What is it?
RS Bitukold is a rapid setting, cold applied thixotropic bitumen emulsion designed for sealing vertical joints.
The cationic formulation of RS Bitukold ensures a rapid set even in cold, damp conditions, with an initial cure taking place within 15 minutes. RS Bitukold is mainly used for the protection of new joints in freshly laid asphalt or macadam.
Where to use?
- Transverse or longitudinal vertical joints
- Patch repairs
- Trench reinstatements
- Drain or manhole frames
- Kerb channels
Bitukold should not be applied in ambient temperatures of less than 5°C. Ensure surface is clean and free from loose material, oil, grease, standing water and weeds.
A soft fibre or turks head brush should be used to apply the RS Bitukold. The brush must be damp using clean water and any excess shaken off before commencing application. Then using a full brush of material, apply evenly in one direction, covering the whole face of the joint. In very hot weather application will be easier if the joint surface is slightly dampened.
Protect from frost or extremes of heat. RS Bitukold has a storage life of up to six months in sealed buckets under good storage conditions.
Bitukold complies with BS 594987 clause 6.8 Joints, vertical face coating.