07 11 13 Bituminous Dampproofing

07 11 13 Bituminous Dampproofing


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1

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8.5" x 11"

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Unlimited Projects

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Bituminous Dampproofing

Use this CSI 3 part SimpleSpecs™ to specify cold fluid-applied bituminous dampproofing behind masonry veneer, siding, and other exterior finishes.

 

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) defines damproofing as a material that resists the passage of water with no hydrostatic pressure.

 

This section specifies dampproofing for surfaces that receive occasional wetting but are not subject to hydrostatic pressure, such as concrete behind a masonry veneer. For surfaces subject to hydrostatic pressure, utilize a waterproofing system.

 

Related SimpleSpecs™ masters:

07 13 13 – Bituminous Sheet Waterproofing

07 14 13 – Hot Fluid Applied Waterproofing

07 14 16 – Cold Fluid Applied Waterproofing

07 16 16 – Crystalline Waterproofing

07 17 00 – Bentonite Waterproofing 

 

07 11 13 Bituminous Dampproofing

 

 

       
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