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Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...There are two main benefits we find with this type of install; wells are usually far enough from a home that there is little risk of escaping radon leaking into...

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

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...ing older homes. Is there radon gas in water? Yes, unfortunately radon is water-soluble and can enter homes that rely on well water, particularly as water i...

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 ...

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

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...is into account in specifying your radon mitigation solution. Preventing mold when finishing a basement is possible, read here to find out how. Radon in Crawl...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...is a title that has been applied to many common substances. This is meant neither to dismiss EMFs nor instill panic, but rather to tell you the issue is out t...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...ised 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 insect...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

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

...ing 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. I...

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 height and proper sloping of drains is essential. Install raft slab insulation forms, interior floor insulation and reinforcement mesh as per engineering...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...intaining the ideal relative humidity of 40% to 50% in indoor home environments. This range can be maintained under more or less all conditions with the only en...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...Installing a second toilet on an existing drain pipe is virtually impossible in this situation, so plan ahead. Worth investigating is the concept of ' flexible ...

The LEED rating system
LEED Homes

The LEED rating system

...ing team early and involve them in the design process. It is here that regional issues and home durability is addressed, and building orientation is determined ...

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