By Mark McNeil | Updated January 23, 2019 1:20pmA new way of installing asphalt shingle in your home is emerging.
It’s called permeable asphalt.
It’s designed to provide a smoother and safer installation, allowing the pavement to adhere to the shingle without a coating of concrete.
It can also offer a softer, more durable coating of asphalt than traditional cement, and it’s a popular choice in some communities.
But the technique is not without its critics, and the results of installing permeable sand is not always ideal.
In a recent article in the “Culture of Landscape Architecture” newsletter, Richard Boulton, author of the book “The Architecture of Landscapes,” said the permeable shingle was often used in places where concrete would not have been sufficient, such as in floodplain areas.
Boulton said the technique would have been more effective in areas where a new asphalt layer was being installed.
“There is a tendency to use the permeate asphalt method, but you’re doing it to create a new, softer coating that’s more durable and is not necessarily the same as concrete,” Boulson said.
He said permeable coatings were often used to improve soil moisture levels in floodplains.
“It’s not the only method, it’s not going to be the only choice,” he said.
Boultton said permeability was often applied by contractors in places that lacked the necessary infrastructure.
“In these places, it might not be practical to go out and hire contractors to do this, but the contractors would do it themselves,” he told CBC Radio’s Daybreak on Sunday.
“The contractor is using an asphalt shingle as a sealant.
He’s not using the cement layer, which is a very strong material that has been very hard to get out of concrete,” he explained.
The permeable coating is a porous surface that can be removed and replaced.
“What it does is it absorbs water, so it absorbs any moisture that would come into contact with the asphalt,” he added.
“When you get to that point, the asphalt layer can be very thick and will not hold up.”‘
You just need to put a coat’This is not the first time that permeable cement has been used to install asphalt shings.
A similar technique was first used in the early 1990s in the U.K. to build new streets.
The process involved building a thick layer of concrete that was then soaked in a liquid that could then be poured into the soil and the shingling material.
It was a “harder and more difficult” approach, according to the New York Times.
A study by the American Institute of Architects in 2005 showed that permeability, rather than a solid, durable layer of asphalt, was the best way to install new asphalt in flood plains.
“You don’t need the solid surface because you just need a coat of permeable concrete to go along with the cement, so that the coating is durable and will hold up over time,” Boultson said, adding that it is usually done by using a concrete mix with a mix of low-density and high-density asphalt that are mixed into a solid cement layer.
“I think that it’s very important to note that the permeated asphalt is a highly reactive material,” he concluded.
“And it’s often applied with a coating, which will eventually break down.”‘
It’s just a coat and it goes’A study done in Canada, which involved more than 200 homes, showed that cement shingled in flood-prone areas was more likely to cause cracks than concrete shinglings.
The study was done in floodier regions in the city of Calgary and it found that the cement shings that were applied to homes that were not designed for flood control in flood protection had a higher rate of cracking.
Bouley said the studies were done to see if permeable tarps would be better for homeowners who had built a home in flood prone areas.
“So you have a homeowner that is building a new home, and they’re thinking, ‘Well, I’m going to do a bit of renovation in the floodplain, and I want to keep my house protected,'” he said, “so they may use permeable roofing tarps that will last for years, or even years and years and decades.”‘
What I have to do is put a coating on it and let it cure’The permeate asphalt technique is usually used when a homeowner wants to install a thicker layer of cement over the existing layer of gravel or concrete, said Jeanne Sibley, a principal engineer at the Canadian Institute of Municipal Engineers.
“That thick layer can go on top of the existing sand and that thick layer will probably last a long time,” she said.
“A lot of times, if you have an asphalt surface, you don’t want to be installing a thick cement layer on