Vertigrow Drainage Solution / Green Roof System 101
In the Philippines, the traditional or conventional way of doing landscaping on Roof decks, Living roofs, Green roofs, Planter boxes and other landscape system is using heavy weight gravel/stones and perforated pipe with holes and geotextile. This technique requires architects and building developers to add extra structure support for the gravel weight. It also reduces the aethetic design of plants by the landscape architect due to vertical height limitation. The installation of the old system takes time and causes flood overtime due to the gravels uneven proportion.
Our VG-30 Draincell is a drainage solution to your landscaping needs. It provides clean flowing drainage and an easier way of installing in buildings and residential lots. Below is how to use VG-30 Draincell
Step by Step Installation1. Prepare the site for drainage cell installation
2. Place the VG-30 Draincell over the surface of the site. Cut the draincell where is it required using a hand or circular saw. You can install the draincell vertically to the walls of the planter boxes for a better water flow.
3. Place the Geotextile or filter fabric over the draincell allowing 150mm overlap at each seam. Allow for additional fabric to cushion the edges of the draincell around the perimeter of the waterproof membrane or walls.
4. Cover the area with good substrate. We do not recommend pure soil since this will compact overtime. Choosing the right substrate will lead to a more successful garden.
5. Plant your turf or trees into the green roof.