Bitumen is described oldest engineering material. If we go back in time, nearly 3000 years BC, the Sumerians in Mesopotamia used bitumen to fasten whalebone or pearl into the eye sockets of their statues.
Bitumen is a versatile material that is widely used in civil engineering. Bitumen is a mixture of organic liquids that are black, oily, highly viscous that is a naturally occurring organic product byproduct of decayed organic materials. 80–85 % of bitumen produced today is used in paving applications, roofing, or other industrial purposes.
This consists of hydrocarbons, carbon-hydrogen the rest becomes oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen and trace the various metals such as nickel, vanadium, lead, chromium, mercury and arsenic, selenium, and other toxic elements.
The manufacturing of bitumen consists of three processes which are refinery process, storage, and distribution. Bitumen is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid, or comes in semi-solid form of petroleum. Due to its waterproofing qualities, it is widely used in construction and paving floors and terraces. Bituminous membranes are excellent and popularly for waterproofing roofs, basements, below-ground structures, bridges, and other structures.
The bitumen membrane is available in lots of sizes and shapes, fitting your needs. Bitumen is not only flexible and multi-functional, but it has several other benefits, too; It is fast to install and safe to use, as well as being durable and hard-wearing. It is easy to maintain and 100% recyclable, making it the perfect choice for forward-thinking construction and infrastructure projects.