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Coraopolis, PA Spray Foam Application

Posted by Bret Schwartz on Thu, Aug 15, 2013

Coraopolis Commissary

Above is the commissary commercial building being spray foamed near Pittsburgh PA.

Coastal Insulation (servicing NJ, NY, PA, CT, DE, MA, VT) was contracted to insulate a new 43,000 SF commissary being built by Carothers Construction in Coraopolis, PA.  The work consisted of applying 2" of closed cell foam (icynene spray foam) to the exterior walls from floor to underside of roof deck.  Coordination with the mechanical and framing trades was essential to allow for an uninterrupted install which was completed in just 1 week and allowed the project to continue on schedule.  Coastal Insulation was able to complete such a large closed cell spray foam project in such a short amount of time by using one of their multiple douple spraying units.  This allowed for twice the amount of production to be completed per day than if a single sprayer unit was being used.  Our qualified and professional applicators are dedicated employees and important, integral parts of our organization and are essential in the success of our organization.  They, along with our rig and our full time mechanic stayed out in PA, residing in a hotel, until the job was completed.

Coastal Insulation specializes in commercial, industrial, and governemnt projects as well as residential, custom homes, track housing, national developers such as Khov, Ryan Homes, Beazer Homes etc and performs the application of open cell and closed cell spray foam as well as fiberglass Insulation installation in all regions of the Northeast.


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Below you can see the complications that Coastal Insulation is able to navigate and over come such as applying spray foam on difficult high buildings as well as other specialized applications on commercial and industrial construction.

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Some information on the new commissary:

The Pentagon has freed up $17.2 million to build a new commissary and post exchange on county-owned land west of Pittsburgh.

The plans call for a 43,000-square-foot supermarket, the commissary, and a 10,000-square-foot department store, or post exchange, on land owned by Allegheny County in Moon Township.

Planning for the new facilities began when the Defense Department announced in 2005 that it was closing the Charles E. Kelly Military Support Facility in Oakdale. That base did finally close in 2009, but the commissary and PX there have remained open until the new facilities could be built.

The stores serve about 170,000 active, retired and reserve military members and their families within a 100-mile radius.



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Rider University’s North Hall

Posted by Richard Antille on Mon, Aug 12, 2013

Lawrenceville, New Jersey

In the fall of 2011, Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey opened a 21,000 square foot academic building that cost nearly $13 million. The building houses the school’s history and philosophy offices, as well as various other university departments. The construction project also included a building addition to the Bart Luedeke Center, which houses Rider’s performing arts department. In order for the building to receive LEED certification, the building needed a GREENGUARD certified material. What this basically means is that the material meets various environmental standards.

Coastal provided open cell foam insulation for Rider’s two buildings, using GREENGUARD open cell foam in exterior walls, soffits, and overhang. This is a low-density type of SPF insulation, a polyurethane foam that expands with reactive agents. The insulation also provides reduced energy savings and high air quality, and helps keep the building temperatures at a comfortable level, even in excess heat or cold. Other green features include energy-efficient HVAC equipment, motion-detected lighting, and a white roof that reflects heat. Construction wastes for the projects were also recycled. It is all part of Rider’s commitment to the green movement. University president Mordechai Rozanski has pledged that all new buildings on the campus would meet LEED certification.

For more information on Rider University’s North Hall, check out the school website. It provides a detailed description of the building, and the green initiative being taken by the university.

Hybrid Renovation (fiberglass, spray foam)

Posted by Bret Schwartz on Tue, Jul 30, 2013

Hybrid Renovation - Fiberglass/Spray Foam


Below is one of Coastal Insulations double spray foam rigs.  This allows two sprayers to be operating simultaneously, allowing for a job to get compelted twice as quickly.  Coastal has a multitude of spray foam rigs, including multiple double sprayer set ups.

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This single family home is a gutted renovation, located in Princeton NJ.  The spray foam application being applied is 5", R-30 in the ceiling and 3", R-20 in the exterior walls.

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Community Joins Together in Home Addition/Renovation for Wounded Marine, LCpl. Colin Pascik

Posted by Jacqueline Moss on Mon, Jul 29, 2013

Coastal and LaPolla were among those who donated labor, materials, and time to the renovation of a residence for LCpl. Colin Pascik, a Marine who was injured during his time in Afghanistan.

One month after being deployed, LCpl. Pascik was hit by a pressure plate improved explosive device (IED), taking both his legs and damaging his left arm. He is now learning to walk on prosthetic legs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The support he gets from family and friends contributes to his uplifting attitude, and drives him to overcome such a damaging hardship.

His house is being renovated to add an apartment, which will meet 2011 energy codes, as well as being as cost- and energy-efficient as possible. The tentative ready date is September 17, 2011, when a ceremony will be held to turn the house over to LCpl. Pascik.

The men and women of the United States Armed Forces have dedicated their lives to protecting the lives of others. Some return home to find their lives forever changed. They shouldn't have to ask for help. The building industry has stepped up in an effort to give back to those who have given so much. More help is needed. If you would like to make a donation, you can write a check payable to: VFW 262 Colin Pascik Road to Recovery, 120 Monmouth Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831. For more information, visit the Colin Pascik Road to Recovery Fund here.

Coastal put together a video about LCpl. Pascik and the project. Many thanks to all those who dedicated resources and the time to give back to a man who gave us more than we could ever give.

Historic Hudson Valley - White Plains, NY

Posted by Richard Antille on Fri, Jul 26, 2013

White Plains, NY is home to the Hudson Valley’s new regional history center, which of course preserves the region’s vintage documents and exhibits. The facility - located on a nine-acre site donated by the estate of Laurence Rockefeller - opened in 2011 and allows historians to preserve items that may not fit in other sites in the valley. The building is also home to the historic society’s library, and more than 16,000 artifacts dating as far back as the 1600s, including artwork, books, manuscripts, and even maps. It goes without saying that the organization wants to do everything it can to preserve the community’s historic heritage, and the new building helps them do just that. The Historic Hudson Valley center also hosts many special events throughout the year, including lectures, workshops, and weddings.

The new headquarters is also environmentally friendly, containing many “green” materials like computer-driven controls that regulate geothermal heating and cooling; in fact, the temperatures are controlled by whichever rooms are occupied. Other green elements include solar-assisted hot water and closed cell spray foam insulation provided by Coastal Insulation.

As we have mentioned in prior blog posts, closed cell spray foam insulation helps block out air and water vapors, and rises to become an insulator for the building. As a result, it keeps unwanted air and heat from getting inside, which could damage historic documents or files. In addition, it helps seal cracks and gaps in the walls or foundation, preventing rodents or insects from seeping through, both of which could also damage items on display. In addition, Coastal spray foam does not lose its shape, which provides the potential to preserve the important and historic documents.

If you would like more information on how Coastal Insulation can help with your home or business’ insulation, give us a call today so we can get started!

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Custom Home - North Jersey - Fiberglass

Posted by Bret Schwartz on Mon, Jul 22, 2013

Custom Home

Custom home, located in North Jersey.  Home is insulated using certainteed fiberglasss insulation.

Coastal Insulation covers the Northeast and Eastern NJ during all Four Seasons of the year.  Coastal specializes in both fiberglass as well as spray foam insulation.  We are experts in residential, commercial, industrial, non thermal applications and more.

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Clinton Avenue Del-Sano - Spray Foam Insulation

Posted by Richard Antille on Fri, Jun 28, 2013

HELP USA, a non-profit that allows homeless citizens to get back on their feet, opened a new apartment complex in Newark, N.J. The Newark Clinton Avenue Homes is a midrise complex that provides affordable housing for low-income families and disabled veterans. The Clinton Avenue Homes complex contains 56 units, a fitness center, and meeting space. The building is located in Newark’s South Ward, and is part of a major revitalization project going on in the city. Rent ranges anywhere from about $660 to just over $900 a month.

The building also features many green friendly amenities, which allows the building to receive LEED certification. Those amenities include a green roof with vegetable garden, low flow plumbing, and Energy Star appliances. Many of these features allow for lower energy bills, and reduced output, thus saving money, and the environment!

The inside, as you may expect, also features green materials, including Coastal spray foam insulation, specifically closed cell insulation. Coastal worked with Del-Sano Contracting Corporation on the project; the insulation was sprayed throughout the walls and ceilings of the apartments, and then expanded to fill the space. Closed cell spray foam acts as a barrier against air and water vapors.  It also helps add to the structural strength of the building.

Unlike traditional forms of insulation, Coastal’s application of spray foam insulation does not lose its shape over time, and fills in any cracks or unique designs in the building frame. In addition, it prevents air from escaping the apartments, keeps moisture from entering, and stops any rodents or insects from slipping through even the tiniest holes. As a result residents get the chance to live comfortably for a reasonable rate, and get a fresh start on their lives.

If you are in the construction industry, or are in the process of building a new home or commercial project, contact Coastal today to find out how we can help your new home or business the way we did for Newark Clinton Avenue Homes! Our spray foam insulation easily fits into any design, and can help you save time and money.

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Custom Home, Spray Foam - Closed Cell Icynene Spray Foam

Posted by Bret Schwartz on Wed, Jun 12, 2013


Custom Home Spray Foam:

This large custom home is located in Central NJ.  Closed cell icynene spray foam is being applied throughout the homes walls, attic, gable walls, and ceiling.

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Coastal Insulation is the best and most professional spray foam company in the Northeast.  Coastal has the best and most qualified applicators in the industry as a result of their extensive technical and safety training.

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 Accu-blocks were used to block off the eaves and allow the spray foam to be continuous from the roof sheathing to the exterior walls.

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Coastal Insulation specializes in spray foam and fiberglass insulation applications.  Our work  comprises of residential, commercial, town homes, developments and communities through out New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA), Connecticut (CT), Massachusetts (MA), and surrounding areas.

To inquire about your custom project price and or cost, please contact us at

We also specialize in Commercial Spray foam applications, Developers, Townhomes, and non thermal related installations.



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Specialty Spray Foam Application - government construction

Posted by Bret Schwartz on Tue, May 28, 2013

American Water, Iron Removal Water Treatment Facility

Over the years, New York American Water has built six iron removal treatment plants in Nassau County, and they are in the process of building a seventh facility. The new $7.5 million 4 MGD (million gallons per day) iron removal treatment facility is located in northwest Lynbrook (Long Island) and will be in service Summer 2013.

Coastal Insulation Spray Foam Application:

Below is a particularly complicated and delicate closed cell spray foam application at a water treatment facility which removes iron from the water.

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The drinking water source for Long Island is entirely groundwater. Iron is a naturally present mineral in the groundwater aquifers that they utilize.

 Coastal Insulation Spray Foam Rig - Lynbrook Long Island

As you can see below, careful and meticulous care was taken in protecting the piping and other mechanicals that were installed in the facility prior to Coastal Insulation's spray foam crew beginning the job.

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Architect called for a vented roof deck, so we utilized Accu-Block and Accu-Block extensions to maintain air flow between the foam and the roof deck as you can see below (info here:

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Following the Accu-Vent install was the application of R30 Closed Cell Icynene spray foam.

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Coastal Insulation, Located at 100 Lake Drive, East Windsor NJ

Servicing the Northeast

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Open Cell Spray Foam - Forefront Homes

Posted by Bret Schwartz on Mon, May 13, 2013

Spray Foam, Open CellThis luxury custom, new construction, "Forefront" home in Oak Hill NJ was insulated using Open Cell Icynene Spray Foam.

(in addition to custom single family homes, Coastal Insulation also specializes in spray foam and fiberglass applications in national builders track homes, multifamily buildings, apartments, government and institutional work as well as a wide variety of non thermal related applications.




This large, luxury home needed to be completed quickly in order to make inspection. Coastal Inslulation has the depth, including a large fleet of Spray Foam Insulation rigs as well as a large group of the most skilled applicators in the insulation industry that we were able to send two Spray Foam rigs as well as two, professional, two man crews to ensure that the home was prepared to pass inspection at the required time which it did successfully.

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Our professional crews performed an impressive job on the walls, ceiling, attic rafters and gable walls.

The crews clean the home of any debris, leaving the customers with an immaculate and technically accurate job.

Please click the following link to contact us.  A professional, certified technical specialist will be made available to assist in any technical concerns Contact Us

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