Bitumen Strip Joint Sealant

abe® bitumen manhole sealer is a cold applied solvent free pre-formed pressure sensitive sealant based on polymer/ tackifying resin/bitumen. 


abe® bitumen manhole sealer is used for sealing of concrete butt joints in pre-cast elements e.g. manhole rings and culverts.

  • Non-hardening, permanently flexible 
  • Excellent sealing properties 
  • Contains no VOCs 
  • Unaffected by water, mineral acids, alkalis & salts 
  • Pressure Sensitive 
  • Easy to apply
Physical Properties

Specific Gravity 


Solids Content 

100% m/m 

Resistance to Acids, Alkalis & Salts 


Continuous Service temperature 

0°C to 60°C 

Flash point 


Quantity Estimates:



20mm triangular x 1.1m 

30 strips 

Surface Preparation

Surfaces should be clean, sound and dry prior to application. 

Bonding / Priming

Porous surfaces may be primed with a thin uniform film of abe® butyl Primer which is allowed to tack dry prior to application of abe® bitumen manhole sealer.


Apply strips to desired length and hand mould the pre-formed strip to the desired contour.


Remove applied material mechanically and clean surface with abe® super brush cleaner. 

Model Specification

Joints mechanically held in tension where indicated will be protected from ingress or egress of liquid with abe® bitumen manhole sealer.

Handling & Storage

Store in original packaging in a cool, dry place. Maximum recommended shelf life is 12 months.

Health & Safety

abe® bitumen manhole sealer should not be allowed contact with skin and eyes. The use of gloves and eye protection is advised. 

abe® bitumen manhole sealer is inert and harmless. 

Important Note

This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals endeavors to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot – because a.b.e.® has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.® products are applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of a.b.e.® products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation, or information given by the company.

Further Information

Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements. a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction technology.

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