Monday, January 25, 2010

Nashville Home Inspections: What's Wrong With this Picture? 1/25/10

HINT: A radon mitigation system is suppose to take air/vapor/radon from below the home and transport it to the outside of the home, usually at the roof line.

ANSWER: The idea is to capture the radon gas before it enters the home, including the crawl space. It usually works best if the pipe is under the moisture barrier, not on top of it.

January is National Radon Awareness Month. With all these cold temps we've seen this year, the radon test numbers have been impressively high!

Thank you,

Richard Acree

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