The images show all the steps we had to take to ensure that this roof would not leak:

Scupper smeared full of tar. Yet it was still leaking
Scupper smeared full of tar. Yet it was still leaking

This is a roof in Queens that was done by a roofer living in Queens. We found that he did not know how to torch seams together. It was a battle trying to repair his mess.

These are images of all the repairs we did on a roof in Queens

The transition from the rubber membrane to the scupper was not completed
The transition from the rubber membrane to the scupper was not completed
We had to remove all the tar and make a new transition to the scupper
We had to remove all the tar and make a new transition to the scupper

After removing the tar from the scupper we were able to make the new transition with rubber

Parapet walls with half pipe or coping tiles are not easy do the flashing against. This is especially true when everyone have smeared tar under the lip of the tile. What we did in this case is we removed the ribs that forms the joint between two tiles to get a smooth surface

We removed the ribs on the half-round clay caps to get a smooth surface to install the rubber membrane
We removed the ribs on the half-round clay caps to get a smooth surface to install the rubber membrane

After removing the ribs, we then were able to install a rubber membrane directly on the clay caps down to the roof

After removing the ribs on the parapet wall we then installed the rubber membrane to make a transition to the roof
After removing the ribs on the parapet wall we then installed the rubber membrane to make a transition to the roof

We also had to make numerous patches on the roof.

We had to install an additional membrane in front of the scupper
We had to install an additional membrane in front of the scupper

Repairing the flashing against the parapet wall

Removing excess tar and roofing materials to get a smooth transition from the parapet wall to the roof
Removing excess tar and roofing materials to get a smooth transition from the parapet wall to the roof
The transition from the metal cap that covers the parapet wall was just tar.
The transition from the metal cap that covers the parapet wall was just tar.

The metal cap butted up to the slate roof. Then someone used tar to make that transition. We removed the cracked tar and installed a piece of rubber membrane

We installed a rubber membrane over the transition area from the metal cap to the slate roof
We installed a rubber membrane over the transition area from the metal cap to the slate roof
The chimney was not properly flashed to the roof. We installed new rubber membrane and fixed the flashing
The chimney was not properly flashed to the roof. We installed new rubber membrane and fixed the flashing

The transition form the metal cap to the chimney. We covered the chimney with a membrane and made the transition to the metal cap

After installing the flashing membrane, we then covered the entire chimney with a rubber membrane.
After installing the flashing membrane, we then covered the entire chimney with a rubber membrane.

The joint where the two metal caps meet also had to be covered with a rubber membrane

The transition where the two metal caps meet on the parapet wall was covered with a rubber membrane
The transition where the two metal caps meet on the parapet wall was covered with a rubber membrane

This is what the roof ended up looking. It took almost 5 hours for all the repairs

This is what the roof repairs look like on a roof in Queens after we were done. The vent pipe,skylight, chimney, scupper and parapet wall was all redone with a modified Bitumen Torch Down rubber membrane
This is what the roof repairs look like on a roof in Queens after we were done. The vent pipe, skylight, chimney, scupper and parapet wall was all redone with a Modified Bitumen Torch Down Rubber membrane
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