Mixture that stands the test of time
If longevity is any measure of success for a construction material, then mastic asphalt is surely a winner, as it can boast a history dating back to Old Testament times. Importantly, though, the material has managed to maintain its place as the waterproofing material of choice throughout the intervening millennia, and is still specified today for many of the UK's most prestigious buildings.
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