Hi Everyone is Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration, talking again about parapet walls during an inspection.
It is not bad, but it’s kind of best practice to have that role come all the way up instead of creating additional seams if it’s not necessary. Sometimes, people will go all the way up on one roll and come down with the second roll. That could be what’s done here, we’re not sure and we’re not going to open it up to find out.
However, we’d like to see it continues as much as possible, so there are fewer seams on the route and fewer possibilities for leaks.
Again, we’ve got some rusted fasteners here, and you can see some of the sealant and caulking is starting to dry out.
Properly Sealing Parapet Walls on a Commercial Building
One of the biggest tell-tale signs that this is already leaking or has been leaking is all the mold and mildew growth on the wall. Generally, on a wall the water is going to rundown is not going to stay, but it’s consistently and constantly dripping from a faster that’s leaking or from a seal that’s leaking up here, you’re going to see this molding move in here.
So, all along this sidewalk here, we’ve been a lot of this mold and mildew on the wall, consistent with signs that this parapet wall is not sealed up properly.
Parapet Wall Roll
Parapet Wall Leaks
Parapet Wall Seams
If you guys have a wall that is not sealed up, maybe got some leaks coming in or your tenant or the rest of your building Give us a call, and have us come out and look at it. We provide Robust and reliable commercial roofing services.
Matt Trinity Roofing and Restoration.
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Types of Parapet Walls
A parapet wall is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof to form a barrier. Usually can be classified based on appearance. Some of those types are:
Hi everyone Matt here with Trinity Roofing and Restoration.
One of the largest parts of our commercial roofing inspection is the roof, believe it or not.
There are a lot of facts and things we got to look at. In this case, I’m standing right over a peek, or the structural part of the slope. This roof was built to shed to my left, and my right, and push water to discover an alpha off the roof.
So, here you can probably see it in the video where there’s like a white line where the water is driving to the left into the right. You can also see some of the seams here, so we’re looking at this roof in total.
What Are We Looking for in a Commercial Roof Inspection?
One, see if there’s hail damage and see if there’s wind damage, see if there are any storm-related openings or maybe animal-related openings that are causing any kind of leaks. We are going to look at that throughout the entire roof. We’re going to make sure that the water flows in the direction that the engineers and architects intended the water to flow, and is not sitting.
There’s not any structural settlement on that roof, that is causing the water to flow in a different direction than what was intended. We are going to look at these seams and make sure there’s not a whole lot of bleed-through, and that they’re not separating right.
Those seams are there because that’s where the product ended. But there should be enough overlap because there’s not going to be water penetration.
So, if we start seeing those seams lose their aggregate, lose their stickiness, and their ability to hold it on each other, especially during a windstorm, that’s not going to be good.
So we look at these seams, we see, you know what’s going on with them, do they need repairs? do they need some kind of coding? or is it just going to need a replacement?
We’re also going to look at the modified itself on this roof and see what it is like. You can see this. There’s a lot of alligatoring is what we call it. When it starts, the membrane itself starts to dry out. It starts to stretch out, and you can see it looks like alligator skin or dinosaur skin where you see all the little cracks infiltrating through the asphalt.
Signs of your Commercial Roof Needs Maintenance
So, once you start seeing that these signs on the roof need some kind of maintenance, maybe just needs coding, maybe these are former placement. We’re going to look at the whole thing.
This part, of the worst section on this roof. so it’s not terrible motion, it looks pretty good, but we do want to look at the seams, the overlaps, the asphalt itself, and obviously, we’re looking to see if there’s any kind of wind or hail or any kind of animals that may have infiltrated into the roofs.
So if you need to get someone to look at your entire property order a commercial roofing inspection and see what’s going on with it. Make sure there’s nothing wrong with it, or just give it a once over.
Call Matt with Trinity Roofing and Restoration. 281-782-7116