Throwback to Making History!

Back in 2014, Kenseal Construction Products became the first distributor in the U.S.A. to complete an Ultra Wall & LiquidArmor™-CM Flashing and Sealant job!

Brian Heil, Kenseal Sales Representative, worked closely with a valued customer to fulfill their construction needs for the Manor South Senior Housing Facility. This ninety-unit development located within the Park Heights neighborhood of Baltimore provides much needed affordable housing for seniors. The four-story elevator building includes a community room, computer room, laundry facilities, onsite social services for residents, and one-bedroom and two-bedroom units available to seniors ages sixty-two and older earning sixty percent or less of the area’s medium income.

This construction project took advantage of Dow’s Ultra Air Barrier Wall System – a system that reduces critical-path construction time helping to keep jobs on schedule. Dow’s Styrofoam™ Cavitymate Ultra insulation paired with LiquidArmor™ – CM Flashing and Sealant, all supplied by Kenseal, provided the needed air and vapor barrier control layers to enhance building performance and reduce energy load.

“This is evidence of our growing partnership and success after numerous training sessions and meetings. I immensely appreciate Kenseal’s support,” said Adam McMurtrey, LEED Green Associate, Building Envelope Specialist, Dow Building Solutions.

Kenseal is proud to have serviced the first U.S.A. Ultra Wall & LiquidArmor™-CM Job and is thankful for the support from Adam and the Dow Chemical team. 

Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 13 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction projects.

Renovating Pier 4 in the Navy Yard

The Navy Yard is a dynamic, sustainable urban campus that arose from the remarkable transformation of the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Home to a thriving 1200 acre business campus with 143 companies occupying office, industrial/manufacturing, and research and development space, the Navy Yard has reemerged as one of the region’s most important centers of employment.

Pier 4 of the Navy Yard sits in the shadows of the USS John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier. The 90-year old pier held tirelessly strong for many years through tough winters and rough seas. Over time the pier slowly lost stability and was in need of a major renovation. The construction project included replacing a significant portion of the deck, piles and structural elements in order to accommodate naval carriers in the future.

A Kenseal sales representative from our Philadelphia team met with a subcontractor on the job site to understand the project’s demands for their scope of work. With the customer’s best interest in mind, Kenseal reached out to several key manufacturer representatives to find an economical alternative to the product originally specified for the job. Our connections in the industry enabled us to find products with quick delivery and an added bonus of a significant cost savings. 

Products Used:

SikaGrout® 212

Sikament® 100SC

During the past four decades, we’ve built trusted relationships with the industry’s top manufacturers. That’s why when it comes to selection, Kenseal Construction Products carries the best brands for many of your construction needs. Ask a Kenseal team member to help you find the best price and product for your next project.

Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 13 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction projects.

A School Unlike Any Other

Kellam High School, one of the oldest schools in Virginia Beach, VA, underwent a very unique redesign. The $100 million project included a new, two-level school featuring a main library, a courtyard equipped with a waterfall and garden, new sports facilities, enlarg
ed hallways for collaborative work environments and much more. From the beginning, the 2,000-student school was envisioned as a prototype for 21st century learning. Teachers and students helped in the design process, collaboratively designing the school from the inside out to support and facilitate a new challenge-based learning curriculum.

Kenseal Construction Products was honored to work hand-in-hand with a local subcontractor on this remarkable educational facility. The preliminary stages of the project finished ahead of schedule and our valued customer needed products quickly to fulfill their scope of work. Kenseal Sales Representative, Katie Chapple, supplied color samples of materials without delay and expedited shipments of glass and glazing and waterproofing products to the job site. Our fast and efficient approach resulted in the timely completion of the large project.

Products Used:

Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 13 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction projects.

At a Glance: Recent Construction Projects

It’s a wrap! Check out some of the recently completed construction projects Kenseal had the opportunity to service.

An upscale community in Raleigh, NC is home to a variety of office buildings, retail centers and residential homes. New buildings are popping up in this hip neighborhood to keep up with the growing demand for living and working spaces. Kenseal Construction Products had the opportunity to work with valued customers on the construction of two new buildings – The Dartmouth and Park Central.

The Kenseal Raleigh team provided construction materials for the above grade waterproofing and expansion joints of these buildings. To help keep the project on schedule, Kenseal stored specialty products in our nearby warehouse and made multiple deliveries to the project site throughout construction.

Products Used: Willseal Expansion Joints

Kenseal is here to get you what you need, when you need it!

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As a landmark for the Paterson, NJ community, the Paterson Board of Education building was in need of a renovation — 25,000 sq ft of facade repair and coating replacement. A valued Kenseal customer was awarded the project and reached out to the Kenseal Parsippany team for samples of Sikagard® 550W in order to construct a mock-up. After mixing a 10 different color samples, the color for the project was finalized and the appropriate product for the remainder of the job was supplied to our customer.

Products Used: Sikagard® 550W

Did you know Kenseal has the ability to tint material on-site? Visit us today for all of your color needs!

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We are proud to carry the top brands in waterproofing, glass and glazing, restoration, the building envelope and more. Let’s take a look into a recent project where Kenseal was on the job-site from the ground up!

The Chester Charter School broke ground on their new campus in mid-2016. The former location of the school could not accommodated the growth expected for the student population after the 2017 school year. The new campus sits on 11 acres of land in the City of Chester and is designed specifically for the school’s integrated-arts program. The building will include two classrooms for each grade K-12, break-out reading rooms on every floor, a regulation gymnasium, a multi-media/computer lab, science laboratories, dance and art studios and a cafetorium.

Kenseal Construction Products worked closely with valued customers on the waterproofing and glass and glazing scopes of work for the new building. Our customers utilized Henry Air-bloc® 17, Henry Air-bloc® LF™, and Pecora 895 silicone sealant which are in-stock and readily available at Kenseal Philadelphia.

Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 13 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction projects.

Looking for an Air Vapor Barrier Assembly Compatible with NFPA 285? We Have What You Need!

With over 35 years experience in the industry, Kenseal Construction Products’ knowledgeable sales team has the answers to your greatest challenges.

Kenseal Sales Representative, Jeff King, worked closely with Gleeson Powers to supply materials for a construction project in Webster, MA. The valued customer was tasked with an air barrier and sealant project at Park Ave Elementary, a three-story school accommodating PK-12 students. The scope of work posed some obstacles. Initially, Gleeson Powers submitted a product that did not meet the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 285 code, and was rejected.

The customer then reached out to Kenseal to find a product compatible with the NFPA 285 standard. Jeff connected with The Henry Company and found a solution for the wall assembly – Henry® Blueskin® SA Membrane, Henry® Air Bloc® 32, and Henry® Metal Clad, an assmbly approved by NFPA 285. Kenseal’s relationships in the industry and dedication to solving the problem at hand saved our customer both time and money.

At Kenseal, we keep up with the latest changes in the construction world and are here to help you efficiently complete your projects.

Other Products Used:

Tremco Spectrem® 1 Sealant

Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of  the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 14 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction projects.  For more information call 888-KENSEAL or kenseal.com.

1441 U Street

A site that was once the home to the now-razed, 48-unit Portner Place Apartments, 1441 U Street in Washington DC is transforming into a 288-unit, Class-A, multifamily apartment complex that will feature more than 15,000 square feet of retail in the core of the U Street Corridor.

One of our valued customers, Ryan Restoration, was awarded the waterproofing for this project, and Cetco products were specified for this scope of work. The Kenseal Baltimore team carries the Cetco line and worked closely with Ryan Restoration to deliver the necessary material.

Product Spotlight: Cetco Ultraseal forms a low permeable membrane upon contact with water, and combines advanced Active Polymer Core (APC) technology with a strong geomembrane liner for exceptional performance. Ultraseal SP and BT provide waterproofing protection for a myriad of applications.

Kenseal supplied over 400 rolls of Cetco Ultraseal SP and BT along with other accessories. Remember Kenseal is fully stocked with the brands contractors demand!

Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 13 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction projects.

The Hudson Tea Building!

A 12-story warehouse, once home to the Lipton Tea Company, was transformed into a 527-unit apartment building – The Hudson Tea Building. Located on the waterfront of the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey, the rental apartments are situated just minutes away from Manhattan with easy access to beautiful parks, popular restaurants, cultural activities, and abundant shopping.

The luxury highrise had been restored to meet new age demands and Kenseal Construction Products had the opportunity to supply specialty products for masonry coating, window glazing, concrete repair, expansion joint caulking and galvanic protection for rebar. With the guidance of Tom Klepacki of Sika, Kenseal Sales Representative Pete Rowland, and the Kenseal sales team worked closely with a valued customer to provide Sikacrete® 211 SCC Plus, Sikaflex® 15LM, Sikagard® 550W, Sika® Galvashield® XP, and Sikatop® 123 Plus.

No matter what your project requires, Kenseal has the industry knowledge and products you need, all at the best value!

Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of  the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 14 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction challenges.  For more information call 888-KENSEAL or kenseal.com

The Wistar Institute

The Wistar Institute, an international leader in basic biomedical research, has opened a new $100 million research building: The Robert and Penny Fox Tower, in the heart of Philadelphia, PA. The seven-story, 89,700-square-foot tower supplies five new floors of laboratory space for cancer research, genetics and vaccine development. Each floor was uniquely designed with a state-of-the-art, open-plan providing a collaborative environment for Wistar professors and their research groups.

Kenseal Construction Products had the opportunity to supply material for this high-profile project. The Kenseal Philadelphia team supplied Tremco Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing products including ExoAir® 110, Spectrem® 1 and Proglaze® ETA Engineered Transition Assembly to a valued customer.

Proglaze® ETA Engineered Transition Assembly provides a proven solution from a single source to simplify the installation of transitions from window or curtain wall systems to wall assemblies. This patent-pending innovation provides a mechanical attachment from the window to the wall assembly to ensure a continuous, compatible and durable seal. With Proglaze ETA, this transition is an easily specified extension of the window assembly. When used in conjunction with Tremco’s ExoAir® 110, long-term air and moisture protection can be assured and is backed by a performance warranty unprecedented in the industry today.

This comprehensive air barrier system was critical to improving the building’s efficiency, indoor comfort and longevity. Kenseal is proud to be part of this expansion and renovation project.

Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of  the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 14 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction projects.  For more information call 888-KENSEAL or kenseal.com

Product Spotlight – STI Firestop at Boylston St.

During the past four decades, we’ve built trusted relationships with the industry’s top manufacturers. That’s why when it comes to selection, Kenseal Construction Products carries the best brands for your building envelope needs. But we don’t stop there. We believe in keeping our contractors on the front lines of innovation by being the first with access to the newest, most cutting-edge solutions in the marketplace.

In this blog post, we will spotlight a few products manufactured by our trusted vendor partner, Specified Technologies Inc (STI) Firestop, as well as a project where these products were utilized.

Product Spotlight:

  • SpeedFlex® Track Top Gasket is an easy to install, no caulking required, out of the box firestop solution that also provides excellent acoustical performance in standard wall designs. The added benefits:
    • Works with any ceiling track
    • Tested for both standard and shaft wall construction
    • Allows for 100% compression and extension
    • Red in color for easy identification and inspection
  • FastTack® Firestop Spray was developed to counter the stalling effects of weather while providing unmatched washout resistance and the fast tack free times. The added benefits:Spray up till the first drops of rain
    • Tack Free within 35 minutes!
    • Resistant to Wind-Driven Rain, ASTM D6904
    • Will not washout and cures in below freezing conditions

STI develops innovative fire protection systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke and hot gases

Project Spotlight:

A new 17-story mixed used building is rising in Fenway, Boston – 1350 Boylston St! It will feature 212 rental residential apartments, about 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and an underground parking garage for 105 cars.

One of Kenseal’s valued customers was awarded the firestopping for this new building. Kenseal Sales Representative Kevin Cocuzzo, with the assistance of the Kenseal team and STI manufacturer representative, supported our customer throughout this project. The STI firestopping line was a sound choice for this scope of work and in stock and readily available at Kenseal.

Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 13 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction projects.

A look back at University of New Haven

Looking back at past projects, the University of New Haven-affiliated Engineering & Science University Magnet School (ESUMS), is one that stands out. This school is the first of its kind for West Haven, CT students and focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) offering state-of-the-art laboratories for the students through the partnership with UNH. The $85 million school is the 38th built or rehabilitated under the $1.7 billion school construction program that began in 1995. Completed this past fall, the new ESMUS is five stories and 122,000 square feet.

With a location near the job site, Kenseal Construction Products was a convenient and reliable supplier for this large job. Kenseal partnered with three valued customers on various stages of this project:

  1. The Beginning of Construction – Kenseal Sales Representative, John Shugrue, worked closely with the Universal Foundation team on the below grade waterproofing. He visited the job site with the manufacturer representative to provide
    technical assistance throughout the project. Universal Foundation used GCP Applied Technologies’ Preprufe® 300R, Preprufe® Tape, Bituthene® 3000 for the job, all supplied by Kenseal.
  2. On to the Glass –  Following completion of the waterproofing, Kenseal partnered with Massey’s Plate Glass and Aluminum for the glazing of this project. This portion called for Dow Corning 795 and Dow Corning 983 all supplied by Kenseal with the help of veteran sales representative, Liam McGowan.
  3. Finishing Touches – All Panel Systems rounded out this project applying Henry’s Air-Bloc® 32 MR.

Kenseal prides itself on carrying the leading specialty construction products. Partnerships with the top manufacturers in the industry and 13 locations along the east coast make this possible. Throughout the construction of ESUMS, the Kenseal Connecticut team collaborated with their counterparts in Kenseal Boston to ensure product was available and delivered on time. Access to two fully stocked warehouses, made this project run efficiently and smoothly. Remember Kenseal is your partner from the ground up!

Kenseal Construction Products distributes quality innovative product lines to the waterproofing, sealant, glazing and concrete/masonry restoration markets. Founded in 1977, Kenseal has become one of the largest specialty construction product distributors in the country. Kenseal has 13 stocking locations located along the East Coast to ensure rapid order fulfillment. Our sales team is thoroughly trained to find solutions to the most challenging construction projects.