Active Standard ASTM D449 | Developed by Subcommittee: D08.03
Book of Standards Volume: 04.04
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This specification covers three types of asphalt suitable for use as a mopping coat in dampproofing; or as a plying or mopping cement in the construction of membrane waterproofing systems with felts, fabrics, and asphalt-impregnated glass mat. Three types of asphalts have been designated: Type I is a soft, adhesive, “self-healing” asphalt that flows easily under the mop and is suitable for use below grade under uniformly moderate temperature conditions both during the process of installation and during service, Type II is a somewhat less susceptible asphalt than Type I, with good adhesive and “self-healing” properties, suitable for use above grade where it will not be exposed above a certain temperature, and Type III is an asphalt less susceptible to temperature than Type II, with good adhesive properties, and suitable for use above grade on vertical surfaces exposed to direct sunlight or above a certain temperature. The asphalt shall be prepared from crude petroleum by suitable refining processes to conform to the applicable physical requirements for each type. Different tests shall be conducted in order to determine the following physical properties of asphalt: softening point, flash point, penetration, ductility, and solubility in trichloroethylene.
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1.1 This specification covers three types of asphalt suitable for use as a mopping coat in dampproofing; or as a plying or mopping cement in the construction of membrane waterproofing systems with felts in accordance with Specification D 226
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D5 Test Method for Penetration of Bituminous Materials
D36 Test Method for Softening Point of Bitumen (Ring-and-Ball Apparatus)
D41 Specification for Asphalt Primer Used in Roofing, Dampproofing, and Waterproofing
D92 Test Method for Flash and Fire Points by Cleveland Open Cup Tester
D113 Test Method for Ductility of Bituminous Materials
D140 Practice for Sampling Bituminous Materials
D173 Specification for Bitumen-Saturated Cotton Fabrics Used in Roofing and Waterproofing
D226 Specification for Asphalt-Saturated Organic Felt Used in Roofing and Waterproofing
D1668 Specification for Glass Fabrics (Woven and Treated) for Roofing and Waterproofing
D2042 Test Method for Solubility of Asphalt Materials in Trichloroethylene
D2178 Specification for Asphalt Glass Felt Used in Roofing and Waterproofing
D3461 Test Method for Softening Point of Asphalt and Pitch (Mettler Cup-and-Ball Method)