Project Spotlight – John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Posted On : September 13, 2023

Final touches on the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) building have finally been complete. Located in Washington D.C., completion of the redesign comes just in time for the start of Fall 2023 classes. Construction on this […]

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Concrete Slabs with Possible Vapor Drive

Posted On : August 16, 2023

The low moisture vapor permeability of Pecora Polyurethane Deck Coatings restricts the amount of moisture that can be released through the coating. On-grade slabs may have a significant vapor drive through the coating due to the combination of uncontrolled amounts […]

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Evaluating Field Adhesion of Installed Elastomeric Sealants

Posted On : August 2, 2023

For this month’s blog post, we outline the field adhesion tests of elastomeric sealants to determine the adhesive and cohesive characteristics of an installed sealant by placing a strain on the sealant. The results of these tests can be used […]

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Pecora Fluid Applied Wall Coating & Primer All Field Test Procedures

Posted On : July 5, 2023

The following field test procedures are recommended to evaluate the adhesion of Pecora’s fluid applied wall coatings when in-service or a component of a pre-construction mockup. Both qualitative and quantitative methods are listed below. Quantitative field adhesion test methods are […]

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Using Pecora Dynatrol II Two-Component Polyurethane Joint Sealant in Horizontal Traffic Applications

Posted On : June 21, 2023

Pecora Dynatrol II, two component, low modulus, urethane sealant is a non-sag caulking material designed for sealing expansion joints when excessive movement is expected. The cyclic movement rating on this sealant is +/- 50% in expansion and compression when tested […]

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A Look Into Pecora Contractor Silicone

Posted On : June 7, 2023

Pecora offers a complete line of flexible, protective, silicone sealants, built on a relentless pursuit of perfection for the better part of 40 years. Our wide variety of silicone offerings address most project requirements, whether it’s a specific adhesion requirement, […]

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One Year of SilcoPrime

Posted On : May 17, 2023

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Pecora SilcoPrime. Pecora’s SilcoPrime is an STPU (silyl-terminated polyurethane) based interlaminary primer that is specifically formulated to promote the adhesion of exterior-grade, non-silicone-based architectural wall coatings when applied over existing […]

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985 Quality Field Procedures

Posted On : May 3, 2023

Testing, testing, testing. At Pecora, we cannot stress enough the important of testing. Whether that be ensuring successful application has been made through a field adhesion test, creating a building mock-up to confirm a product will work with a particular […]

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Two Cloth Cleaning Method

Posted On : April 4, 2023

We have talked in previous blog posts about the importance of substrate surface preparation before the application of a sealant. One of the steps in the installation process is the cleaning of porous and non-porous substrates. Today we will discuss […]

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Pecora Announces a New Product, DynaTrol® II-SL

Posted On : March 28, 2023

Pecora Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of DynaTrol® II-SL to the Urethane Sealant product line. DynaTrol® II-SL is a two-component, self-leveling, traffic-grade, field tintable, polyurethane joint sealant. This product was designed specifically for sealing traffic bearing expansion joints […]

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