Radon evacuation stack / Guides

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

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...radon gas and stomach cancer, colon cancer and some types of blood cancer.” - David Innes, Radon Environmental Radon evacuation stacks: A radon stack can be passive or active. A properly installed sub-slab barrier and passive stack is a great start, and in higher risk areas or with trickier situations of retrofit...

Radon and vapour barrier below slab on grade floor
Healthy indoor air quality

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...radon stack are also a prerequisite under the LEED for Homes program. Radon gas is the second greatest cause of lung cancer after smoking. Rather than using the typical 6 mil polyethylene as a sub-slab vapour barrier, we used a 10 mil barrier and a radon evacuation stack to lower radon gas levels in homes, research s...

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

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...radon stack installation © Radon Works Radon exhaust stacks - placement to avoid freezing in cold climates Radon stacks are often brought up through the walls and vented out through the roof like a plumbing stack. The intention of that design is to keep it far enough from open windows to prevent the radon g...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...Radon Mitigation , this will also act as a radon gas barrier to protect indoor air quality, and it will satisfy building inspectors who are not accustomed to seeing a wall without a vapour barrier and may not allow you to continue. Radon gas prevention and remedial insulation in basements © Ecohome Note: the ab...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...Radon Mitigation , this will also act as a radon gas barrier to protect indoor air quality, and it will satisfy building inspectors who are not accustomed to seeing a wall without a vapour barrier and may not allow you to continue. Radon gas prevention and remedial insulation in basements © Ecohome Note: the ab...