A variety of bituminous waterproofing products are available on the market for use in the building industry. Let us first discover what bitumen is and then look at the advantages of this versatile material.
What Is Bitumen?
Bitumen is essentially a by-product of the distillation process of crude oil. During this refining operation, petrol and diesel are extracted leaving behind the dark, heavy bitumen. Bitumen also occurs naturally and can be found at the bottom of early lakes where decayed organisms were subjected to heat and pressure.
Bitumen was discovered to have excellent waterproofing and adhesive properties. Historically, it was used to bind materials and to provide a waterproof lining to items such as baskets and the bottoms of ships.
Nowadays, it is used primarily as a road surfacing material and in the manufacture of roofing and waterproofing products.
Advantages Of Bituminous Waterproofing Products
There are multiple reasons to select bituminous waterproofing products for your next waterproofing project, including the following:
If you have decided that bituminous waterproofing products are right for your next building or maintenance project, chat to our friendly team at Waterproofing Direct today. We can offer excellent advice on the most appropriate, high-quality products for your application.