May 25, 2015 by Leave a Comment
The limits of green-roof feasibility are being redefined by ZinCo’s Summer Plains system combined with Aquatec. An extensive or intensive green roof can be created on a flat, sloped or even an inverted roof, depending on the selected substrate depth and the suitability of the plants for the given location. The first layer is a protective layer on the root-resistant waterproofing membrane. This is followed by the Aquatec AT 45 water distribution, storage and drainage elements in conjunction with the DV 40 wicking mat. Water is drawn upward through the wicking mat and made available to the substrate directly in the root area. The system is intended for all green roofs that require an additional irrigation system and will provide particular cost savings in arid regions where irrigation is required.