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.   Quotation and Inspection Report: April 14, 2011 We sent over the inspection report and quotation for roof repair options best suited to the client's roof. In addition, the project manager requested that the client call them personally to go over the options, as the top roof was in a poorly that that would need to be discussed in greater detail. The photos below are from the inspection report, and are inserted to provide context to the current state of the roofing system. image 1 image 40 image 39 image 38 image 37 image 36 image 35 image 34 image 33 image 32 image 31 image 30 image 29 image 28 image 27 image 26 image 25 image 24 image 23 image 22 image 21 image 20 image 19 image 18 image 17 image 16 image 15 image 14 image 13 image 12 image 11 image 10 image 9 image 8 image 7  image 5 image 4 image 3   Quotation Delivered: June 22, 2011 The previous quotation expired a month after delivery, so the client once again requested a quotation to coat the front, lower, flat-roof portion of the home. The scope of the work was to clear gravel, wash off the built-up roof, and repair any spots requiring attention. Once repaired, a coat of liquid rubber solution would then be applied and the gravel set into the solution before it cures.   Roof Report: June 30, 2013 When on-site, the crew found that the chimney is poorly sealed and the area around the base (where the rubber used to provide a seal) has pulled away from the brickwork. The roof perimeter flashing is in fair condition, but could also use an application of trowel-grade liquid rubber to ensure that it remains watertight. Another issue requiring attention is a blistering area near the front of the roof where air bubbles come up when stepped on. This will need to be fixed in addition to shoring up the drain (poor drainage, no debris cover)   image 1 image 2 image 3 image 4 image 5 image 6 image 7 image 8 image 9 image 10 image 11 image 12 image 13 image 15     Roof Report: July 24, 2013 The technicians began by cleaning off the area, sweeping away the dirt and gravel before pressure washing the surface. Once it had been washed, the team dried and prepared the area by spudding a 6" tie-in around the perimeter of the patch to be applied. A 2-ply, 180-flam patch was torched on first, with the procedural dire watch and documentation covered in the hours to follow. All in all, the team used the following materials:
  • 2 Rolls of flam 180
  • 1 Pail of plastic cement
  • 20lbs of propane
  Roof Report: July 25, 2013 IMAG0661 IMAG0662 IMAG0663 IMAG0664 IMAG0665 IMAG0666 IMAG0667 IMAG0668 IMAG0669 IMAG0670 IMAG0671 IMAG0672 IMAG0673 IMAG0674 IMAG0675     Roof Report: July 29, 2011 The crew got to working on applying the liquid rubber coating and replacing the gravel. The bulk of the day was spent on the solitary task, so little else was included in the roof reports (photos below) IMG_0344 IMG_0347 IMG_0350 IMG_0353 IMG_0354     Roof Report: July 30, 2011 Working on the next section of the roof, the two technicians had the site set up in the morning, and washed the roof; drying it off with the vacuum and rags. Once dry, they were able to trowel on the liquid rubber and use squeegees to smooth it out and ensure that it was administered to all of the seams and inconsistencies across the surface. It took them another two and a half hours to spread the gravel back onto the now-fresh solution. This section of the roof is 80% complete; they ran short on some of the liquid rubber, and would have to return the following day to finish it off.       Roof Report: July 31, 2011   Given the short amount of work to do, it only took the two technicians a couple of hours to apply the liquid rubber and replace the gravel that had been pushed aside previously. The site was then declared complete, and the technicians departed the client's location in the early afternoon.   100_0448 100_0449 100_0450       CODE: 14519 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.

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