- Product Features
- Tile Tech Pedestal System is designed for concrete pavers to lay level over a built up roof. The substrate can be either concrete or wood structure, with a roof membrane over the top. The pedestal system consists of 7 standard pieces and (user supplied) recommended Schedule 3034- 4.215” OD diameter PVC pipe.
The PVC pipe allows the pedestal system to vary in heights up to 20+ inches. The standard 1/8” spacer on the top cap allows for an open joint and proper alignment of the pavers. The top cap can be used by itself in areas where the required height is less than one inch. The top cap is 1/2” in height, if required a 1/16” or 1/8” bottom shim locks into the bottom of the top cap. In applications where 1” in height is required, the top and bottom cap can be used with PVC and 1/8” and 1/16” bottom shims.
The “press fit” connection of the top and bottom cap to the PVC pipe requires no gluing or other attachments. Both the wedge top shims and round bottom shims can be used for “fine tuning” proper height if required. All top shims and bottom shims lock into place, and all six pieces (if used) interlock, allowing no paver movement and a level surface. The round bottom shims have a unique “V” groove, which allows them to be scored & broken in half with a utility knife and stacked on the bottom for those areas that are sloped more than 2%. They lock to each other and to the bottom cap to impede movement of the pedestal. The subsequent weight of the paver will keep the system in place. The caps can be easily removed during installation if desired.
The popularity of energy-efficient roofs, or Green Roofs, is increasing as its value is appreciated. The intention of the Green Roof concept is to take otherwise heat producing areas, such as rooftops and plazas, and provide a cooler environment. The result is a cooler roof decreasing the buildings energy consumption and reducing the heat island effect. The Green Roof concept has seen wide spread acceptance within the construction community.