Sent in by Melanie
Editor: You have good reason to be concerned. We've blogged a few products before that might help, like Green Roof Blocks. (Be warned: the price quoted on their web site is for the empty containers, which will need to be transported, filled with soil, planted, and then transported again to your roof. As you can imagine, the price goes up considerably.)
Before proceeding, we'd recommend you make a couple of calls, and we're hoping your fellow Re-Nest readers can help you out with a few good references for what you should look for in a professional.
Grass, soil, and water are heavy — perhaps heavier than your roof terrace was designed to handle, so you could end up with something far worse than a leak. With unfortunate collapses on our collective mind lately, we'd recommend that you call a qualified structural engineer or a green roof consultant.
Here are a few more posts you should check out on Green Roofs:
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