Desirable Properties Of Bitumen
A Good Bitumen Should Have Following Properties:
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.