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Here’s the Skinny on Joint Fillers & Sealant Backing Materials in New Construction

Posted On : September 21, 2022

For our second blog post of September 2022, we offer the skinny on joint fillers and sealant backing materials in new construction. Sealant backing and bond breakers establish sealant depth and prevent detrimental three-sided adhesion. Properly installed sealant backing prevents […]

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Why We Need Elastomeric Deck Coatings

Posted On : September 7, 2022

For this week’s blog we explain why it is important and necessary to coat your parking garage, pool deck, balcony, pedestrian walkways, etc. with an Elastomeric Deck Coating. In order to understand Why, we must first start at the beginning […]

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How to Measure the Mil Thickness of an Air Barrier

Posted On : August 17, 2022

Last year, we highlighted the importance of measuring the mil thickness after application of a deck coating. We believe that no matter the size of the project, one of the most important aspects of the job is quality control through […]

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Why the Installation of Primer is Important for Both New Construction & Restoration of Sealant Applications

Posted On : August 3, 2022

In previous blog posts, we have discussed all things sealants. From surface preparation requirements, how to apply sealants into an expansion and control joint, applying at low temperatures to how to identify causes of sealant failure, what to lookout for […]

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The Roll of Adhesion in Deck Coatings

Posted On : July 19, 2022

Most deck coating failures are the result of inadequate preparation of the concrete substrate. In order to circumvent these issues, our Technical Service Department has compiled the following check list for avoiding adhesion problems caused by inadequate surface preparation. Ensure […]

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Pecora Product Storage Guidelines

Posted On : July 5, 2022

For our first blog post of July 2022, we discuss the product storage guidelines of our products. Pecora recommends that our products, regardless of chemistry, be stored in cool and dry areas at an ambient temperature of 50°F (10°C) to […]

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What is the In-Process & Post Application Clean Up After Applying Sealants in Restoration Construction?

Posted On : June 7, 2022

In previous blog posts we have discussed the many facets of sealants and sealant application. From the surface preparation requirements of sealant application, to how to identify causes of sealant failure, and even what to look out for when painting […]

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Installation Precautions When Applying Pecora-Deck 800 Series

Posted On : June 1, 2022

In section #4 of our Pecora-Deck 800 Series Application Guide, we discuss the seven installation precautions when applying the product. These include: temperature limitations, aggregate, ADA slip-resistance guidelines, vehicular ramp applications, general mixing instructions, recommended solvents for cleaning, and safety […]

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We’re Here – Jim Fitser

Posted On : May 23, 2022

In our previous posts for the We’re Here series, we spoke to Pecora’s functional leaders about the challenges of sourcing materials during severe shortages, developing optimized formulations when the availability of raw materials are unknown, and what it is like […]

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Pecora SilcoPrime: STPU-Based Primer for Exterior Grade Architectural Wall Coatings

Posted On : May 16, 2022

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 silicone-based wall coatings. Silicone based architectural wall coatings may, over time, become […]

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