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.

Contact us to learn more about how Kinzler Construction Services can help make your project a success.

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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. 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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Project Profile. Metal Building Insulation

For a couple of years Go-Devil Boats, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had been facing issues with their existing insulation which was falling and causing a mess. High-R Metal Building Solutions came to the table with a cost-effective solution to solve their insulation issue and improve the aesthetics of their facility.

With over 30,000 square feet of area to install, High-R called upon Kinzler Construction Services of Ames, Iowa and Garland and Jones Insulating of Tyler, Texas to attack this project with a high level of experience and professionalism. While installing the new RetroPan system, the High-R crews worked safely around the employees of Go-Devil Boats on a daily basis, and kept up the production rates of both companies.

The project was completed in approximately 5 weeks, coming in on schedule and budget, without any major setbacks. With a satisfied customer and a great looking facility, this is just another success story for the High-R team.

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For your project contact High-R at 888-595-2763, www.high-r.com or email us at info@high-r.com.

 

Project Profile: Excavationless Foundation Insulation

Kinzler was hired to do excavationless foundation insulation at a home in Minneapolis. This home was built in 1907 and was recently purchased by a new homeowner that is in the process of turning it into a net-zero home, pursuing Green Star certification. The foundation insulation is one of the first items in this big project.

This is the third home where the excavationless foundation insulation procedure has been done. The procedure originally came out of a U.S. Department of Energy field study and involves using a Hydrovac truck to vacuum out a 4” trench of dirt down to the footings around the outside of a home. After that, 1.5” of rigid foam board is installed against the dirt and the remaining 2.5” of the cavity is filled with a special blend spray foam that was made specifically for this application.

The excavationless procedure works well on existing homes. The alternative approach is to use an excavator to dig out the foundation and insulate it using a different strategy. This alternative could take longer, be more expensive and will cause more damage to grass and landscaping.

In the next few months, when the home is ready, we will return and insulate the rest of the foundation above grade so there is a seamless transition between the exterior wall and the foundation insulation. Kinzler will also be insulating other areas of the home including the walls and ceilings. We are excited to be part of such an innovative project and is happy that the homeowner will now have a more comfortable, durable and energy-efficient home.

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Spraying in spray foam insulation after the installation of the foam boards.

 

 

 

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