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

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...radon gas as a matter of course, but especially if you've ever heard of any reports of 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...

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

...ing Radon in Homes in Canada - Order Online Here Below are links to help you have your air tested for radon gas concentrations, as well as techniques for radon prevention in new homes and mitigation techniques in existing homes that tested above safe levels. This page highlights the importance of Preventing Rad...

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

Vapour / radon barriers below slab floors

...ing into concrete and disbursing it into homes, also to create a radon barrier. Radon gas occurs naturally in the soil, a result of decomposing uranium in the ground. So it's everywhere, but more intense in some locations than others. A passive radon stack are also a prerequisite under the LEED for Homes program. Rad...

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...ing Radon Gas from Well Water, also be sure to find out How to control radon gas in homes , Removing Radon gas from Crawlspaces & Basements , and about how to protect the air quality of your home , all in the Green Building Guide Pages at Ecohome, North America's Green Building Advice website .

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

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...into account in specifying your radon mitigation solution. Preventing mold when finishing a basement is possible, read here to find out how. Radon in Crawlspace floors that won’t be insulated: A radon barrier needs to be installed to seal off the ground from the air in the crawlspace . A DIY radon mitigation soluti...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...in Canada are found in Ontario and West Quebec. The EPA in the USA also has a lot of information regarding the detrimental health effects of Radon Gas. How radon gas enters a home © CMHC Radon enters homes through cracks in foundations, as well as from our water supply as it is aerated through showers and fauce...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...in performance, but it did indicate to me that my current cleaning schedule for my other machine was not frequent enough. The filter was also dirtier than I expected in such a short time, further convincing me that a five minute cleaning every few months was a good idea. The installers had done similar radon mitiga...

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

...RADON GAS EVACUATION with a slab on grade foundation: Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that is produced when uranium that is present in the earth's crust starts to disintegrate. The gas infiltrates houses through cracks in the slab. Radon exposure is linked to roughly 16% of lung cancer deaths in Canada...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...inimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ≥ 8 and ensure that air handlers can maintain an appropriate system pressure drop. Air filter housings must be airtight to prevent bypass or leakage. 9.1 Radon-resistant construction: Homes in high-risk radon gas areas must have protection against radon infiltration. The pro...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...inum certification for their home in Labelle, in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec and EcoHome took a look. LEED is a point-based green building rating system, so we must emphasize the exceptional performance of this house manufactured by Énergéco Concept Inc., particularly in the following categories: 1. Indoor Env...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...insurance companies and can be reflected in your premiums. Basements can also be susceptible to Radon gas infiltration , so to learn how to prevent Radon gas levels being high in homes, see here - or to specifically find out how to remove Radon gas form basements and crawl spaces, see here . Health, durability and co...