Radon test / Discussions

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...test for radon gas after I've tightened up the major air leakage in my home. What do you think? Yes, it's always a good idea to check the radon levels in your h...

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 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. Rad...

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

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

...test for radon to see if I should build in a radon mitigation system before encapsulating the crawlspace- but wondering if I'll get reliable results with so muc...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 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 testing at my home a few years ago, including a pass with a Geiger counter and water testing, as well as me visiting the lab where the testing was done. W...

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?

...tested and it showed high levels of radon? Here by the way are all our page all about mitigation – Testing for radon gas in homes and radon mitigation techniq...

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

Should I install a poly moisture barrier before the rigid foam board against a basement wall?

...radon protection, 2" rigid XPS foam board insulation held in place with the special plastic pegs (since the poly will not allow adhesive to affix it to the wall...

Posted by DONandCATHY Crenna Dec. 14, 2020, 2:21 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

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

...tested ok) in the attic. I wanted to find out where to start, eg. should I seal the house, then insulate the outside basement wall, to the roof, then re-side th...

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?

...test there was a lot of air coming through the joists and 2nd test nil, fiberglass insulation was also AGAINST concrete wall R12 with a stud wall of 2 by 3 and ...

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