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Where and How to Apply Pecora XL-Flash

Posted On : November 16, 2022

There are several components that make up the four-step approach to a complete air & vapor barrier protection for your building envelope. One of those components is Pecora XL-Flash. Pecora XL-Flash is a unique one-part, fast curing, non-sag elastomeric STPU […]

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Considerations When Applying Sealant in Glazing Applications in New Construction             

Posted On : November 2, 2022

For this week’s blog post we discuss some considerations to remember when applying sealant in glazing applications in new construction. Structural sealant glazing involves attaching glass, metal, or other panel materials to a building’s window or curtain wall metal framing […]

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Deck Coating FAQ: What Happens if it Rains Inbetween Coats?

Posted On : October 19, 2022

For our second blog post of October 2022, we tackle one of the frequently asked deck coating questions we receive: what happens if it rains between coats? If it rains between coats the coating must be dry before any subsequent […]

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How Does an Air Barrier Work?

Posted On : October 5, 2022

For this week’s blog post, we discuss what an air barrier is and how it works. An air barrier is a material or group of materials that work alone or together to prevent air passage (e.g. air leakage from inside […]

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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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