Planning a greenroof for your next public space project? Tackle drainage challenges with Profiline, a unique water management system from ACO that ensures superior surface and subsurface drainage.
With the popularity of greenroofs and green walls increasing every year, considerations regarding adequate drainage need to be examined.
Greenroofs and green walls are a great way to green our urban environments and tackle the issue of the urban heat island effect. However, while it’s great to see these green bands growing across cities around the globe, it is imperative that stormwater management of such systems be managed properly in order for these aesthetically pleasing, attention grabbing green solutions to continue to flourish.
One of the benefits of a greenroof is flexibility of design. A green development can be customised to the needs of the building, both in terms of space and design, as well as level of maintenance required, type of vegetation utilised, infrastructure such as furniture or barbecues, even landscape art. And while these options are encouraging designers to get involved with sustainable design, it is critical that the right draining is installed at a sub level before the green goes in. The ultimate success of a good greenroof lies in its ability to drain during a storm event, yet keep soil, gravel and sand moist to promote healthy vegetation growth.
Insufficient drainage systems can cause damage to the structural integrity of a building and inhibit the continued growth of soft landscaping. To protect the waterproof membrane of a building and let the plantlife bloom, the drainage system needs to capture the stormwater runoff effectively and also capture subsurface drainage.
To meet this need, ACO has pioneered a unique product to handle the challenge of controlling water drainage on greenroofs. ACO ProfiLine is a unique surface and subsurface drainage system that works in harmony with greenroofs or balconies. The ProfiLine system drains water directly from the surface or façade of a building through a linear channel and grate system. The side wall of the channel feature perforations to allow water to enter and exit the channel beneath the surface, managing the stormwater effectively on a green roof.
Waterproofing and drainage play a key role in the effectiveness of a greenroof or wall and ProfiLine is the product to help designers confidently specify drainage that will enable their greenroof to flourish.
View the ACO Profiline Installation Video Guide to see this exciting product come to life:
To overcome the negative impacts of increasing urban environments, ACO are committed to developing new technologies to deal with stormwater effectively and are a member of Green Roofs Australasia.
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