Pay attention to these important things to make sure the roof garden stays safe

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In addition to all the advantages that a roof garden provides, making a garden on the roof of a building can also cause problems if it is not designed carefully. Photo/Special

JAKARTA – In addition to all the benefits of a roof garden, making a garden on the roof of a building can also cause problems if it is not designed carefully.

Humidity due to the absorption of water in the waterproof layer can decrease. Another problem that often arises is leakage and water infiltration associated with the flat roof slab.

Architect Deni Indra explained that the important thing in making a roof garden is to provide drainage channels. To facilitate water disposal, two systems can be used, namely surface drainage and infiltration drainage.

“This system was created after a cast-concrete slab was in place to remove excess ground water. Moreover, the roof construction is prone to leaks, so it must be equipped with drainage channels,” said Deni.

It is better to plan the discharge points of water absorption according to the amount of land area. For example, a garden that has a size of 10 m2 is sufficient to provide one floor drain hole using a 3-4 inch pipe.

“Another alternative is to make a sinkhole every 6 meters radius,” he said.

The element of security should also not go unnoticed. The safety of roof garden users, especially when on the move, absolutely must be carefully considered. Especially if most of the users are children, of course extra security must be done.

“Skill and accuracy must be really needed to be able to display the perfect roof garden. Don’t forget to provide a fence to make it safer,” said Deni.

Besides being safe to use, roof garden lighting must also be taken into account, especially at night. You can use garden lights that can be used in every corner of the roof garden.

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