DIY Radon Mitigation

DIY Radon Mitigation

Can you successfully install a radon mitigation system as a do-it-yourself? Yes! Often at least. As a C-NRPP certified radon mitigation and radon testing professional I would prefer (and recommend) that you hired me of course, but you can probably do it too. I believe that everyone with high radon should have a radon mitigation…

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Radonova radtrack 3 long term radon testers

Radon Testing 101

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and never-smokers, and has been shown to kill over 3200 Canadians every year. Radon combined with smoking is even worse! Radon gas cannot be detected through human sense as it is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW THE RADON LEVEL IN YOUR…

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Radon Mitigation and Sealing

Radon Mitigation and Sealing

You can’t seal radon out of your house, but you need to seal your house to keep radon out! Let me explain: Radon is an inert gas and can find a way into your house regardless of how well it is sealed. Gaps, cracks, holes, and other open penetrations through the slab make it much…

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Dirt Basement Radon Mitigation

Dirt Basement Radon Mitigation

Yes, you read that right, some basements (and crawlspaces) are dirt! This is much more common in homes built a hundred years ago, but can be found in newer homes as well. I have successfully mitigated homes with dirt basements and dirt crawl spaces in and around Calgary and Crowsnest Pass. A dirt basement adds…

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Colin Story

Unique Radon Mitigation Jobs

In the course of my radon mitigation career thus far I have had the opportunity to mitigate a wide variety of buildings. The following are some of the weirdest, and most interesting jobs that I have been a part of: Near the start of my radon mitigation career I worked for Alberta’s original radon mitigation…

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Radon mitigation diagnostics

What Are Diagnostics For Radon Mitigation?

Diagnostics are the most useful tool for professional radon mitigators. Without proper diagnostic equipment and procedures, one is essentially just “hoping things will work out”. Not very professional! Diagnostics allow a radon mitigation professional to ensure a successful result for their client the first time, with an effective and efficient system including correct fan sizing…

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How does a radon mitigation system work

How Does A Radon Mitigation System Work?

The most efficient and effective method to mitigate radon in a residential setting is through Active Sub-slab Depressurization (ASD). ASD involves creating a negative pressure (vacuum) under the basement concrete floor (slab) and continually venting the soil gas that is collected to the atmosphere where it rapidly dissipates. I like to describe it as “sucking…

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