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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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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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Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy - Crawl Spaces

Posted by John Achille on Mon, May 06, 2013

More than six months later, residents in the Northeast United States continue to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. The storm caused millions worth of damage to homes and businesses along the East Coast, forcing many to start over.

Closed Cell spray foam is the best method to insulate and create an air barrier in crawl spaces, walls and attic.  It serves as an environmentally friendly option and is FEMA-approved.

As a result, this form of spray foam insulation helps prevent potential flood damage, which could cost thousands to repair. According to FEMA, Closed Cell SPF is considered a Class 5 Flood Damage-Resistant Material, which makes it “Highly resistant to floodwater damage, including damage caused by moving water. These materials can survive wetting and drying and may be successfully cleaned after a flood to render them free of most harmful pollutants.” To build a flood-resistant building, you also have to consider other factors into consideration, such as materials and framing.

In addition to flood protection, Closed Cell insulation offers similar benefits as other forms of spray foam insulation, including the ability to keep heat and air from getting in or out of the home, which will make your home significantly more energy efficient as a result, lower your energy bills.

If you have any questions on Closed Cell or any other type of spray foam insulation, contact Coastal today at 1-800-535-0028

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School and Dormatory Spray Foam

Posted by Anzhelika Ronis on Fri, Dec 07, 2012

Westminster School - Simsbury CT - Coastal Spray Foam Insulation

A private boarding school located in Simsbury, CT, Westminster School is one of the top college-prep schools in the nation. Built by Bartlett Brainard Eacott and designed by architectural firm Graham Gund Associates, new academic residences were constructed which will house both student and faculty members. The plans specified Icynene Classic (LD-C-50), an open cell spray foam insulation which is guaranteed by the manufacturer to both insulate and air seal for the lifetime of your building. Coastal Insulation Corp. was the insulation contractor called in to install 10 inches of the open cell foam in the roof line, and an additional 4 inches of foam to the band joists around the perimeter of each building. 

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Roof line of Westminster School in Simsbury Connecticut CT - Icynene Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation LDC50 - Coastal Insulation Corp. Westminster School - Simsbury, CT - Coastal Spray Foam Insulation Installer

Coastal provides spray foam insulation contractor services throughout the entire state of Connecticut (CT.) To learn more about the benefits of spray foam, please visit our Services page. 

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