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M-SEAL® VM500

VOLTAGE ISOLATION AND WATERPROOF MEMBRANE

Product Description

CORKJOINT M-SEAL® VM500 Voltage Isolation & Waterproof Membrane Sealing System is a self-adhesive butyl rubber based Voltage Isolation and Waterproof Membrane with a geotextile top layer, for use on slab and wall applications. Made from a special bitumen-free butyl rubber composition, the M-SEAL VM500 is an easy, clean and environmentally friendly solution for preventing the transfer of static electrical currents through concrete slabs and walls, in both wet and dry areas of application.

The self-adhesive layer of M-SEAL® VM500 bonds strongly to the existing substrate, while the concrete topping screed (secondary top layer) bonds tenaciously to the geotextile layer of the membrane. This dual bonding process prevents any separation between the substrate and the concrete topping screed which also helps maintain the quality and sustainability of the finished floor coverings.

M-SEAL® VM500 has high crack-bridging capabilities and due to the tenacious bonding of the slab, and the topping layer slab, to the geotextile membrane layer on the top of M-SEAL® VM500 membrane, it becomes a fully bonded membrane system to the substrate and the proceeding concrete layer, which also enables it to isolate, insulate and prevent the transfer of electrical currents and water through the concrete or via cracks in the concrete.

This product is part of our Sealing Systems product range.

Advantages

  • Provides excellent electrical insulation in both wet and dry conditions.
  • A self-adhesive membrane with excellent adhesion to the concrete substrate, for both floor and wall applications. Use CJ-200-15 Adhesive Primer (water-based). No torch-on or hot-iron requirements needed for installation, so no harsh or hazardous fumes are created.
  • Bonds to most types of surfaces (concrete, steel, ceramic, PVC pipe) with the use of CJ-200-15
    Adhesive Primer.
  • Fast and easy to install compared to conventional membrane systems.
  • A geotextile top layer for high performance bonding to concrete topping slabs and to screed coatings of various thicknesses. Also prevents the migration of water between membrane and finishes.
  • Can withstand up to 5.73 x 10^14 ohm-cm at a thickness of 2.5mm.
  • High crack bridging capabilities of up to 2mm.
  • Produced from a special SBS Modified rubber composition with both the adhesive bottom layer and the geotextile top layer bonded during the manufacturing process.
  • No bentonite present so the product does not expand and break-up in water and/or wash from the joint, removing the potential of voids between slab/wall and finishes. SBS Modified rubber gives long-term durability and integrity to the product and in-turn to the joint and substrate.

Areas of Application

  • Railway station platform slabs and walls.
  • Viaducts and Bridges.
  • Power Stations and Utilities.
  • Electrical Riser Rooms.
  • Base slabs, walls and roofs for waterproofing (a topping slab must be applied)

Note : The product’s design and performance, its intended use, installation and final confirmation and approval for use, must be provided by the project’s Design Engineer and Project Manager.

Physical Properties

Refer to the Product Brochure for  this information.

Typical Installations

  1. Clean the concrete surface using a stiff brush or with high pressure air to remove any loose dirt and debris. Remove any exposed high or sharp points on the concrete surface, which may prevent the M-Seal® VM500 membrane from adhering fully to the surface or from being punctured. Any major holes or voids in the concrete surface should be filled with an application of a cement mortar in order to level the surface to the same level as the current concrete surface where the membrane is to be applied.
  2. Apply one layer of CJ-200-15 Adhesive Primer onto a clean, dry, concrete surface, using a roller or brush. Allow the CJ-200-15 Adhesive Primer to become tacky (approximate drying time is 10-20 minutes, depending upon the current ambient temperature) before installing the M-Seal® VM500 membrane.
  3. Remove the release paper from the adhesive side of the M-Seal® VM500 membrane and apply the membrane onto the primed surface with the rubber section being applied directly on to the concrete primed surface.
  4. Press the entire surface of M-Seal® VM500 membrane firmly into place using a medium or hard surface roller to ensure full bonding of the membrane is achieved and to make sure that all air pockets are removed.
  5. For joining of the membrane, where the overlap sections of M-Seal® VM500 membrane meet, provide an overlap cover of the membrane to the other already applied membrane, of not less than 50mm up to 100mm, and firmly press the overlapping piece onto the underlying piece to fully seal the seam.
  6. The M-Seal® VM500 membrane is now ready for the application of the topping slab or the wall cement render. Prior to applying the secondary concrete layer, especially for a topping slab, make sure that there are no stones or loose items on top of the membrane, and that it is fully clean and free of any loose dirt and debris.

    The above installation procedures should be followed for wall applications and columns.

  7. For special installation requirements for PSD’s (Platform Screen Doors), isolation joints, columns and doorways, please refer to CORKJOINT for further information.

Refer to the Product Brochure for Installation Photos & Drawings.

Packaging and Dimensions

  • 2.5mm (thick) x 1.0 metre (wide) x 10.0 metre (long) roll
  • Roll Weight: 37kg

Written Specification

The voltage isolation and waterproof membrane where shown on the drawings, shall be M-Seal® VM500 as supplied by CORKJOINT. The membrane system must be a special SBS Modified rubber, have a maximum thickness of 2.5mm, be a fully bonded system that has self-adhesive properties for installation and have concrete crack-bridging capabilities of up to 2.0mm. The voltage electrical resistance levels must be >5.5 x 10^14 ohm-cm and testing must be carried out in accordance to ASTM D257 by a certified independent laboratory. The membrane is to be installed in accordance to the manufacturer’s required installation guidelines, and to the Design Engineer’s specification.

Health & Safety Information

For further information or advice on health and safety precautions, safe handling, storage and correct disposal of products, please refer to the most recent product Safety Data Sheet (SDS), which is available upon request.

Disclaimer

The information and the recommendations relating to the application and end use of this product are given in good faith and are based on the information provided by the manufacturer of the product and/or the Company’s current knowledge and experience in connection with the product when properly stored, handled and applied under normal conditions and no liability of final function at the job site is assumed. In practice, the differences in materials, substrates and actual site conditions are such that no warranty in respect of merchantability of, or fitness for, particular purpose, nor any liability arising out of any legal relationship whatsoever, can be inferred either from this information, or from any written and/or oral recommendations, or from any other advice offered by the Company. The Company also has no express or implied knowledge of any particular purpose for which the product is required and any such information given will not be taken into account in the supply of this product. No responsibility or liability by the Company will be accepted for misuse, misreading or derivation from recommended guidelines in respect of this product and the user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and assume all risks and liability in connection therewith. The information contained in our brochure may change at any time without notice. Any use of this product, M-SEAL® VM500, in any application should be approved as suitable for use/application by the Design Engineer and Project Manager.