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Remove Bitchumen off Brick for EPDM

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by BathDIY, 2 Apr 2019.

  1. BathDIY

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    I have encountered some black tacky bitchumen like substance on the brick between the old flashing and the joists (see image).

    Obviously, this will cause issues when I eventually try to apply the EPDM / bonding adhesive.

    Is there a way to clean this stuff off brickwork, something that won't screw up the bonding adhesive?
     

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    It might be easier to fix some thin ply to the wall and bond to that rather than try and remove all that tar.
     
  4. BathDIY

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    Thanks catlad, its a plan but am concerned it might mess up the look of the finished job and might rot in the not too distant future.
     
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    Should have no effect on the look and can't rot covered in epdm.
     
  6. BathDIY

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    Thanks for the advice will implement as you suggest.
     
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