Green Roof Podium & Balconies

Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) is a growing concern in our burgeoning cities. As populations migrate from rural to urban areas for better opportunities and life; there is an increased pressure on infrastructure of the city. More population demands increase in residential and commercial buildings, factories, transportation hubs, wider roads, utilities and so on – all of which changes the city landscape with more impermeable surfaces of concrete, asphalt, glass and steel – replacing vegetation, greenery, trees and open land. This leads to heat absorption within cities – making it hotter than surrounding rural areas.

The only way to cool down our cities is to increase the evapotranspiration effect by increasing the green cover. Rooftops of buildings cover almost 60% of the city surface, providing a large opportunity of creating green roofs, podiums, balconies.

GS TPO Membrane, with its very high puncture and root penetration resistance, provides long term waterproofing to the sub-structure, allowing to grow grass, shrubs, large trees on buildings.

How does
GS TPO help?

GS TPO membranes provide a firm barrier between the concrete structure and the soil ensuring that water, acids, alkalis, fungi, bacteria and roots do not affect the structure beneath. Besides this, strong puncture and tear resistance properties of the membrane ensure plant, tree and shrub roots do not penetrate the concrete structure or create any cracks. The non-permeable property of the membrane prevent water from percolating through while also ensuring moisture retention within the soil..

Application
Methodology

GS TPO membranes provide a firm barrier between the concrete structure and the soil ensuring that water, acids, alkalis, fungi, bacteria and roots do not affect the structure beneath. Besides this, strong puncture and tear resistance properties of the membrane ensure plant, tree and shrub roots do not penetrate the concrete structure or create any cracks. The non-permeable property of the membrane prevent water from percolating through while also ensuring moisture retention within the soil.

Drainboards are laid on top of the membrane, to allow excess water from soil medium to drain off. With a layer of non-woven on top of the Drainboard, soil is added on top, followed by the vegetation as desired.

Application Examples

GS Products

  • GS TPO Membrane 1.5 RF
  • GS Fasteners
  • GS Washer Plates
  • GS Installation Strip
  • GS Grip Strip
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