Garden Waterproofing Systems

Along with any garden roof and terrace comes the need for Garden Waterproofing—a vital service for protecting buildings against water damage and leaks when installing a garden roof. Whether you’re creating an oasis in compliance to the Denver Green Roof Initiative or simply want additional green space for your building, turn to the LEED certified professionals from Douglass Colony.

Garden Roofing Options for Any Style of Building

When it comes to creating a green roof on your building, there are a variety of options to choose from. Schedule your free consultation today to find out which of these styles would work best for your project.

Rooftop Plaza Decks

Beautiful and beneficial, garden rooftop plaza decks and terraces are not only aesthetically pleasing but help to increase the life expectancy of the roof, improve stormwater retention, and thermal resistance.

Modular Tray Systems

Simple, flexible, and cost effective, our pre-engineered soil and plant-filled modular trays allow you to quickly install and enjoy a seamless, mature green roof without grid lines or container edges.

Intensive/Extensive Garden Assemblies

Choose from an intensive rooftop garden, full of various sizes and types of plants, trees, topography changes, and walkways or a low-maintenance, lightweight extensive garden assembly perfect for multi-family residential buildings.

Beautiful Benefits of Garden Roofs

In addition to adding gorgeous green space to any building, Garden Roofs offer a variety of benefits for business owners, property managers, and the environment including:

Financial savings from lower heating and cooling costs
Clean air and oxygen production
Minimization of stormwater runoff
Reduction in the urban heat island effect
Diminished need and cost of re-roofing
Provides a livable area for both humans and wildlife

Garden Waterproofing Success in Five Steps

Proper design and installation is imperative to the success of any garden waterproofing system. To meet this challenge and safeguard properties, Douglass Colony waterproofing has a five layered structure:

  • Waterproofing: We use Monolithic Membrane 6125 which is bonded directly to the substrate to create a completely seamless watertight assembly.
  • Electronic Leak Detection: Douglass Colony uses the reliable, noninvasive Electronic Leak Detection technology to protect against leaks, identify, and increase the accuracy of defective areas.
  • Drainage: Douglass Colony uses Gardendrain, which is a drainage layer designed with a variety of cups and panels that help better remove excess water from the roof without affecting the roots. This layer also provides the proper retention and aeration plants need to sustain drought and excessive rain.
  • Insulation: Placed above the roof membrane and root barriers, our polystyrene insulation layer is a closed cell, dimensionally stable product with a high r-value.
  • Overburden: Douglass Colony builds a variety of overburden rooftop applications including Rooftop Plaza Decks, Modular Trays, and both Intensive and Extensive Garden Assemblies.

Bring Your Garden Rooftop Dreams to Life

Turn to the expert, LEED certified professionals from Douglass Colony to not only install the garden roof you want but protect your building with the garden waterproofing you need. Get in touch today for your free consultation.