A roof is subjected to the elements on a daily basis, and as such, any repair the roof requires should not be delayed. A chief mine inspector found out the hard way after having an engineer wrongly assessed the amount of repairs to be done in a roof of a thicker building in a potash mine. The Canadian Press writes:
“Neil Crocker, Saskatchewan’s chief mine inspector, says an engineer assessed the building at Mosaic’s Colonsay operation before the collapse last February.
He found two rings that hold the building together were in bad shape.
He had the worst of the two repaired right away and there were plans to fix the other ring in a couple of years.
Crocker says the engineer was wrong about how long he had to fix the second ring.
The collapse occurred in the thickener building where clay is separated from a salty solution known as brine.
No one was hurt when the roof tumbled.
Mosaic has introduced stricter inspections for all of its buildings worldwide. The new approach includes assessing the risk of a failure as well as what happens if it occurs. Inspectors assign each building a colour following an inspection. Red means immediate repairs are needed or the building must be closed.”
While this particular roof collapse occurred in a commercial property in Canada, it can still serve as a cautionary tale for homeowners anywhere in the world, including those in Woodbridge. Woodbridge roofing repairs are something property owners should consider to prevent severe problems like a roof collapse. The unfortunate incident of a roof caving in does not only lead to significant financial loss, it may also cause harm to people.
Woodbridge roof repair should not be done by just anyone though. The job should be handled by professionals like the ones from MAC (Mid Atlantic Construction of Virginia & Maryland). Only professional and experienced roofers can provide homeowners with the information they need to make the best decision for their roof, especially when it comes to which roofing materials to use.
(Source: Lack of maintenance caused roof collapse at Saskatchewan potash mine: inspector, Canada.com, November 13, 2013)