from the client nearly a year and a half later, looking for the liquid rubber recovery for their roof. We placed the order for necessary materials, and awaited their arrival to begin the job. Materials Ordered:
  • Soprabase FR - 50.
  • Sopraguard tape - 2 rolls.
  • Cap sheet sopralene flam 250 GR - 20 rolls.
  • Sopra flash flam stick - 2 rolls.
  • Sopra lap - 7 rolls.
  • Sopralene flam 180 - 1 roll.
  • Duotack foamable ADH - 12 tubes.
  • Elastocol stick - 1 pail.
Field Report, March 13 2014: We arrived on-site for 10:00am after finishing the last of the repairs to another building. The first thing to do was shovel away gravel and waste from a rip in the existing roof. The gravel was shovelled away, and the team was done for 2:00pm (waiting on materials to arrive). image-1 image-2 image-3 image-4 image-5 image-6 image-7 This article will be updated as more reports come in. CODE: 9950 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.