black bituumen paint

is this stuff any good for rough sawn timber that will be in contact with the ground,it seems sticky enough to stay on,tia
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (TXXT123) wrote:
Hello TXXT123

Bitumastic Emulsion is *fantastic* stuff, for metal and planed/sawn wood. Two coats will give good protection and provide a DPC.
However, the only downside is that it also seals moisture /in/, so you may find that water is entering your wood from above, entering the wood itself and then soaking everything below the line of emulsion.
If you think of wood as a sponge (which it is), try to allow a path of egress. Either at the bottom (a post buried, for example) or not to go up one side (batten)
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Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
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