They say that prevention is better than cure. This is also true for flat roofs. It’s best to catch something earlier than to catch it when it’s already hopefulness and the only way to fix it is to replace the whole roof entirely. Not really good for the pocket. So here are the stage 1 of the flat roof damage that you have to watch out for when you’re doing your assessment. So if you weren’t able to prevent it from happening at least you could prevent it from worsening.
1. Ponding. Whether it’s a small pool of rainwater or a 6inch standing water, the potential for leaking is real. When and if there’s a crack or puncture formed on the membrane then the damage of your roof starts there. edges, you could put a hopper for instant drainage. But if your flat roof is like a swimming pool because of the amount of water stucked in it. You would have to clean the drainage for obstruction, and if that couldn’t solve it, an automatic pump would be necessary.
2. Blistering. If flat roof isn’t done well, moisture could be sealed between the felt layers. During the summer season it would then condensed up appearing as air pockets on the surface. This is an easy target for holes as punctures are possibility. From there the leak could occur. To fix this, an expert would have to redo everything to ensure the quality of workmanship.
3. Splitting. Cracking of the surface due to trauma, poor workmanship or environmental damage. Seal it once, seal it twice, making sure to cover up possible holes that would be an entryway for water.
Fixing this problem differs as to how much standing water is there. For just a small pool of standing water, you can mop it out or if it’s at the