If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we will be spending more time at home. Because of this, people want to make their homes and outdoor environment as beautiful and useful as possible. Many of us live in cities, where our properties are typically limited and the trend for builders is to build up rather than out. With this trend, rooftop decks and patios are becoming more the norm. The Uptec Pedestal System is one product that is perfect for this application.
What is the Uptec Pedestal System, also known as a pedestal paver system? The term generally refers to structural strength pavers or porcelain pavers which can be laid over the pedestal supports in place to raise the tiles or pavers off the existing roof surface to create an elevated deck. When using a pedestal system, attaching it to the roofing membrane does not affect the integrity of it and allows for free-flowing drainage of water on roofs. It can also easily work around any mechanical systems that may be present of the roof itself.
The Uptec Pedestal System is manufactured by Profilitec and has a unique installation system for floating or raised floors. The Uptec Pedestal System is an adjustable pedestal that is simple and easy to use, since it utilizes only three key elements, as well as a range of useful accessories. It is unlike other pedestal systems on the market that require multiple parts to overcome the various heights required, making the layout of components quite challenging.
The Uptec Pedestal System has three main components, along with a self-levelling or fixed head allowing floors to be installed at any height, even on sloped surfaces up to 5%. The SUPAL is recommended for lower heights, allowing you to raise the flooring system from 28mm to a maximum level of 43mm. It can accommodate any of the Uptec Pedestal System accessories.
The SUPAS is the main standard pedestal and allows for adjustment of the raised floor between 43mm and 58mm. Use the 2mm or 4mm spacers when installing pavers or porcelain tiles and the SUPAW head for attaching wood/steel beams or joists. Pre-drilled holes allow water to flow out and pre-cut lines make it easy to cut the pedestal on corners or perimeters.
The SUPAR is a modular extension ring which is stackable and can be used with the SUPAS standard pedestal. The SUPAR can be stacked as needed to establish the desired height and takes much of the guess work out of the layout. Simply add a SUPAR ring when your SUPAS pedestal is too short!
The benefits of the Uptec Pedestal System are numerous – they are incredibly versatile, easy to use and the patented Uptec system of only three components makes it truly simplistic. The self-levelling head adds flexibility reaching up to a 5% slope and the simple switch mechanism allows you the ability to lock the head in place – a perfect solution for working around the perimeters! The Uptec Pedestal Tabs utilize sound dampening rubber can be easily switched between standard installation or wood/steel joists.
The Uptec Pedestal System is built solid and durable, boasting some the strongest load capacities within the industry. They can be used with a variety of surface materials and built to any height you need. The Uptec Pedestal System can even be used on existing projects already in progress, making it easy to level out uneven surfaces. They allow for simple and easy access to what lays below making any servicing or maintenance quick and without any demolition required. It is the perfect system for your rooftop needs.
Whether you’re installing porcelain pavers or stone, laying SilcaGrate or seeking a creative way to disguise electrical and piping systems, consider the Uptec Pedestal System by Profilitec for your next outdoor project.
You won’t be disappointed!