Thanks for the replys, I was able to find the information that I needed. I
don't know what happened when I googled, maybe I chose the wrong search
We decided to re parge (sp) the walls and then use the radon seal/ WE have a
stone foundation that was mortaredwith mud and horsehair and then parged
with the same mud and horsehair which is now flaking off.
Should I reparge or should I just remove what is flaking off then use the
radon seal.? At one time there seemed to have been a root cellar in the
basement, just an opening in the stone (like a doorway) and a room of dirt
about 4 X 4. I started blocking it up and have filled in the "room" with
rocks and dirt.
Thanks for the info....
Now it seems the stove is going up, my wife got electricuted (minor no
injury, but she said it jerked her arm and jaw.) I put a meter to it and it
was throwing a current from the burner plate to the oven door handle @ 109
Guess, we start cooking on the grill. Oh the joys of home ownership. Our
first house looks like its not going to be our last!
Has anyone ever treated their basement for RADON? Has anyone
experience or recommendation about this company and product:
http://www.radonloc.com/index.html this appeals to me because
obviously there wont be that fan running 24 hours a day, and it claims
to solve the problem.
I have a mitigation system, fan and piping under slab. I also have a device
that measures the air pressure difference to tell me the system is
functional. Now, the piping was installed, just in case, during
construction. After construction a test was done. When radon levels were
detected all we needed to do was add the fan and the gauge. The fan is in
the attic, piping runs to below slab. I cant hear the fan, I do not even
know the system is running. I have no idea how much it costs to operate.
Cant be too much.
I would say this, its my opinion, that if you have an older house to not to
worry about radon. The houses are so leaky that the radon will dissipate on
its own anyway. If you have a new airtight home then it could be some cause
for concern although that is debated by some as well.
Read the topic "Radon - is it really a problem?" in this newsgroup. I
posted several suggestions in that thread, under a different name.
One main entry point for radon is the gap between the floor and the
wall; the floor is poured close to the end of construction, and
technically independent of the walls. You will have to seal all the way
around the edge with a polyurathane caulk. The EPA has a whole series
of books available on the topic (not sure if they still do). I read
them all. Their conclusion is that the only system that is effective is
a SSD (sub-slab depressurization) system. YMMV
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