Desirable Properties Of Bitumen

Desirable Properties Of Bitumen

A Good Bitumen Should Have Following Properties:

Adhesion

Water Proof

Strength

Durability

Versatile

Economy

Adhesion          :  A good binder must bring all construction material together and make it as single unit.

Water Proof    : It Should be insoluble in water and should serve as water proofing agent.

Strength            : Though aggregate are main bearing component binding material must have sufficient to resist wheel load.

Durability           : Binding material should bind all construction material together for long time (about 20 years) in adverse weather condition.

Versatile            : Binding material must be workable during construction and rigid in operation phase.

Economy           : Binding material must be available at low cost.

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