Sourcing a high-performance waterproofing product is well worth the time and investment to ensure the longevity of your residential or commercial property. Both the Bituthene® 3000 and Bituthene® 4000 waterproofing membranes are designed to protect buildings and structures against water damage. However, which is better? In this article, we’ll cover how the Bituthene® 3000 vs. 4000 differ.
What Is the Purpose of Bituthene?
Where in-service temperatures don’t exceed 130°F (54°C), Bituthene is the best choice for waterproofing concrete decks. It may be used in split-slab construction for areas like parking decks and plaza spaces. Mechanical rooms, labs, kitchens, and bathrooms are just a few examples of the interior functions of Bituthene.
Bituthene® 3000 Vs. 4000: Key Differences
Bituthene® 4000 is applied with Primer B2 on prepared vertical, sloping, and hanging slab surfaces. Primer B2 can be used on wet or “green” concrete. On the other hand, Bituthene 3000 is a flexible waterproof membrane that can be applied cold.
In order to provide improved adhesion down to -4°C (25°F), Bituthene® 4000 is used in conjunction with the water-based Bituthene® 4000 Surface Conditioner. The Bituthene® Primer B2 which is solvent-based or the Bituthene® WP-3000 Primer which is water-based is used together with Bituthene 3000. Bituthene® 3000 can be applied to temperatures as low as 5°C (40°F). Hence, the Bituthene® 4000 roll has a wider temperature application range.
Overview of the Bituthene® 3000 Waterproofing Membrane
The Bituthene® 3000 roll is a high-performance waterproofing material that is intended to protect structures from water damage. It is an excellent option for long-lasting waterproofing solutions since it is dependable and easy to apply.
The Bituthene® 3000 Roll offers outstanding, long-lasting protection against water infiltration because of its extremely high hydrostatic head resistance. Due to this property, it is particularly helpful in places with increased hydrostatic pressure, such as basements or foundations. The product’s outstanding flexibility makes it easy to utilize in confined spaces and difficult-to-reach areas. It is made from a special mixture of bitumen rubber and polyethylene, which aids in ensuring complete adhesion and endurance over time.
Overview of the Bituthene® 4000 Waterproofing Membrane
The preformed 1/16 in. (1.5 mm), flexible Bituthene® 4000 membrane roll combines a cross-laminated, high-performance HDPE carrier film with a special, tacky, rubberized asphalt solution.
A special water-based latex surface treatment, known as the 4000 Surface Conditioner, gives the treated substrate a strong, high-tack finish. It is designed particularly to bind concrete efflorescence and construction site dust, creating an ideal surface for the Bituthene System 4000 Waterproofing Membrane. The split release-on-demand feature allows the membrane to be split into two pieces for greater ease of installation in detailed areas.
The System 4000 Surface Conditioner, which is conveniently packed in each roll of the membrane, facilitates strong initial adhesion. More importantly, this results in excellent permanent adhesion of the Bituthene® System 4000 Waterproofing Membrane.
Why Buy Bituthene® 3000 or 4000 Rolls from Metro Sealant?
At Metro Sealant, we work hard to deliver the top waterproofing membrane materials available to all our customers and commercial clients. Our waterproofing membranes are made to guard against water intrusion and potential water damage for all building and structure types.
With our waterproofing membrane materials, you can rest assured that any moisture or water damage won’t occur to your building or structure.