What is radon gas / Guides

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

Mitigating radon gas in homes

...radon gas extractor fan fitted, depending on the levels of Radon in your home. Radon (Rn) is a natural gas resulting from the decay of uranium, present everyw...

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

...issues which could result in severe and immediate health problems, and even death" Radon, where does it come from & what is safe? Radon gas is a by-product ...

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

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality

...is a title that has been applied to many common substances. This is meant neither to dismiss EMFs nor instill panic, but rather to tell you the issue is out t...

The importance of Cleaning HRV intakes
HRV and ERV

How to keep your HRV clean and operating efficiently

...is this an ideal set up, but it was done before radon gas showed up on my radar. I recently had my air tested and discovered that the radon levels in the baseme...

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 eart...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

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

...is goals and design choices, highlighting the influence of his workplace on his decisions: E: Why did you choose a prefab LEED house? RS: We had investigate...

Basement wall insulation
Insulation and soundproofing

Properly insulating basements and concrete slab floors

...what is consistent is that if you insulate to the minimum requirements of code, your basement will still account for a significant and unnecessary portion of th...

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...

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

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...isture migration while also allowing walls to dry inwards. You may hear that EPS is somewhat moisture permeable; this is true, but only slightly so and not en...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...isruptions from any mechanical noise such as water heaters, boilers, HRVs and ERVs , etc. It is also wise to work on sound proofing. See our video here on how t...

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

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

...isture migration while also allowing walls to dry inwards. You may hear that EPS is somewhat moisture permeable; this is true, but only slightly so and not en...