With a legacy of 50-plus years, Gaco’s GacoFlex LM60 knows how to stand the test of time, having waterproofed millions of square feet of horizontal and vertical surfaces on some of the most sophisticated and aesthetically demanding structures. GacoFlex LM60 is a cold-applied, one-coat, monolithic waterproofing membrane for various surfaces, including underlayment for vegetative roofs. A 100% polyurethane, solvent-free, liquid-applied, two-component coating, GacoFlex LM60 is easy to use — requiring a single application with a squeegee, trowel, spray or brush. Since the LM60 polyurethane waterproof coating is NSF P151 Certified, it is safe for biodiversity and won’t impart contaminants into the water draining from a garden roof.
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Carlisle SynTec Systems
Carlisle’s MiraDRAIN products are easy-to-install products designed explicitly for vegetated roofs. The MiraDRAIN G4 Drainage Composite combines filter fabric, moisture retention mat, drainage board, and heavy-duty protection fabric for excellent drainage rates and water-holding capacity. Its high compressive strength allows a multitude of overburden options to be used, including pavers or traditional ballast, for alternative stormwater retention systems. The MiraDRAIN 9800 is a high-performance drainage composite consisting of a heavy-weight nonwoven filter fabric bonded to the individual dimples of a molded polypropylene core. It is available in rolls 4 feet wide by 50 feet long.
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Green Roof System
The FiberTite Green Roof System is an environmentally-friendly vegetative roof system offering many benefits, from stormwater control and cleaner air to reducing the urban heat island effect and improving energy efficiency. FiberTite membranes contain a thermoplastic material that provides a molecularly welded seam 10 times stronger than a glued or taped seam. Combined with its DuPont Elvaloy compound, it provides superior chemical and microbial resistance. FiberTite offers rooftop garden systems that can be installed over a metal deck or as a modular system. Both systems adhere to concrete and other deck types.
For more information, visit fibertite.com/fibertite-roofing-systems/green.
SOPRADRAIN Ecovent 2
SOPRADRAIN Ecovent 2 uses a geometric patterned core drainage mat to eliminate hydrostatic pressure on vegetated roofs, foundation walls, retaining walls, planters and plaza decks. It also protects a roof’s waterproof membrane. The underside is surfaced with a heat-laminated protective fabric, while the topside includes a heat-laminated filter fabric. It’s likewise easy to install: unroll SOPRADRAIN Ecovent 2 onto the designated surface with the black filter fabric facing up. The product is ideal with SOPREMA’s SOPRANATURE vegetated roof systems to create roofs with stormwater management, mitigating “heat island” effects and increasing energy-saving benefits.
For more information, visit soprema.us/product-category/overburden.