Tar and Gravel Roofing Recovery, July 2011, Edmonton

This report follows repairs made to both levels of a client's tar and gravel roof. The gravel was removed, the roof itself patched and repaired, all before a thorough coating of liquid rubber was applied. Continue reading Tar and Gravel Roofing Recovery, July 2011, Edmonton

Commercial Roof Leak Repair and EPDM Recovery in Edmonton AB, Nov 27 2014

Below you will find a report from the Edmonton roofing repair crew responding to a leak call from a commercial client.  Quotation, September 10 2014:
  • Repair four leaks on tar and gravel roof
  • Complete roof replacement options: Spray foam only (+ top coating as required - polyurea, liquid rubber, or EPDM), TPO or PVC (white reflective roof), 2-ply SBS modified bitumen (torch-on) or 4-ply BUR, 4-ply engineered liquid rubber roof, TOUGH ROOF
  • Sustainable roofing recovery (overlay/reconditioning): Spray foam only, EPDM, TPO or PVC, 2-ply SBS modified bitumen, 1-ply coat tar, 2-ply engineered liquid rubber
Assessment, November 27 2014: We arrived at 8:00 am and searched for roof leaks around the unit for two hours. With no luck, there was still the remaining task of installing the last drain unit over another one of the units which needed work. The roof on the second building is a 28 ft. x 44 ft. BUR roof on a wood deck that leaks in too many places to fix. One drain on the northwest corner and three other penetrations, as well as two vents and a motor exhaust are going through the roof. There is a 4 in. wood detail around the edge and one scupper. We suggest an EPDM roof recovery. The maintenance manager for the site also gave us a call to tell us that a leak was found on the west wall of the building. The crew found numerous rips in the roof along the membrane; it had been completely separated from the drain. Scope of Work:
  • Gum patches to three or more areas
  • Replace the drain with a new 3 in. unit
  • Roof replacement using an SBS 2 ply system
  • Estimated time: 20 hours

Materials:

  • 5 ft. of cap
  • 5 ft. of base
  • 1x can of spray primer
  • 1x 3 in. drain
  • 1 can of mastic
  • 1x roll of 6 in. reinforcement mesh
Code: 14630 Article Topics: Commercial Roof Leak Repair Edmonton. Roof Drain 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.

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
    20140923_114529_resized 20140923_114541_resized 20140923_114554_resized 20140923_114605_resized 20140923_123340_resized 20140923_130501_resized 20140923_130519_resized 20140923_133629_resized 20140923_133646_resized 20140923_133657_resized   CODE: 17507 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, 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 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 Residential Roof Recovery & Skylight Repair, July 2013

This residential client in Edmonton required a roof recovery as the entire rooftop was flooded with water. The client also requires repairs to the skylights to ensure that water does not leak through them. Inspection, July 22, 2013: This is a tar and gravel roof that measures 32.5 square ft. with the lineal footage of the metal being 275 ft. The roof is completely flooded and two skylights on the back of the roof have slow leaks. They have been repaired previously with torch-on membrane. The two skylights need to be built up and we also recommend overflows be installed. The roof condition is poor to fair as there is buckling and ridging is apparent. The client would also like a quote for two 6 x 8 ft. skylights to be removed. Hardware on the roof currently:
  • (6) 4 inch plumb stacks.
  • (1) 12 inch b-vent.
  • (1) 6 inch b-vent.
  • (2) low skylights.
  • (2) pyramid skylights.
IMG_1215 IMG_3031 IMG_3816 IMG_5180IMG_8887 Roof Report, October 4, 2013: The first ten feet are 80% done, extra work was required for the 2 boxed in skylights. Extra time was also needed to deal with the solid wood (cutting it down to 2 inches to support the outside edge of the new iso and fascia board). We boxed in the curb for the north skylights with 3/8 plywood over the torched curb. We then installed RPF around the perimeter and on the 5 ft. center line of the TPO sheet. Following this we installed one run of TPO in the NW corner. Roof Report, October 7, 2013: We completed the seal from the previous day and finished another 10 ft. of roof up to the drain. Due to weather threats we will still allow the original roof to drain while continuing onto the next 10 ft. Roof Report, October 8, 2013: We completed the seal around the chimneys and I went to pick up the rest of the material required to finish the job. Unfortunately during the day the night seal was walked on and water started to drip down after the owners had left. With the water sitting on the hard wood floors it started to curl the corners of the wood. I think they need to be sanded and refinished in a 4 ft. by 6 ft. area in the hallway. IMG_0382 IMG_0383 IMG_0384 IMG_0385 IMG_0386 Roof Report, October 15, 2013: We managed to finish the roof just before the rain hit, but we still have to clean up the roof and ground. A bin was brought at the end of the day so we will have to deal with that tomorrow as well. My plan is to get the crew started in the morning and then complete two other inspections. I will come back to load up the truck and stay overnight again to make sure that the bins are removed from site. The customer is happy with the work and is going to talk to the project coordinator about the floor in his house. IMG_0395 IMG_0396 IMG_0397
< End Report > CODE: 8619 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.

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 Liquid Rubber Roof Replacement, April 2012

This post reflects the field reports of a GRS crew attending to a client's re-roofing request. At the onset, it would appear that they would like to explore Tough Roof or a liquid rubber system.
The homeowners at this location are in the midst of a complete remodel and are looking to eliminate all problems with their roof. Though smaller repairs could be made, it looks like they would like to replace the roof outright. After explaining the systems available to them, they appear most interested in Tough Roof or a liquid rubber system.
  Scope of the Work:
  • Sealants and tie-ins are dried, non-malleable, and cracking.
  • The drainage appears to be good. No clogs, No pooling.
  • The parapet walls consist of capping only.
  • Building structure interior and exterior appear solid
  • The current tar and gravel roof is splitting - there is no sponginess. Blistering was found in 2 areas, with the larger of the two nearly punctured.
  • Christmas Light holders have been screwed into the capping above the windows, this will have to be replaced.
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  Update (May 30, 2012): We advised the client that roof preparation would commence the following day for the engineered liquid rubber application. Update (May 31, 2012):
After picking up some equipment from another job, the crew arrived on site for 9:20am, ready to begin preparing the roof for liquid rubber application. The gravel had to be removed first, followed by a thorough power washing to remove all possible debris from the roof. This took up the bulk of the day, but they received some extra assistance between 3:30 and 5:30 from another pair of crew members after they'd completed another job. Everyone on the main team departed at 6:30pm.
Update (June 1st, 2012): The crew returned to the job site for ~10:00am and continued pressure washing the roof and preparing it for the spray-on liquid rubber. They departed again for 2:30, having completed the preparations. Liquid rubber was then applied to the roof in what is called a 'flood coat'. The crew cited that the single coat was appropriate, and that another wouldn't be necessary. Update (June 13, 2012): The client called us to advise that a leak had developed at the skylight and that regardless of rain quantity, it appeared 'random' in how much water would seep through, and at what rate. The leak began after the Christmas lights were removed from the screw-in fixtures atop the window capping. The responding team went back up onto the roof and determined that the caulking around the windows was correctly applied. They concluded that there was no damage to the roof or fault in the liquid rubber application; the leak must be a problem with the window itself.   IMG_1858 IMG_1859 IMG_1860 IMG_1861 IMG_1862 IMG_1863 IMG_1864 IMG_1865 IMG_1866 IMG_1867 IMG_1868 IMG_1869 IMG_1870 IMG_1871 IMG_1872 IMG_1873      
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        Update (August 12, 2012): The client reached out to us again that the window is continuing to leak, and that they would like us to look at the flashing  on the roof where the Christmas lights had been screwed into. This recent bout of poor weather saw more water leaking in beyond a spot or two.   Update (August 28, 2012): The crew made it out to the client's location for further, more extensive repairs and safeguarding. They arrived at 9:15, and removed water from the roof, blow drying it clear as well. The capping metal was replaced and screwed down, and a trowel installed to the roof connection. After that, they installed scrim sheeting just before more rain came in. They had to leave the site between 4:30 and 6:30pm due to weather, but returned to tarp the site walls for an over-spray of more liquid rubber. Another coat was started, and the team continued to work until 8:15pm when more rain came rolling in. Tarps were left in place with the client's blessing, and the team promised their return in the morning.   Update (September 19, 2012): Once again, we arrived on location to address the area around the skylight/windows. Our crew member found a few holes and cracking that required repair. They were patched with seam tape and more liquid rubber. This repair took a mere hour and a half; crew departed site after that.     20140918_080905_resized 20140918_080910_resized 20140918_080957_resized 20140918_081004_resized 20140918_091942_resized 20140918_091953_resized 20140918_093327_resized 20140918_093341_resized 20140918_093349_resized   CODE: 4722 Contact Us 24 Hour Emergency Roof Repair. Telephone: 1.403.873.7663. Email: info@calgaryroofrepair.ca. Mailing: 240 – 70 Shawville Boulevard SE Calgary, Alberta. T2Y 2Z3. For all other areas of Canada call 1.877.497.3528 Toll Free. We service all areas of southern and central Alberta and south east British Columbia including Airdrie, Banff, Calgary, Canmore, Crossfield, Carstairs, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre, Three Hills, Drumheller, Hanna, Brooks, Bassano, Strathmore, Chestermere, Irricana, Cochrane, Black Diamond, Okotoks, Priddis, Bragg Creek, Cranbrook, Fernie, Panorama, High River, Vulcan, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Taber, Sylvan Lake, Red Deer and other Alberta rural points between.

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.