Leaking planters.

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Old 11-06-14, 05:14 AM
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Leaking planters.

We moved into a new place recently which we're fixing up. The house has planters on the sides of the patio (see photos)



These planters all have drain pipes in them but as you can tell in the photos, they're not draining correctly and water is filtering through. This is a problem since it's causing moss and mod to grow on the bricks and is causing water damage in the area below the planters.




How should we go about fixing this?

Obviously we'll start by emptying them.

Then what? pressure wash and concrete sealant? A friend suggested lining them with roofing felt, is that ok for plants?

I was thinking of a coarse substrate up to the level of the drain pipes to prevent them from getting clogged with clay/dirt. Good idea?
 
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Old 11-06-14, 05:25 AM
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Ok so posting pictures didn't work that way. I also couldn't use the attachment feature of the forum, any suggestions?
 
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Old 11-06-14, 05:57 AM
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You're linking them incorrectly. To insert an image from somewhere other than your computer, you need to first pick the "from url" tab, then go to the pic, right-click on it, and pick "properties" from the drop down. Then highlight that url and copy that into the "from url" box.
 
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