Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D3409-93(2002)e1

Standard Test Method for Adhesion of Asphalt-Roof Cement to Damp, Wet, or Underwater Surfaces

Significance and Use

This test method offers a means of evaluating the adhesive properties of asphalt roofing cements used to repair roofs under adverse conditions. Weathered roof surfaces are easily coated with asphalt roofing cements when they are dry, however when wet or during a rain, asphalt roofing cements may not adhere readily to water-wet surfaces such as metal flashings or asphalt roll roofing. The flamed metal lids used in this test method simulate weathered roof surfaces.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of the adhesion of asphalt roofing cements to damp, wet, or underwater surfaces.

1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D08.05
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D3409-93R02E01
ICS Code: 91.100.10