Radon / Guides

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...Radon gas Radon gas is a relatively unknown household danger. Of the people that have heard of it, not many realize the severity of health effects associated with it. Radon gas is released through the radioactive decay of uranium , and it is the radioactivity of it that makes it a danger to humans. Health Canada es...

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 install a passive depressurization column (highly recommended) or to test for radon after construction is completed. Installing a passive radon vent at the time of ...

Insulating crawlspaces as part of home renovation
Crawl spaces

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

...radon gas . We would recommend having your air tested for radon, and if it is above Health Canada’s recommended safe levels ( 200 Bq /m³), please see our pages on radon gas mitigation in crawlspaces . Fixing a dirt floor crawlspace: All too often a crawlspace will have nothing but a dirt floor, and probably some un...

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...

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

...radon gas evacuation tubes. Note: We would strongly recommend seeking a plumber with experience in slab-on-grade construction. As all plumbing work will be embedded in concrete, the accuracy of location, drain height and proper sloping of drains is essential. Install raft slab insulation forms, interior floor i...

Basement Design for walls prevents mold & midlew when renovating & finishing
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...

Which Houseplants are Best to Clean Air & Remove Toxins?
Healthy indoor air quality

Which houseplants are best for purifying air? Ecohome investigates

...radon , and if initial tests prove positive take radon mitigation measures and install a SMART radon tester and alarm for complete peace of mind. Choose the right air filter for your home with the appropriate MERV rating. Home air quality is a growing issue as homes become more energy efficient and airtight . Venti...

Slab-on-grade for Ecohome's upcoming video building guide
Slab on Grade

how to build a slab-on-grade on standard soil

...Radon gas barrier / vapour barrier For added durability over the commonly used 6-mil polyethylene vapour barrier, we used a 10-mil barrier instead. The added thickness gives us more protection against accidental holes made during the construction phase, giving us greater confidence in it for radon gas protection. ...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...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 comfort: Despite how common finished basements are, there is a general lack of understanding of ...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during COVID-19 Quarantine & Ordering Online

...radon detectors, radon alarms, door locks, light controllers etc click here For this search, make sure you keep the setting on the left to 'Industrial & Scientific' Using the search bar and being careful not to change the product group from Industrial & Scientific for this example, put the actual item you're lo...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

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

...radon gas protection in basements. E: Why a pellet stove for heating in a LEED home? RS: Quebec is one of the major producers of wood pellets, and I wanted an energy source that was both environmentally responsible and local. Also, wood pellets are an inexpensive way to heat a home. We are also fortunate in Quebec ...