Enjoy designing areas of artificial turf for yoga, then select IPE Ironwood or porcelain paver tiles for the bar and dining areas while knowing that all three surfaces will finish flush and level. We have removed all the obstacles so you can focus on the finished look, not roofing details or building code approvals. Storm water management is a big concern in most urban environments. Slowing the flow of storm water is a natural, side benefit with our permeable Echo Flow Blocks. Retention and detention storm water drainage designs are easily adjusted based on location.
Echo Roof Terrace and Garden by ShreddedTire, is the only FLAT and PERMEABLE walking surface with IPE Ironwood, Artificial Turf and 3/4” porcelain tile all within the -370 NOA and it’s all UL fire rated. Planter walls on rooftop terraces usually involve rebar, concrete, extra roof drains and waterproofing the inside and outside walls. We build the planter walls with permeable Echo Flow Blocks set in AH 160, tile foam adhesive. This unique advantage allows for water to flow “under” the wall and into the drain area inside the planter square.
When comparing the cost of an Echo Terrace Assembly you must include the cost of all the concrete walls and topping slabs with rebar that you will no longer need. In fact, we want a flat surface of concrete, steel or wood and then leave our professional installers to perform ALL the required work including the turf, IPE ironwood or paver toppings.Green roofs with terrace combinations are popular all over the world. Internationally Patented in 38 countries with more being approved every month. Echo Block has been tested and approved as a Class A, fire-rated product at unlimited slope. The UL report also states that any roofing material that is already tested as Class A over concrete is also approved on Echo Block without additional testing.
Furthermore, Echo Turf installed with Echo Bond glue to Echo Flow Block was also tested and approved as an assembly as a Class A, at 1/4” slope. The only artificial turf that has been tested as a full assembly in Miami Dade NOA for uplift (-370 PSF) and a UL Class A fire rating. Our tapered designs include the Echo Block (8,000 psi grout topping) tapered, 2’ x 2’ panels that the roofing system is torched to. Our second layer provides the reversing slope to achieve the flat and permeable surface. A variety of surfacing options that are all NOA tested and approved, make Echo Terrace and Gardens the only out of the box, NOA and UL Class A rated assemblies available to date. Every square foot of roof terrace recycles a minimum of two passenger tires.