Radon gas in basements / Discussions

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...ing radon gas in homes Mitigating radon gas in water My question was- is it best to check for radon AFTER tightening the home, rather than before, if one is...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 4 Responses

How do you lower high radon levels in a basement?

...in finished basements is to have a dedicated HRV or ERV in the basement, along with a Radostat radon sensor . The radostat in a continuously operating radon det...

Posted by Uma Parekh May 22, 2020, 11:54 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you insulate 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

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...ing drains through the ground could contribute to higher radon levels, here is our page about mitigating radon gas in basements , have you ever tested for radon...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...insulating and sealing the crawlspace walls and floor instead, and having it moderately heated to keep any pipes from freezing. If insulating between the joists...

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

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

...inishing the floor afterwards, yes you can, but I’m wondering if you’re in a high-risk area for radon gas, and are you considering a radon barrier ? If so, then...

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

Is polyiso board or styrofoam best for insulating when finishing a basement in CO?

...inish and insulate our basement so it's easy to heat and doesn't get mold problems in the future? We're thinking of doing this job ourselves, do you think it's ...

Posted by Evan B. Nov. 21, 2019, 8 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Can you Insulate a cinder block basement foundation with Rockwool?

...int ? Code doesn’t require any vapor retarder in my area. But I am also trying to avoid getting condensation on cold foundation wall in the winter during heatin...

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

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...ineer this... Oh, and there's mice galor! So thinking of caulking rim/joists and filling w rock insulation btwn. Heard they hate that stuff. Many thanks in adva...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

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

...insulate a crawlspace How to remove radon gas from basements and crawlspaces How to insulate a CMU cinder block foundation The best way to ins...

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

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...install the pipe in utility roor or garage, and expel from the side wall (no windows on this one), intead of from the roof. Thank you! Removing radon gas wi...

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

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...ing in British Columbia now and as we tend not to have basements at home, I'm finding it a learning curve in building science! The building is over 100 years ...

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

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

...ints are henceforth insulated properly. I am considering installing foam board insulation with circumscribing spray foam in each rim joist (or maybe using purel...

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

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

...insulation so the slab will retain some passive solar heat from the south facing windows in winter, avoiding having to put too much heat in to keep stuff from f...

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

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

...inches would certainly not be overkill, I"m glad to hear you aren't In Minnesota or Winnepeg and thinking of 1 inch of EPS.

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