H. Easy Liner Removal The VersaLiner® is made from plastic with a slightly oily microfilm on the surface. This film resists sticking to concrete so they can be removed extremely easily. This is generally done by hand with the aid of a small screwdriver or chisel for areas where concrete may have leaked underneath the liners. The labor to strip the VersaLiner™ Liner is a negligible component of the job. We recommend that a small percentage of liners be carefully removed, to avoid tearing and distortion, and stored for an emergency source should they be needed at the end of the job (cleaning of these liners is generally not required).
Corner, or return, brick can be easily installed with the VersaLiner® System. Return liners are available as foldable corner liners; separate, factory coped sheets; or can be prepared on the jobsite from the standard liners. It is not necessary to adhere or fasten the vertical liner to the form’s bulkhead. One or more of the mechanical methods of holding brick against the form will sandwich the liner at the top.
A common method for holding brick in place along a return edge is to use a ‘horseshoe clip’. This is a simple ‘u’ type bend in a heavy (approx. 1/8 th” ) wire that slips over the form edge and clamps the brick to the side. These can be fashioned to any width of form edge or bulkhead, and multiple lengths in order to clamp the corner brick and intermittent half brick. Once the concrete has been placed and vibrated, and begins its initial set, the clips can be easily removed. Another commonly used method is a temporary bond utilizing an adhesive such as MBrick™ PSA adhesive. This method is simple and fast, requiring no hammering or clip materials. PSA works best in moderate temperatures (between 45 and 85 degrees F.), and washes off easily within the normal pressure wash process. For backer rod, use 1 ½” aluminum nails, and avoid pinning the backer rod directly against the liner’s joints.
Backer rod method
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