Advantages of Bituthene® Low-Temperature Rolls for Waterproofing

Bituthene® low-temperature roll is specifically made to act as a barrier to water, moisture, and gas by physically separating the building from the surrounding substrate. Here are some of the key benefits the waterproofing membrane provides!

Advantages of Using Bituthene® Low-Temperature Rolls

The primary benefit of using this product is its wide application window.

The Bituthene® low-temperature membrane is ideal in conditions where surface and ambient temperatures are between 25°F (-4 °C) and 60°F (16 °C). For surface and ambient temperatures of 40 °F (5°C) or above, the Bituthene® 3000 membrane works well.

The Ripcord split release sheet makes it such that the positioning of the membrane is easily done in intricate sections. Additionally, its cross-laminated film has immense tear strength, puncture resistance, and impact resistance. This makes it dimensionally stable.

Its self-adhesive overlaps are also designed for cold application. This means no flame threat will be present during use while membrane continuity is maintained.

Chemical resistance is another advantage that the Bituthene® low-temperature roll offers. The membrane is designed to provide efficient exterior protection from hostile soils and groundwater and is chemically resistant to the majority of soil conditions.

Its elongation of more than 300% aids in accommodating small settlements and shrinkage movement. Regulated thickness is also a guarantee. These factory-made sheets provide a consistent, fixed-site application.

Storage Tips for Bituthene® Low-Temperature Rolls        

All Bituthene® rolls should be stored upright. Do also observe the one-year shelf life and use the membrane on a first-in, first-out basis.

To maintain the quality of this product, store it in dry conditions between 40°F (4.5°C) – 90°F (32°C). Ensure that it is also kept off the ground, under tarps, or in a location that is well-protected from rain and ground moisture.

Surface Preparation Tips of Bituthene® Low-Temperature Rolls

Surfaces must have a solid structural foundation and be free of voids, spalled regions, loose aggregate, and protruding sharp edges. Clean exposed surfaces of pollutants for oil, wax, or grease. Ensure that all loose stones, dust, and grime are removed. Curing the concrete properly is necessary (a minimum of 7 days for normal structural concrete and 14 days for lightweight structural concrete). If the concrete is applied horizontally over non-vented decks, the aforementioned cure durations should be doubled. Longer dry times may be necessary under some circumstances, such as particularly wet weather or late form removal.

Fix flaws like spalled or improperly consolidated sections. Form match lines and remove protrusions that are sharp. You could also use Bituthene® Deck Prep as a repair and leveling agent on rough or uneven deck surfaces. When working with masonry surfaces, a parge coat should be applied to brick walls and trowel-cut mortar joints level with the faces of the concrete blocks.

Why Purchase Waterproofing Membranes from Metro Sealant?

We at Metro Sealant strive to deliver the top waterproofing membrane materials available. Our waterproofing membranes offer your building or structure superior protection against water infiltration and potential water damage. Reach out to us for more information!