High-quality Commercial Concrete Planters by Tournesol Siteworks are available in many distinctive styles, sizes, forms, and colors. Find out how GFRC, glass fiber reinforced concrete, makes these concrete garden planters lighter, stronger, and more durable than traditional concrete planters.
As a developer, general contractor, and planter manufacturer with thousands of installations spanning almost two decades, DeepStream understands commercial and homeowner needs for concrete planters.
DeepStream started as a customer of Tournesol while building one of our own residential projects. Now, almost two decades later, we have been a knowledgeable high-volume nationwide authorized distributor for more than 15 years.
Tournesol Siteworks’ concrete planters have been specified by Landscape Architects, Contractors, and Builders for more than 35 years. These fiberglass reinforced Concrete Planters are lighter, stronger, and more durable than concrete planters made with standard cement. They are backed by a 3-year warranty.
DeepStream can supply your glass-fiber-reinforced cement (GFRC) Concrete Planters in a cost-effective manner, drawing from 8 distinct GFRC Concrete Planter design collections with 12 colors and 5 textures to chose from. With thousands of installations, DeepStream understands both commercial and homeowner needs. For one planter or 100+, knowledgeable service and volume pricing have made us a high-volume national distributor for commercial and residential GFRC Concrete Planters.
From Manhattan to Hawaii, you have seen these high-quality GFRC Concrete Planters everywhere.
Concrete Garden Planters are created with glass-fiber-reinforced concrete which has the look and durability of concrete, without suffering the associated weight. Unlike many concrete planters, there is no steel rebar inside to rust, swell, and split the planters open in an action called “spalling.” For more detailed information on way you want to avoid concrete planters planters with steel armatures read the information found in this blog post.
By adding long-strand glass fibers to the conventional cement, the strength of the material increases while decreasing the thickness. Decreasing the thickness 60% (from typically 3” in cast concrete to 1” in GFRC) directly reduces the weight by the same amount. However these planters are still at least 10X heavier than fiberglass and wood planters, and are best used at street level. They are often used as crash barriers or to block vehicles from parking or entering restricted locations.
If you have questions, need more information, or would like to discuss your project, please call Sheila at (305) 857-0466 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheila has decades of experience to call on as a developer, general contractor, and property manager, with thousands of planter installations and remediation project experiences to help you with budget-saving ideas.
Tips for improving Planter Drainage
Drain packs must be used in conjunction with a proper planting medium for container gardening, and inorganic filtering material to slow the drainage water so that any clay “fines” that could coat the geotextile will instead settle to the bottom of the liner below the side-wall drain.
- When selecting your outdoor planters, keep in mind that drainage is critical to the health of your plants grown in containers, and it is very difficult to remedy after the fact. The design of the planter liner is one of the important components.
- Generally, more tended plants die from drowning than from lack of water. “Old school” drain holes on the bottom and gravel drainage medium simply do not work and will quickly clog. DeepStream elevates the drainage hole center approximately 2″ up the sides of your liners to provide a “reservoir” for the tap roots, but more importantly, that space allows clay “fines” present in all most all planting mediums to settle instead of clogging drain packs.
- DeepStream pioneered modern drainage practices with side-wall drains and 3-layer drain filter packs. DeepStream places from one to three 3/4″ threaded drainage ports on its 16 stock proprietary plastic planter liners, to which various plugs, hose barbs and valves may be attached. Liners are non-structural and are meant to be placed inside planter boxes.
- Depending on your plants, planting mixture, and local climate, you may need to add more drains. Additional drain holes can be added as required by drilling additional holes in the side walls with a hole saw bit. If additional threaded ports are needed we stock two-part watertight bulkhead fittings.
- Planting mediums for container gardening are as varied as local climates and plant species. Here in Florida, we can get 6” of rain in a day in the rainy season, so we need a quick draining material and we often add perlite. If you have a dry climate, you may need to add more vermiculite to retain water. Since Florida also has a dry season where it my not rain for a month or more at a time, we use drip irrigation, as the planting medium we use for the rainy season dries out far too quickly during the dry season. For more in-depth information on drip irrigation, drainage, and the many aspects of container gardening check the Helpful Resource Links to planterblog.com listed at the bottom of this page.