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Mastic asphalt is often referred to as ‘The King of Waterproofing’. It is suitable to be applied in a number of situations due to its fantastic waterproofing properties, being carbon zero rated and having a long-proven track record.
We have used asphalt on a number of listed building including some of the most prestigious in the UK. Projects in which we have used asphalt include, The Tower of London, Canterbury Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. All throughout London and the UK asphalt can be found as the waterproofing material of choice on some of the most iconic and historic UK landmarks due to its effectiveness and durability.
Mastic asphalt is frequently specified by the National Trust and English Heritage to be used in refurbishment projects. The beautiful thing about asphalt is it is a traditional material which outperforms modern alternatives.
1000’s of steps across London are waterproofed with asphalt. The reason for this is the effectiveness of this waterproofing material and its attractive finish. Mastic asphalt can mould around the complex detailing areas of many stair cases in London where the spirals of the handrails meet the steps. Also, many homeowners want to keep the traditional look to their homes which can be achieved through the traditional waterproofing material mastic asphalt. When finished asphalt steps can also be coated with UV Solar Protective Paint to maximise longevity.
Mastic asphalt is often used to waterproof the walkways and access decks of flats in council estates. The reason for this is for the ability of this superior waterproofing material to endure heavy foot traffic and provide traction. This is achieved by adding a second 15mm coat on top of the first 10mm coat incorporating 15% coarse aggregate.
Asphalt is widely used to waterproof car parks. Not only is this a great waterproofing material it is one which is easy to repair. This ease of maintenance makes it an attractive choice to specifiers as this helps the car park to have a long service life. To withstand the consistent pressure of heavy vehicles a hardtop 25-40mm hardtop wearing course is applied.
Mastic asphalt is premium membrane for preventing underground moisture penetration. For this reason, it is regularly used in tanking, basement waterproofing and in lift pits.
Mastic Asphalt Roofing is probably the one application which most people associate with mastic asphalt. The reason for this is obvious. Asphalt roofing has a huge list of positives. For instance, it is carbon zero rated, an excellent water proofer, time-tested, provides a seamless finish and is ideal for complex detailing.
Asphalt is often used as flooring material in areas which will receive a lot of foot traffic. Mastic asphalt flooring is extremely durable and can last longer than almost any type of flooring material. It also has an added benefit of repairs being quick and economical to carry out.
Above we have mentioned some ways this extraordinary material mastic asphalt can be used. Perhaps the most impressive thing about this traditional material is how it still manages to outperform modern man made waterproofing systems in so many areas.
At RJ Evans mastic asphalt is one of our favourite materials. And if you have any questions regarding anything to do with mastic asphalt we will have the answer for you. We have asphalt specialists who have been working with asphalt for more than 40 years. Just call us on 01277 375 511.
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