A Bond That Should Never Be Broken: Adhesion And Other Failures In Hot Fluid-Applied Rubberized-Asphalt Membranes

June 29, 2013
Publication: RCI Interface p 4-12

Abstract: This paper presents case studies of failures in the application of hot fluid-applied rubberized asphalt in new construction, discusses possible causes of failure, and discusses how the design and construction teams on each project overcame the challenges they encountered. The authors will demonstrate that a combination of thorough field observation, construction of mock-ups, and application of available ASTM testing methods to determine acceptability of the substrate will provide the best chance at successful application of hot fluid-applied rubberized-asphalt membranes.