The downpipe did it?

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Roof leak repairs, New Westminster, BC

Roof leak repairs, New Westminster, BCToday’s challenge proved it doesn’t have to be a roof system deficiency to cause a water leak. When we first arrived to this New Westminster Strata complex we measured the interior drip location out and found the area on the roof most likely. Everything looked great. Couldn’t see a potential issue anywhere on the roof. We double checked our measurements, located landmarks to ensure the correct positioning and always came up with the same location and same result. The roof was tight BUT it had to be something near by! To make a long story short it turned out to be a 4′ section of blocked downpipe, due to someone crimping it unnecessarily at the base so the elbow could more easily slide on, that was backing up and entering into the ceiling space. This is another one I’m proud of because it sure wasn’t easy to find or likely to occur. Persistence pays off and I never say quit until I know I’ve found the problem or the most likely culprit therein.