Bitumens & Roofing Products

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About Bitumens & Roofing Products

Bitumen

A derivative of crude oil, bitumen is part of the hydrocarbon group and is created after removing gas, petrol and diesel from heavy crude oil and refining the remaining substance down. The result is a stable, semi-solid product perfect for binding and sealing as part of construction projects. It is possibly the oldest known sealant, as naturally-occurring bitumen has been used in construction for thousands of years, tracing back to ancient ship-building around 6000BC. However, this naturally-occurring bitumen is much different to the refined product we use today.

Bitumen has a number of uses in construction, most often working as the bonding agent in asphalt used in laying paving and roads. But, bitumen is also widely used in roofing and building construction. This is thanks to the refinement or blending process used in its creation that allows bitumen to be made to specification as a binding agent, sealing agent or protective coating. It can also be compounded into much more workable paint mixtures that can easily be brushed onto a surface.

Reccomended Product - 901 Black Jack Bitumen Paint 

Damp Proofing

Rising, condensation and penetrating are the three main types of damp, all of which can cause serious damage to structures that are poorly protected.

Whether at home or on site repairing the damage caused by damp can be expensive and not to mention incredibly stressful. Luckily Sealants Direct stock a selection of damp proofing products suitable for both DIY users and tradesmen that could help avoid the headaches associated with damp. So browse our range and find a product that best suits your requirements…

Reccomended Product - Sika Damp Proofing Slurry

Flashing 

Flashings can be found in many external areas of a house. Porches, walls, doors and windows, even the foundations, but the most common area is the roof. Anything which rises through or joins to the roof, will have a flashing. Chimney, dormer window, skylight, vents and roof valleys will all have a flashing where they join, or disappear through, the roof.

Reccomended Product - Black Jack Flashing Tape