Testing / Discussions

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

...testing for radon gas contamination in homes as it is a significant health risk if levels are elevated. For sure you will not get accurate reading a gutted hous...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...testing the relative humidity? That would be a good thing to have. Beyond what you learn on the above page, we can help you more with more information. Where ...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Is sealing basement concrete floor against radon a good idea?

...testing for radon gas and how to remove it from basements and crawlspaces . The product you mention, do you mean the Radon Block Membrane ? That is not a liqu...

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

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

...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. What I ...

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?

...Testing for radon gas in homes and radon mitigation techniques for basements and crawlspaces Sub-slab depressurization is a great method for radon removal, ...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Which house wrap is best?

...testing is how they actually play out in real life after they are installed. For that reason we prefer the ‘peel and stick’ membranes as they adhere directly to...

Posted by Kathy Moller Aug. 2, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...testing before and after just in case you end up doing something during your renovations that you would need to undo to fix the problem. Wierd that Health Canad...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 4 Responses

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

...testing 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 t...

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

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...testing standards and posted descriptions are sometimes 'apples and oranges'. The foil one I believe is perforated in some manner to allow moisture vapour trans...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses