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Old 12-22-2019, 09:48 PM
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Default Certainly OT: Radon

Anyone have experience with Radon mitigation, either air or water? Thanks.
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:25 PM
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I have had to have the treatment on two houses that I have had. They use a positive ventilation fan system to extract the air/gases under the foundation, and route the gases through a wall and up out the to outside using 3" PVC pipe. The fan runs 24/7. It is expensive. Most realty/house purchase inspections require it in many locations any more.
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Old 12-23-2019, 02:12 AM
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My aunt's house in Canada has a radon issue in basement. House is about 150 years old. Rock for the foundation came from a mine that later became an uranium mine!
Federal government plastered walls with something special, put in concrete floor replacing dirt, nice. Then as Tinman states a fan running 24/7. Electricity for fan is not metered with house.
Every year a tech comes to check levels and be sure the fan is running.
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Old 12-23-2019, 04:30 AM
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Lot of it around this area in the shale.
I've tested my crawl space a few times
and not strong enough to need treatment.
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:10 PM
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I had a house in Minneapolis area. Was built in 1988. Had basement tested and radon was above safe level. Had a fan system that put negative pressure under basement floor. Tat brought radon level down to the safer level. Believe it cost $1500 fifteen years ago.
There are firms that specialize in this.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:52 AM
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Sounds much like scare tactics and money pit
by greedy outfits.
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:57 PM
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Here is an EPA map of Radon locations. The caption at the bottom has info on what levels need to be mitigated.

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production...nemapcolor.pdf
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Old 12-24-2019, 04:53 PM
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Sounds much like scare tactics and money pit
by greedy outfits.
Then donít test and see what happens.
My dad believed that cigarettes were ok, back in the 50s. That cost him about 20 years of life and the last few were pretty miserable.

When you sell a house, radon tests are often a requirement, at least in the several stated Iíve lived in. So if you will sell someday, you will have to test the house for radon.
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