Radon barrier / Discussions

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...barrier, and to achieve LEED for Homes Certification a Radon barrier radon evacuation stack is mandatory . To continue about radon – exposure to radon gas in ...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

How do you insulated a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...radon gas in homes, so see our pages on mitigating radon gas in basements , including how to remove radon gas from well water , in case you dig a well in the fu...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...Radon test result is 7.5pCi/L . What should we do and how much it will cost? Can you please suggest us what should be done. House is in very good condition.

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 0 Responses

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...radon gas you might want to get it checked, you're a very quick fix to having a rudemendatry radon barrier and even radon evacuation stack. Not trying to find p...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...radon? Here by the way are all our page all about mitigation – Testing for radon gas in homes and radon mitigation techniques for basements and crawlspaces ...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the basement of an old house?

...barrier that you may have seen in that article is mostly to satisfy building inspectors, or to be used as part of a radon gas barrier. Often times an inspector ...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Jan. 14, 2020, 7:59 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...Radon Gas from Crawlspaces and Basements How much insulation does a basement need And for house shopping in case you ever move…. Crawlspaces or Slabs, Which...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...radon barrier in a slab on grade .

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What can I do to prevent mold and musty smells from a crawlspace with a dirt floor?

...radon levels, as the membrane you are about to install can also serve as a soil gas barrier, you can read more here on our page about how to remove radon gas fr...

Posted by bonna gordy May 15, 2020, 8:16 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...radon gas, and to deal with it if so, read more here - http://www.ecohome.net/guide/removing-radon-gas-basements-crawlspaces

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you use spray foam Insulation under a slab?

...barrier, air barrier, or to insulate difficult areas like basement rim joists or to create a radon barrier in a crawl space it’s a great choice, but in most oth...

Posted by Linda Martin April 6, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...barrier playing out – that would be a vapor barrier on both sides of the stud wall, no? Dry inside does not mean for sure the concrete is dry, in fact if it h...

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...barrier, and enable you to create a crawlspace radon barrier as well. Insulating the joists is a fine idea, but I would be super careful about keeping the moi...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...radon levels, here is our page about mitigating radon gas in basements , have you ever tested for radon gas and are you in a high risk area? My description was ...

Posted by gary taube Dec. 11, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 3 Responses

Can you Insulate a Cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...radon gas membrane (See our pages on Radon barriers in basements for more information ). Then we would add rigid insulation panels , a stud wall with batts, and...

Posted by Victor B June 19, 2019, 11:41 p.m. Basements improvements 5 Responses

I have many issues with my house where should I start?

...barrier so you can find and fix them. That list of questions is pretty long, and I think the best place for you to start is figuring out what your budget is t...

Posted by Bryan Squirrell Sept. 29, 2019, 3:08 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...radon barrier, when connections are foamed or taped. MPI is available in rolls or sheets. Optional T&G connections."

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...barrier on the walls if that's where the moisture issue is coming from. If it's a poured concrete floor and it has no vapor barrier beneath then that will for s...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses