Project Profile: Vertical Endeavors Climbing Facility

Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and Vertical Endeavors is one of the recognized leaders in the industry, operating some of the largest indoor climbing facilities in the nation. When they started work renovating a warehouse in Bloomington, MN to become a new climbing facility, they called on Kinzler Construction Services to take insulation installation to new heights — literally. The roof of the warehouse where the tallest climbing walls will be are 63 feet in the air! Kinzler crews mobilized quickly.

A team from Kinzler’s Minneapolis branch used an articulating lift to spray closed cell foam insulation on the roof and walls. Closed cell spray foam was a great choice because it acts as a water vapor and air barrier plus has an R-value of 6 per inch. And since the foam will be left exposed, we painted the foam with an intumescent paint.

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Project Profile: Cedar Falls Apartment

Dahlstrom Real Estate needed a flooring solution for their new 8-unit apartment in Cedar Falls, IA, which would satisfy fire rating requirements and reduce sound between units. They hired Kinzler Construction Services to install Levelrock 2500 gypsum concrete underlayment. Gypsum concrete is a building material used as a floor underlayment in wood-frame and concrete construction for fire ratings, sound reduction, radiant heating, and floor leveling.

Kinzler crews installed 1 ½” Levelrock 2500 gypsum concrete underlayment over 2-1/2″ poly-styrene. The substrate was precast floor and wood subfloor on the 2nd and 3rd floor.

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Project Profile. Lake Movil

Kinzler was hired by Hammerback Remodeling to insulate a custom lake home North of Bemidji, MN. Kinzler insulated the walls with five and a half inches of open-cell spray foam. Kinzler installed a hybrid insulation system in the attic, starting with three inches of open cell spray foam, and covered it with R-40 of blown fiberglass insulation to achieve an R-50 assembly. This created a very efficient and quiet home for our customer.

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Project Profile. Gull Lake

Because of the “bonus truss” roof system, the customer needed to install a roof venting system and spray foam in the roof area. This also allowed the customer to place heating and air conditioning ducts in the conditioned attic space.

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Project Profile. Lake Vermillion

 

Kinzler installed open cell spray foam in the garage area bonus room portion of the 8,000+ square foot home in -30 degree weather. The customer originally wanted to used closed cell spray foam, but couldn’t because of the temperatures. Kinzler worked with a general contractor to design an efficient insulation system that could be installed in sub-zero temperatures without compromising the quality. It was decided that the best solution would be to do the bonus room in open cell spray foam, initially, and to come back the next fall to replace with the closed cell spray foam that they requested but couldn’t install because of the temperatures. Additionally, we put open and closed cell spray foam insulation in the attic with R60 blown-in fiberglass over the foam.

 

Project Profile. Spray Foam

Due to a vaulted roof system and mechanical ducts located in the attic space, Kinzler installed a polystyrene vent system and twelve inches of open-cell spray foam. To improve the overall performance, we also installed five and a half inches of open cell spray foam in the exterior walls. The result was an extremely well-insulated and quiet retirement home for the customer.

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Concordia Language Villages BioHaus

One of the prime examples of passive houses in the United States is the Waldsee BioHaus Environmental Living Center at the German Language Village in Bemidji, Minnesota. Constructed in 2005-2006, Waldsee BioHaus is the first Florida + biohaus1-22-09 088 officially certified Passivhaus on this continent representing modern German architecture and sustainable building design. The BioHaus is both residence and environmental learning center for language enthusiasts who come to Waldsee, not only during our many summer programs, but also year round, to learn about German culture, the environment, renewable energy systems, and sustainable living while being immersed in the German language.

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