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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.

Coastal Insultaion, Spray Foam, Princeton NJ, Renovation

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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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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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.

American Water Iron Removal Plant Sign Long Island - Coastal Insulation

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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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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