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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The Importance of Waterproofing Your Concrete Structure

Posted On : April 20, 2021

You spent millions of dollars constructing a new parking garage, built balconies off a new condominium, and/or put in a new pool for hotel guests to enjoy, but you are still deciding whether to spend the extra money on a […]

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How to Apply Sealant Into an Expansion & Control Joint on a Restoration Project

Posted On : April 6, 2021

Back in January, we provided a few recommendations and procedures when working with expansion and control joints on a restoration project. We highlighted four steps: assess the condition of the existing sealant, select the correct restoration sealant replacement, remove the […]

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What is Going On in Our Industry?

Posted On : March 22, 2021

Last month, our hearts broke as we watched our southern states were affected by Winter Storm Uri. This area of the country is not equipped with the infrastructure, experience, or snow removal tools in order to handle such an impactful […]

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