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Bituminous membrane and asbestos

Bituminous membrane is a thin, flexible black sheeting, used for waterproofing or dampening sound. The sheeting contains bitumen with added asbestos.

Where was it used

Commercial, Industrial


Floors and floor coverings, Plant and machinery, Roofs andĀ eaves

Known uses

For waterproofing under roofs and floors, and to dampen sound under sinks.


Thin black material with a rough texture like felt.

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Bituminous membrane floor covering under entry door in air conditioning plant room
Bituminous membrane in plant room ductwork
Sink sound dampener underneath kitchen sink. It is black, with rough, felt-like texture.