The construction industry has a new development in waterproofing systems known as a hot-applied rubberized asphalt waterproofing membrane.
The membrane consists of a 100% blend of asphalt, synthetic rubber polymers, and a formulated filler made to provide an excellent combination of toughness with flexibility and low moisture vapor permeance.
What’s involved in the application process?
As the name suggests, hot rubberized membranes are applied while extremely hot.
The material undergoes heating in jacketed kettles that are gas-fired with a constant temperature of 350- or 400-degrees Fahrenheit.
Excess heat can cause the product to break down, which may result in a major failure.
Uses of hot rubber application
There are so many construction applications of hot fluid-applied asphalt waterproofing. Contactors use it in either horizontal or vertical structures, some of which include:
- Parking lots
- Plaza decks
- Balcony decks etc.
A point to note, the membrane systems are designed to provide effective waterproofing for large surfaces. When applied properly, the benefits are exceptional. Some of the benefits include:
- It helps eliminate seams in roof systems
- Reduce the risk of leaks
- Create an aesthetically pleasing finish
- It is less-labor-intensive
- They bond well to concrete
They are also sometimes used to fill naturally occurring imperfections in vertical surfaces.
The resultant products of hot-fluid application also have unique benefits:
- They are also resistant to microorganisms, soil, and chemical damage
- They do not easily corrode
- Can withstand thermal heat
- Their water absorption rate is less than 1%
The only disadvantage to this application is, it is not a DIY task, and only a professional can do it.
Al’s Paving is ready to help. We are a reliable contracting company specializing in asphalt paving, sealing, hot rubberized applications, and more.
Call us if you need any of these services in Temple, TX, and the surrounding areas.