Installing a Green Roof, Images 7-11

Before installing the deck sections and greenroof panels, workers laid a landscape fabric slip sheet over the waterproofing layer. The slip sheet allows water to drain through and helps protect the EPDM membrane.

Vegetable planters and deck sections built with ipe were installed on top of the slip sheet.

The one-meter-square roof panels were cut to size with a cut-off saw and fitted in place.

The "eggcrate" water reservoir on two sides of each panel was left exposed so that the panels could interlock.

These green-roof panels contain a drought-resistant mixture of sedum and thyme. As the root systems spread, the seams between the panels will disappear.

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