Living in the city doesn’t mean that you need to say goodbye to nature. More and more residential and commercial buildings are choosing to incorporate natural elements into their designs. One of the most noteworthy of these eco design trends are rooftop gardens. The natural greenery of a rooftop garden regulates internal building temperatures, while providing occupants with a peaceful and environmentally friendly space to enjoy.
If you are interested in creating a rooftop garden then there are three main considerations: supporting the additional weight with necessary supports, ensuring adequate placement and size of roof drains and the installation of a waterproofing membrane.
The construction of a rooftop garden membrane is made up of three components: the waterproofing membrane, protection board and insulation. The waterproofing membrane has the most important role due to its ability to prevent moisture from entering the building below. When choosing a waterproofing membrane look for one that not only prevents water penetration, but also:
• Resists root penetration
• Resists ultraviolet rays
• Resists surface wear
• Has a long lifespan
• Can withstand extreme temperatures
• Can withstand insect and microbial attacks and soil chemicals
• Can remain submerged in water for extended lengths of time
If you need waterproofing solutions for your rooftop garden, then contact Classic Waterproofing today. We have over 7 years’ industry experience and membership with the QBCC (Queensland Building and Construction Commission) and MBA (Master Builders Association).
We have experience waterproofing residential, commercial, and industrial rooftops and supply membrane waterproofing with manufacturer’s warranties from between 7 to 15 years. We also offer our own 6.5-year workmanship guarantee.