Flat Roof Remodel Stage2 Benton Rehab

Stage 2 Benton Rehab Project-Repairing Warehouse Roof
Hole caused by simple roof leak 20 years ago-Stage 2 Benton Rehab Project

Scotts Contracting Green Team celebrated Earth Day 2013 by starting Stage 2 Benton Rehab Project.  Replacing the water damaged roof on the Benton Warehouse.

Replacing the Benton Warehouse Roof-Stage 2 Benton Rehab Project
Replacing the Benton Warehouse Roof-Stage 2 Benton Rehab Project

We celebrated Earth Day 2013 by starting Stage 2 Benton Rehab Project.

Photos of Day 1:

Prepped ceiling for removal of old damaged lumber and roofing.  We also removed all the old wiring and lighting from the ceiling consisting of 15 shop lights and relocating all the building materials that were stored in the warehouse to another area of the building.

Dumpster will be delivered today and will be centrally located in the bay to save man-hours when removing the roof.

After Old Roof has been removed we will be welding bar joists to the existing Metal Beams covered by pan decking and then a concrete topping.

4 Man Crew will be utilized for this part of the project.

Day 2 Dumpster Delivery -Rain Day Video See Clip on Google Plus

Day 3 Roof Demolition-We estimate the Roof we are removing was 50 years old and was originally a rock ballast roof system with an additional 4-5 layers of patching. 

Tearing Off the Existing Roof-Stage 2 Benton Project
Tearing Off the Existing Roof-Stage 2 Benton Project
Tearing Off the Existing Roof-Stage 2 Benton Project
Tearing Off the Existing Roof-Stage 2 Benton Project
Parking the Dumpster in the Warehouse Bay we estimate will save 1 days worth of  Labor for the Crew and makes our lives much easier for the roof tear off!
Parking the Dumpster in the Warehouse Bay we estimate will save 1 days worth of  Labor for the Crew and makes our lives much easier for the roof tear off!

Despite the Rain the Crew is making good progress with removing the existing roof with 1/4 to 1/3 of the old roof removed.

See additional photos of the project at Google Plus

Day 4:

 

Day 5 Benton Rehab Roof Project uncovered some interesting hidden gems in the roof system.  In the photos below you can view the extensive tree Stump and Root Ball that started out as a sapling years ago and was left to its own accord.

Experiment to see how far a tree root will grow when left unattended for 10 plus years.  Benton Rehab Roof Project
Experiment to see how far a tree root will grow when left unattended for 10 plus years. Benton Rehab Roof Project
Experiment to see how far a tree root will grow when left unattended for 10 plus years.  Benton Rehab Roof Project

The photo is of the tree’s root ball that was growing in the built up roof system.  While this was not the only culprit as to the roofs demise in the past 10 years it has led to the steady degradation of the roof system.

Note: Part of the reason we left this tree and root system intact was so that we could trace the roots to ensure it was removed completely from the wall and roof system-eliminating a tree restarting from its roots.  Its also part of an:

Experiment to see how far a tree root will grow when left unattended for 10 plus years.

damage this little tree was causing to the adjacent 4 Family Unit. Benton Rehab Project
We Haven’t made it to this Tree and Root System yet.  This photo was included to show the damage this little tree was causing to the adjacent 4 Family Unit.

 

Benton Rehab Project-Tree Saplings that will not make it to maturity
Tree Saplings that will not make it to maturity

This last photo was included to show the before tuckpointing the parapet wall.  Required step before installing the new roof system of: Bar Joists, Pan Decking, and Concrete Topping.

Addition Benton Rehab Stage 2 Project Green Blog Postings

Additional Benton Rehab project blog posts:

  1. Benton Rehab Flooring-Custom Floor Patch « Scotts Contracting

    https://scottscontracting.wordpress.com/…/bentonrehab-flooring-custom…

    Jan 10, 2013 – Part 11: Kitchen Framing Tip #36-Benton Rehab Project  Home Improvement Projects and Energy Reducing Needs Get Your Green Building 

    You visited this page on 4/22/13.
  2. Kitchen Framing Tip-Benton Gut Rehab Project – MerchantCircle.com

    Scotts Contracting, St Louis Renewable Energy Missouri is located in Saint Louis, MO. Scott’s Contracting is: Affordable, Punctual & Experienced Handy 

  3. Benton Rehab Project Drywall Installation and Tip – Scotts Contracting

    scottscontracting.wordpress.com/…/bentonrehabproject-drywall-installa…

    Dec 12, 2012 – Benton Rehab Project Drywall Installation and Tip: Number 1172  Drywall Installation on Benton Project-Scotts Contracting St Louis MO 

 

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