Frequently Asked Questions
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 maybe required to achieve greater adhesion.
Is VerseSeal Toxic?
VersEseal contains no Volatile Organic Compounds or V.O.C’s and is safe. VersEseal even has its potable Water Certificate and is used in contact with drinking water in Brisbane and Sydney.
Does it come in any other colours?
VersEseal is available in Black and Grey. One of the great things about VersEseal is that its so stretchy! Achieving up to 850% elongation. It expands and contracts with temperature which results in paints cracking and flaking off the surface approximately 50% of the time depending on where its being used. We don’t recommend you paint it but if you decided to give it a go, try a small test area and use a water based Acrylic with elastomeric properties.
Can I paint it on my leaky caravan or 4WD?
Yes, you can! However, take into consideration the colour as its only currently available in Black and Grey.
How much VersEseal do I need / What’s the coverage of VersEseal?
We recommend installing the VersEseal membrane to a minimum of 2mm Dry Film Thickness or DFT or 3.4Kg per Square Metre for a 2mm finish.
What’s the preparation for installing VersEseal on a surface?
Like anything preparation is the most important aspect of the work! Ensure the surface is clean and dry free of any particles, dust, chemicals or anything else other than the surface you want to install to. Any old coatings or paint will need to be removed. Where possible and where it be done safely, pressure wash the surface. Anything that has not being removed by the pressure washer can stay.
Any penetrations, cracks, gaps, joints, holes, expansion areas 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!
On concrete surfaces, if its brand-new concrete or concrete that may encountering water you may need to prime the surface using a water-based concrete sealer to prevent blistering or bubbling in the VersEseal.
How do I apply it?
VersEseal can be applied using a brush, roller, trowel, squeegee and some airless spray guns.
What do I do with left over product?
Opening a bucket of VersEseal will start to shorten the pot life of the product but if your VersEseal is kept in a cool place out of the sun your bucket of VersEseal could last up to a 2 years depending on the size and the amount in the bucket.
How do I clean up?
One of the best things about VersEseal is that it will just about stick to anything, which is why you want to avoid getting it on things that don’t need waterproofing! If you get VersEseal on your skin its 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 won’t it work on?
VersEseal doesn’t agree well with hydrocarbons, some solvents and petroleum products like unleaded petrol, diesel, oil products and similar type products. Any surface that’s expecting to encounter these chemicals regularly could cause problems for VersEseal. Contact us if you need to know what VersEseal will work on!
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?
LRM Products recommends two types of Geo Textile Fabric.
- A non-woven polyethylene geo textile fabric. The polyethylene fabric comes in rolls of either 100mm, 150mm, 200mm, 300mm, 600mm and all are 100m long. Rolls are white and look similar to toilet paper but are much stronger.
- A nonwoven product made from polyester. 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 polyethylene Geo Textile Fabric for smaller projects, such as:
- 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 require 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.
a. If additional lengths of geo fabric are required, you will need to overlap the two
b. Lay down the first length of geo fabric.
c. Apply a second coat of Verseseal Rapid Build over the area to be overlapped (at least 50mm).
d. Lay down the second length of geo fabric ensuring there is enough overlap.
- Apply second coat of Verseseal Rapid Build to area ensuring all of the geo fabric has had Verseseal Rapid Build completely soaked into it. Thickness will need to be 0.5mm
- 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 or from dark gray to a lighter gray/brown. 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”.