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

Should you seal all rods and penetrations for a radon barrier?

...Radon seal to provide a water and gas barrier before installing xps foam panels on the interior basement walls? Yes, to reduce radon levels in homes and have an...

Posted by D H Dec. 25, 2020, 9:08 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you fix radon in a basement?

...radon-gas-from-basements-and-crawlspaces/ I am looking to get down and ensure no more radon comes in, at our house is can be higher on the higher (bedroom flo...

Posted by Ej Weiss Aug. 11, 2021, 7:14 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 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 2 Responses

How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?

...radon gas in homes – How to remove radon gas from basements and crawl spaces Some of the radon mitigation techniques could be a DIY solution, particularly h...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 17, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 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 5 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

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

Could a ductless heat recovery ventilator be used for radon mitigation?

...radon gas, see more techniques on this page – How to remove Radon Gas from basements and crawlspaces Having radon levels that vary between 3.5 and 6.5 pCi/L...

Posted by Jim B Feb. 20, 2021, 4:40 p.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 use an HRV or ERV for radon removal in a dirt floor basement?

...radon evacuation tube below would be the cheapest and most effective way to reduce your radon gas levels. See here – How to remove radon gas from basements an...

Posted by Douglas Touart March 1, 2021, 5:15 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...radon stack, in that 6 mil poly vapor barriers are standard fare for radon barriers. For homes in very high risk areas the more prudent builders may use a rad...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.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

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

...radon levels we now want to use the room more. It's currently completely unfinished, nothing on the walls - what's the best way for us to finish and insulate ou...

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