Flat roof problem. by raistlin


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raistlin
Any builders / roofers around please?

We have a small area of flat roof which has the usual triple layer mineral felt and tar covering.

The problem is that the surface is not even and as a result, water collects in two distinct puddles.

Is there a way of fixing things so the water runs away to the gutter please?
Paul

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Posted 14 Sep 2013, 18:04 #1 

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kandyman
Had a look around and all I could find was this,
Ok it's based in the states but it shows that there is something out there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwZLzUZtmnw&sns=em


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Posted 15 Sep 2013, 15:32 #2 

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Borg Warner
We've recently had a flat roof replaced with a Sarnafil one (think that's how you spell it). Not cheap but 25yr guarantee.

Saying that when we eventually get the extension sorted we'll probably have a more conventional felt roof on it, apparently they've come along way in recent years.

Gary M.

Posted 15 Sep 2013, 18:37 #3 

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raistlin
Thanks chaps :)

I was hoping for a simpler solution though - if there is a simple solution.
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Posted 16 Sep 2013, 18:18 #4 

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Borg Warner
How about building the up the levels where it is pooling with additional layers of felt? Would have to make sure that the edges are water tight though?

Gary M

Posted 16 Sep 2013, 18:28 #5 

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raistlin
That's worth a though Gary :) - Thanks
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Posted 16 Sep 2013, 18:31 #6 

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Arctic
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Hi Paul
I doubt you want to hear this but with flat roofs the only sure fire way to make sure it is safe a leak free is to replace it, i have seen loads of repairs and they all end up either leaking or as you have got now pooling again, what you need to find out is why is it pooling bowed or rotten joists, plywood spliting and warped, get Cliff Nichols to come out and give you and free quote i would say they are about the best in Wolves

http://www.cliffnicholls.co.uk/index.html

http://www.cliffnicholls.co.uk/products.htm

Posted 16 Sep 2013, 22:10 #7 

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raistlin
Thanks Steve.

They are the guys who did the last repair :)
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Posted 17 Sep 2013, 08:18 #8 

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Arctic
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raistlin wrote:Thanks Steve.

They are the guys who did the last repair :)


Paul
Did they advise a full re-felt or was it a repair job only ? either way depending on how long if you are not happy get them back, they must put it right if it as not done the job as it should have Arctic

Posted 17 Sep 2013, 10:38 #9 

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raistlin
Oh, I think they did a fair enough job Steve. It was some time ago, not just recently.

What I meant to convey was that I'd used them before, knew who they were and was happy to use them again :)
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Posted 17 Sep 2013, 11:13 #10 


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