Radon gas in homes / 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

Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?

...ing can be the result of high level of radon in well water. Thanks for your input. A low reading of radon gas in your air is great, and it’s certainly an indica...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 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

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

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

Should I install basement drain tile vents?

...interviewed contractors require removing the stud wall, removing the floor up to 12 inches from the foundations wal, trenching down 8 inches, installing a drain...

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

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

...ing to find problems for you, but radon is still a bit unknown, and a very serious health concern. Here are our pages on it detecting and mitigating radon gas i...

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

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

...ing that you did, and great if it came out pure. If you have determined that there is no safety risk in keeping the Vermiculite in your attic and you plan to in...

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