"At Mission Grove we removed hundreds of tons of debris and then installed hundreds of tons of new roofing materials. During projects like this, it is always our goal to minimize disruptions to the building occupants. It’s a massive undertaking that we always take great care to get right." Steve Yocham
Bigham Taylor's vice president of field operations
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Project Name: Mission Grove Condominiums
Client: Mission Grove Homeowners Association
Location: San Jose, CA
Description: The Mission Grove Condominium complex is one of the largest in the Silicon Valley with residential and service buildings, along with dozens of carports, spread across an entire city block.
The expanse of the complex was nothing new for Bigham Taylor, considering the company's commercial roofing experience that includes massive warehouses, hotels and office buildings.
The work at Mission Grove started with the removal of the existing gravel built up and tile roofs on the residential and service buildings. The company also removed the gravel built up roofs on every car port.
Access for roof removal and new material delivery was tough in spots, considering some of the buildings were tucked into heavily landscaped areas. To get in there, BT rented small forklifts to weave through the landscape. At other locations, BT was able to use cranes for delivery.
On the residential and service flat roofs, BT installed a Johns Manville Hot Asphalt Applied, Insulated Capsheet Surfaced built up roof system. Eagle concrete roof tile was installed on the residential building sloped roofs. The carport roofs were replaced with a Johns Manville Hot Asphalt Terracotta Capsheet Surfaced assembly.
The challenges faced by BT on this project were diverse, yet perhaps one of the most important was the safety of the residents. So, every crew, crank and forklift move had to be carefully planned and executed.