Problems with Green Walls

Vertical space and environmental issues

Posted: 09/10/2013 in Green Walls

Green walls are really effective and spectacular but they are also high maintenance and require attention or regular bases, usually weekly or at times even daily. The most serious problem that can happen is the irrigation system to fail. If that happens the issue has to be fixed immediately as lack of water will really quickly affect the plants. The reason for the irrigation to stop working could be something really simple like for example the battery on the computer fails, however a more problematic issue is insufficient or fluctuating water pressure. This can prove to be quite difficult to overcome especially if the green wall operates on standard irrigation system connected directly to the tap. Some of the things to do in that instance would be to:

1. Check the exact pressure on the tap using water pressure gauge.
2. Inspect the pipe work checking for leaks and or pipe damage.
3. 'Flush the system' by removing the end cap on the irrigation pipes. 
4. Check the non return non-return valves for debris that can cumulated inside the valve. 
5. Split the system into smaller circuits. 6. Carry out regular maintenance visits.

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