Common Causes and ‘Cures’ for Blisters in Polyurethane Coating Systems

Posted On : November 22, 2021

Pecora is a major supplier of Deck Coating Systems for vehicular and pedestrian applications. Millions of square feet have been waterproofed worldwide using these systems since 1990. Our customers have enjoyed expert technical service, architectural and engineering consultation, and a […]

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Can Pecora’s XL-Perm ULTRA VP be Applied in Rain Screen Applications?

Posted On : November 8, 2021

The Pecora XL-Perm ULTRA VP air & vapor barrier may be successfully installed in rain screen applications. The rain screen design is generally defined by the separation of cladding from a structural wall in an effort to manage moisture and […]

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FAQ: What are the Substrate Surface Preparation Requirements Before Sealant Installation?

Posted On : September 14, 2021

Substrate surface preparation requirements are determined by two factors: the type of substrate and whether the project is new construction or restoration. Substrates are classified into two categories:  non-porous and porous.  Non-porous substrates such as metal, plastic and glass are […]

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Approved Joint Sealants for Use Under Polyurethane-Based Traffic Coating Systems

Posted On : August 20, 2021

Elastomeric, multi-laminate, polyurethane-based traffic coating systems, such as the Pecora-Deck 800 Series and HB1000 High Build System, are commonly installed over concrete and plywood structures to protect wearing surfaces from the elements as well as vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic. Pecora-Deck […]

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Expert Advice on Airport Sealants and the Use of Silicone Pavement Sealants

Posted On : July 23, 2021

Durability in an airport setting requires that joint sealants be able to sustain horizontal and vertical loads without cohesive or adhesive failure. These loads arise respectively from temperature driven cyclic opening and closing of joints, and from slow aircraft traffic. […]

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How to Determine the Moisture Content of Concrete Prior to Applying a Sealant or Coating Material

Posted On : July 9, 2021

As you may have noticed throughout our blog, we continuously discuss the most important aspects of the job and especially working with any product, is quality control. This is achieved through the execution of application testing. There are various tests […]

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What to Look Out for When Painting Over Sealants

Posted On : June 15, 2021

Construction projects often include interior painting which can result in the desire to paint over sealant. This is done so the painting and decorating trades don’t have to mask off the sealant. Reasons for painting over sealants include time savings, […]

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Pecora-Deck Deck Coating Field Inspection and Test Procedures

Posted On : June 3, 2021

At Pecora, we truly believe that no matter that size of the project, one of the most important aspects of the job is quality control through application testing. Proper testing methods ensure product success, structural endurance, and most importantly, a […]

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Pecora Non-Staining Technology Silicones vs. The Competition

Posted On : May 17, 2021

Surface staining and residue run down are more than cosmetic problems. When discoloration appears, it has a negative impact on how owners, tenants, and visitors feel about the overall quality of a structure. This shift in perception can have an […]

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The SWR Institute and Pecora's History

Posted On : May 4, 2021

The Sealant, Waterproofing, and Restoration Institute, also known as SWR Institute, is an organization dedicated to providing a “collaborative environment for members” and strives to be the “most respected source of knowledge in the sealant, waterproofing, and restoration industry” (SWR […]

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