What is VersiCell®

VersiCell® is a lightweight, high strength modular drainage cell designed primarily for sub-surface drainage, and to form tanks for underground storm water infiltration or storage.

VersiCell® is manufactured from high strength polypropylene and used in the construction of roof gardens, plaza decks, basements, pond filtration systems, concealed drains, pre-cast and in-situ drains and sports fields.

VersiCell® When installed between roof decks and pavers or ballast, VersiCell drainage cells reduce sound transmission and increase heat insulation.

Unlike drainage sheets or other drainage cells, VersiCell® is designed to withstand loads imposed by mechanical equipment such as bob-cats.

Available in 30mm high modules, VersiCell® modules interlock in the same plane, at right angles to one another, or may be butted together.

VersiCell® is proudly Australian Made


VersiCell® drainage cells are used for sub-soil drainage and to form tanks for underground water infiltration or storage systems in:

  • Landscape decks & planter boxes
  • Plaza decks, balconies & pool sides
  • Sports fields & golf courses
  • Roof Gardens
  • Concealed drains
  • Retaining/basement walls
  • Storm drains
  • Pond filtration
  • Infiltration & storage tanks
  • Sub surface drainage systems
  • Water Sensitive Urban Designs (WSUD)
  • Groundwater management
  • Sports field drainage
  • Road edge drains

VersiCell® has a wide range of applications due to its strength, efficient capture and discharge of high water volumes.

  • High compressive strength in excess of 100t/m2
  • High surface void area and internal void volume resulting in efficient water capture and discharge rates
  • Modules that may be interlocked in one plane or at right angles to one another
  • Resistance to biological attack and to a wide range of soil-borne chemicals
  • Large pre-assembled panels that allow rapid installation and minimise on-site disruption
  • Lightweight modules that allow easy handling and installation
  • Approximately 2% of gravel aggregate weight for the same discharge capacity
  • More predictable drainage capacity than gravel
  • Narrow profile enables a greater soil depth to be utilised in planter beds, compared to gravel, allowing the use of a wider variety of landscape plants
  • Relief of hydrostatic pressure on retaining walls
  • Support US LEED™ credits
Weightapprox 2.7 kg/m²
Size500 mm (L) x 500 mm (W) x 30 mm (H) 500 mm (L) x 250 mm (W) x 30 mm (H)
Compressive Strength>1,000 kN/m² (100 t/m²)
Discharge Capacity16.5 l/m.s @1% gradient
Surface Void Area>67%
Internal Void Area>95%
Biological / Chemical ResistanceUnaffected by moulds and algae and good resistance to oils, acids, alkalis and bitumen