Radon / 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

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

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 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

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 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 insulated 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

How do I insulate my half below grade basement?

...Radon Gas in Homes

Posted by tom mckeand Oct. 14, 2019, 11:01 p.m. Basements improvements 1 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, and to deal with it if so, read more here - http://www.ecohome.net/guide/removing-radon-gas-basements-crawlspaces

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

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

...radon gas you might want to get it checked, you're a very quick fix to having a rudemendatry radon barrier and even radon evacuation stack. Not trying to find p...

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

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

...Radon Gas from Crawlspaces and Basements How much insulation does a basement need And for house shopping in case you ever move…. Crawlspaces or Slabs, Which...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 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 crawl space of an old home?

...radon barrier in a slab on grade .

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.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

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...radon gas from basements How to insulate a crawlspace How much insulation does a basement need? Thank you so much Mike. I am in Vermont. Sometimes it goes...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...radon barrier as well. Insulating the joists is a fine idea, but I would be super careful about keeping the moisture levels down, that’s why I’d be thinking o...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses