Deck planter weight...limitations?

Discussion in 'HortForum' started by RMike, May 22, 2014.

  1. RMike

    RMike New Member

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    I have a question about weight. I have had two cedar planters custom-made. They are 60" long, 18" wide, and 18" deep. In the past couple of days, I have been doing some calculations about the weight of these filled containers (bottom 2" with drain gravel. I have calculated that the weight of the containers, when the soil is not saturated, could come to over 1000 pounds. (I have each planter on four 1.5" dowl rollers for mobility.)

    I want to use the containers on a large 'shoulder' deck on the 14th floor of a concrete high-rise condo building. Is there any risk that the weight will be a problem (that the strength of the deck would be inadequate to take this weight)?

    I have sent an email to the property management property, but they have not replied.

    Thank you very much!

    Last edited: May 22, 2014

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