oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Reminiscences of a Padmaker

Volume 6, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



When I was RE in Namaqualand in 1949, we were sent a bitumen additive Wetfix, which helped the adhesion if bitumen had to be sprayed onto a wettish surface. We hadn't much wettish surface in Namaqualand, but we were bedevilled with a lot of drums of bitumen and prime that had been stowed upright on the way to us and as a result had sucked varying amounts of water into the drums.

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