Sustainable Design: Bins
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Sustainable Design: Planters
DeepStream can supply your needs in a cost-effective manner drawing from Tournesol's 13 distinct design collections. DeepStream understands your commercial needs and will not be undersold, despite our dedicated service.
From Manhattan to Hawaii you have seen them everywhere. With many different styles to fit every need, Tournesol Siteworks has been a major manufacturer of planters for decades.
Concrete Garden Planters from Tournesol Siteworks are created with glass-fiber-reinforced concrete which has the look and durability of concrete, without suffering the associated weight. Unlike many concrete planters, there is no steel rebar inside to rust, swell, and split the planters open in an action called "spalling".
By adding long strand glass fibers and woven mat to the conventional concrete, Tournesol increases the strength of the material and decreases the thickness. Decreasing the thickness 60% (from typically 3” in cast concrete to 1” in GFRC) directly reduces the weight by the same amount. However these planters are still at least 10X heavier than fiberglass planters and are best used at street level. They are often used to block vehicles from parking or entering restricted locations.
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3-layer Drain Packs with TREMdrain and Biobarrier complete your planter
If your planters will not be dug up and replanted every year then we strongly recommend adding Drain Filter Packs for each drain. A three-part filter combines the waffled plastic backing of TREMdrain, three layers of filter fabric, and Biobarrier buttons to inhibit root growth. They may not stop aggressive root systems like Bamboo and Clusia.
Filter packs, when used in conjunction with clean 1-2 mm inorganic drainage material to slow the flow of the water to the drain, could prevent clogged drains for a decade or more.