Turn Up the Heat! Construction Administration of a Hot-Fluid-Applied Rubberized-Asphalt Waterproofing Membrane

March 30, 2009
Publication: Proceedings from the 24th RCI International Convention and Trade Show, Dallas, TX p 153-165
Author(s): Piteo, Nicholas A. Parker, Christina Terpeluk

also published in RCI Interface, October 2009|Abstract: Fluid-applied rubberized-asphalt membranes have a long track record of performance in many roofing and waterproofing systems. These membranes can provide reliable waterproofing protection for several decades, but poorly detailed or defectively constructed assemblies can be quickly destroyed in service and often require costly rehabilitation.|Achieving long-term performance requires diligent detailing, careful installation, and continued review to ensure that the designers' intents are constructible and accurately implemented in the field. This paper will present practical advice to assist in design and construction of fluid-applied, rubberized asphalt membrane systems, with case studies applicable to a variety of projects to illustrate successful details.