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Sealing a Radon Entry Pathway

My sister, Calley, recently bought a home in New Brighton, MN. She had a radon test done during the home inspection. The radon was 2.5 pCi/L.  After she moved in, I was looking at how we were going to install the radon mitigation system. I happened to look behind the furnace and noticed that it…

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Radon Soil Gas Mat for New Construction

  What is Radon Soil Gas Mat? Soil gas mat also called vapor mat or geotextile drainage mat is a product that allows soil gases, vapors, and radon to be channeled to a vent pipe and exhausted outside. Vapor mat comes in a few shapes and sizes but is commonly a one-foot wide and 1-inch…

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How to Set Up a Radon Test Kit

Before opening your radon test kit, be sure that your doors and windows have been closed for at least 12 hours. If you have a radon mitigation system, it should be running at least 24 hours before starting a radon test. Where to Test for Radon Now choose the areas you want to test. For…

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Why Our Radon Systems Are Expensive

Just to warn you, we will be the most expensive radon mitigation estimate you can track down. Yes, you read that right, the most expensive. Now, if you’re anything like other people we talk to your next question is why. It’s simple really. We believe a radon mitigation system should be four things. First, it…

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Radon Mitigation Suction Point

Ever wonder what a radon mitigation system suction point is? Well, it’s a void created below your home’s concrete floor. This pit creates surface area for the radon fan to draw radon laden soil gas out of. The denser the soil is, the larger the pit should be. This 100-year-old Minneapolis, MN home had a…

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