How to Choose the Right Backer Rod?

What is a Backer Rod? How do I Install It? Backer Rod is an integral component of sealant joints, it provides three main functions that allow the sealant joint to perform. The backer rod most importantly acts as a bond breaker, preventing what is commonly referred to as three sided adhesion. This is when the….

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Cold Weather Waterproofing: 4 Coating Solutions for Your Application

The feasibility of applying cold fluid applied coatings below temperatures of 40°F (4°C) is a common question. Tremco always recommends that these types of coatings be applied at or above this temperature whenever possible to ensure the ease of application, integrity, and effectiveness of the final installed product. When applying cold fluid coatings in temperatures….

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Winter Waterproofing: 8 Tips to Help You Apply

We all know the winter months are approaching and fast. But no need to get distraught. Tremco’s Technical Application Specialist, Wes Hensley, gives us 8 ways to survive winter construction. Key Tip: Be sure to follow manufacturers’ application instructions as it relates to freezing and the effect it may have on the products. 8 Tips for….

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Metal Decks in Construction: Tremco’s Vegetated Roof Options

Vegetated Roofs (VR’s) are perfectly suitable when designed properly over these types of substrates.  On a Western Canadian project in Vancouver, a VR Max green roof system was successfully used.  An appropriate thickness and fastened gypsum board was mechanically fastened, the joints reinforced and waterproofed by a thick 215-mil TREMproof® 6100 hot-applied system with a root barrier embedded directly….

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Solving Construction Problems

Scottie Stinson, Bob Ochs and Brian Stroik from Tremco Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing presented at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) training seminar at the Elkhorn Conference Center located at Fort Carson, Colorado.  The audience included over 40 representatives from USACE districts nationwide who are responsible for design reviews and performing daily quality assurance inspections….

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Stucco Walls: Building for Tomorrow’s World.

The Tremco Sustainable Building Solutions Test Facility is currently busy assisting the Stucco Industry with testing various walls. The team recently completed phase 1 water-testing of eight stucco wall assemblies constructed to investigate performances of two different weather-resistant barriers in four different stucco wall constructions. These wall assemblies featured weather-resistant barriers of Grade-D building paper and Tremco’s….

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“Making Smart Connections” in Commercial Construction

The phrase “Making Smart Connections” can mean a lot of different things, but in the context of constructing a commercial building, it is mostly about connections that involve people and/or the building components that make up the structure. Either way you look at it, making smart connections is key to a successful outcome. Environment also….

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Designing high-performance buildings requires redefining the team and air barrier system requirements

When designing for healthcare, it is mandatory to design the most robust facility possible to manage air and moisture vapor infiltration.   A high-performance, sustainable building is dependent on a high-performance building envelope.  Achieving an integrated, high-performance building envelope, however, can be fraught with problems as the number of trades and products expands. The integrity of….

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