Comprised of an engineered turf and permanently attached to a high strength polymer backing, VersaCap® is an aesthetically pleasing, intermediate cover for landfills designed to eliminate leachate production and erosion at the source while properly conveying gas emissions and improving gas collection efficiency. This dramatically lowers maintenance and operational costs over the life of the landfill.
Unlike exposed geomembrane covers that have to be replaced every few years, the VersaCap product alone can last up to fifteen years. However, when combined with a bound infill material, the life of the product is increased to more than 50 years. This helps make VersaCap the most versatile intermediate landfill cover system on the market today.
VersaCap has many financial benefits over other intermediate covers:
- Airspace savings
- Soil borrow savings
- Landfill gas capture: 5 to 10 scfm per acre
- Erosion reduction: 3 to 5 tons per acre per year
- Leachate reduction: 10,000 gal per acre per year
- The above example is based on average values of VC projects. All costs are estimates