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Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...is - click it for more information and to get pricing: This system removes radon from well water, click here to get delivery and pricing information A pipe with an aeration section is inserted from top to bottom in the well. A steady source of air is introduced into this aeration tube effectively lifting wate...

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

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...there being radon gas in the area. Testing Radon in Homes in Canada - Order Online Here or for Testing Radon in Homes in the US, Order Online Here Is there radon gas in water? Yes, unfortunately radon is water-soluble and can enter homes that rely on well water, particularly as water is aerated by showers a...

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

...is Radon a Problem in USA & Canada? Radon gas is cancer-causing radioactive, invisible, odourless and tasteless in water and air, and we are surrounded by it without knowing at all times at some level. It is present in every breath you take, hopefully in very, very small quantities, but then how do we know? Radon bec...

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

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...there. Safety first, once you know there's an issue with radon in your home, avoiding breathing it as much as possible is a sensible precaution. If you have mold down in your crawlspace or basement too, wear a mask and take this into account in specifying your radon mitigation solution. Preventing mold when finishing a...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...ine; After giving the system a couple of weeks to operate and get an accurate reading of radon levels, we made the first system alterations. I was surprised when we opened the machine to see how much debris there was after 3 weeks. I live in a wooded area where there is a healthy amount of flying insects, man...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...inished or not can have a distinct musty smell that indicates a problem. It’s important to determine the source of moisture so that the problem can be addressed. It can often be due to insufficient insulation resulting in condensation, improper vapour seals, or water in bathrooms and kitchens not being containe...

Step by step guide for slab-on-grade home construction
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade construction: the ecoHOME A to Z Slab building guide

...inishing a concrete slab on grade: the most affordable final finish is achieved by simply finishing the concrete with a power trowel to the desired sheen. A high level of perfection for the trowelling can take over half of a day, depending on the thickness and concrete mix. In some cases, the level of finishing is mini...

Better Basement Design on basement walls prevents mold and midlew
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...ing scientists insist that installing them is the worst thing you could possibly do down there. Basement renovations demonstrating mold growth in internal stud wall © Ecohome Above is a photo of a basement being repaired after flooding. The mold damage you see is from longterm moisture exposure, not the one-tim...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...Radon-resistant construction: Homes in high-risk radon gas areas must have protection against radon infiltration. The project manager has the option to install a passive depressurization column (highly recommended) or to test for radon after construction is completed. Installing a passive radon vent at the time of ...

Prefab frost-protected shallow foundation insulated form kit
Slab on Grade

Raft slabs - How to build Insulated Frost Protected shallow foundations (FPSF) on problem soils

...in slab-on-grade construction. As all plumbing work will be embedded in concrete, the accuracy of location, drain height and proper sloping of drains is essential. Install raft slab insulation forms, interior floor insulation and reinforcement mesh as per engineering specifications. If you are installing in-floor...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...inantly to the outside. But, since soil is for all intents and purposes 'water', basement walls need to dry to the inside. Common building practice does not account for this, and a disturbingly high number of homes have moisture damage and mold, which is in part blamed for an increase in respiratory illnesses. This...