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Crawlspace radon barrier installation for radon mitigation
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...Crawlspaces that will be insulated: The most effective technique for insulating crawlspaces and stopping radon ingress is eco-friendly sprayfoam applied on the ground and walls; for more details see how to insulate a crawlspace properly page here . To install a radon evacuation stack along with spray foam, there must...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

How to insulate crawlspaces properly as part of renovating an older home

...crawlspaces or tight budgets feeling dejected. This is not an 'all or nothing' situation where there is no point doing anything if you can't do it all - do as much as you can, it will help. Insulating crawlspaces: The best way to insulate a crawlspace would be to do it from the ground up and consider it just part o...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...crawlspaces are another great reason to choose a slab-on-grade foundation A slab foundation is better . Remember – a crawl space is a mini basement, aka a hole in the ground that will one day be filled in by nature, one way or another. To avoid flooding or moisture damage, or shifting due to soil quality, you would...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Should I Build on a Slab on Grade Foundation or a Crawl Space?

...crawlspaces are another great reason to choose a slab-on-grade foundation A slab foundation is better . Remember – a crawl space is a mini basement, aka a hole in the ground that will one day be filled in by nature, one way or another. To avoid flooding or moisture damage, or shifting due to soil quality, you would...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...crawlspaces & basements From the EcoHome Green Home Building Guides

Radon Mitigation - Installing a radon evacuation stack in a slab floor
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...crawlspaces: Removing radon from basements & crawlspaces is easier if prevented rather than cured, and existing homes that are found to have high levels of Radon should look at mitigation asap. Depending on the state of your basement and or crawlspace, there will be varying degrees of difficulty in mitigating radon. ...

Why Radon maps by state or province shouldn't replace testing

Radon Levels by State & Province - Why a Radon Test is Essential

...crawlspaces, which radon mitigation system is best depends on how high your levels are, how finished your basement is and whether or not you use it as living space. The only really easy DIY Radon mitigation technique is for crawlspaces or basements with dirt floors , where a passive radon stack can be laid down under...

Preventing radon gas in homes starts with testing for radon - the only sure way
Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Radon Gas Awareness - Up to 10% of North American homes tested have unsafe radon levels

...Crawlspaces & Basements , Removing Radon Gas from Well Water , and Choosing Between The Difference Between an HRV and an ERV to protect the indoor air quality of your home. Find all you need to know about Green Home Construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide Pages .

Renovate, Remodel or Rebuild? How to choose which is Best for Homes
Wall assemblies - renovation

Should I be renovating my home or tearing it down & rebuilding?

...Crawlspaces: We never recommend building a crawlspace from scratch since they don’t make a lot of sense, but they exist, and most of them can be renovated and brought up to spec in a few different ways. If the exterior walls of the house are in good shape and you plan to keep the house, one option is to fill in the c...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...Crawlspaces & Basements , and the dangers of microplastics in drinking water , all in the Green Building Guide Pages at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Advice website .

Non-toxic building materials can improve home air quality
Healthy indoor air quality

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...crawlspaces see here Kids and how poor air quality in the home can be dangerous for their health To be clear, I'm not listing them as a pollutant, but rather the effects of pollutants on them. Newborns and young children are particularly vulnerable to home pollutants as their lungs are still just developing. Th...