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Field Adhesion Testing

The field adhesion test is simply a hand pull test of a cut area of joint sealant. It is a very useful procedure for evaluating the effects of various cleaning methods and primers. It is also a good indicator of the fundamental adhesive properties of a sealant on a particular substrate.

We suggest that the contractor, or qualified specialist (see list below), perform this field test to assure that the proposed cleaning and preparation procedure is suitable for the existing conditions. When properly done, this test will provide answers as to the surface preparation and/or primer that may be required.

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In the video above, you see a knowledgeable HD Supply White Cap Waterproofing PSS demonstrating a field adhesion test. Contact your local PSS today for assistance in performing or setting up a test to ensure quality application on your jobsite.

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