Built-in Protective Features
Water is essential for life but for structures it can spell disaster. Water penetrating structures promotes rot, degrades stability, and reduces livability. Buzon Pedestal International confronts this reality through thoughtful design. Buzon pedestal products and accessories protect structures, materials and people. Designers use these products to their advantage, creating iconic spaces while protecting structures and materials from the harmful effects of water.
Holes for Drainage
Buzon screwjack pedestals are made of 80% recycled UV stabilized polypropylene. Buzon pedestal products are waterproof, do not absorb water, and are fully submersible. Water flows freely through holes in the pedestal head and base. It is no surprise that Buzon pedestals are the gold standard for water features in 50 countries. For raised deck applications, the eight holes in the pedestal base keep water flowing through the pedestal towards the drains.
Spacer Tabs Protect Materials
Rectangular spacer tabs or circular spacer tabs on the Buzon pedestal head create uniform gaps between porcelain pavers, stone pavers, hardwood decking tiles, or other decking materials. Open joints allow precipitation to fall to the substrate below, facilitating the evacuation of water. Using pedestals with spacer tabs protects materials from cracking due to temperature changes or moisture buildup.
Large Pedestal Base
In addition to providing stability, the large base on Buzon pedestals protects roofing membranes (including EPDM) and insulation boards. Buzon pedestals are designed to fit most waterproofing membranes or rigid insulation panels. This is especially important for green roof and rooftop deck applications.
When a waterproofing membrane is especially prone to puncturing then the U-PAD protection pad, made of recycled rubber, can be placed under the pedestal. The U-PAD accessory is available in various thicknesses, can be used as a riser, and to smooth transitions between waterproofing membranes.
The cavity created by Buzon pedestals enables service personnel to access the waterproofing membrane, the substructure or any service lines. Easy access for inspection and repair can prevent costly deferred maintenance and avoid major repairs later on.
Pedestals Protect People
Using Buzon pedestals in your water feature or raised terrace application does more than protect the structure and materials. It protects people, too. By stowing conduit and service lines beneath the decking surface, these would-be trip hazards are eliminated. Slip and fall accidents from ponding water or surface build-up due to prolonged exposure to water, are also diminished. Reducing these risks protects visitors and occupants as well as owners and investors.
Leverage Our Expertise
We’re not going to stop the rain. The key is to work in harmony with nature. Let’s keep the water in the fountain or flowing toward the drains instead of entering the structure or pooling on the decking surface. Water features and raised terraces built using Buzon pedestals offer the best protection to structures, materials, and to people. HDG Building Materials is an expert dealer for Buzon with deep expertise in pedestal set paver solutions. Mother nature can be tough. When you need an ally for your project, get in touch.