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  •  Seal the basement as best as possible, too. (3+ / 0-)

    You can't stop Radon in any real manner except to limit the paths it has to enter your home. The more you can seal the lowest depths of your house (and any part that is in direct contact w/ the earth), the better.

    Good luck & be careful - my high school had (and still has) incredibly high Radon levels, with 20 hours in the weightroom equal to roughly a carton of cigarettes a week. I learned this back in 1992, and the principal ignored me. In the 3 years following, 3 different teachers had heart attacks - the principal (worked out often), the gym teacher (worked out often), and the chemistry teacher (see above comment). Radon is not to be taken lightly, I must say.

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    by zeitshabba on Wed Jan 03, 2007 at 12:45:16 PM PST

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    •  Thanks for that, Z! (1+ / 0-)
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      My house is relatively young, a one-storey affair built twelve years ago by a Dutchman. It rests on a solid concrete base, some two-feet deep, no basement.

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      by Asinus Asinum Fricat on Wed Jan 03, 2007 at 01:05:29 PM PST

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