Radon gas / Discussions

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...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 goi...

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?

...radon gas from basements and crawl spaces There are some specific radon gas mitigation techniques for existing homes that are performed by processionals that ...

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

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

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

...radon in your water, but I wouldn't consider it conclusive. Here is our page on radon gas in water that would be a wise starting place – How to remove radon g...

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

Do you have recommendations for radon sealing basement concrete & installing new flooring?

...Radon -- I have a radon issue and have recently installed an active depressurization mitigation system which is working well! In re-doing floors there is an opp...

Posted by M N Sept. 1, 2020, 2:20 p.m. Basements improvements 1 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

Is sealing basement concrete floor against radon a good idea?

...radon gas contamination and remove it if levels are above recommended safe levels. Have you had your basement tested for radon and found high levels? Here are o...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Sept. 18, 2020, 3:11 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 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

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

...radon gas, and are you considering a radon barrier ? If so, then leaving some excess poly along the bottom of the wall would allow you to marry it to a floor me...

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

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...radon gas problem, read more here - How to remove radon gas from basements and crawl spaces Solutions: The first thing we would recommend is removing the we...

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

How do I get rid of moisture with cement floor crawl space that has a vapour barrier?

...radon gas, here is our page on How to Remove Radon Gas from Basements and Crawlspaces

Posted by Cindy Chatham 04 chatham Aug. 25, 2020, 4:47 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

...radon gas from basements and crawlspaces How to insulate a CMU cinder block foundation The best way to insulate a basement to avoid mold How t...

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

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

...Radon barrier radon evacuation stack is mandatory . To continue about radon – exposure to radon gas in homes is the second greatest cause of lung cancer. Ther...

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

Can my shallow crawl space be converted to a slab foundation?

...radon gas – How to insulate crawl spaces properly How to remove radon gas from basements and crawl spaces

Posted by Sian O'Keefe Aug. 15, 2020, 12:52 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

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

...gas emissions than EPS. So if you are looking for suggestions we would say go for the EPS, and if you want added protection, source one with a foil backing. RJ ...

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

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...Radon Gas ? There are two main ways to insulate a crawlspace floor, either you can separate it and keep it cool, or treat is as part of the conditioned space ...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses