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Asphalt, also called bitumen is a sticky, black, and highly viscous liquid or semi-solid form of petroleum. It may be found in natural deposits or may be a refined product, and is classed as a pitch.
In many parts of the world, the term "asphalt" is often used short for "asphalt concrete".
Asphalt is a black sticky semi-solid. It has a characteristic odor, which becomes stronger when heated.
Can be bought online or from construction suppliers.
The non-volatile fraction of crude petroleum consists mostly of asphalt and pitch.
- Make roads
- Seal lids and cracks
Handling and safety
Asphalt is sticky and will cause a mess if proper protection is not worn when handling the compound.