How would you emphasize the potential consequences of action or inaction in this situation, in a report?
I’m looking at what seems to be a spray tar repair of a TPO roof, where it transitions to a rusty scupper. The scupper appears older than the TPO roof, and had definitely leaked into the wall.
So far I have:
Inappropriate roof repair. Tar used to repair a prior roof leak is prone to drying out and cracking. Recommend referring to a roofer specializing in TPO roofing, for a repair involving welding the TPO permanently. Recommend adding a second drain a higher level to avoid a “bathtub effect” should this drain become blocked. Without a 2nd drain or overflow, backed up water could reach a depth of nearly 2 feet creating a significant hazard.
Note this report is for the present owner, so there’s no gamesmanship between agents or liability.
Update: I think it’s a rusted through scupper, but with all that flex seal, who can tell now?