Huge roof wash


#1

Taking a break at the moment! The roof of turning out great!


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#4

Difference of night and day. Looks like a new building. Did you have to use a very hot mix?


#5

I did. I tried 1% did nothing. 3% loosens some of the light areas but the dark streaks were stuck. Ended up at 6% and still have to use about 1500 psi to get it to come off.


#6

Looks good. That should get you noticed for some future big jobs…
How long did it take to complete?


#7

I’m 8 hours in and half done. Doing it by myself and I took tons of breaks from the heat!


#8

what material is the roof? And how many feet?


#9

You’re working on a roof by yourself in a 50’ lift? Hopefully you have a ground person.


#10

No ground person today! I had to send ramone to Kansas yesterday last minute. I haven’t needed anyone on the ground. What do you mean how many feet?


#11

It’s an aggregate type roof. Very solid! No peeling from the mix. It has a rubberized coating.


#12

@Racer I’m only half done if you want to drive up and be my ground man!


#13

Did you get out and walk it or shoot it from the lift? How many sq ft was it approx? Was wondering if you used surface cleaner on it?


#14

And you’re the school safety officer, lol.


#15

How’s not having a ground man against policy? Lol

No I didn’t use the surface cleaner :joy::rofl:

8,700 square foot. But likely closer to 10,000 once you figure in slight pitch.

The roof is only very slightly slanted. Very walkable from a safety standpoint. Never washed closer than 10ft from the edge not in the lift. Any washing near the edge was when I was harnessed into the JLG


#16

Also I’m not a nazi when it comes to common sense safety. If our guys are being cautious and doing the best they can to follow the rules I am happy. We have next to no recordable injuries each year. Ironically it’s papercuts and janitors getting chemicals in their eyes… I am however really hard on folks about firecode violations. Only because I have to answer to the insurance company when they inspect lol.


#17

What app are your using for that? Thanks. And roof is looking great!


#18

No, just personally, I’d never be in a lift while working by myself. Too many things can go wrong. My luck, some yahoo come walking by and start playing with the controls while I was up on roof.

Roof looking good though. You can actually use a surface cleaner if membrane, just lower pressure.


#19

Students are all gone and campus police were watching from 40 yds. most of the day… they get bored in the summer lol. I have master keys that get me back inside the building from the roof. So if the lift shut down or something while I was on the roof I would just have to go down through the building. I will definitely pass on the surface cleaner though… that’s the last thing I need getting away from me 50foot up lol.


#20

That was google earth from my office Pc