Roofs you can drive on, most often integrate a combination of interlocking concrete brick with plant material similar to a intensive Green Roof
Cities are becoming more dense and there are more and more cars. We must try to use the little space left to us as optimally as we can. One way to realize that is stacked use of space. Underground car parks with high-rise office or retail space could become a meeting hub hiding the grey under structure and create an inviting environment and improve the quality of life.
When considering a roof that you can drive on, there are important aspects that should not be overlooked.
Several structural materials have to work together. It is not only the added ballast that has to be considered but there is also the difference in structural components and their behavior related to each other: natural substrate versus roof construction.
Here are some of the considerations:
- The relation between static and dynamic loading.
- Traditional warm roof, inverted roof or non-insulated roof.
- The pressure-resistance of the thermal insulation.
- The type and thickness of the ballast materials: foundation layer, filler material and the pattern of pavers that is best to use.
- The type and the intensity of use, such as people walking, a car driving, or even a fire truck accessing the roof, all have different influences on the roof construction and the materials used
Let our team of experts guide you through all aspects involved when designing a roof you can drive on. We can advise you about what would be the best construction techniques, what Green Roof materials to use, and why.