LITE-STRIPS for green roofs results in low weight. According to research carried out by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU) LITE-STRIPS retain 8 times more water per kg than conventional products (e.g. LECA).
Extensive underground irrigation and aeration are guaranteed by using LITE-NET.
In contrast to extensive water storing nonwovens, the stored water as a whole is disposable for the plants, as the roots may dock laterally and at the bottom of the non-woven net. Especially with thicker roof constructions this is of advantage, as the LITE-NETcan be installed at any level adjusted to the depth of the roots. The plants can easily penetrate the large openings of the net. Additionally they may cling to the LITE-NET.
LITE-NET and LITE-STRIPS consist of environmentally friendly, high strength and rot-proof geotextiles/nonwovens made of long-lasting polypropylene or biologically degradable raw material such as wood fiber. As these nonwovens consist up to approx. 90% of open and interconnected voids, they can drain air and water very well for one thing and serve as a water reservoir at the same time.
The results are persistent green spaces.
Our active BLUELITE-NET underground irrigation system has been developed for the underground irrigation to safe both water and money. BLUELITE-NET consists of an irrigation pipe which feeds the water into a nonwoven distribution net which spreads water extensively and consistently at the root level. Underground irrigation blocks evaporation, felting and surface waterlogged soil. As a result, irrigation is possible at any time and non-stop, even when the area is in use. Due to the open and flexible design of the net, there are no barriers whatsoever. In other words, plant roots may easily grow through the net and anchor themselves around the net. Therefore 100% of the water retained in the nonwoven is accessible to the plants (up to 10l/ m² depending on the application).
As roots can easily penetrate the nonwoven BLUELITE-NET, it can be placed in soil at any depth to best meet plant needs. This includes placing BLUELITE-NET in many formations or layers. The result: a wide variety of plants are provided with the air and moisture they need to grow and thrive.
- Extensive distribution of water without evaporation
- Simple installation at any soil depth
- Cost-effective and long-lasting
- Retains water without restricting roots
- Reduced water consumption up to 70%