Radon prevention / Guides

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

...radon gas concentrations, as well as techniques for radon prevention in new homes and mitigation techniques in existing homes that tested above safe levels. T...

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

Removing radon gas from basements and crawlspaces

...radon gas levels in a home - I should know, my house was tested to have high radon levels, and after radon mitigation was installed and we re-tested for radon, ...

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 levels when radon concentrations exceed 200 Bq/m3. Being exposed to high concentrations of radon for long periods of time can put you at risk for lung can...

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 se...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...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 throug...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...Radon & install Mitigation if called for - because it's better to be safe than sorry Build using the best practices for mold free basements as oulined here ...

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 se...

Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Properly insulating basements and concrete slab floors

...radon gas prevention and mitigation . Technical edit and thermal images by Denis Boyer

Smart homes: Remotely control and monitor your energy consumption
Efficient home design

Smart homes: efficiency, comfort & convenience at our fingertips

...radon gas alerts, smoke, problems in systems or heaters, etc. Three types of smart thermostats we like: 1. Nest: With simple inputs based on your comfort ...

Condensation on windows in our homes - why is it there? - how to stop it?
Walls and Roofs

Condensation on windows is a pain but is it a problem & how to stop it?

...radon gas in crawlspaces see here . To learn how to build a home on a slab-on-grade foundation which is our preferred option, see here. Those pre-Christmas ho...