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Improper Termination Bar Installation

Posted: 08/14/2019

Termination bar is used to secure and seal single-ply membranes at parapet walls and other penetrations. Usually made of extruded aluminum – 1/8 inch thick and 1 inch tall with pre-punched holes for fastening – term bar is sold in 10-foot-long sticks. The term bar detail is simple. Th...

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Poor Cricket Design

Posted: 07/30/2019

Crickets, also known as saddles, are structures built between roof drainage points to move water laterally across the roof, diverting it to the drainage points. Properly designed, they virtually eliminate ponding (see Photo 1). But many contractors -- and some design professionals -- do not understa...

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Missing Base Attachment

Posted: 07/18/2019

Simply stated, base attachment is the installation of secondary attachment at an angle change to prevent the field membrane from moving. Mule-Hide requires base attachment at angle changes of 2 inches per foot or greater (see Figure 1). Two areas where many contractors become confused are base attac...

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To and Fro: Travels of an Old Roofer - The Reveal Party

Posted: 07/08/2019

Welcome back and thank you for playing our little game. As promised, here are the answers to our questions. Find the following: 1-Ponding water   2-An electrical hazard   3-Bubbled uncured flashing    4-An empty pitch pan 5-Bridging at base flashings  &nbs...

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To and Fro: Travels of an Old Roofer

Posted: 07/01/2019

First, let me begin; thank you Jeff Foxworthy. If you look up every time you walk into a building – You might be a roofer If you tell your kids while driving across town, “I’ve been on that building.” – You might be a roofer If the first thing you do when you g...

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