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Decreasing labor on elevated landscapes

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E-Landscape found an easier way to place soil on elevated landscapes.

Kristen Hampshire | January 23, 2014

Creating a landscape in the sky requires expertise, specialty materials and innovative processes. Elevated landscapes can range from penthouse poolside environments and park settings on the 20th floor of a luxury high-rise, complete with 12-foot trees – or more functional “intensive” green roofs of sedum designed to manage rainfall and reduce the roof heat index.

Now with the specialty soils available, E-Landscape Specialty Solutions can actually blow the soil from the ground up to the top of high-rise. This is especially helpful for extensive green roofs that can involve 25 to 30 inches of soil. “When we first started working on elevated surfaces, we were using a crane for everything, even soil,” says Eric Drenner, partner and president of E-Landscape Specialty Solutions in Davidsonville, Md.

Soil was craned up to the rooftop in large, 2-cubic yard supersacks. The team could move about 100 cubic yards of soil per day. Now, by using a piece of specialty equipment that works similar to a mulch blower (Drenner calls it a “mulch blower on steroids”), E-Landscape can double its productivity and assign two or three men to the job instead of six. We can rescue a number of days on each project and help with the construction schedule,” Drenner adds.
 

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