Pay attention to Environmental Conditions When Applying Self-adhesive Tapes

Posted by Nick Leuci on Sep 6, 2017 11:13:36 AM

Part 1 of this 2-part series we discussed the importance of inspection, cleaning, and profiling. 

See article: Surface preparation Tips for Sealing and Waterproofing Tapes (Part 1)

The final step to surface preparation, and most often overlooked is environmental monitoring.  

It is important to understand the environmental limitations of self-adhesive materials and to ensure that the application of these materials is performed within their limitations for a successful application. 

The limitations of these products are typically found on product data sheets.  Always contact the manufacturer if the product data sheet does not contain information on how temperatures and humidity can affect the application of the product intended for use.

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Topics: waterproofing tapes, 4evaseal blog

Surface Preparation Tips for Sealing and Waterproofing Tapes (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by Nick Leuci on Aug 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Peel-and-Stick seal and waterproof tapes are commonly used to prevent water from intruding into structures such as homes, commercial buildings, and recreational vehicles.  These tapes provide outstanding long-term and life time performance when used properly.  Proper use of tapes refers to not only the service environment but also how the tapes have been applied to details of complex shapes and penetrations and, most importantly, how well the surface has been prepared for application.    

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Topics: Surface preparation, waterproofing tapes, 4evaseal blog