First let’s talk about a common myth banded around regarding mastic asphalt repairs, beliefs that “new asphalt cannot be made to old” mastic asphalt is a complete rubbish. Mastic asphalt is in fact one of the ONLY materials that, with the right preparation and application that can be identified and rectified easily. Impact damage and movement cracks are readily seen in this totally seamless waterproofing.
A hot poultice of mastic asphalt can be applied around the defective area heating the old existing enabling to cut out a patch with a trowel down to roof structure. Equally, this can be achieved with a small hand-held battery grinder. Either option takes away the health and safety hazard of a gas bottle and torch and hot work permit.
Once the patch is removed, a break joint can be cut out using mastic asphalt as to lay 2 coats. Sheathing felt will be cut in to patch as a separating membrane. A first coat will be made good to first break joint, then when cold, top coat will be installed, warming and cleaning the old existing lifting and making good with a sand rubbed finish leaving flat and completely waterproofed.
“I found Heritage Asphalt by accident on the Internet. It was a video about asphalting steps. I called Ryun who was very professional and had a great deal of experience and knowledge. The job was booked in straightaway and a team set about taking off old asphalt rebuilding and repairing the big Victorian staircase and then asphalting. The finish was quite amazing, these guys are very skillful at what they do and My husband and I were delighted. They were a professional team really hard working and highly recommend them.” Customer in London
“First class job - very polite. Couldn't have chosen better - highly recommend this company. Thank you.” Mrs Susan Knight
“Perfect service. Will happy use them again if required to.” Trevor Trim
“This company goes 'the extra mile' in both workmanship, customer satisfaction and consideration.” Mrs A Lighterness
“Ryan and team arrived, late afternoon, as agreed, to review balcony, approx. 25m2, 3 sides fed by tiled roof and one long length hand-rail. Problem, 3 leaks in different places from 10yr old asphalt roof. We discussed the problem and Ryun suggested a choice of two plan of action. We found his quotation very acceptable. This work was completed as agreed, in only a few days, to our complete satisfaction. Eight months after completion, I can now report that after a very wet winter, the roof is in a sound state. An excellent job done.” Customer in Cambridge