FAQ

VersESeal FAQ

What does VersEseal stick to?

 

VersEseal sticks to concrete, wood, metal, plastic and most other material. On smooth surfaces some roughening up on the surface may be required to achieve greater adhesion.

Concerned about the level of adhesion? We have pull off testing available, please contact us for more information.

Is VersEseal Safe to use? Does it have any toxic materials?

VersEseal contains no Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C’s) and is safe to be used in confined spaces. VersEseal is approved for potable water to Australian Standard AS4020 and is used in contact with drinking water in Brisbane and Sydney.

Does it come in any other colours?

For applications such as roofing where the aesthetics are more critical we have developed the VersEseal Top Coat range to use over the VersEseal Waterproofing Membrane.  VersEseal Top Coat has been specially developed to ensure it won’t damage the membrane like a solvent based paint would. It will also expand and contract with the membrane so it won’t crack and peel like standard paint. 

The VersEseal Top Coat  is available in white and a wide range of colours including Colorbond roofing colours. We are happy to match custom colours for specific jobs subject to minimum order quantities. Please contact us for more information.

Please see our Top Coat page for our current standard colour range.

Can I paint it on my leaky caravan, motorhome or trailer?

Yes, you can! We have even put together a Caravan Repair Pack designed especially for this. For more information please refer to our Caravans page.

How much VersEseal do I need / What’s the coverage of VersEseal?

We recommend installing the VersEseal membrane to a minimum of 1kg per Square Metre depending on the project. Please call us to discuss your individual project in more detail.

What’s the preparation for installing VersEseal on a surface?

Preparation is the most important aspect of any waterproofing work. The surface needs to be clean, dry and free of any particles, dust and chemical residue. Any old coatings or paint will need to be removed prior to installing. Where possible, pressure wash the surface and allow to dry. Anything that has not been removed by the pressure washer can be coated over.

Any penetrations, cracks, gaps, joints, holes, expansion areas can be coated over. They will need to have a coat of VersEseal Rapid Build painted, then a length of Geo Textile Fabric placed over the top, then another coat of VersEseal Rapid Build. This can all be done at the one time. No waiting between coats!

If you are installing the VersEseal Membrane over new concrete, allow 28 days for the concrete to fully dry and cure to prevent any issues from outgassing.

How do I apply it?

VersEseal can be applied using a brush, roller, trowel and some airless spray guns.

What do I do with left over product?

If your VersEseal is kept in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight your bucket of VersEseal could last up to a year. This will depend on the size of the bucket and the amount of product remaining.

How do I clean up?

One of the best things about VersEseal is that it will stick to just about anything, which is why you want to avoid getting it on things that don’t need waterproofing! If you get VersEseal on your skin it is best to use an old rag and with baby oil on it. Massage your skin with the baby oil and wipe off with a rag, continue until the VersEseal has been completely removed. For surfaces, it’s a similar process, using petroleum or solvent type products. Contact us first prior to attempting to remove VersEseal.

What should I avoid when using VersEseal?

VersEseal is not compatible with hydrocarbons, solvents and petroleum products such as petrol, diesel and oil based products. If there is any likelyhood of these types of materials regularly coming into contact with your VersEseal membrane it is likely to cause a problem. Please contact us for specific details relating to your particular application.

GeoFabric FAQ

Is it important to use Geo Fabric?
Yes, it’s extremely important for any waterproofing or sealing application. So much so, it is part of the Australian Standards for Internal and External waterproofing.
What is Geo Fabric?

Geofabric is a reinforcing fabric which is used to bridge over gaps as part of the VersEseal membrane system.

LRM Products recommends and supplies two types of Geo Textile Fabric.

For small projects a Non Woven Polypropylene geotextile fabric. The polypropylene fabric comes in rolls of either 100mm, 150mm or 200mm wide and are all 100m long. Rolls are white and look similar to toilet paper but are much stronger.

For larger projects and heavy duty applications Bidim Nonwoven Geotextile. It is available from 600mm wide all the way up to 6m wide at varying lengths.

Why use Geo Fabric and how does it work?
Generally, geo textile fabric makes the Verseseal Waterproofing System stronger and more reinforced. In most applications, it used in places where additional strength and reinforcement is required, such as penetrations through walls, roofs or floors, cracks in the substrate, expansion joints, cold pour joints, floor wall joints and any other area identified as being a potential weak point. When Geofabric and The Verseseal Waterproofing System are used together it prevents the membrane from being pushed through any gap created by penetrations, cracks and joints. Think of it a bit like a concrete slab with steel reinforcement. The geo fabric acts as the steel reinforcement making the concrete much stronger and less likely to give way to forces exerted on it.
Which type should I use?

It depends on the purpose of your application! LRM Products recommend the polypropylene Geo Textile Fabric for smaller projects, such as:

  • Ponds
  • Small tanks
  • Roof and gutter leaks
  • When should I use Geo Fabric?

Geo Fabric should be used on penetrations through walls, roofs or floors, cracks in the substrate, expansion joints, cold pour joints, floor wall joints and any other area identified as being a potential weak point.

How do I use Geo Fabric?

As with any project one of the most important steps is preparation. Using Geo Fabric is one of the more important steps in your project.

Ensure the surface is clean and dry using a pressure wash (if possible) or vacuum to remove any particles. Let the surface dry completely.

Conduct recommended quality testing required on large projects (talk to us about your QA procedure)

Apply 1 coat, approximately 0.5mm thick, of VersEseal Rapid Build to the surface. Apply marginally wider that the width of the geo fabric being used.

Cut to length or lay out the length of geo fabric required.

While the first coat of Verseseal Rapid Build is still wet, carefully lay the geo fabric over the area ensuring there are no folds or creases in the fabric.

If additional lengths of geo fabric are required, you will need to overlap the two. To do this, lay down the first length of geo fabric over the wet VersEseal Rapid Build. Apply another coat of VersEseal Rapid Build over the area to be overlapped (at least 50mm). Then, lay down the second length of geo fabric ensuring there is enough overlap.

Apply a second 0.5mm thick coat of VersEseal Rapid Build to the area ensuring all of the geo fabric is completely soaked.

Allow to completely dry before applying any additional coats. It takes 24-48 hours per millimeter at 24o C in a well-ventilated area.

Prior to applying additional coats, conduct a visual inspection to ensure it’s dry. The membrane should turn from brown to black. Also, touch-test the membrane – cured areas will be a lot harder than wet areas. If the membrane is cured on top but still wet underneath it will feel “spongy”.