oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Reminiscences of a Padmaker
|Article Title||Reminiscences of a Padmaker|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Sep 1956|
|Keyword(s)||Bitumen additive Wetfix and Wettish surface|
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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