Green Roof Options

Overcoming common water problems with roof top gardens

Drainage that blocks is the most common problem with roof-top gardens. There are lots of fancy (and expensive) options available on the market. None of them will be as effective as Capiphon™ drainage when it comes to simplicity, ease of installation and trouble-free maintenance.

Simplify Roof-top gardening

Capiphon™ offers the best solutions on the market for situations where there is a shallow soil requirement, which is often the case with roof-top gardens with restrictions on load-bearing, structure and capacity.

Most traditional drainage systems require a significant depth of soil and rely heavily on gravity to work properly. Capiphon™ has a unique capillary action that actively siphons the water out of the soil even when it is quite shallow. Even better – the unique belt profile will never clog with roots or soil.

Capiphon™ drainage is equally suited to large installations. This case study shows Capiphon™ being used on a roof-top garden constructed over a car park. It is a large-scale project with depth of 1 metre to allow for tree roots as well as turf.Drainage has been in place for more than 5 years and is so effective that as well as healthy trees and lawn,there is no water leakage into the car park below (not even a sign of seepage through cracks that have visibly formed in the overall structure).

  • Roof-top gardening
  • Roof-top gardening
  • Roof-top gardening
  • Roof-top gardening