Radon in water / Guides

Radon in Homes - Mitigation

Removing radon gas from well water

...radon gas contamination © CBC Testing for radon in the air usually involves a sensor that needs to be left in place for several months; water can be t...

Exterior damp proofing and drainage mat to protect basements from wate
Insulation and soundproofing

Best practices for basement insulation in new home construction

...ing the original moisture contained in building materials to escape without causing damage. Different types of insulation are included at different points in ...

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

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...ints in walls, floors, ceilings Openings around pipes Well Water What are the health effects of radon gas? Exposure to high levels of radon gas in air...

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 g...

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 Gas in Home s, now be sure to read about Removing Radon gas from Crawlspaces & Basements , Removing Radon Gas from Well Water , and Choosing Between T...

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 Crawlspa...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...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 mitigation sys...

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

...inment and evacuation of radon gas buildup below the slab. If you live in an area with no known radon contamination or have no intention of installing a radon e...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...insufficient insulation resulting in condensation, improper vapour seals, or water in bathrooms and kitchens not being contained. Along with proper design and...

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 instal...

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

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

...inclusion of a polyethylene vapour barrier on the inside, concrete is prevented from drying inwards as well. That leaves a sealed waterproof cavity containing u...