08 Nov 6 steps to solve leaks in stone planters
How to solve leaks in planters. We explain it here:
Humidity, leaks, water ingress, mold, call it what you want, but it is a problem that arises in the life of every owner of a home with a terrace or garden sooner or later. Humidity and leaks can arise on terraces, in planters, on patios, gardens…
The best advice is to treat it as soon as it becomes apparent, remembering that a thorough investigation is needed before embarking on any method to resolve the problem.
What is the origin of the leak?
The key is to directly establish the source of the problem; Is it a leaky roof? A misguided channel? lack of channeled water outlets? Broken pipes in the irrigation system?
Once you know where it’s coming from, you can look for a solution to resolve it.
Today we will focus on the stone planters that many of you have on your terraces and gardens. In our experience, many of these planters do not have any drainage system and therefore the water either accumulates causing serious damage to the plants contained in the planter, or it overflows or leaks causing damage to neighbors (if it is located on terraces) or permanent damage to the surfaces of the terrace, patio etc, finally, dirt and mold accumulation.
Leaks in Stone planters also harm the plants they contain
This causes us the consequent frustration for not being able to successfully flower our plants and sometimes damages to third parties that can cost us large amounts of money.
Many companies would recommend the installation of asphalt fabrics in the planters. But from experience we can confirm 100% that this solution is not efficient.
Steps to fix a leak in a Stone planter
1) Empty all the planters.
2) Check the condition of the substrate, which is probably damaged by constant humidity.
3) Apply the selected product in all the planters, waterproofing them completely by applying bitumen sheets or elastic emulsions that will stop the entry of water in any well-drained area.
4) Of course, we must make sure to ensure good drainage by building a channel for the water to escape. It will be necessary to investigate possible ways of evacuating the water in a way that bothers the neighbors as little as possible and that it is aesthetically integrated into the house.
5) We recommend choosing a new substrate suitable for the plantations you want.
6) We always suggest opting for plants that require low water demand for two reasons: saving resources and reducing the risk of harm to third parties.
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